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Orval Day, Single Hop Mini Fest, Cider Rite of Spring And The Rest Of The Weeks Craft Beer Events

Brewpublic - 5 hours 42 min ago
Orval Day, single-hop mini fest and ciders galore lead the lineup of craft beer events for the week of March 23rd. Nobility Imperial IPA Release 6 p.m. Thursday March 23, NWIPA, 6350 SE Foster Rd.; Another shipment of Noble Ale Works is landing at Portland’s dedicated IPA taproom– Nobility Imperial IPA, the 2016 GABF Gold […]
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New year-round beer from Ghostfish Brewing – Meteor Shower Blonde

Washington Beer News - 9 hours 23 min ago

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

 

Ghostfish Brewing recently announced the addition of a new beer to its year-round lineup: Meteor Shower Blonde Ale. Here’s the word straight from the source.

Ghostfish Brewing Introduces Meteor Shower Blonde Ale with a Pint Night

Seattle, WA (March 21, 2017)—Ghostfish Brewing Company spent much of its first two years setting out to prove gluten-free beer could be every bit as intense and diverse as other kinds of craft beer. After focusing on creating dark beers, hoppy beers, strong beers, Belgians and more experimental styles, Ghostfish added Meteor Shower BlondeAle to its year-round lineup.

Meteor Shower is for those new to craft beer, or for serious beer aficionados searching for an easy-drinking break from more intense and aggressive brews. Find Meteor Shower in 4-packs of 12oz cans most places Ghostfish beer is sold.

Ghostfish is hosting a Meteor Shower Pint Night on March 25, featuring pineapple, passionfruit and blueberry flavored kegs and $2 Meteor Shower cans with 360° lids that can be entirely peeled off. The Ghostfish chefs have created a special menu of “Irish Enchiladas” made of Meteor Shower corned beef and boiled potatoes wrapped in braised cabbage, Lobster Mac and “Showered Clams”—fresh clams steamed in Meteor Shower with herbs and chalets.

“There’s always been this kind of hole in our portfolio for just a solid, easy-drinking beer that anyone can appreciate,” says Brewmaster and Co-owner Jason Yerger. “Meteor Shower is the answer to that. It’s a crisp blonde ale thats light on the palette and easy on the hops, but still has the character and complexity people expect from Ghostfish beers.

“Malted rice and millet take centerstage in this beer, bringing a clean, honey-like
sweetness and a full bodied, true malt flavor. German Perle hops balance it out with
light floral aromatics and just a touch of bitterness to create an all-around anytime beer, whether you’re gluten-free or not.”

ABV 4.5% IBU 15

 

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Full Sail Brewing Takes It South of the Border With Sesion Cerveza Mexican Style Lager

Brewpublic - 10 hours 16 min ago
Full Sail Brewing continues to add to its successful Session lineup of beers with both seasonals and year-round releases. Some of its Session varieties hit it out of the park while others are experiments that do not pan out as visioned such as its recent Session Dark Cherry Black Lager. However with its latest release, […]
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McMenamins Launches Seasonal IPA Series In Cans With Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA

Brewpublic - 10 hours 28 min ago
Longtime Oregon brewery and pub chain, McMenamins is readying the release of its first beer in its limited edition Canned Seasonal IPA Series. Packaged in 16 oz. cans, the first release will take place on Friday, March 24th with Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA. Brewed out at its Edgefield Brewery, Captain Neon’s Mango Double IPA […]
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Walking Man Brewing Presents Its 2nd Annual Fools Fest

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:13pm
Stevenson, WA (March 22, 2017) – Walking Man Brewing will host the 2nd annual Fools Fest on Saturday, April 1 from noon to 10pm at the brewery in Stevenson, WA.  Celebrate the beginning of spring at this all ages event featuring a full day of local live music and folly. Enjoy Walking Man’s award winning brews and […]
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Peddler Brewing 4th Anniversary this Saturday

Washington Beer News - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:17am

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

This Saturday in Ballard, Peddler Brewing celebrates its fourth anniversary with a party at the brewery. Live music, special beers, and more. Here’s the word: Peddler Brewing 4th Anniversary this Saturday “Peddler Brewing is turning 4 and it’s time to celebrate!  Join us this Saturday 3/25 from 11am – 11pm.  For $10 you get two beers and a commemorative pint glass (limited to first 150 customers). We will have three of our special aged sour beers on tap, with a very limited supply of the Oak Barrel Aged Belgian Sour.” “To fill your belly, Cycle Dogs will be serving their gourmet vegan hot dogs from 11am-4pm and then Athena’s Greek food truck will be serving from 4pm-9pm.  And to get you dancing into the night we have The Ramblin’ Years playing from 7:30-10pm.  Join us in celebrating 4 years of Peddler beer!”

