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Bridgeport Brewing’s 2nd Annual HoptoberFest Block Party

Brewpublic - 2 hours 16 min ago
Its hop harvest season and BridgePort Brewing is set to return with its 2nd Annual HoptoberFest Block Party on Saturday, October 6th outside the brewery in Portland’s Pearl District. For 2018, BridgePort’s HoptoberFest will expand by taking over NW 13th Avenue alongside the brewery. This Oktoberfest-inspired beer fest will feature new beer releases from BridgePort […]
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Pelican Brewing To Release Captain of the Coast Wee Heavy Ale

Brewpublic - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 8:38pm
The marriage of beer and whiskey returns from Pelican Brewing with Captain of the Coast Wee Heavy Ale. This Wee Heavy Ale is aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrels from Dry Fly Distilling of Spokane, Washington. Earlier this year Captain of the Coast was awarded the Best Specialty Beer at the 2018 Australian International […]
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Michael Jordan’s Steak House End of Summer Patio Party

Brewpublic - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 12:57pm
With Labor Day only two weeks away the end of the summer season is near. On Saturday, August 25th, Michael Jordan’s Steak House along with Line & Lure Seafood Kitchen & Tap will host its End of Summer Patio Party at ilani Casino. Taking place in the early afternoon from Noon-3:00pm on Saturday, both restaurants will be […]
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Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest in Moses Lake on September 15

Washington Beer News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 1:25pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


Ten Pin Brewing in Moses Lake, Washington recently built a park outside the brewery, which is the site for the upcoming Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest and fundraiser. The event takes place on Saturday, September 15th and benefits Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation.

Along with bees from Ten Pin Brewing, enjoy offerings from Bale Breaker Brewing, The Hidden Mother Brewing, Icicle Brewing, No-Li Brewing, Paradise Creek Brewing, Whipsaw Brewing and others.

In case you’ve never been to Ten Pin Brewing, it’s more like a complex than a brewery. The free-standing brewery (a big, beautiful brewery) is on one end of a big parking lot, on the other is Lake Bowl, the bowling alley with a bar/restaurant that serves as the brewery’s taproom. Also sharing the parking lot, the newly remodeled Ten Pin Inn and Suites. Add to all of that the recently built park and, whoa, they got it goin’ on in Moses Lake.

Here are more details about the first-ever Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest.

Where: Ten Pin Park, 1149 N. Stratford
When: Saturday September 15th
Time: 1pm-7pm
Why: To support your neighbors with cancer. All Proceeds to benefit Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and its services.

This event features 10 local breweries, 3 local bands, local eats, and most of all FUN.

Tickets: $25 pre-sales through September 14th ($30 at the door)all tickets purchase before September 15th will come with free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 5 prizes valued @ over$500

Ticket includes: Event Entry, Commemorative logo tasting glass, 6 drink tickets, live music, and supporting your local neighbors with cancer. Extra drink tickets available for purchase.

Get tickets at

Live Music Schedule:
Jamie Nasario & Luke Basile 1-2:30pm
Lee Lester 3-4:30pm
Dime Store Prophets 5-7pm

Food Trucks by Tacos El Rey

Fun and Games: Knock Out Cancer Dunk Tank, Beersbee & Cornhole

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Tickets now on sale for Great Pumpkin Beer Festival on October 5th and 6th

Washington Beer News - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:00am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


The first time I attended the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival it was a diminutive affair, a simple tasting event at the Elysian Brewing brewpub on Capitol Hill. That was at least ten years ago. Seems like a different world. A lot has changed since then, but the GPBF lives on as a completely transformed event.

There’s still a lot of beer, but the GPBF is now much larger and includes a lot more than just pumpkin beer. Among the many changes, the event is now a benefit for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and takes place at Seattle Center. Last year the GPBF raised $125,000 for Fred Hutch. That’s a good thing.

This year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival takes place on October 5th and 6th. Tickets are now on sale. More event details can be found below.

What:  Tickets are now on sale for Fred Hutch Presents the 14th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF), taking place October 5 and 6 at Seattle Center. During the two-day pumpkin-packed event, more than 80 pumpkin beers will be poured, including classics from Elysian Brewing like Night Owl, The Great Pumpkin, Punkuccino and the newly bottled Dark Knife Pumpkin Schwarzbier along with other delicious surprises from participating breweries.

For the second year, 100% of GPBF proceeds will benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Fred Hutch performs cancer and disease research and their work is at the center of revolutionary discoveries and better lives. Elysian is thrilled to support the organization in its efforts to bring Seattle the best brews, local food trucks, live music and fun festivities at GPBF.

