Entries from September 25th, 2013

Brouwer’s Hopfest Kicks Off Tomorrow With 50+ Hoppy Beers

September 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Events

It is safe to say that craft beer drinkers in the NW have an affinity for hops. There are quite a few hop-focused events this year, but Hopfest at Brouwer’s Cafe offers one of the bigger lineups. The event is set to kickoff tomorrow and will run through the weekend. They’ll have the large majority […]

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Lineup Coming Together for Fresh Hop Throwdown at The Noble Fir on October 12

September 24th, 2013 · No Comments · Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

First thing first, in case you didn’t realize it, the date for the 2013 Fresh Hop Throwdown at The Noble fir is set for October 12. The original date was on October 5, but we moved it to not coincide with the Yakima Fresh Hop Fest, as well as the Elysian Pumpkin Beer Fest. The […]

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Fremont Oktoberfest Kicks Off Today – Beer Picks

September 20th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Events

While the official Oktoberfest in Munich is set to start tomorrow, September 21, the popular Fremont Oktoberfest (SBN sponsor) returns for its 17th year starting today and lasts through Sunday. This festival takes place right in the heart of Fremont and offers more than 100 different craft beers, as well as full liter steins of German beers […]

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5 Questions with Dean Mochizuki of Pike Brewing

September 18th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

No visit to Seattle is complete without a stop by the iconic Pike Pub & Brewery, located right down in Pike Place Market. Pike is one of Seattle’s oldest breweries and has churned out an impressive number of alumni brewers that I won’t even try to list here. Dean Mochizuki is the current Head Brewer […]

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Road Trip: 5th Annual Celebration of Beer at Skamania Lodge on October 5

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Events

The Celebration of Beer at Skamania Lodge is a special event that would be tough to replicate in most areas of the country. Beyond the quality beer lineup featuring offerings from local breweries, the atmosphere for the festival is pretty special. Located in Stevenson, WA, Skamania Lodge is situated in a picture-perfect setting in the middle […]

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New Brew Dogs Show on Esquire Network to Feature Elysian Brewing

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News

Craft beer doesn’t get much love from television programmers. With the exception of Brew Masters, the Discovery Channel show featuring Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head that aired just five episodes back in 2010, there has been little interest in the growing craft beer industry in the TV exec world. That will change when the first […]

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Bits & Pieces: Cider Week Continues, Plus Beer Events Galore

September 10th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News

Washington Cider Week is in full swing with events continuing all week at locations around Seattle and the rest of the state. Don’t miss out…here is a post from last week calling out a few events. As always in Seattle, there are several other events worth your time this week. Here are just a few: […]

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Quick Trip: Medford & Ashland to the Trinity Alps

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Beer Travels, California Beer

My wife has come to understand that pretty much any vacation/long weekend/excursion is bound to include some beer exploration (Really, she loves it as much as I do). One of the first things I do when we decide to take a trip is research to figure out where we might be able to visit. So, […]

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Washington Cider Week Kicks Off Tomorrow

September 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Cider, Events

What better way to celebrate the end of summer (we have three more weeks here in Seattle, right?) than a festival? The Third Annual Washington Cider Week kicks off tomorrow, September 5, and runs all the way through September 15. The highlight looks to be the Fourth Annual Cider Summit taking place this Friday & […]

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Two Beers 2013 Fresh Hop Ale Available in 22oz Bottles at Retail Outlets Today

September 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Beer Releases

Who is excited for fresh hop beers?! I know I am. Two Beers Brewing was the first area brewery to kick off fresh hop season with their release of the 2013 Fresh Hop Ale this past Friday at the brewery. Starting today, 22oz bottles of the 2013 Fresh Hop will be available at retailers around […]

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