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Fremont Brewing To Release Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stouts

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 5:46pm
With eleven years under its belt, Fremont Brewing will celebrate its 11th Anniversary with the release of two barrel-aged beers. These two beers will include Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout and the more limited Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout. Through the years Fremont Brewing has developed a following for its well-done barrel-aged beers. To […]
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Chuckanut Brewery Releases Maibock Lager in 500mL Bottles

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 5:23pm
Being released a bit later in the year than normal, Chuckanut Brewery has just released its Maibock Lager in 500mL bottles across the Pacific Northwest. Normally brewed for the Spring season, Chuckanut Brewery has released its take on this classic German style for the end of Summer. Maibock Lager is a bock style lager with […]
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Fremont Brewing releasing 11th Anniversary, barrel-aged stouts on August 13th

Washington Beer News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 1:35pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Facebook Twitter Reddit Fremont Brewing is releasing its 11th Anniversary beers on Thursday, August 13th

I love the opportunity to share the photo below. It’s one from the dustiest corner of the Washington Beer Blog archive. It’s a diorama, the kind you used to make in elementary school. It was Matt Lincecum’s vision of Fremont Brewing. He showed me this creation when I visited the original brewery for the first time back in February of 2009 and Fremont Brewing was still a few months away from opening (see that original post from 11-plus years ago). Imagination, cardboard, and tape spawned one of Seattle’s best-loved and most widely recognized breweries, one that deserves all of its accolades and outstanding RateBeer and UnTappd ratings.

To commemorate its 11th Anniversary, Fremont Brewing is doing what it does best: sharing some outstanding beer with the world.

You want some? Yeah, I know you do. How can you get your greedy little paws on some of Fremont’s barrel-aged 11th Anniversary goodness?

Here is everything you need to know, straight from the brewery.

SPECIAL RELEASE: Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout

Magnums, Peated Stout Join The Celebration

Everything we know about time and aging we learned from barrels. OK, and from running a brewery for 11 years, which we celebrate this August. However, true lessons have come from putting beer in barrels, exploring the bounds of what can be done with wood, aging and a plethora of brewing ingredients. These lessons we bring to you, with the release of Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout is an adventurous blend of stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with tart Montmorency and Dark Tart cherries from Royal Ridge Fruits, and stout aged in vanilla extract barrels which previously held bourbon. Blending all three produced a sweet, complex, and creamy stout with just enough bitterness to keep everything in harmony.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout comes in 22 oz.  wax dipped bottles and special for our 11th anniversary, in a very limited number of 1.5L magnums, sold direct from the brewery.

Unique this year will also be Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout; imperial stout aged for 15 months in Westland Peated Whiskey Barrels. Bottles of Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout will only be sold direct from the brewery.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout will be released online on Thursday, August 13, with Magnums releasing at 11 AM, Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout at 2 PM and Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout releasing at 5 PM. All times Seattle. Details at FremontBrewing.com/anniversary.  Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout distribution will follow via our distribution network.

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Stout

AN EXCLUSIVE BLEND OF BARREL-AGED IMPERIAL STOUTS

Blend of Stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels, Stout aged in 8-10 years old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with tart Montmorency and Dark Tart cherries from Royal Ridge Fruits in Royal, WA, and

Stout aged in ex-bourbon vanilla extract barrels.

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter, Munich, Carafa 1 Special, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Rolled Oats, and Flaked Barley with US Magnum and US Golding hops.

ABV: 12.2%          IBU: 20

Color: Dark black

Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, brown sugar and other sweet aromatics, cherry with dried fruit notes, warming spices, bourbon, oak, and slight coffee

Flavor: Highly sweet, subtly bitter with moderately sweet linger in a full body with definite alcohol warmth and dense carbonation

Barrel Aged 11th Anniversary Peated Stout

IMPERIAL STOUT AGED 15 MONTHS IN WESTLAND PEATED SINGLE MALT WHISKEY BARRELS

Down & Dirty: Maris Otter, Munich, Carafa 1 Special, Roast Barley, Dark Crystal, Rolled Oats, and Flaked Barley with US Magnum and US Golding hops.