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New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat To Visit 33 Cities In 2017

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:00am
When one thinks of New Belgium Brewing one image that certainly comes to mind is a bike. The Fort Collins, CO based brewery hosts an annual beer and bike festival, Fat Tire presents Tour de Fat that will make its way to 33 cities from its kickoff in Asheville, NC on May 20th to its […]
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Cider Riot! Everyday Semi-Dry Cider Can Party with Natasha Kmeto & Troubled Youth

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:15am
Portland’s Cider Riot! is ready to launch a new cider in 12 oz. cans. On Wednesday, April 12th Cider Riot! will host the Can Release Party for its new Everyday Semi-Dry Cider at Mississippi Studios. This will be the cidermaker’s first foray into the cans and to launch this new package the cidery will be […]
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No-Li Brewhouse Releases March Forth Citrus IPA

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 3:00am
Spokane, USA…Inspire and Collaborate!  No-Li Brewhouse hoists a pint of March Forth Citrus IPA in recognition of neighborhoods and communities across Spokane, the Pacific NW and USA. “No-Li supports neighborhoods and communities as they are the central point of beer culture,” says Mike Lay of No-Li Brewhouse. “We believe that a thriving and local beer culture […]
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Boontling, The Language of Boonville and Anderson Valley Brewing

Brewpublic - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:55am
Atlas Obscura daily takes subscribers to obscure and fascinating corners of the world; today it’s Boonville Calif., home of Anderson Valley Brewing and the local dialect, Boontville: The origins of Boontling are uncertain. Maybe children made the language up so they could talk to each other without their parents knowing. Or maybe it was the other way […]
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SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience Celebrates 10 Years

Brewpublic - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 4:00am
Now a decade in, SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience will celebrate its return to Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017. Each year the Brewers Association (BA) hosts the nation’s premier craft beer and food pairing event that features the country’s top brewers and pairs its beers with […]
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Brew Review: A Northwest Brewfest & Benefit on April 19, 2017

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:21pm
Seattle, WA, March 14, 2017. Brew Review is a feel-good taste of intersectionality: pro-worker unions, small businesses, breweries, and local artists are combining their powers to support a local non-profit—the Unemployment Law Project. 10 Northwest craft breweries are competing to be the crowd favorite: Stoup, Elysian, Georgetown, Bluebird, Kulshan, Lazy Boy, Reuben’s Brews, Counterbalance, and […]
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Tickets Are Now On Sale To The 11th Annual Cheers To Belgian Beers

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:46pm
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 20, 2017 – The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, beer! Advance tickets are on sale now for Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival, which features up to 70 Belgian-style beers brewed by Oregon craft brewers using the same single yeast strain. The 11th annual event will take […]
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USA TODAY 10Best Reader’s Choice 2017 – Craft Beer

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:57am
Over the past few weeks USA TODAY conducted its 10Best Reader’s Choice on craft beer. This past Friday on St. Patrick’s Day USA TODAY revealed its 2017 Craft Beer Winners. A few beer bars, two brewpubs and a beer festival all from Oregon made the list decided by an on-line poll of industry nominated choices. […]
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2017 Spring Nano Beer Fest

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:00am
As the Nano Beer Fest enters its ninth year, organizers are now expanding this festival that predominately showcases small, nano breweries to two festivals each year. On Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Nano Beer Fest will host its 2017 Spring Nano Beer Fest at John’s Marketplace. For the first installment of […]
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Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider 4th Annual Hopped Cider Festival

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:00am
Get prepared for the marriage of craft cider and craft beer when Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider hosts its 4th Annual Hopped Cider Festival on Saturday, April 8 from Noon to 9:00pm. Reverend Nat’s will gather over 36 hopped ciders from around the country. Entry to the 4th Annual Hopped Cider Festival is $25.00 and includes […]
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15th Annual Filmed By Bike Film Festival Celebrates Cycling And Storytelling – May 5-7, 2017

Brewpublic - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 7:49am
Festival features 80 of the world’s best short bike films, Base Camp Brewing opening night street party, Filmmaker Bike Tour with visit to Chris King Precision Components facility PORTLAND, Oregon (March 3, 2017) – Mix bike fanatics with avid film lovers for a weekend of the world’s best independent bike movies at the 15th annual […]
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Belltown Brewing – Grand Opening today (pictures and info)

Washington Beer News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:37pm

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

 

Last week we reported the news that Belltown Brewing was softly open at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Bell Street in downtown Seattle and that the grand opening was schedule for today, March 17th. See our previous post to learn more about Belltown Brewing in general. Yesterday we had a chance to stop in and visit for the first time. We sampled some beers, took some pictures, chatted with head brewer Adam Frantz, and this is what we learned. (Photos by Kim Sharpe Jones.)

