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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Event Review: Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

October 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Chris Devlin, Events

(posted by Chris Devlin) I haven’t been to Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival for a few years, but I returned last Saturday because I was “on assignment” for this blog. Along with the Washington Beer Commission-sponsored fests, Brouwer’s Hard Liver Barleywine Fest and the Seattle International Beerfest, it’s one of Seattle’s biggest beer events. It […]

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Big Portland Weekend Done…Even Bigger Seattle Week To Come

October 12th, 2010 · 8 Comments · + Russ, Beer Travels, Chris Devlin, Colin Lenfesty, Events

(posted by Chris Devlin) Seattle Beer News staffers Colin, Russ and I spent Saturday in Portland checking out the Fresh Hop Tastival. While it wasn’t the magical experience that Geoff and I had last year, there were some tasty beers. The three of us lost track of each other during the day’s debauchery, but we […]

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Bar Review: Liberty – Capitol Hill

October 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Bar Reviews, Chris Devlin

(posted by Chris Devlin) Since Geoff has given me Seattle Beer News for a few weeks, I’ll be posting bar reviews here and on my blog Every Bar in Seattle, where I attempt to drink at every bar in the Seattle city limits. Since the focus at SBN is beer, I’ll scrutinize each bar’s beer […]

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Cider Gets Its Due At Upcoming Cider Summit NW

September 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments · Chris Devlin, Events

(Posted by Chris Devlin) Craft beer isn’t the only adult beverage causing excitement here in the Pacific Northwest. In recent months, a craft cider movement has been gaining strength. We now have several cider producers in Washington State and there’s even a local cider blog called Old Time Cider. Earlier this week I attended a media […]

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Goose Island Introduces Belgian-Style Beers to Seattle

June 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food, Chris Devlin, Events

(Posted by Chris Devlin) To introduce Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Company beers to Seattle, Quinn’s and Goose Island Brewmaster Greg Hall hosted a private event at the Sole Repair event space last Thursday. Hall presented three Belgian-style ales paired with delicious appetizers from Quinn’s Executive Chef Scott Staples. With Geoff unable to attend, he dispatched […]

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Drink The Best

January 19th, 2010 · 24 Comments · California Beer, Chris Devlin, Washington Breweries

(Posted by Chris Devlin) Last week, Washington Beer Blog had an interesting piece on drinking local. With breweries like Double Mountain (OR) and Green Flash (CA) recently hitting the market, should we feel guilty for not drinking more local beers? In my opinion, the choice comes down to what tastes better and often those are […]

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