ABV: 12.2%          IBU: 20

Color: Dark black

Aroma: Peat smoke, chocolate and wide variety of sweet aromatics, with light cherry notes, spices and woodsy tones

Flavor: Highly sweet with subtle bitterness and light umami in a full, warming body

 

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Brewers Association introduces a member Code of Conduct

Washington Beer News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 9:25am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The Brewers Association continues its work to create a more equitable and inclusive craft beer universe

The Brewers Association’s Board of Directors recently approved a Code of Conduct (below) that will become part of the organization’s foundational documents. The Brewers Association is the national trade organization that represents the interests of the USA’s small, independent brewers. The creation of the Code of Conduct follows criticism from the beer industry and from beer consumers regarding how the BA responded to some recent, racially charged incidents involving member breweries.

More pointedly, the criticism centered on the lack of response. The Brewers Association had no mechanism or procedure in its bylaws for addressing these kinds of issues among its membership. It soon will.

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The BA says that the next step is to solidify its governance documents and create a member complaint process. The intent of that process is to hold its peers accountable for unacceptable behavior while pursuing an educational path forward that leads to a more inclusive and respectful craft beer community. The new complaint process should be ready for review by the Board of Directors, and then then the entire membership, in the coming weeks.

The creation of this Code of Conduct comes on the heels of some unfortunate and unsettling incidents in the craft beer industry. One of the notable events that raised eyebrows and understandably caused concern involved a brewery in Minnesota, 56 Brewing of Minneapolis, where one of the brewery’s owners allegedly tied a rope into a noose and used it as a prop when he told a black employee to “come here, boy.” That owner has since divested himself and stepped away from the business.

Another notable case, last year an employee filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids, Michigan, alleging that the company had fostered a racist corporate culture. The lawsuit was settled last fall.

The Brewers Association was criticized for essentially remaining silent and inactive in the wake of these events. The organization has made strides in recent years to promote and foster diversity and inclusivity in the beer industry but had yet to implement a mechanism to address these kinds of incidents.

“The Code of Conduct codifies our commitment and responsibility as an industry to comply with state and federal regulations and to eliminate discrimination, harassment, and bias of all types,” said the Brewers Association’s CEO, Bob Pease, in a statement released this week. “We take our leadership role seriously and recognize that we must be actively anti-racist. To this end, the Brewers Association is partnering with the Racial Equity Institute to conduct staff-wide training on structural racism on August 26. We see this as a step toward building our staff’s collective awareness of the context of structural racism in which we are all operating.”

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Pease added, “Here at the Brewers Association, our Core Values and Beliefs include not only promoting and celebrating the small, independent, innovative culture of American craft brewers, vigorously defending our industry, and providing craft brewers with a unified voice, but also fostering a diverse and collegial community within the craft brewing universe.”

BREWERS ASSOCIATION MEMBER CODE OF CONDUCT

(as found on the Brewers Association website)

A. Introduction

1. The Brewers Association promotes and protects the interests of American craft brewers. To effectively advance that mission, Brewers Association members and their representatives must set an example by acting with honesty and integrity, conducting themselves professionally, and embracing everyone.

2. The Brewers Association accordingly requires that all members conduct themselves in accordance with this Code of Conduct. Failure to adhere to this Code may result in suspension or removal from membership or other disciplinary action.

3. When this Code discusses obligations of members, it also imposes those obligations on the individual officers, directors, partners, employees, and other representatives of a member company. This Code also applies to the conduct of individuals serving on Brewers Association committees and subcommittees who are not associated with a member company.

B. Compliance with Law

1. Brewing and the sale of beer are heavily regulated. Members must make reasonable efforts to understand and comply with all applicable legal requirements imposed on their operations by federal, state, and local authorities.

2. Members must not willfully violate or disregard the requirements of the law. A pattern of repeated violations may demonstrate willfulness.

C. Respect for the Individual and Groups

1. Everyone deserves to operate and co-exist in an environment where each individual is treated with dignity and respect.

2. The Brewers Association is an organization committed to providing an environment free of discrimination and from abusive, offensive, or harassing behavior.

3. Therefore, all Brewers Association members must:

a. Treat all individuals and groups respectfully, recognizing their human dignity,
regardless of their diverse human characteristics: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, size or appearance, genetic pre-disposition, religion, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status.

b. Contribute to a positive environment that is free of hostile and offensive
behaviors; i.e., free from harassment. Harassment means any unwelcome and
inappropriate verbal or physical conduct, or coercive behavior, where the
behavior is known or reasonably ought to be recognized as unwanted or
unwelcome.

c. Speak out without fear of retaliation when the actions of others violate the rights of any individuals or groups.

d. Respect the opinions of others and address conflicts in a positive and constructive manner.

e. Respect other’s privacy in their personal lives.

f. Treat all individuals and groups professionally and respect their personal property.

