Entries from January 31st, 2011

An Interview With Don Younger

January 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments · Oregon Breweries

As many of you have likely heard by now, Don Younger, owner of Portland’s Horse Brass Pub and one of the strongest supporters of the “good beer” movement over the years, passed away last night. Following is a great interview, conducted by Alan Moen for American Brewer in 2001, that includes interesting history and gives you […]

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Lagers Abound From Chuckanut Brewery

January 31st, 2011 · 6 Comments · Washington Breweries

Chuckanut Brewery may not be a household name for your average beer drinker, but they make some of the best lagers (and ales) you can get your hands on in the Seattle market. Chuckanut is a breath of fresh air in an environment where super-hopped and high ABV beers often get much of the praise. Better beer bars in the area […]

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RateBeer Best 2011 Award Results – How Did Washington & Oregon Do?

January 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments · General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

On an annual basis, the RateBeer administrators pour through ratings of beers and places and put together their RateBeer Best awards, which they bill as “The World’s Largest Beer Competition” since it uses data from over 3 million reviews. RateBeer ratings are biased towards certain styles and often certain areas of the country/world where there is […]

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Grab A Beer: Redhook Mudslinger Spring Ale

January 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

Redhook Mudslinger Spring Ale Alcohol by Volume: 5.8% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown. Intro: A few of us were just recently enjoying a brown ale at a local brewery and noting how few good brown ales seem to be available on a regular basis in the Seattle market. Well, here’s another […]

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Grab A Beer: Firestone Walker Double Jack

January 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Beer Reviews, California Beer

Firestone Walker Double Jack Alcohol by Volume: 9.5% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown. Intro: Double Jack is the bigger brother of Firestone’s Union Jack IPA, which is also fantastic. As you might expect from a brewery like Firestone that makes some complex beers, this is not a straightforward “put […]

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Seattle Beer News Top 10 Beer Spots – #4 Uber Tavern

January 26th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Bar Reviews

This is the Seattle Beer News list of the Top 10 Beer Spots in Seattle. Many great bars, pubs, and breweries won’t make this list; that doesn’t mean they aren’t outstanding places. Check out the previous post for #5. #4 Beer Spot in Seattle: Uber Tavern This little bar packs quite a punch with its beer […]

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Black Raven to Release Grandfather Raven – Redmond Imperial Stout Today

January 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

For all of you that just can’t get enough of Black Raven Brewing’s beer, here is a new release that you will likely want to seek out. It is as good a reason as any to stop by and check out their expanded tap room as well. NEW BEER RELEASE Grandfather Raven – Redmond Imperial Stout […]

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Second Annual Belgianfest Impresses

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · + Russ, Chris Devlin, Gibson Holub, Washington Breweries

(post contributed by Gibson Holub, & photos by +Russ; click to see the rest) Congrats to WABL and all the Washington brewers for another successful Belgianfest! Despite being crowded and loud, which is to be expected at any beer festival, I didn’t see any long lines for beer or restrooms and the beer was top-notch. […]

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Seattle’s Elysian Brewing to Expand in Georgetown

January 24th, 2011 · 12 Comments · Washington Breweries

Following are details from Elysian on their upcoming expansion into a 60-barrel production brewhouse in the Georgetown neighborhood by late summer of this year. Elysian Brewing Co. of Seattle, WA has announced a substantial planned expansion to a 35,000 sq ft space in the Georgetown neighborhood of South Seattle. An outgrowth both of Elysian’s successes […]

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Grab A Beer: Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA

January 24th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Beer Reviews, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA Alcohol by Volume: 8.5% Find this beer and more at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown. Intro: Pyramid released Outburst Imperial IPA as a draft-only beer in their tap houses last year, and it was definitely well received. Cheers to the brass at Pyramid for realizing that they had hit on something […]

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