Entries from January 19th, 2010

The Beer Authority’s “12 Months of Giving” Kicks off With a Fundraiser for Haiti on Saturday

January 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Events

Head up to the Beer Authority this Saturday, where proceeds from their keg of Victory Prima Pils will go to the American Red Cross’ efforts in Haiti. Pints will be $5.50 and growler fills will be $20. 100% of proceeds will be donated. From the Beer Authority: We were hoping to have a more organized […]

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Drink The Best

January 19th, 2010 · 24 Comments · California Beer, Chris Devlin, Washington Breweries

(Posted by Chris Devlin) Last week, Washington Beer Blog had an interesting piece on drinking local. With breweries like Double Mountain (OR) and Green Flash (CA) recently hitting the market, should we feel guilty for not drinking more local beers? In my opinion, the choice comes down to what tastes better and often those are […]

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Big Al Local Hero #6 Release and Full Vertical of Local Hero Releases at Naked City

January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

I love what Big Al Brewing has done with their “Local Hero” release series, where they pick a homebrewer’s recipe to scale up on their full system and distribute to the public. They will release their sixth installment in the series, which is a saison from homebrewer Brian Thatcher, tomorrow night at the Naked City […]

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Grab A Beer: Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale

January 15th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale Alcohol by Volume: 6.4% Intro: Red Chair was first released in 22oz bottles last year as the “Red Chair IPA”, but it is now taking Cinder Cone’s place in Deschutes’ lineup of six-pack beers. Based on a response from a brewery rep, this Red Chair recipe is the same […]

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Dear Hair of the Dog: I Love You

January 14th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Oregon Breweries

I’ve proclaimed my love for Hair of the Dog Brewing more than a few times on this blog. But, I just can’t help myself tonight. Amy at Collins Pub just dug a 2004 Doggie Claws out of their beer fridge and poured it for me, and drinking it just makes me think about how freaking […]

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Hometown Beer Crawl – West Seattle

January 13th, 2010 · 12 Comments · Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

So much beer, so little time. Seattle’s neighborhood system is set up perfectly for concentrated pub crawls, and I’m trying to explore as much as I can. The first “Hometown Beer Crawl” took place a couple of months ago in Capitol Hill. This time around, we headed to what my friends refer to as “The Island”: […]

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2010 – The Beer Ahead

January 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments · General Beer News, Notes

Looking at the past few years, I think it is safe to be excited for 2010. The past several years have all gotten consecutively more interesting when it comes to the world of craft beer, and there is no reason to expect anything different in 2010. Following are a few guesses at what we might […]

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2009 Beer in Review – Event & Trip Highlights

January 7th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer Travels, Events, Washington Breweries

With a seemingly endless stream of festivals, events, and happenings around us in Seattle and the rest of the Northwest, it is no surprise that there are several highlights to remember from the past year. These are just a few events that rocked the house in 2009, and it doesn’t even come close to listing […]

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2009 Beer in Review – Ten Beer Highlights

January 6th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Beer Reviews, Beer Travels, California Beer, Events, General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Well, obviously the highlight of 2009 for me was getting engaged. But, there were plenty of beer highlights that fall in line behind that wonderful moment. I’ll be putting up a few posts over the next couple of days to call out some of my favorite beers, places, and happenings from the year just passed […]

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Call to Washington Breweries: Brewing News National IPA Challenge Registration Deadline Coming Up

January 5th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

It’s back! The entry deadline for the 2010 National IPA Challenge is coming up on January 20, 2010. The winners from the last two years, Laurelwood Workhorse and Green Flash West Coast IPA, are both back in the lineup to defend their title. While you must register online by January 20, you have until February […]

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