D. Responsible Alcohol Consumption

1. As brewers and members of the community of brewing enthusiasts, members may share and enjoy alcohol beverages at Brewers Association events.

2. In consuming alcohol beverages, members must adhere to principles of responsible consumption.

3. Members must protect the image of both the Brewers Association and the brewing industry generally by taking steps to ensure no member, including themselves, will break any laws in the process of purchase, sharing, or consuming of alcohol beverages in association with Brewers Association events.

4. Should members consume more than a reasonable amount of alcohol and either are or appear to be incapable of functioning, either legally or appropriately, Brewers Association members accept their duty-to-act to keep those impaired members from breaking any laws and from harming themselves or others.

E. Responsible Alcohol Marketing

1. Members must adhere to Brewers Association Marketing and Advertising Code, available at https://www.brewersassociation.org/brewers-association-advertisingmarketing-code/.

2. Members must encourage the safe consumption of alcohol beverage products and refrain from sales and marketing practices that encourage the unsafe consumption of brewer products or consumption by persons below the legal drinking age.

F. Brewers Association Member Pledge of Conduct

1. We will behave in a professional manner and will respect the reputation of the brewing industry and the other organizations with which we interact.

2. We will seek to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and in all cases will not willfully violate the law.

3. We will respect the human dignity of all individuals and groups we interact with, regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, size or appearance, genetic pre-disposition, religion, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status.

4. We will promote lawful cooperation within the craft brewing industry in which we work, and between members, customers, and suppliers.

5. We will respect the confidentiality of sensitive information about Brewers Association business, such as information shared at the annual members meeting.

6. We will act at all times in accordance with ethical standards and in the best interest of the brewing industry.

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Gigantic Brewing Robot Room Now Open at Rocket Empire Machine

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 7:11pm
Today at Noon, Gigantic Brewing opened its doors to its second taproom named Gigantic Robot Room. This long awaited second taproom that was announced nearly one year ago dealt is one part of the Rocket Empire Machine that also includes four locally owned restaurants. Rocket Empire Machine is a development led by Guerrilla Development and Sister […]
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Hellbent Brewing and Metier Brewing team up with others to create Say It Loud: Stout and Proud

Washington Beer News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 12:03pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Say It Loud: Stout and Proud, a beer to benefit the Uban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Release this Friday, August 14th

Hellbent Brewing Company is located in one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Seattle. On the streets of Lake City, you might overhear 22 different languages being spoken. That said, the company is aware that the craft beer industry is not exactly known for the same kind of diversity and recognizes the need to continually work towards making its taproom a place where all people feel welcome and comfortable.

“The murder of George Floyd and so many others gave that mission new urgency,” the company said in a press release. “We took to the streets with others yearning for justice, and we partnered with Metier Brewing Company to create a beer hoping to inspire and support the fight. This is our homage and contribution to the Black is Beautiful collaborative.”

Hellbent Brewing recently teamed up with Metier Brewing, Boon Boona Coffee, and local artist Perri Rhoden to create a beer to benefit the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Say It Loud: Stout and Proud, a pale stout infused with Boon Boona coffee, will be released on Friday, August 14th at Hellbent Brewing’s taproom. Also at the Metier Brewing taproom in Woodinville and Boon Boona’s location in Renton.

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The beer is described as “a pale-amber colored ale with a smooth mouthfeel and flavors that will confound the drinker. Using coffee from local roaster Boon Boona, this beer develops toasty molasses flavors. Then combined with chocolate additions after fermentation, you get a flavor you would think could only be achieved in a dark stout.”

Say It Loud: Stout and Proud is part of the Black Is Beautiful collaboration project, a nationwide effort spearheaded by Weathered Souls Brewing of San Antonio, Texas. Well over 1,000 breweries across the nation have joined in by creating their own version of the beer and by pledging to donate proceeds to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged.

