Entries from June 30th, 2010

That’s Right, The Women Are Smarter – When It Comes to Tasting Beer

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments · General Beer News

As someone who often shares bottles of beer at home with his fiance, I have come to realize that my “better half” can often pick up flavors I do not at first. So, this article in the Wall Street Journal about women sometimes faring better than men as professional beer tasters wasn’t much of a […]

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Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione to star in beer-centered Discovery Channel show

June 30th, 2010 · No Comments · General Beer News

Beer drinkers have a new TV show to look forward to this fall. From beernews.org: Meet Sam Calagione: maverick entrepreneur, family man and owner of Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. As an ambassador to the world of craft beer, Sam travels the world to experience what every culture brings to its own special […]

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Grab A Beer: Shiner Smokehaus

June 29th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews

Shiner Smokehaus Alcohol by Volume: 4.89% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown! Intro: From the makers of the well-known Shiner Bock, the Shiner Smokehaus is made with malt smoked over mesquite chips at the TX brewery. The label claims that you should “Serve Ice Cold”, which made me a bit […]

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In Love With Fremont Solstice Pale Ale

June 28th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

It’s rare these days that I have more than a couple of the same beer in a given week. I like to continually try as many different offerings as I can, and my fridge is full of a variety of individual bottles. But, right now I am completely and utterly in love with the Fremont […]

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Laugh for the Day: Stone Brewing Mustardgate

June 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, California Beer

Here’s an entertaining video to start your day. The situation is that Stone Brewing contracts with a condiment maker to supply a couple of different mustards with their beer in them, but the final product mysteriously ends up without any beer in it. The kicker is that Stone sent the manufacturer the beer, and the […]

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Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend Loses Lease

June 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Events, General Beer News, Washington Breweries

After losing a legal battle with their landlords, Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend will close its doors at their current location for good on Friday. If you are out on the peninsula, or you are up for a trip from the mainland, you can join them for one last bash at the pub tonight […]

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2010 National Homebrewers Conference Wrap-Up

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Travels, Events

Guest post from Mark Emiley, Washington Homebrewers Association Executive Chair. The 2010 NHC is in the books, and as always, it was a great event.  This year’s conference featured about 1300 guests with close to 600 kegs of homebrew (and countless bottles).  The pre-conference events kicked off with a pub crawl, baseball game, and the […]

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Goose Island Introduces Belgian-Style Beers to Seattle

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food, Chris Devlin, Events

(Posted by Chris Devlin) To introduce Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company beers to Seattle, Quinn’s and Goose Island Brewmaster Greg Hall hosted a private event at the Sole Repair event space last Thursday. Hall presented three Belgian-style ales paired with delicious appetizers from Quinn’s Executive Chef Scott Staples. With Geoff unable to attend, he dispatched […]

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Black Raven Brewing Loses Trademark Case vs. Ravenswood Winery

June 21st, 2010 · 25 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Our country’s legal system continues to amaze and befuddle me. Just a week after we heard news that Georgetown Brewing is renaming their 9LB Porter due to trademark issues, local upstart Black Raven Brewing just received news that they lost a battle to trademark their brewery name. Ravenswood Winery, which is owned by Franciscan Vineyards, […]

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First Day of Summer Brings Big Time Old Sol Wheatwine Release

June 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

You might not realize it yet by looking outside in Seattle, but summer has officially arrived, according to the calendar. This means it is time for the release of one of my favorite beers: Big Time Old Sol Wheatwine. This is Big Time’s summertime version of a barleywine, which they brew annually on the Lunar New […]

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