Entries from July 30th, 2010

Why You Should Vote NO on Initiative 1100

July 30th, 2010 · 65 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Initiative 1100 is being promoted as an initiative to modernize Washington’s liquor laws by privatizing spirit sales and getting rid of the state-run liquor stores that everyone loves to hate. But, there is more to it than that. The full press release on how it affects the Washington craft brewing industry is below, but here […]

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Art of the Table to Host Beer Dinner with Lost Abbey/Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur on August 18th

July 29th, 2010 · No Comments · Beer & Food, California Beer

This is one of those events that probably doesn’t need a post, as the 23 seats available will surely go fast. Tomme Arthur, Director of Brewery Operations at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, will join Chef Dustin at Art of the Table for what is likely to be a mind-blowing night of great food and drink. The […]

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Big Al Brewing 2nd Anniversary Celebration Next Weekend

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, Events, Washington Breweries

Mark your calendars for August 7 and August 8, when Big Al Brewing will celebrate two years of churning out hand-crafted beer from White Center. The brewery has come a long way in two years, and we’ve seen quite a few enjoyable beers come out of the brewery. From their Local Hero series featuring recipes […]

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Just Another Perfect Weekend in Beervana

July 27th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Beer Travels, Events, Oregon Breweries

This past OBF weekend was just another all-around fantastic time in Beervana. Below are some brief thoughts on the fest and various beer spots we explored. Head to Flickr to see my photos. As always, the fest was pretty fantastic. As an out-of-towner, there were many beers offered that I can’t usually get my hands on. I’d […]

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Silver City Restaurant & Brewery Announces New Belgian Blonde Ale and Big Daddy’s ‘Name the Ale’ Contest

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Silver City Brewery is rolling out a new Belgian Blonde Ale and they are looking for your help in choosing a name. Once you come up with that perfect name, let them know by sending them an email. If you’re submission is chosen, you get to hang with brewmaster Don “Big Daddy” Spencer at their […]

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Poll: How Often Do You Go Out for Drinks?

July 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Polls

It’s funny. As I maintain this beer blog and write for a few other publications, many people have the perception that I’m always out at the bars and visiting breweries. Not so. I’m actually a bit of a homebody. I of course do enjoy heading out to see what’s pouring, and I have my regular […]

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New Belgium’s Tour de Fat Comes to Gas Works Park July 31 – Trade Your Car for a Bike!

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Events

Tour de Fat is a chance to celebrate two things that many people in Seattle love above all else: bicycles and beer. New Belgium Brewing is bringing their traveling bike festival to Gas Works Park on July 31 from 9am to 4pm, and anyone with a bike is welcome to join. The fun starts with […]

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No Shortage of Good Beer in Everett

July 21st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Beer Travels, Washington Breweries

With so much beer to choose from in Seattle proper, it can sometimes be difficult to drag us city-folk out into the suburbs and surrounding cities. I don’t mean weekend trips to overnight destinations, which many of us frequently take advantage of. I mean a day trip somewhere just outside of the city. This past weekend, a […]

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Upcoming Brewer’s Nights at Beveridge Place Pub

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Thursday nights at West Seattle’s Beveridge Place Pub usually mean good beer and good conversation with a local brewer. There are some particularly tempting brewer’s nights coming up in the next month, including 7 Seas, Schooner Exact, Airways Brewing, Big Al, and what is sure to be an exciting Iron Brewer competition between Black Raven and […]

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Hale’s Alehouse Now Open in Silverdale

July 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Residents and visitors to the Kitsap Peninsula now have another option when looking for good craft beer. Hale’s Ales recently opened an alehouse in Silverdale, where they offer a full lineup of Hale’s beers in addition to several rotating guest taps for a total of 20 taps to choose from. Located in the Silverdale Mall, […]

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