“We believe great beer, paired with dialogue, connection, and action, can strengthen our community,” said Metier Brewing in a press release. “As one of the few black-owned breweries in the country, we know representation matters. From our kid-pet-and-event-friendly taproom in Woodinville’s Artisan Hill District to the vendors and charities we partner with, to the artwork on our beer labels, we are expanding the craft beer space so more folks see themselves reflected here and feel welcomed. We hope MBC inspires others to continually stop and consider who is missing or not represented. At MBC, we aim to play our part in growing a nurturing and inclusive craft beer community. Imagine MBC as My Beloved Community.”

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To add to the character of the beer and the project, the collaboration team included Boon Boona Coffee, a company founded in 2012 in Seattle by Efrem Fesaha. “We got our start sourcing and distributing unroasted green coffee beans from Ethiopia throughout North America,” said the press release. “In 2016, we expanded into roasted coffee from Ethiopia and Rwanda. In 2019, we opened our brick and mortar location in Downtown Renton, where we roast and offer a cafe experience for our community. With coffee farmers across many African nations we look to develop long-lasting relationships and support the sustainability of their crops. Boon Boona Coffee is the bridge between African specialty coffee and you.”

To give the beer a richer identity, the collaboration team included local artist Perri Rhoden, a Seattle native that has been honing her creative practice as an abstract artist since 2012. Currently, she is emerging in the public art sector as a muralist. She has permanent and temporary art installations in Ballard, Downtown Seattle, and the Central District. More information about her current projects is detailed on her website.

All profits from Say It Loud: Say It Proud benefit the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS), an organization that empowers African Americans, as well as other diverse underserved communities, to thrive by securing educational and economic opportunities. It is the second-oldest civil rights organization in Washington and is one of the region’s essential economic first responders, helping families cope with challenges through a variety of programs designed to support and encourage self-sufficiency in all aspects of life. The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is located in the heart of Seattle’s most diverse neighborhood, the Central District.

The beer will be available starting this Friday, August 14th at Hellbent Brewing’s taproom in Lake City, Metier Brewing’s taproom in Woodinville, and Boon Boona’s location in downtown Renton.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Expands Its Product Line with PBR Peach Hard Tea

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 7:45am
Expanding its boundaries is one thing that Pabst Blue Ribbon has been doing over the past few years. The brewery has been riding high on its Blue Ribbon that the beer was awarded back in 1893 at the World’s Fair held ih Chicago that year. Over the past few years the brewery has been branching […]
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Watts Brewing vastly increases production volume, introduces beer in cans

Washington Beer News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:54am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Watts Brewing Company of Bothell, Washington just announced the arrival of some new fermenters and, because of those new fermenters, a vast increase to its production volume. Actually, the tanks aren’t new but have been in storage until recently. Working with Hale’s Ale Brewery, Watts Brewing will now realize is a 30x increase in production volume. With that comes the introduction of Watts Brewing’s beer in cans. (photos from Facebook.)

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If you are not familiar with the brewery, that’s understandable. Until now, Watts Brewing created its beers on a small scale, one barrel at a time. The production-only brewery does not have a taproom and was only distributing beer to a handful of accounts. Now that the beer is available in cans, it obviously becomes easier to get. Cans of Watts Brewing Company beer should be out for delivery this week. You can order online at https://watts-brewing-company.square.site/

This kind of cooperative brewing relationship is not as uncommon as people might think. In a nutshell, Watts Brewing owns the 30-barrel fermenters, which are now in place at Hale’s Ale Brewery in Seattle, which is where Watts Brewing produces and packages the beer.

I’ll let them explain it. Here’s the recent announcement from Facebook:

Earlier this summer we dusted off our 40 bbl fermenters that were in storage at the bee warehouse in Oregon and shipped them up to Seattle.  Hale’s Ales–Washington’s longest running independent brewery–has agreed to host our fermenters and let us brew our beer on their brewhouse.  (Big thanks to Mike Hale and Matt McClung for making this happen!)  That means two things.

First off, we have more beer to sell!  We’re brewing 30 bbl batches (as opposed to 1 bbl batches on our nano setup), and that means we can finally get beer out to all your favorite watering holes.  Want to see The Leafcutter at a particular bar or restaurant?  (or boardgame shop, or dog park, or…)  Send us their name and we’ll drop in and see if they like the beer!  Better yet, tell them how much you like the beer first.  It always helps to have someone to vouch for us.