To begin with, they are pouring five of their own beers, including the three that will likely become Belltown Brewing’s flagship beers: a pilsner, an IPA, and an amber. Along with those, they were pouring a blackberry hefeweizen and a coffee brown ale. I thought the IPA was exceptional (plenty of Mosaic included in the hop bill), as was the coffee brown ale, but all of the beers were solid.

Adam tells us that, somewhat unexpectedly, the amber has been the most popular beer, probably because it pairs so well with the pub’s pizza. We enjoyed the pretzel with beer-cheese sauce. The pretzel is made with spent grain from the amber.

They are not yet brewing in-house. Instead, they are contract brewing at American Brewing in Edmonds. Adam himself is doing the brewing. His previous gig was at American Brewing so he is very familiar with the system. His recipes, his sweat, their system.

The build-out is almost complete, the equipment is either on the way or on order, and they hope to start brewing on site in a couple months. The brewery itself is highly visible from the pub and also from the street. Large roll-up windows along 2nd Avenue provide passersby with a great view of the brewery. The pictures do not do justice to the bright, sparkling white tile (subway tile on the walls and mosaic marble tile on the floor).

One interesting note, the cold-side of the brewery will be located out front (pictured), but the actual brewhouse will be behind a wall. The beer will be transferred overhead via a series of pipes or hoses. It’s not too different than what most breweries do, but is a somewhat more permanent solution compared to having hoses running loose across the floor.

For more details about the brewery itself, check out our previous post.

 

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Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest combines top notch beer and top shelf scotch

Washington Beer News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:37am

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

 

Formerly known as Hop Scotch, the Seattle Scotch and Beer Fest takes place on April 14th and 15th. The event offers a rare opportunity to sample top notch craft beer alongside top shelf scotch and whiskey. When you purchase your tickets, use the code WABEER to get three extra drink tokens. 

This year the beer lineup includes the likes of Fremont Brewing, Bellevue Brewing, Ten Pin Brewing (Moses Lake), Worthy Brewing (Bend), Wild Ride Brewing (Redmond, OR), Two Beers Brewing, and many others. The scotch and whiskey lineup includes stuff like Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve, Aberlour 16 Year, Glenlivet 18 Year, Readbreast 12 Year Irish Whiskey, Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey, and many others.

In addition to drinking great scotch, you might actually learn something. This event offers seminars taught by renowned whiskey experts. Scotch Seminars will be led by a certified Master of Scotch. Seminars will include 10 Scotches from The Glenlivet, Aberlour, Chivas, Scapa, and Longmorn families.

Food at the event will be provided by Lumpia World, a local food truck focused on a fusion of Filipino and Island Cuisine.

Event Website, tickets and more info.

Location:
Fremont Studios
155 N 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Event Hours:
Friday, April 14: 5pm-12am
Saturday, April 15: 1pm-12am

Ticket prices start at $30 and vary depending on what kind of experience you want. Tickets are on sale now. Enter the code WABEER to get three extra drink tokens.

 

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Farmstrong Brewing presents an event to showcase Skagit Valley Malt

Washington Beer News - Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:14am

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog.

 

No foolin’, on Saturday, April 1st Farmstrong Brewing in Mount Vernon is hosting a special event to showcase the malted barley produced by Skagit Valley Malting. Nine breweries will provide the beer, all of which were brewed using malt from Skagit Valley Malting.

Whether you call it small-batch barley, boutique barley, or something else, the brewers who make the beers you love are very excited about this recent development in the beer world, so maybe you should be too.

At Farmstrong Brewing’s Showcase event, you can not only taste the beers, but you can play chickenshit bingo, though I’m not sure what that is, and even participate in the Wort Challenge. Bring your own vessel, take some wort home and ferment some beer (more info at farmstrongbrewing.com).

Beyond that, you will not only have the opportunity to drink at least nine beers brewed using Skagit Valley malt, but you can even tour the Skagit Valley Malting facility and see their innovative approach to the process of malting barley. The facility is about 10 minutes away from Farmstrong Brewing and just so happens to be a stone’s throw from the new Chuckanut Brewery and taproom in Burlington, aka South Nut.

Skagit Valley Malting is changing things. Whereas most malted barley used by craft brewers comes from very large producers that source their barley from very large farms, Skagit Valley Malting produces it on a smaller scale, using barley grown locally on smaller farms. This gives them an uncommon ability to mess around with various types of barley that, until recently, were unavailable to brewers and largely forgotten by farmers. It’s the kind of thing that craft brewers and craft beer drinkers adore. Read more about Skagit Valley Malting below.

Beers provided by: Aslan Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Cloudburst Brewing, North Sound Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Pike Brewing, Naked City Brewery, Hellbent Brewing, and Farmstrong Brewing

You can read more about Skagit Valley Malting in the story below, which I wrote for Seattle magazine a couple years ago.

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