A sea of orange is sure to flood Seattle Center, as guests are encouraged to embrace the orange festival theme and interpret it however they’d like. Pumpkin Fest judges will wade through the crowds to select and award the most festive guests.

The event arrives one week after the 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Sept. 29 at the Elysian Airport Way Brewery in Georgetown. Free and open to all ages, the weigh-off will feature the biggest and best pumpkins grown from local farmers. The winning pumpkin will receive the honor of being filled with pumpkin beer and tapped at GPBF.


Must be 21+ to purchase tickets. Tickets are available for purchase online at:

Ticket pricing:

  • $28 (+ fees) a day
  • $50 for two-day pass – online only with limited availability
  • $5 for designated driver –  Drink tickets and glassware are not included; water and non-alcoholic beverages are available for free.
  • Ticket price for standard tickets includes a Great Pumpkin Beer Festival snifter glass and six drink tickets. Additional drink tickets will be sold at the festival for $2 each.


Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 from 4 – 10 p.m.


Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Festival Fun Facts: 

Take a look at Great Pumpkin Beer Festival by the numbers:

  • 1,790 lbs: weight of last year’s giant pumpkin keg
  • 6,000: number of pumpkin-crazed attendees at last year’s sold-out festival
  • 80+: number of beers being poured
  • 100%: amount of proceeds being donated to Fred Hutch
  • $125,000: amount raised by last year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (and aiming for higher this year!)

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Bear Republic Brewing Company Releases Thru the Haze IPA

Brewpublic - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 6:27am
Well established for its hop forward beers, Northern California’s Bear Republic Brewing Co. is set to release its first bottled hazy IPA, Thru the Haze India Pale Ale. In brewing Thru the Haze IPA the brew team at Bear Republic used Vic Secret, Citra and Hallertau Blanc hops to create a juicy but less bitter hoppy […]
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City of Portland Proclaims August 25th As Salmon Safe IPA Day

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:14pm
Portland, Oregon, August 15, 2018 – Today Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) founder and brewmaster, Christian Ettinger, stood with the City of Portland Mayor, Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Nick Fish, along with Dan Kent, co-founder and executive director, Salmon-Safe, Gayle Goschie, owner of Goschie Farms and Kurt Widmer, Widmer Bros. Brewing co-founder in support of the City’s […]
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A Photographic Tour of the New Stone Brewing In Napa, California

Brewpublic - Wed, 08/15/2018 - 2:00am
During the past three months Stone Brewing has seen its expansion plans take them through three continents. The Escondido, California based brewer has opened up Stone Brewing – Napa on May 6th, Stone Brewing Tap Room – Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin, Germany on May 15th, and most recently the Stone Brewing Tap Room – Shanghai […]
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3rd Annual Kriekfest Rescheduled For October 6, 2018 at Hood River Waterfront Park

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:32pm
After postponing the 3rd annual Kriekfest on its original date of July 28th when temperatures hit the upper 90s, a new rescheduled date has been revealed. The new date is Saturday, October 6th from 11:00am-7:00pm at Hood River’s Waterfront Park. “We were pleased to be able to cherry pick a date in October that allows […]
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The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop Sour Beer Day – September 8, 2018

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 8:57pm
Sour Beer Day comes to Northwest Portland on Saturday, September 8th at both locations of The Abbey Bar & Bottle Shop. This day will be dedicated to all things sour beer. It’s a great way to sample various sour beers from around the globe. The NW 21st Ave. location will feature Belgian style beers while […]
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Monumental tap takeover – Reuben’s Brews at Beveridge Place Pub on Thursday, August 16

Washington Beer News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:10pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


Tap takeover usually aren’t really newsworthy. I mean, they’re cool, but a lot of things in the beer world are cool. This tap takeover is a little bit different. On Thursday, August 16th Reuben’s Brews is taking over ALL of the taps at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle. Holy crap, that’s a tap takeover! In all, there will be 36 beers on tap from Reuben’s Brews, plus a cask on the bartop.

This likely represents the largest collection of Reuben’s Brews’ beers to ever go on tap at one time in one place. Maybe they matched this at one of their anniversary parties, I don’t know. They don’t even have this many beers on tap at the brewery’s taproom in Ballard. Whatever flavor you’re craving, they’re likely to pour it on Thursday night: barleywine, pilsner, porter, gose, barrel-aged stouts, sours and everything in between. They’ll offer taster flights as well as full pours.

Join the Beveridge Place Pub and representatives from the brewery on Thursday, August 16th at 6:00 and witness glory.

