Entries Tagged as 'Beer'

Brews & Bikes Article From Bicycling.com

June 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · General Beer News

Just recently, I mentioned that I had bought a new bike and was looking forward to using it to pedal around to some beery spots. I also think that many would agree that after a good hike or bike ride, there is nothing quite like a refreshing beer (some researchers even say drinking beer is […]

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Session Beers – Finding Flavor Country in 5% ABV or Less

June 12th, 2009 · 7 Comments · California Beer, General Beer News, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Living in the city and being a man who enjoys his beer, I do my best to use cabs, public transportation, or my own two feet to get me around. That doesn’t always work, though, and there are plenty of times that we end up driving across town to visit a favorite pub or attend […]

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Bike for Beer

May 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Seattle is a huge biking town, but I’ve been outside of that world since I moved here. Well, I finally jumped in and bought a used bike this past week; it’s a 2004 Gary Fisher Tassajara mountain bike with hybrid wheels. I don’t think I’ll ever be an uber-serious biker, but I have high hopes […]

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California’s Firestone Walker Hits the WA Market

April 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Beer Releases, California Beer

Welcome to Washington, Firestone Walker! Thanks to the Fullpint.com for the heads up on the press release (see below). I’m not sure if we’ll see their beers on shelves immediately, but I’d highly suggest giving them a try when you see them. Their Union Jack IPA ranks up there with Pliny the Elder (from Russian […]

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Tom Robbins’ B is for Beer

April 21st, 2009 · No Comments · General Beer News

I have to admit that I’ve never read a Tom Robbins book, but I’ve been meaning to for a long time (that counts for something, right?). I’ve always heard good things and he sounds like an intriguing author. B is for Beer is Robbins’ ninth novel, and yes, it is a children’s book about beer…but […]

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Northwest Brewing News Tasting Panel – Summer Beers

April 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Beer Reviews, California Beer, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

A feature of the bi-monthly Northwest Brewing News  (for which I write the Seattle column) is a tasting panel that reviews a set style/type of beers. If there are any brewers/reps reading that would like to be considered for the June/July issue featuring summer beers (open to interpretation), please contact me for information on submitting […]

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Good Times at WA Cask Fest

March 28th, 2009 · 6 Comments · Beer Reviews, Events, Washington Breweries

Cheers to all the brewers and beer lovers that turned out for the first session of the WA Cask Fest. It was a great time, as always. It was a busy turnout, but lines were sill shorter than your average beer fest. There were plenty of great beers, and just a few clunkers. Highlights: Water […]

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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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Weekend Getaway to Astoria

March 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer Travels, Oregon Breweries

One of Jeanne’s and my favorite things about living in Seattle is all of the different weekend trips that you can do from the city. We love getting out of town on a Friday night/Saturday morning and driving somewhere to just get away from the city. This past weekend, we drove the ~3 hours down […]

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Goodbye P-I

March 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments · General Beer News

Today is a sad day for Seattle news. It was the last day that a copy of the Seattle P-I newspaper will ever roll off of the presses. If you aren’t aware, their owner, the Hearst Corporation, has decided to finally pull the plug on the printing and go to an online-only format with a […]

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