Entries from June 18th, 2010

Seattle Times: Pub Chain McMenamins Buying Bothell School, Pool

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment · General Beer News, Oregon Breweries

In case you haven’t heard, the McMenamins chain of pubs has agreed with Bothell city officials to buy a historic old school building in order to develop it into a boutique hotel and entertainment complex. The Bothell City Council voted 6-1 to approve the deal earlier this week. If you are not familiar with McMenamins, […]

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Annual Washington Brewers Festival This Weekend Offers Over 200 Beers

June 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Whether you are looking for a way to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, or you just want to get ready for the official start of summer on Monday, this weekend’s 2010 Washington Brewers Festival is perfect for both. More than 200 beers from over 50 breweries will pour throughout the weekend at Saint Edward State […]

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Grab A Beer: Deschutes Hop in the Dark

June 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries

Deschutes Hop in the Dark Alcohol by Volume: 6.5% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown! Intro: You can call the style Cascadian Dark Ale (C.D.A.) as Deschutes does, or call it a Black IPA like many other breweries. I’ll leave that argument to others. Whatever you call it, the style has […]

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Hale’s to Test New Pale Ale at Full Throttle Bottles Tasting Tomorrow

June 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Come on down to Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5pm to 7pm to sample some of the Hale’s Brewery lineup, including a new “test” pale ale. I’ll be there hanging out as well, so come by and say hello! This is also a good chance to try Hale’s beers for the first time […]

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Trademark Dispute Moves Georgetown Brewing to Rename 9LB Porter to Georgetown Porter

June 15th, 2010 · 37 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

A trademark dispute between Georgetown Brewing and Magic Hat Brewing Company (owned by the same holding company that owns Pyramid) has led to Georgetown changing the name of their 9LB Porter to Georgetown Porter. Not that this is a huge deal, but it’s unfortunate that owning a trademark for a beer called “#9” makes a […]

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National Homebrewers Conference Kicks Off on Thursday in Minneapolis

June 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events

Guest post from Mark Emiley, Washington Homebrewers Association Executive Chair. The annual gathering of homebrewers from all over the country will be kicking off this Thursday, June 17, as Minneapolis hosts the National Homebrewers Conference.  This event, run by the American Homebrewers Association, is where over a thousand homebrewers from every corner of the country meet […]

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ESPN Kicks Off World Cup of Beer

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments · General Beer News

If you consider yourself more of a beer drinker than a soccer fan, but you still want to be involved with all of the World Cup excitement, you should check out ESPN Page 2’s World Cup of Beer. As the best players in the world head to the pitch, we pitch you to follow our […]

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Reunion 2010 Belgian-Style Scotch Ale Raises Money For Myeloma Research

June 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Releases

Cheers to local owner of SBS Imports, Alan Shapiro, and Pete Slosberg, creator of Pete’s Wicked Ale, for continuing to raise awareness and money for Myeloma and Bone Cancer research in the name of their long time friend and colleague Virginia MacLean, who passed away from complications of Multiple Myeloma in 2007. This is the […]

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Seattle Exporter Helps Local Craft Breweries Reach Growing Taiwan Market

June 9th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Beer Travels, General Beer News, Washington Breweries

It can be tough enough for craft beer drinkers outside of the state of Washington to find some of our locally brewed beer, let alone finding it in another country. That’s why I was so interested to hear that a local business was recently started to export Northwest craft beer across the Pacific to Taiwan. According to Nathan Atkins, owner […]

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Washington Brewers Festival Offers Seasonals, Rarities, and Favorites

June 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

The 2010 Washington Brewers Festival will be here before you know it. In just over a  week the fun will start with a 21+ session on the night of Friday, June 18, and then Saturday and Sunday will follow with a family-friendly, all ages atmosphere. The full lineup of beers is on the website (subject to […]

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