Beveridge Place Pub
6413 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98136

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Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery celebrating 3rd anniversary this week

Washington Beer News - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 8:54am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


It was a crazy idea hatched back in 2011 that proposed something completely new and different: a cooperatively owned brewery controlled by a group of members, not owners or investors. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (now Liquor and Cannabis Board) wasn’t sure how to issue them a brewery license. There were some complications and obstacles, sure, but the visionaries behind Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery persisted and built an impressive membership base. Today, there are 1,872 members of the co-op, which brews some damn fine, award-winning beers.

Washington’s first and only cooperatively owned brewery is ready to celebrate its third anniversary, August 15th thru 18th at its brewery and taproom in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Below, see the list of daily events leading up to the actual anniversary party on Saturday, August 18th.

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
8570 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Here’s the press release with more details.

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery celebrates three years brewing in Seattle

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery , the first and only cooperative brewery on the west coast, celebrates our 3rd Anniversary with four days of special events! Come join us Aug 15-18 for one or all of them. This year we have something extra to celebrate – a few more metals to adorn our tap room! This year we won a Gold Medal for our Phinneywood Porter (original recipe by member Eric Blume) and a Silver Medal for our Gentle Ben Brown Ale. We invite you to come sample some beers, get a sense for our amazing community, and consider joining us as a member! Our brewery and tasting room are easily accessible by bike lane on Greenwood Ave (with plenty of bike racks at our front door) and bus (#5 and #45). We are kid and dog friendly at all hours, every day. Food is available for order at our bar from both Sushi Naomi and Luna Azul , or you can bring in any other food you wish. We look forward to seeing you here to celebrate with us!

Wed Aug 15: 3rd Anniversary: Critical Mass Run Club

Thurs Aug 16: 3rd Anniversary: Stupidly Cheap Beer Night

Fri Aug 17: 3rd Anniversary: Infusion Night

Sat Aug 18: 3rd Anniversary Party!

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery was incorporated as a cooperative business in the state of Washington in 2011. We spent a few years building an awesome, enthusiastic membership base, refining our business plan, and searching for the perfect brewery space. We built out and opened our doors to the thirsty masses on August 15th, 2015. Our 3rd Anniversary Party on Sat Aug 18th celebrates our THREE year milestone. You’ll find special beers, birthday treats, raffles, and more. Follow the events for all of the details and updates.

Flying Bike is fully open to the public. Special benefits for members include discounts on beer, beer-related educational opportunities, special beer events and releases, and the chance to compete in and judge member homebrew competitions. To date, 17 homebrew competition winners have been featured in the Tasting Room, brewed full scale on our 7bbl system with head brewer Kevin Forhan. Complimenting these beers are creations from our brewers Kevin Forhan and Jesse Young, which range from hop-forward NW IPAs, to roasty stouts, to those featuring unique adjuncts or yeasts to round out the tap lineup of 16 beers.

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is located at 8570 Greenwood Ave N. and has 1872 members.

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Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Returns in Season 2 of That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:00am
Today the second season of That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It returns from First We Feast. This You Tube show follows Sam Calagione, founder of  Dogfish Head Craft Brewery as he brings together craft beer and pop culture each Tuesday for the next six weeks. During each episode of That’s Odd, Let’s Drink It, Calagione embarks on […]
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21st Amendment Brewery Releases A Terrible Idea Hazy IPA in Collaboration with Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Brewpublic - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:30am
When a long established brewery decides to jump into the trendy beer style of New England style IPAs its great decision to enlist a brewery that is well known for the style. This is exactly what 21st Amendment Brewery did when the longtime Bay Area brewery decided to brew and can a Hazy IPA. 21A […]
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Melvin Brewing Pays Tribute To The TR-808 Beat Box With BR-808 American IPA

Brewpublic - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 8:33pm
Back in the 1980s the Roland TR-808 drum machine was launched to mixed appreciation. This somewhat futuristic drum machine or beat box was a bit ahead of the curve as it offered up a futuristic sound of beats that would later go on to be part of the early days of rap music. Production on […]
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Brewery Ommegang Releases Fruittanomyces – Dry Hopped Wit Beer

Brewpublic - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 7:08pm
This past weekend Cooperstown, New York based Brewery Ommegang released Fruittanomyces, a dry-hopped witbier brewed with tropical fruits and aged with Brettanomyces. This wild, funky ale is a limited edition beer and will be available in 750mL bottles in the coming days. Here are more details from the press release… Fruittanomyces is brewed with malted and […]
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Aslan Brewing releases first round of sour, mixed-culture, barrel-aged beers

Washington Beer News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:28pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


Aslan Brewing Company of Bellingham, Washington just announced the release of its first round of  mixed-culture, sour, and fruited-farmhouse beers from its barrel program. As we reported earlier, Aslan Brewing has a second location in downtown Bellingham that is dedicated to producing these styles of beer: Aslan Depot, Barrles & Blending. Among the beers now available in bottles, two gold medal winners.