But also…

CANS!

That’s right, you’re going to be able to get The Leafcutter in cans!  We’ll be selling to beer shops, liquor stores, corner markets, and anybody willing to buy cans from a self-distributed brewery. But we can also deliver directly to your mouth!

Order here!

Ok, not to your mouth, but to your door, and you can take it from there.  That link will take you to our new web store where you can place an order.  We deliver anywhere within 20 miles of Bothell (which includes Seattle, Bellevue and Everett), and delivery is free if you order a case or more!  Deliveries go out once a week on Wednesday afternoons, just remember to be home as we are required to check ID upon delivery.

Our first delivery day is next Wednesday, so get your orders in now!  The first 50 people to order a case of The Leafcutter get a free Watts t-shirt, and you’re the first to know!  Hopefully this all ends up being a nice perk for those of you stuck in quarantine at home.

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AleSmith and Anvil of Hope Brew Support for Frontline Workers

Brewpublic - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 7:15am
AleSmith Brewing Company has established a new nonprofit, Anvil of Hope. The goal of this nonprofit is to provide assistance to low-income families, those who are facing homelessness, youth who are aging out of foster care and citizens who are experiencing temporary hardships in the San Diego community and beyond. To help launch Anvil of Hope, […]
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Cider Summit Seattle Goes Virtual for 2020 with To-Go Tasting Kits

Brewpublic - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 9:08pm
(SEATTLE –– August 3, 2020) –– Cider Summit Seattle, a popular artisanal hard cider tasting festival in South Lake Union, is launching its first-ever virtual experience in Seattle due to COVID-19. This year’s exclusively digital festival is taking a second bite of the apple to honor physical distancing while still celebrating Washington state’s cider makers. […]
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Rogue Ales & Spirits and Iron Chef Morimoto Release Limited-Edition Morimoto Single Malt Whiskey

Brewpublic - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 7:03am
Through the past 17 years, Rogue Ales & Spirits have collaborated on various projects with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto. There have been numerous collaboration beers during this span and now comes his own limited-edition Morimoto Single Malt Whiskey. The whiskey began four years ago in Newport, Oregon at the Rogue Ales in the brewhouse when […]
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Sierra Nevada to Donate $1 Million to Community Nonprofits with Dankful IPA

Brewpublic - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 6:44am
Chico, CA—Sierra Nevada announced plans today to release Dankful IPA, a generously hoppy beer that will help the brewery raise funds for a variety of charitable works. The brewery has committed to at least $1 million in donations through the program over the next year. Dankful is brewed in honor of the nonprofits who are […]
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Logan Brewing opening next week in Burien

Washington Beer News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 3:44pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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On Friday, August 14th Logan Brewing Company celebrates the grand opening of its brewery and taproom in Burien, Washington 

They’re calling it a “socially distant opening.” Logan Brewing opens to the word next Friday. Because of statewide pandemic restrictions, the taproom is currently limited to outdoor seating only, but they have quite a bit of that, with patio seating for up to 40 guests.

Chris and Michael welcome you to Logan Brewing.

The brewery is located near the northwest corner of the city’s Town Square Park, on the retail level of the Maverick apartment complex. Logan Brewing will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 3:00 ’til 9:00, and Friday through Sunday from 3:00 ’til 10:00. Family-friendly and dog-friendly. Outside food welcome.

Allow me to explain, for those unfamiliar with Burien, which is probably most people. The Burien Town Square project, a mixed-use development, began in earnest over a decade ago but was stalled by the economic downturn of 2008-2009. It has sprung to life since then. The patio at Logan Brewing faces the new park, which is surrounded by new retail businesses, new condos, new apartments, a new library, and the new City Hall. The new brewery’s location is, roughly, a block northwest of Elliott Bay Brewhouse and Pub.

Town Square Park from the brewery’s patio. From Instagram.

For the opening, Logan Brewing will offer two beer choices. Speed Runner is a west coast IPA, featuring Amarillo and Ekuanot hops. Easy Mode is a blonde ale. A few days following the opening, they’ll tap into CDA Mind on Midnight, a cascadian dark ale infused with cold-brewed coffee. Also, a raspberry wheat ale is currently in the fermenter.

Speed Runner IPA, Logan Brewing.

