Entries from January 29th, 2010

Olympic Beer Primer – Vancouver & Whistler Craft Beer Options

January 29th, 2010 · 20 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

While Molson is the official brewery sponsor and beer vendor of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, visitors will be able to enjoy much more than just bland lager at fine establishments throughout Vancouver and Whistler. Below is some information I put together after visiting Vancouver in 2008, as well as a trip to Whistler in […]

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RateBeer Best 2010 Award Results – How Did Washington and Oregon Do?

January 28th, 2010 · 13 Comments · General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Polls and rankings regarding the best for anything related to beer are never perfect for everyone, but they are usually entertaining and it is interesting to see the results. On an annual basis, the RateBeer administrators pour through ratings of beers and places and put together their RateBeer Best awards, which they bill as “The […]

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Liquid Solutions in Portland Area Closing Its Doors

January 27th, 2010 · No Comments · General Beer News

A friend just sent me some sad news regarding the bottleshop Liquid Solutions down in the Portland burbs: It is with a heavy heart that I am closing the business down after nine years of operation. We are shutting down the website and liquidating our entire inventory out of the warehouse. We are selling all […]

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Deschutes Jubel to Be Released for First Time Since 2000

January 27th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Beer Releases, Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Two centuries ago, it seems that Deschutes discovered a hidden gem of a beer when a clumsy burglar dropped a stolen keg of the popular Jubelale ouside the Deschutes brewery and it proceeded to freeze. When Deschutes owner, Gary Fish, discovered the keg the next morning, more than half the liquid had frozen and the […]

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Belgianfest Beer Dinner at the Corson Building

January 26th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Beer & Food, Washington Breweries

When I heard that there would be a beer dinner at the Corson Building featuring all Belgian-style beers made by Washington breweries to go along with Belgianfest, I didn’t hesitate. I think I might have pulled a hammy running for the phone so that I could call to be one of the lucky 36 to […]

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Belgium Comes to Georgetown – 1st Annual Belgianfest Impresses

January 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

This past weekend’s Belgianfest held in Georgetown turned out to be a showcase of skill for many of our beloved local brewers. While some of the attending breweries regularly produce Belgian-style beer, there were several breweries pouring their first commercially produced attempts at the style. To say there was an impressive lineup of beer on […]

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One Year in the Books for Seattle Beer News

January 22nd, 2010 · 9 Comments · General Beer News

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, marks the official one year anniversary of Seattle Beer News! It’s been an exciting year of beer here in Seattle, and I’m glad to have been around to share news, thoughts, travels,¬†and experiences with you. I’ve learned quite a bit over the past twelve months, and hopefully you have too. We […]

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Brouwer’s Imagination Series #2 from Lost Abbey to be Released Tomorrow

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Releases, California Beer

Ian over at Brouwer’s posted today that the second installment of the Brouwer’s Imagination Series, brewed by Lost Abbey, will be available in bottles at both Bottleworks and Brouwer’s tomorrow. The first release in the Imagination Series was a saison w/ Brettanomyces that won a bronze medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup, and this […]

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Seattle Beer News Announced as a Local News Partner With the Seattle Times

January 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments · General Beer News

Today, the Seattle Times announced what I’d like to think is a step in the right direction to get more craft beer content flowing in Seattle’s mainstream media. Seattle Beer News was announced as an official local news partner with the Seattle Times today. What’s that really mean? Well, there will be frequent strategically placed […]

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Grab A Beer: New Belgium Ranger IPA

January 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Beer Releases, Beer Reviews

New Belgium Ranger IPA Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% Intro: What’s this…an IPA from the Belgian-style beer masters over at New Belgium? Well, I’ve been a fan of their Might Arrow Pale Ale over the past couple of years, so I guess this isn’t too much of a stretch. New Belgium is one of my favorite […]

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