Entries Tagged as 'Notes'

Catching Up

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Notes

There was quite a bit going on this past weekend (Tacoma Craft Beer Fest, fresh hop festivals, Beer Can Derby, etc…), but I opted to take a timeout and recoup from what was a very fun, but long and busy summer. After multiple trips, people in town visiting, and a string of consecutive busy weekends, […]

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GABF Results Notes and Observations

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Notes

Just a few notes/observations after reviewing the full GABF results: Cascade Brewing, from Portland, OR, took the top 2 spots in the Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Beer category. Their Bourbonic Plague earned the gold medal, and Vlad the Imp Aler earned the silver. Bourbonic Plague started off as a Belgian Spiced Double Porter that was then soured and […]

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Fresh Hop Beers – What Qualifies, and What are Some Favorites?

September 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Notes, Washington Breweries

 This thread over on Beeradvocate.com got me thinking about all of the fresh hop beers I’ve had out in the NW, and which ones stick out. It also got me thinking about what actually qualifies as a “fresh hop” beer. This is the time of year that you should start looking forward to some fresh hop/wet […]

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Quick Notes: Mini-Golf, New Bottles and a Terrible Tragedy

June 1st, 2009 · No Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, Events, General Beer News, Notes, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

If you haven’t noticed, Summer has officially arrived early in Seattle. It’s been absolutely beautiful out for a while now and it looks to continue through next weekend at this point. I’m sure we’ll still have another run of crappy weather soon after that, though. Take advantage by drinking beers on your porch, heading out […]

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Around the Horn – April 17, 2009

April 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, Beer Travels, Events, General Beer News, Notes, Washington Breweries

– I’m sure quite a few of you saw Beer Wars last night…what did you think? I opted to wait for DVD and enjoyed a great dinner (complete with Snipes Mountain Porter) at La Medusa in Columbia City. Great food and nice atmosphere (but don’t expect a “beer joint”). If you go, do yourself a favor […]

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Beer Notes

April 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · General Beer News, Notes

I blame my real job and looking at wedding reception sites for keeping me from posting this past week. Or, you could say I’m just lazy. By the way, any suggestions on wedding reception venues? Preferably a place that will let us source our own beer/wine. We’ve got lots of ideas and have started looking, […]

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Random Notes

March 26th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Beer & Food, Beer Releases, Beer Reviews, Events, General Beer News, Notes, Washington Breweries

As I sit here drinking a Three Floyd’s Brian Boru after watching my Purdue Boilermakers lay a big egg in the Sweet Sixteen, I thought I’d throw a few tidbits up on the blog. The Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti is FINALLY here (thinking that beer review I did of it in the P-I […]

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What’s Going On – February 19, 2009

February 19th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Beer Releases, Events, General Beer News, Notes, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

– The Collins Pub 5th Annual REAL Strong Beer Festival has been moved up a few days and will kick off today and last through the end of the month. Look for beers to be rotated in as kegs kick and space becomes available. It’s defintiely going to be worth going in multiple times. Vintage […]

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Notes – January 22, 2009

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Notes

A few quick notes: – First off, if you’re coming from the P-I welcome to the new blog. It will be the same old blog, but I also plan to keep an updated calendar of events and I’m going to try and put together my own brewery pages over time. It won’t be anything too […]

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