The furniture that will soon grace the patio is currently piled up in what will eventually be the taproom. Although we don’t know when the pandemic will allow us to enjoy it, the interior at Logan Brewing is lovely, with a huge bar that will seat many thirsty patrons in a post-pandemic world. I’m not sharing many pictures of the interior because during this final pre-opening stage things were not exactly shipshape, but also because there’s no sense showing you something that you cannot have. Instead, I show you the patio ready to be furnished and populated.

The spacious patio will soon see happy people enjoying beers.

For you brewery geeks, they’re running a 10-bbl electric brewhouse. They looked at installing a direct fire brewhouse, but running the stacks all the way up through the building (a 5-story apartment building) was cost-prohibitive.

So, Who is Logan Brewing?

Chris Palumbo and Michael Woodruff became friends while they were both studying at the University of Calfornia, Davis (UC Davis). Now partners in their own brewery, the two have been working for many months to bring Logan Brewing to life. The world’s current circumstances have certainly slowed things down and created some hiccups along the way, but their work to bring the brewery to life predates the pandemic.

Although Chris was studying business at UC Davis, he used his elective credits to study brewing and the beer industry, graduating with a degree in Managerial Economics with a focus on brewery production. Michael, on the other hand, was there exclusively for the beer and is a graduate of the UC Davis Fermentation Science program.

From Instagram.

Beyond their formal beer education, they’ve both worked in the beer industry. Chris spent some time working for Craft Canning + Bottling, the mobile beer-packaging company that is responsible for helping so many craft breweries get beer on the shelves at grocery stores and bottleshops. Michael has worked as a brewer and head brewer at breweries in Minnesota, North Dakota, California, and Washington.

Rounding out the team, Claire Conroy will act as the GM, managing the service side of the business. Along with ensuring that the service is on point, she will focus on outreach and coordination with local charities and non-profits, bringing events into the taproom and furthering the company’s goal of being a charity-focused brewery.

One last member of the team that you should know is Logan Palumbo. This story is not complete without you knowing him. The brewery is named after Chris’s brother who was lost to suicide five years ago.

“During this time of uncertainty, I continually reflect on the reasons I decided to start this brewery,” said Chris Palumbo on Facebook. “Logan Brewing Company is named for my younger brother Logan. He was a kind, loving man, a lover of video games and camping, and was studying to be a geologist. Five years ago we lost him to suicide. In the months and years afterward I searched for a way to carry on his legacy. During that time I fell in love with craft beer and its supportive community and decided to start my own brewery.”

“The main goal for our brewery is to help our community and country by supporting suicide prevention charities. We plan to make a quarterly donation to a suicide prevention and awareness charity and make our taproom available to host charitable events.”

Logan Brewing
510 SW 151st Street
Burien, WA 98166

 

 

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Introducing the Reuben’s Brews Foundation

Washington Beer News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 8:03am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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More so than many other businesses in many other industries, our small and independent breweries are a part of the community. Perhaps that’s because of beer’s generally social nature; beer brings people together. One way that most breweries are involved in their communities is by charitable giving, but there’s more to it than that. Some breweries strive to make a difference, to foster and enable positive change in their communities.

Reuben’s Brews is no stranger to philanthropic giving. Since 2013 the company’s Thank You Thursday program has been raising funds for local non-profits and raising awareness of important causes in the community. Now, Reuben’s Brews is taking it to the next level with the announcement that the company has created a foundation: The Reuben’s Brews Foundation.

The foundation’s first act will see a portion of the proceeds from sales of Reuben’s Brews 8th anniversary beer (Long Days, Short Years imperial hazy IPA) dedicated to funding a fellowship program designed to develop future BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) leaders in the brewing industry.

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Here’s the announcement from the brewery.

To celebrate their 8 crazy years (and 8 even crazier months this year alone) Reuben’s is proud to announce the release of “Long Days Short Years”, a new Hazy IPA brewed to commemorate this significant moment in their history. The imperial hazy IPA features Sabro, Michigan Chinook, and Citra hops which gives it a bright nose of orange and lime zest, with a deeper tropical fruit body delivering notes of mango and pineapple, and passion fruit on the finish. It will be available starting August 5th at the Reuben’s Taproom in Ballard and in limited release across their distribution area the following week.

