Entries from November 30th, 2009

How NOT to Package Beer for Shipping

November 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

  I knew that something was wrong with this box of sample beers when the post office tried to deliver it four weeks after the brewery said they were sending it, and when I picked it up from the post office the box was wrapped in layers of plastic wrap because bottles had broken and leaked through. As […]

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Grab A Beer: Firestone Walker 13

November 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, California Beer

Firestone Walker 13 Alcohol by Volume: 12.0% Intro: Going back to when Firestone Walker released their 10th anniversary beer in 2006, these very limited special releases have been heavily sought after. I believe (correct me if I’m wrong, please) that this will be their first anniversary release available outside of the brewery. Description: Pours black […]

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Hometown Beer Crawl: Capitol Hill

November 25th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Travels, Chris Devlin

It seems like I’m always writing about trips to places like Portland where I try to visit as many beer spots as possible in a single day, but when is the last time I did that in Seattle? Yeah, never. With the amount of beer spots to visit here in town, it’s quite amazing that […]

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Beer-Loving Chef for Hire – Erik Wood Moving on From Collins/Hudson

November 24th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Beer & Food

I have been frequenting the Collins Pub for quite a while now, and it is one of my favorite places to grab a beer in town. One thing that has noticeably changed over the four years I’ve been going there is the food. It was pretty good when I started going there, but over the past couple […]

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Video: Blending Bottlework’s 11th Anniversary Ale at Big Sky Brewing

November 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer Releases

Big thanks to Grizzly Growler, a nice-looking Montana-focused beer blog, for recording this great footage and putting it up on You Tube. Looks like the site does much more than just Montana beer, and it is definitely worth a spot in your news reader or bookmarks list. There is great information on the upcoming Bottlework’s 11th […]

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Grab A Beer: New Belgium Frambozen Raspberry Brown Ale

November 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Beer Reviews

New Belgium Frambozen Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% Intro:While the 2° Below is New Belgium’s main winter seasonal, the Frambozen is also a special release that rolls out in the winter. This would be a great one to share with the family for dessert at Thanksgiving. Description: Pours an absolutely beautiful dark cherry reddish brown with […]

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Grab A Beer: New Belgium 2° Below Winter Ale

November 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews

New Belgium 2° Below Winter Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6.6% Intro: The 2° Below Winter Ale is New Belgium’s annual Winter seasonal release. It’s one of the many sixers you’ve seen rolled out in the past few weeks at your local grocery store. Description: Pours copper with big white head. Light toasted malt and citrus […]

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Brouwer’s Big Wood Beer List

November 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Events

One of my favorite festivals of the year is coming up starting on Thursday, December 3. Whether it be sours, stouts, barleywines, or others, Brouwer’s Big Wood Festival will be pouring quite a few gems that are good from the wood. Here is a preliminary list of what will be pouring: Allagash Curieux Allagash Interlude […]

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Where Do You Fall in Line – What Type of Beer Drinker Are You?

November 18th, 2009 · 12 Comments · Polls

This is just out of curiosity. I realize there are probably different levels within each of these categories, but this is specific enough.

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Back to Portland – More Beer Trippin’

November 18th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

While Colin was enjoying himself at the Phinney Winter Beer Taste this past weekend, Jeanne and I were doing more exploring down in that fine city called Portland about three hours south of Seattle. I was recently in Portland for the Fresh Hop Tastival, but we’ve also had this trip planned for quite some time. We […]

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