Entries from January 27th, 2016

Beer Picture: Hop Henge

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments · + Russ, Beer & Food, Beer Releases, Beer Reviews, Random Beer Pics

True to name, Deschute’s Hop Henge is a mysterious beer. Sometimes this seasonally released double IPA is good, while other years it’s fantastic! Sometimes a season’s offering will taste fantastic and I’ll go out and buy more only to find that the additional bottles don’t quite taste the same. Hmmm, quite the mystery… Or maybe […]

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Boise’s Payette Brewing to Begin Distribution in Seattle

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments · Beer Releases

Payette Brewing, located in Boise, ID, will soon have its beer available in the Seattle market. The brewery was started in Boise back in 2010, but founder Mike Francis began homebrewing while living in Seattle almost 10 years ago. The UW alum and former Boeing engineer is excited to bring Payette Brewing beers to Seattle. Distribution will begin […]

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Ghostfish Brewing Celebrates 1st Anniversary on February 6

January 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

Cheers to Ghostfish Brewing for an amazing first year of business! The highlight of the past year for Washington’s first and only dedicated gluten-free brewery was surely taking both Gold and Bronze in the Gluten Free category at the Great American Beer Festival. It’s an amazing feat for a new brewery to bookend a category like […]

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Holy Mountain Brewing Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Taproom With Special Beers and Bottle Release

January 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Events, Washington Breweries

It’s hard to believe that the taproom at Holy Mountain Brewing has only been open for one year. It seems like I’ve drank entirely too much great beer from there already for that to have all been within the span of a year. Cheers to the entire crew over there for a great first year. […]

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Brewing News National IPA Championship is Approaching – Last Call for Entries

January 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

The annual Brewing News National IPA Championship (NIPAC) is a fun “March Madness” style competition that pits IPAs from all over the country against each other in head-to-head matchups with judges deciding who moves on in a blind tasting. Once the tournament lineup is complete, IPA lovers will be able to choose their winners for each round on […]

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Reuben’s Brews Daily Pale Session IPA Will Be Offical Beer of 2016 Seattle Beer Week

January 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Beer Releases, Washington Breweries

Reuben’s Brews has been selected to brew this year’s official beer for Seattle Beer Week, and they have decided on a session IPA named Daily Pale. Complete info in the press release below. Press Release: January 15, 2016 – Seattle, Washington – Reuben’s Brews announced that it has been selected to brew the official beer of […]

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Brewmaster Kevin Davey to Guide Wayfinder Beer in Portland

January 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Openings, Oregon Breweries

If you have been a longtime reader of this website, it is likely that you have previously seen me mention Kevin Davey and his immense skill at crafting lagers. Davey started out in the industry spending 3 years as Lead Brewer at Chuckanut Brewing, which is regarded as one of the best lager producers in the country. He then […]

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Chuck’s Hop Shop Celebrates 2 Years in Central District With Stellar Tap Lineup This Saturday

January 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Events

It’s safe to say that Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District was a hit right off the bat. From day one, business has been robust, and it’s rare that I go in there and the place isn’t packed. Much like the original location in Greenwood, the neighborhood has embraced the business. It’s the unique place that […]

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7th Annual Belgian Fest to Feature 100+ Belgian-Style Ales from Washington Breweries

January 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

There are plenty of local beer festivals here in Seattle, but Belgian Fest is one of my favorites of the year. Coming up on Saturday, January 30, Belgian Fest gives local Washington breweries a chance to showcase Belgian-style beers. It is always an interesting lineup of beers, with sours, saisons, strong ales and more getting […]

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