Entries Tagged as 'General Beer News'

Seattle Losing a Great Beer Spot: The Wurst Place is Closing

December 7th, 2016 · No Comments · General Beer News

The Wurst Place in South Lake Union is one of my favorite beer spots in the city. With a laid-back atmosphere, an impressive tap list, great sausages, tots and frites, this was a perfect after work spot. My wife and I have spent quite a few nights here decompressing after work. Since opening five years […]

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Founders Brewing to Begin Distributing to Pacific Northwest

November 14th, 2016 · No Comments · General Beer News

This announcement is going to make a lot of Midwest transplants happy, including myself. Founders Brewing, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, made an official announcement today that they will begin distribution to the PNW in early 2017. “Washingtonians can expect launch events in the Seattle area January 10-12.” The brewery’s year-round lineup includes All Day […]

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Fresh Hop Season is Here – Seattle Event Listing

August 31st, 2016 · 2 Comments · General Beer News

My favorite time of the year is here. It will be about another month until fresh hop beers are here in full force, but they are starting to show up in limited numbers now. The unofficial kickoff of fresh hop season around here in recent years has been the release of Two Beers Brewing Fresh Hop IPA. This year, they […]

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Lagunitas Brewing Set to Take Over Hilliard’s Space in Ballard

August 25th, 2016 · 5 Comments · California Beer, General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Welcome to Seattle, Lagunitas. When Hilliard’s Beer was recently purchased by Odin Brewing Company, the old Hilliard’s brewery and tasting room space in Ballard was put up for sale. Odin took some of the fermenters and the canning line, but they were selling the Ballard space as a turnkey operation with most of the brewing […]

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Seattle Beer Week Kicks Off Tomorrow

May 11th, 2016 · No Comments · Events, General Beer News, Washington Breweries

The 8th Annual Seattle Beer Week kicks off this Thursday, May 12, and it will stretch all the way through Sunday, May 22. As always, there are an insane amount of worthy events. I’ll suggest that you check out the website to peruse the full list of events. Most events you don’t need to think ahead; […]

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Dick Cantwell Co-Authors New Book With Peter Bouckaert

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments · General Beer News

Dick Cantwell hasn’t exactly been sitting around doing nothing with his spare time since leaving Elysian Brewing. His departure from Elysian gave him more time to focus on finishing a new book he co-wrote with Peter Bouckaert, Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide. Bouckaert and Cantwell are two of the most-respected members of the brewing […]

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McMenamins Turns Focus to Transforming Historic Tacoma Elks Lodge

November 17th, 2015 · No Comments · General Beer News

Now that McMenamins has opened their new Anderson School complex in Bothell, they are focused on securing funding for another large project in Washington. McMenamins has been looking at rehabbing the historic Elks Lodge in Tacoma since buying the property back in 2009, and they are now actively looking for investors to help raise the final 30% ($8M – […]

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Big Changes for Downtown Bellevue Beer Drinkers: 2 Longtime Favorites Close

November 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

I worked in an office in the Bel-Red corridor of Bellevue for about seven years when I first moved to Seattle over ten years ago. For a good amount of that time, there were minimal options for good beer over that way. The Pumphouse was probably my favorite laid-back spot to grab a beer after work, but Tap […]

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Can Craft Beer Survive AB InBev? (The Answer is “Yes”)

June 25th, 2015 · No Comments · General Beer News

There is a very interesting and informative article posted today over at Bloomberg Business. Titled “Can Craft Beer Survive AB AnBev”, the piece mostly focuses on Andy Goeler, CEO of craft beer for AB InBev’s Anheuser-Busch division. There is some good commentary on the Elysian deal in there, including quotes from Elysian founders Joe Bisacca […]

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Brewers Association Announces Top 50 Craft Breweries by Volume for 2014

March 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments · General Beer News

Here is continued evidence that you have to come to Washington to drink the best of what our breweries have to offer. The Brewers Association just released their list of the Top 50 Craft Breweries by Volume for 2014, and not surprisingly, there are no Washington breweries on the list. They also list the Top […]

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