“We are thankful and humbled by the amazing community support we have had since we opened, which is how we’ve achieved so much in 8 short years!” said Reuben’s Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Robbings. “We are also incredibly thankful for our team – it’s our team that makes Reuben’s. So, we thought it was fitting that the can design features the faces of our whole team who have poured their heart and soul into Reuben’s Brews.”

But reflection on the community, people and the hard work of the past isn’t the only thing happening at Reuben’s this Anniversary. With an eye to the future of both their brewery and the entire industry, Reuben’s is excited to announce the creation of the Reuben’s Brews Foundation. Guided by the belief that pouring delight for their community can extend beyond what’s poured in a glass, the Reuben’s Brews Foundation will work to strengthen the community they serve.

“The Reuben’s Brews Foundation is a natural extension of our long-running “Thank You Thursday” program, which has raised over $150,000 for local non-profits since 2013,” said Reuben’s Co-Founder and Foundation Director Grace Robbings. “As the non-profit organization linked to Reuben’s Brews, the foundation will support the work already being done by community partners, and fill other needs where gaps exist in the areas of education, environment, arts, human rights, animal rights, health, and social justice.”

As the Foundation’s first act, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of “Long Days, Short Years” will help fund a fellowship program designed to develop future BIPOC leaders in the brewing industry. The new program is being designed in partnership with Métier Brewing Company. For more information about the Reuben’s Brews Foundation, including details on the fellowship program, please visit their website at: http://www.reubensbrews.com/foundation.

As the Reuben’s team celebrate making it to 8 years as a brewery, Reuben’s invites you to support the birth of this important new industry growth initiative by joining them for a celebratory pint or four-pack of “Long Days, Short Years” starting August 5th.

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Beer Release – Summer Pale Ale, Chuckanut Brewery

Washington Beer News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 7:35am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Chuckanut Brewery just announced the availability of its Summer Pale Ale. Available in half-liter bottles as well as on draft. Here’s the official announcement.

Chuckanut Summer Pale Ale Available on Tap and in Bottles

Chuckanut Summer Pale Ale is now available on tap and in bottles at both Chuckanut Locations and around the Sound and Oregon State! This is the first time Summer Pale Ale is available in half liter bottles. A great beer for summer, the Summer Pale Ale is a mash up of hops and malt culminating in a bright, clean and refreshing ale. A pinch of wheat malt provides a dry malt backbone on which the Mandarina Bavaria and Galaxy hops can shine. Light gold in color, hoppy, snappy and a crisp finish, this ale has 40 IBUs and a sessionable 5% ABV.

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Summer Pale Ale is great paired with summer foods like BBQ and Burgers! You can also enjoy it with your favorite pasta salad or tuna salad. Summer Pale Ale is a great drinking beer to enjoy on the water or out on your deck in the sometimes sunshine of the Northwest! Any way you look at it, you will find this your summer beer of choice once you’ve had your first sip!

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham, was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival. Currently both locations offer outdoor seating (covered and waterside) as well as to-go pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. A full food menu is available at North Nut. The South Nut Tap Room at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit. Now both locations are open 7 days per week: North Nut (Monday-Sunday 12-8 pm) and South Nut (Monday-Thursday 3-6 pm and Friday-Sunday 1-6 pm) during phase 2 of Covid rules. Check out additional information about Chuckanut at www.chuckanutbrewery.com.

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Chuckanut Brewery Summer Pale Ale Available on Tap and 500mL Bottles

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:55pm
Up in Bellingham, Washington, Chuckanut Brewery continues to release additional beers in 500mL bottles. Now joining the brewery’s evolving lineup of bottled beers is Chuckanut Summer Pale Ale. This summer marks the first time that Summer Pale Ale is available in half liter bottles. A great beer for summer, the Summer Pale Ale is a […]
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Cascade Brewing Packages Honey Ginger Lime and Honeycot in 12oz Cans

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:25pm
(PORTLAND, Ore. –– August 5, 2020)  –– Cascade Brewing has packaged two of its most popular Northwest Sour Ales for the first time in the brewery’s history. Starting this Friday, August 7, Cascade fans can look forward to drinking Honey Ginger Lime and Honeycot in 12 ounce cans. Honey Ginger Lime features sour rye ale aged in oak barrels and foudres for up […]
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A beer born out of necessity in all the best ways

Washington Beer News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 5:04pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Counterbalance Brewing and The Good Society Brewery introduce a beer born out of necessity in all the best ways. Available on tap and in cans this Friday.

