Entries Tagged as 'Notes'

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for the Beer Lover in Your Life

December 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments · Notes

So, it is just three short days till Christmas and you still haven’t finished shopping. If there is a beer-lover on your list, then hopefully some of these suggestions can help make your life a little easier. Beer! Well, duh. Head to one of the local retailers on my list of links and get creative. […]

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New Gastropub to Open in Ballard

December 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Notes

According to Nancy Leson of the Seattle Times, a new 125-seat gastropub called the 5 Corner Market is set to open at the old Lombardi’s space at 2200 NW Market St in Ballard on December 13. The kitchen will be run by Sam Crannell: Crannell’s resume includes stints at Quinn’s Pub and Oddfellows, and his […]

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Hop-Heads: Grab the Pitchforks…

August 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Notes

I like hops. A lot. That’s no secret around here. In fact, I’ll shortly be re-posting a poem written all about hops in honor of the fresh hop season. But, by no means does that indicate that I can’t “understand the delicate subtlety and complexity” of other styles of beer. But, that’s exactly what renowned […]

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Beer Notes – New Beer Taxes and Walking Man Brewing in the News

June 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment · Notes, Washington Breweries

The new Washington beer tax starts today. In addition to beer, their will also be new taxes for candy, bottled water, and gum. These taxes are expected to bring in $122 million over the next year, and under the legislation the taxes are slated to expire after 3 years. Visit the Seattle Times for more info on […]

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A Seattle Mariners Six-Pack for the 2010 Season

April 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · General Beer News, Notes

The Mariners kick-off the 2010 MLB season this upcoming Monday against the Oakland Athletics. The Mariners made some nice improvements for this year, but only time will tell if that will be enough to get them to the promised land. Since this is not a sports blog, I thought I’d be creative and combine my […]

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Customer Service and Dealing With Modern-Day Beer Geek Expectations

February 3rd, 2010 · 10 Comments · Notes

These days, we drink in the modern-day world of technology such as Twitter feeds, Facebook updates, and real-time tap lists on brewery/bar websites. And like it or not, expectations have changed for some consumers (not all) when it comes to getting information from breweries and drinking establishments. Not all businesses are equipped to deal with these types of updates, and some businesses […]

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2010 – The Beer Ahead

January 9th, 2010 · 5 Comments · General Beer News, Notes

Looking at the past few years, I think it is safe to be excited for 2010. The past several years have all gotten consecutively more interesting when it comes to the world of craft beer, and there is no reason to expect anything different in 2010. Following are a few guesses at what we might […]

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Merry Christmas – What Will You Be Drinking?

December 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Notes

Merry Christmas to all of you beer-loving readers out there! The holidays are a perfect time to break out a special bottle or pick up some seasonal beer from the market. What will you be enjoying this year? At the top of my list is a bottle of a 2007 New Belgium La Folie Falling […]

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Big Welcome to Chris Devlin and Colin Lenfesty

November 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Notes

You’re going to start seeing occasional posts from my friends Colin Lenfesty and Chris Devlin here at Seattlebeernews.com. We live in a huge world of beer these days, and no matter how hard I try I could never cover it all myself. It will be good to have Colin and Chris contribute their points of […]

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Men’s Journal’s Top Five Beer Towns = Fail

October 6th, 2009 · 30 Comments · Notes, Washington Breweries

First of all, writers and publications are obviously allowed to state their opinions. But, sometimes…opinions are just wrong. I try to leave rankings, lopsided polls, and the such alone…but yesterday’s article in Men’s Journal calling out the top five beer towns in the US got under my skin. Here are their top five: 1) San Diego 2) New […]

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