Entries from March 30th, 2012

Widmer Brothers Brewing Releases Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

March 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Oregon Breweries

I’ve said many times to many people that I love it when larger regional breweries continue to experiment and release beers that appeal less to the masses and more to the beer geeks in the crowd. It’s a tough balance for larger breweries, where the bottom line is often looming and it can be easy […]

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A Tale of Two Cask Festivals – Traditional vs. Experimental

March 28th, 2012 · 3 Comments · + Russ, Events, Washington Breweries

This upcoming weekend’s sold-out Washington Cask Beer Festival is one of the best local festivals of the year. Washington breweries serve up a wide range of beer styles on cask, and there are always many outstanding beers. But, traditional this festival is not. On the other end of the spectrum, a small group of West Puget […]

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Cooper’s IPA Fest and Beveridge Place Pub I.P.April on the Horizon

March 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Events

While some have recently expressed their displeasure at the amount of hoppy beers pouring in Seattle, many beer drinkers in the NW just can’t get enough of them. If you fall into the latter category, don’t miss these two great events focusing on hops during the month of April. Cooper’s Alehouse 10th Annual IPA Fest – […]

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Poll: What Types of Beer Would You Like to See More of in Seattle?

March 26th, 2012 · 31 Comments · Polls

I recently had a conversation with someone looking to open up a brewery in Seattle who asked me what I think the Seattle beer scene could use more of. I know my answer, but what do you all think? Choose up to 3 selections below.  

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Yard House to Open Restaurant in Downtown Seattle

March 22nd, 2012 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

The Yard House chain recently announced that they will be opening their first Washington restaurant featuring 130 taps of beer in the downtown Seattle core early in 2013. Press release: Seattle, WA– (March 22, 2012) – Yard House Restaurants announced today that it has signed a lease for 12,600 square-foot, ground level space at Century Square, 1501 Fourth […]

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Hilliard’s Brewers Night at Beveridge Place Pub Tonight

March 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

If you still haven’t had a chance to sample one of Seattle’s newest breweries, Beveridge Place Pub will be hosting a Brewers Night with Hilliard’s this evening starting at 7pm. Their main focus is on distributing their 2 core beers in cans, a saison and an amber ale. They’ll also be bringing a few draft-only […]

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Welcome to Washington, Fort George Brewery

March 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Beer Releases, Oregon Breweries, Uncategorized

If you pay attention at your local retailer and bars, you may have recently noticed beer showing up from one of Oregon’s most well-respected and quickly-growing breweries. Fort George Brewery started distributing their beer to Washington through Odom earlier this month, and they will have their core lineup available in 16oz cans and on draft […]

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Washington Cask Beer Festival Tickets Close to Sold Out

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Just a friendly reminder that the Washington Cask Beer Festival is coming up on March 31. If you don’t already have tickets but plan to attend, now would be the time to lock those tickets up.  According to an update yesterday from the organizers: Just 25 tickets left online for the second session. They’ll probably disappear in a […]

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If You Like Guinness Draught, Then Try These Craft Irish Stouts for St. Patrick’s Day

March 16th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Washington Breweries

So, you like Guinness. While I don’t drink it very often anymore, Guinness Draught is a good beer with a long history and loyal following, and I’m not telling you to stop drinking it, especially on St. Patty’s Day. Guinness is a dry Irish stout, and its most enduring attributes may be the downward cascading effect […]

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Potential New Bar in Beacon Hill, The Oak, Needs Support from Locals to Earn Liquor License

March 15th, 2012 · 5 Comments · General Beer News

I love living in Beacon Hill. My wife and I have been living in the northern part of the neighborhood since 2007 and enjoy the quiet community, the location, the diversity, and the people. Our house is about a mile from the core business strip of N. Beacon Hill and the Light Rail station, and […]

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