On Friday, August 7, Seattle’s The Good Society Brewery and Counterbalance Brewing release a collaboration beer, Long Way Round IPA. The beer is described as a celebration of beer’s power to facilitate friendship and resourcefulness in the face of the challenges and tribulations presented by 2020.

Long Way Round IPA was brewed using Idaho 7 hops and Hornidal Kveik yeast. It is described as a brilliant golden, medium-bodied IPA featuring flavors of juicy tropical fruit, pine, and subtle resin. The name is a reference to the unfortunate state of travel between The Good Society Brewery and Public House in West Seattle and Counterbalance Brewing’s location in Georgetown. In a regular world, the two breweries are just minutes apart, but with the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, the only way to get from The Good Society to Counterbalance is by taking the long way round.

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“It’s a beer born out of necessity, in the best way,” says Jeff Howell, co-founder of Counterbalance Brewing. “We were excited to see Nick [Berger] and Phil [Cammarano], The Good Society co-owners/brewers open The Good Society earlier this year after getting to know them throughout their startup process. Obviously, none of us had any idea what was coming shortly thereafter.”

“To have the opportunity to share labor, ingredient, and packaging costs on this project were practical benefits for both breweries, but the true joy was in some much-needed human interaction. The fact that both of our breweries are effectively two-person production operations meant that we could more easily work together while maintaining safety protocols than might not have been possible with larger operations.”

“We at The Good Society have always held the belief that together is better,” says Nick Berger. “Whether it is our neighborhood or our brewing community, that concept is core to who we are. Over the past few years of startup and operations, Frank and Jeff at Counterbalance showed us, with their generosity in sharing their knowledge and experience, that they too believe in the strength of community. Long Way Round is a tangible reflection of that community. We hope everyone enjoys this beer, socially distanced of course, as much as we enjoyed brewing it.”

Long Way Round IPA will be released at The Good Society Brewery & Public House and Counterbalance Brewing Company’s taproom on Friday, August 7 on draft and in 16-oz can 4-packs. Limited stock of cans will be available for wholesale the following week direct from the breweries.

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This Friday at Two Beers Brewing – the first fresh hop beer of the year, kind of

Washington Beer News - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 12:01pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I should note that I am not certain this is 2020’s first fresh hop beer, but it is the first I know of and Two Beers Brewing usually beats everyone out of the gate. Whatever the case, this Friday, August 7th Two Beers Brewing will pour a fresh hop beer. Actually, it’s more like a cask of IPA dry-hopped with a whole lot of freshly picked whole-cone hops. The actual fresh hop beer—the one brewed with the fresh hops—is still a couple weeks away. (Above: the brewery team at Two Beers Brewing pickin’ this year’s fresh hops.)

I was at Two Beers Brewing the other day for the annual fresh hop pickin’ party. Things were a little different this year due to the pandemic. Like, everyone wearing masks. Like, getting my temperature checked before I was allowed to start picking. Like, fewer people involved in the picking this year, and those people doing it while distanced from each other. You can imagine.

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Anyway, we picked the hops off the bines on Monday, August 3rd, the beer was brewed soon thereafter and should be ready in ten days to two weeks. Keep an eye on Two Beers Brewing’s social channels.

In the meantime, you can get a preview this Friday at The Woods Tasting Room, where they’ve recently expanded their outdoor seating area. It’s quite lovely.

Expanded beer garden at The Woods.

From Facebook: “We filled two casks to the brim with freshly picked Centennial hops and topped one with Wonderland Trail IPA and the other with Seattle Cider Company’s Semi Sweet! Join us at The Woods to enjoy these libations while raising money for our Climb for a Cause team. Your $6 pint will be donated toward their fundraising goal. Which cask will kick first?”

The Woods is 21+ and dog-friendly. Masks are required at all times when not at your table of five or less. Indoor seating is not available.

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Reuben’s Brews Celebrates 8 Years with Long Days, Short Years IPA

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 2:00am
Today, Reuben’s Brews celebrates its 8th Anniversary of brewing in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s celebration will be low key but nonetheless a special anniversary beer will be released. Long Days, Short Years IPA is a new Hazy IPA that commemorates this significant moment in the brewery’s history and […]
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