Entries from June 7th, 2010

Weekend Getaway: Hood River, Oregon – Part 2

June 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

If you missed Part 1 of our Hood River trip from Memorial Day weekend, make sure to check it out. Saturday morning started with a seriously impressive breakfast at Bette’s Place, and then we figured we should do something else other than just drink all day, so we headed out to Multnomah Falls just a […]

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Wall Street Journal: Light Beer Sucks

June 4th, 2010 · 8 Comments · General Beer News

To most readers of this website, it is probably no surprise to hear that light beer continues to tank in the U.S. The Wall Street Journal relays that Advertising Age reported this week that sales of Bud Light are down 5.5% this year and Miller Lite is down 7.5%. Eric Felten, a drinks columnist for […]

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Weekend Getaway: Hood River, Oregon – Part 1

June 4th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

I’ve said it before: Living in Seattle rocks when it comes to having choices for weekend getaways. This past holiday weekend found a few friends and I taking the trip down to Hood River, Oregon, for a few days of whitewater rafting, hiking, and beer drinking, of course. The laid-back vibe and great beer of […]

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Pints for Prostates at Pike Brewing Company on June 16

June 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Events, General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Men (and wives who run their husbands lives) should think about marking their calendars for June 16 at Pike Brewing Company. Pints for Prostates is coming to town to raise the awareness of prostate cancer in an informal, beer-drinking environment. Prostate cancer affects one in six American men, but the subject isn’t the type of […]

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The New Washington Beer Tax – More Details and How It Affects Local Breweries

June 2nd, 2010 · 19 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Yesterday’s implementation of a new beer tax in Washington left some of us scratching our heads wondering what it all really means. Many of the mainstream press articles point out that this tax will not affect small, local breweries, but that is not entirely true. I spoke with Heather McClung, president of the Washington Brewers […]

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Beer Notes – New Beer Taxes and Walking Man Brewing in the News

June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Notes, Washington Breweries

The new Washington beer tax starts today. In addition to beer, their will also be new taxes for candy, bottled water, and gum. These taxes are expected to bring in $122 million over the next year, and under the legislation the taxes are slated to expire after 3 years. Visit the Seattle Times for more info on […]

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