Entries Tagged as 'General Beer News'

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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Craft Brewer Share of U.S. Market Reaches Double Digits for First Time

March 16th, 2015 · No Comments · General Beer News

Good news from the Brewers Association. With 11% volume of the U.S. beer market, craft brewers continued to make strides in 2014. It makes me just a bit sad that Elysian’s sales volume very well may be included in these totals for 2014, but under AB ownership they won’t qualify as a “Craft Brewer” under […]

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Fill Out Your Bracket Now for Brewing News National IPA Championship & Win a Case of Beer

February 10th, 2015 · No Comments · General Beer News

Interested in winning a case of the best IPA in the country? Yeah, I thought so. The annual Brewing News National IPA Championship (NIPAC) is open for you to make your picks. This is a fun “March Madness” style competition that pits IPAs from all over the country against each other in head-to-head matchups. There are 128 […]

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More on the Anheuser-Busch Purchase of Elysian Brewing – 5 Questions With Dick Cantwell

January 23rd, 2015 · 27 Comments · General Beer News

Pretty much anyone on Twitter or Facebook that drinks beer is probably aware that Anheuser-Busch announced this morning that they were buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing. I was able to speak with Dick Cantwell, Head Brewer and one of the 3 founding co-owners of Elysian, just a bit ago, and he was kind enough to answer […]

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Drizly Brings Beer, Wine & Liquor Delivery Service to Seattle

November 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · General Beer News

I really can’t imagine needing a liquor delivery service (you should see how stocked our fridge is), but for those who have always wanted the convenience of having someone bring you a six-pack to your doorstep, Drizly has you covered. They promise 20 to 40 minute delivery service with “the same prices as in-store”. The […]

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