To learn more about these and other releases from Aslan Brewing, follow them on Facebook.

According to a recent announcement from the brewery, here are the first beers available in bottles. Limited supply, obviously.

  • High Plains Drifter: Dry Hopped American Brett Ale
  • A Study of Dreams: Mixed Culture Sour Ale
  • Justice Temple: Mixed Culture Saison. (Gold Medal Winner: Specialty Saison, Washington Beer Awards 2018)
  • Frances Farmer: Rustic Brett Saison. (Gold Medal Winner: Specialty Saison, World Beer Cup 2018)
  • Space Eagle: Foeder fermented Brett IPA
  • Ashes in the Fall: London Export Stout barrel aged with brettanomyces claussenii (Fall 2018 Release)

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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Three beers released this Saturday at Reuben’s Brews

Washington Beer News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 12:09pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


Reuben’s Brews just announced that it will release three beers this Saturday, August 18th at the brewery’s taproom in Seattle. Here are the details from the brewery:

Hop Idol & Triple Crush return, Hazealicious debuts on Aug. 18

Clear your schedule… we have three delicious hazy beers set to release on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. in the taproom!

Hop Idol: Alex Kuyper’s winning brew returns on tap and in a small run of cans. This hazy pale ale has a fruit-forward nose with notes of sage, floral, jasmine, a juicy body and balanced bitterness.

Triple Crush: The high-octane member of our Crush family is back – and in cans! For the first time, this juicy, hazy IPA will be available in 4-packs of 16oz cans. We’ll also have it on tap in the taproom.

Hazealicious: We’ve been working on a new hazy IPA and are ready for you to give it a try! This one is dry-hopped with Strata hops which adds tropical fruit, grapefruit and pine to the flavor profile. Hazealicious will only be available on tap in the taproom.

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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Hazy IPA overtakes regular IPA at this year’s GABF

Washington Beer News - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:21am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog


In 2016 Georgetown Brewing Company won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, bringing home the top honors in the most hotly contested category: American-Style IPA. It was an impressive victory because, if for no other reason, Bodhizafa IPA ranked first among 312 beers entered in that category. No other category saw so many entrants. For over a decade, IPA reigned supreme as the most crowded category at the GABF. This year, things have changed.

The GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in North America, with a panel of experts judging thousands of beers in over 100 different beer style categories. Since 2002, American-Style IPA has been the most-entered beer style, with 408 entries in 2017 and 312 entries in 2016.

Earlier this year, three new beer categories were added to the list of styles judged at the Great American Beer Festival: Juicy or Hazy IPA, Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale, and Juicy or Hazy Double IPA. Some people thought it was just a passing fad, but apparently the GABF’s organizers think those murky, cloudy, hazy beers are here to stay.

A hazy IPA at Tacoma’s Narrows Brewing Company. Photo by Kendall Jones.

The Great American Beer Festival is still more than a month away, but the competition is already underway. Breweries across the nation have already shipped their entries. Recent news from the Brewers Association, which organizes and operates the GABF, speaks to the magnitude of the hazy phenomenon sweeping across the industry.

In all, 706 beers were entered in the three new “Juicy or Hazy” categories. This year 414 beers were entered into the GABF competition in the Juicy or Hazy IPA category alone, making it the most-entered beer style.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Juicy or Hazy IPA: 414
  • Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale: 131
  • Juicy or Hazy Double IPA: 161

This marks the first time in over a decade and a half that American-Style India Pale Ale—which received 331 entries—is no longer the top entered beer style in the U.S. commercial beer competition.

So what do you think? The only thing that’s clear about these hazy beers is that they aren’t going away, but do you think the frenzy will continue? No one can say for sure, but my guess is that within a couple years it will become just another beer style and something else will become the new best thing ever.



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Zoiglhaus Brewing’s 10th Zoigl-Wort Share

Brewpublic - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 8:46am
We are only about a month out from celebrating Oktoberfest and Zoiglhaus Brewing has all the homebrewers covered with its 10th Zoigl-Wort Share. On Friday, August 17th from 4:00-7:00pm, Zoiglhaus will be selling its wort for its forthcoming Festbier to area homebrewers. Participants purchase the wort from from Zoiglhaus as well as a pitch of […]
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