Commercial Beer

Chuckanut Brewery Releases Vienna Lager in 500mL Bottles

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:38pm
Chuckanut Brewery list of bottled beers continues to grow as Bellingham and Burlington, Washington brewer releases its Vienna Lager in 500mL bottles. Vienna Lager is now making its way into markets in the Northwest. Through the years, Vienna Lager has been awarded two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals at the Great American Beer Festival. […]
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The BeerMongers Adds Online Beer Inventory List

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 8:46pm
Over the extended Memorial Day weekend, The BeerMongers launched a new online inventory of its bottle and can list. This is a great addition to the bottle shop, especially during this coronavirus pandemic, as it allows for a quicker way to shop the shop’s selection of beer. The online inventory lists the style, sub-style, ABV, […]
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Reuben’s Brews teams up with Jack’s BBQ for an online beer dinner

Washington Beer News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 6:07pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Beer dinners. