Entries from February 16th, 2009

National IPA Championship Sponsored by the Brewing News

February 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Events, General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

It is just about time for March Madness, which means the Brewing News is also bringing back their National IPA Championship (NIPAC). Head to http://www.brewingnews.com/nipac/ to sign up and see all of the details, including a list of this year’s contestants. Whoever picks the most matchups correctly will receive a case of the winning IPA (Green […]

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Lost Abbey/Port Brewing Dinner at Collins Pub

February 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Beer & Food, California Beer, Events

Seth Howard and Erik Wood have put on several amazing beer dinners down at the Collins Pub, and each consecutive one just might blow me away even more than the one before. Last Wednesday (A late review is better than none, right?) found about 30 or 4o beer and food loving partrons on hand at the […]

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Portland Paradise – Part 3

February 10th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my Portland trip if you haven’t seen them. After checking out of the hotel on Sunday, we headed over to Whole Foods to stock up on some of the gems you can get in Portland that don’t make it up to Seattle. I was most excited to […]

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Portland Paradise – Part 2

February 9th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

If you missed Part 1, Jeanne and I took a trip down to Portland this past weekend and started off with visits to Hopworks Urban Brewery and Deschutes. One highlight of the weekend was a 75-minute massage on Saturday afternoon, and afterwards we headed over to Lucky Lab NW and split a sampler tray. One thing […]

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Best Wishes to S.F. Beer Writer Bill Brand

February 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · California Beer, General Beer News

Sad news from S.F. beer week. William Brand, who covers the S.F. beer scene and beyond in his What’s On Tap blog, was struck by a train, supposedly after leaving a beer dinner at 21st Amendment last night. Here is the news from the Contra Costa Times: A former longtime reporter for the Oakland Tribune was critically […]

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Portland Paradise – Part 1

February 8th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

A trip to Portland is always a pleasure, and when Jeanne and I hit the town this past weekend it turned out to be one of my best visits ever. We were looking for a weekend getaway to relax, and after finding a $99/night deal at a swanky new place called the Nines in downtown […]

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Hop On Board Seattle Beer Week

February 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Events, Washington Breweries

Seattle Beer Week is our city’s chance to celebrate all that is beer in this  great city/state. As a corner stone of the craft brewing industry, there are countless great places to grab a beer in Seattle. There are many great breweries, and there are probably even more outstanding beer bars. There are active homebrew […]

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Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine

February 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews, Washington Breweries

For yesterday’s bi-weekly beer review in the P-I (which may soon be ending, as many of you know), my submission was for the Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine: For those not familiar with barley wine, the name is derived from the high alcohol content found in these beers. The Pike Brewing Co. (in the Pike […]

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Tomme Arthur of Lost Abbey/Port Brewing at Bottleworks & Brouwer’s Cafe Tonight

February 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

If you missed out on the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing night at Naked City Taphouse last night, you can make up for it by heading over to Bottleworks from 4:30pm to 6:30pm for a tasting. Tomme will then head over to Brouwer’s at 7pm for an event featuring Hop 15, Serpent’s Stout and Devotion on tap, […]

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