Entries Tagged as 'General Beer News'

Brewers Association: Craft Beer Volume Up 15% in 2012

March 18th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News

Cheers to craft beer! Year after year, the craft beer industry continues to show strong growth. The Brewers Association reported today that volume was up 15% in 2012, and dollar sales were up 17%. That should come as no surprise to beer drinkers around Seattle, where even though our market is more saturated with craft […]

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Bits & Pieces: Wingman Brewers Expansion, Spinnaker Bay Brewing Approaches Opening, Pfriem Coming to Seattle & More

February 15th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Here are a few newsworthy items to get your weekend started: – Tacoma’s Wingman Brewers recently announced that they will be expanding from their current 1bbl brewing system to a much larger 7bbl. With their current system, Wingman has been able to supply their taproom, festivals/special events, and a small amount of distribution and canning. […]

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Bits & Pieces: Belgianfest Wrap Up, Whiny the Complainer, & New Beers at Outlander

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News, Washington Breweries

Belgianfest was a great time this past weekend. There were quite a few beers I had hoped to try that I just couldn’t fit in to one session…and with many of these packing a big punch, doing both Belgianfest sessions is not suggested. Ramblin’ Road Brewery made a great first impression with their Back-Country Bourbon. […]

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University of Washington Professor Hop Molecule Discovery Could Benefit Diabetes & Obesity Drug Development

January 28th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News

I love hops. It turns out science does, too. Werner Kaminsky, a chemistry professor at the University of Washington, recently studied the molecule called humulone, which is found in the alpha acids of hops.  According to this story in The Daily of the University of Washington, Kaminsky’s research found a variation in the structure of […]

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Bits & Pieces: Coronado Brewing, Full Sail Bourbon Barrel Stout, Machine House & Belgianfest

January 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments · General Beer News, Uncategorized, Washington Breweries

Here are a few brief news items before we hit the weekend. – Coronado Brewing Company, located in Southern California, launched their beers to the Seattle market this week with kickoff events at Brouwer’s Cafe and The Pine Box. Between the two events, they poured Coronado’s Idiot IPA, Islander IPA, Blue Ridge Coffee Stout, XPA […]

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Yard House to Open in Seattle on February 10 at Downtown Century Square Building

January 24th, 2013 · 4 Comments · General Beer News

The Yard House chain of restaurants is on target to open up their first location in the Pacific Northwest on February 10, when the doors will open at 1501 Fourth Ave in downtown Seattle. This is the former location of Borders at the intersection of 4th and Pike. Their 130 taps will pour beers from […]

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4 Years of Seattle Beer News and Still Kicking

January 24th, 2013 · 6 Comments · General Beer News

This week marks the 4-year anniversary of my first post here on Seattle Beer News. While I originally started out writing for the now defunct Seattlest and then had my “What’s on Tap” blog over at Seattle PI for a couple of years, it wasn’t until January 23, 2009 that I started posting here at […]

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Brewing News National IPA Championship Call for Entries

January 18th, 2013 · No Comments · General Beer News

The annual Brewing News National IPA Championship (NIPAC) is open for brewery registration for its sixth year of competition. This is a fun “March Madness” style competition that pits IPAs from all over the country against each other in head-to-head matchups. If you’d like to see your favorite IPA in the lineup, let your local […]

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Russian River Brewing Company Withdraws from Washington Market

January 1st, 2013 · 17 Comments · California Beer, General Beer News

Russian River Brewing Company, the Santa Rosa, CA, brewery best known for their popular Pliny the Elder Double IPA, recently announced their decision to withdraw from the Washington market. Ultimately, the demand for Russian River beers in their home market, in particular at their brewpub, led to them making this decision. Russian River does distribute […]

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Happy Thanksgiving – 10 Beery Things I’m Thankful For

November 22nd, 2012 · No Comments · General Beer News

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It seems like it was not long ago that we were enjoying 70-degree weather and one of the best summers on record. As we swing into the holidays, I hope everyone is getting to spend time with family and friends, and drink some good beer of course. On a side note, this […]

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