Entries from January 14th, 2013

Mark Your Calendars – Beer Festivals Approaching Quickly

January 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

When the calendar flips to a new year it means you usually have few weeks off from major beer events in Seattle. But, don’t get too comfy. Before you know it Seattle Beer Week will be here and you won’t know what to do with yourself. Here are several events coming up in the next few […]

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Fort George Brewery Beer Dinner at Collins Pub on Saturday, January 26

January 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

Collins Pub is one of my favorite places in Seattle, and only partially because it isn’t far from where I live. The combination of a great beer list and good food is the perfect week night destination for after work, or before a game at one of the stadiums. It has been quite a while since […]

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Bits & Pieces: Imperial Fest, IPAs, and Tippe & Drague on Twitter

January 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

Just a few bits and pieces before we kick off the weekend. Go Seahawks! – The Burgundian is celebrating its first anniversary this Saturday with their first annual Imperial Fest. 20+ special, strong beers on tap is a great way to start off the second round of playoff football. The full list can be seen […]

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Beer Junction Becomes “Barrel Junction” January 19 to 26

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

Barrel-aged beers are typically often sought out beers that many of us have fallen head-over-heels in love with. Taking an already interesting beer and aging it in a barrel, be it whiskey, rum, wine, or new, can add layers of depth that cannot be achieved straight from the brewing process. West Seattle’s Beer Junction plans to […]

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Pike Brewing Hosting 7-Year Vertical Tasting of Old Bawdy Barley Wine This Friday

January 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Pike Brewing released the 2012 batch of Old Bawdy Barley Wine on New Year’s Eve. If you haven’t had a chance to try it yet, this Friday is a great time to head down to the Pike Pub. They will be pouring 7 different vintages of Pike Old Bawdy, starting with the 2006 batch and […]

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New Belgium Brewing Releases New Lips of Faith Beers

January 7th, 2013 · No Comments · Beer Releases

I’m always excited to see new Lips of Faith releases from New Belgium Brewing. Heavenly Feijoa Tripel and Cascara Quad are next up in the series and should hit shelves this month. Ft. Collins, Colo., January 4, 2013– Coffee cherries, dates, feijoa and hibiscus are just a few of the creative ingredients found in the first […]

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Belgianfest Approaches – Get Tickets While You Can

January 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Belgianfest is a chance for Washington breweries to experiment a bit and show off their skills with Belgian-style beers. That general heading might include saisons, wood-aged sour beers, dubbels, tripels, strong ales, and more. This festival is quite unique, as some of these breweries don’t typically make Belgian-style beers for their regular lineup. It’s a great […]

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Five IPAs That Will Help You Forget About Pliny the Elder

January 2nd, 2013 · 73 Comments · California Beer

With the recent announcement that Russian River Brewing Company is pulling out of the Washington market, beer drinkers across Seattle are bemoaning the loss of their outstanding IPAs, Belgian-style ales and barrel-aged beers from retailers’ shelves. But, no beer will be missed by more consumers than Pliny the Elder. This uber-popular 8% ABV Double IPA […]

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Russian River Brewing Company Withdraws from Washington Market

January 1st, 2013 · 17 Comments · California Beer, General Beer News

Russian River Brewing Company, the Santa Rosa, CA, brewery best known for their popular Pliny the Elder Double IPA, recently announced their decision to withdraw from the Washington market. Ultimately, the demand for Russian River beers in their home market, in particular at their brewpub, led to them making this decision. Russian River does distribute […]

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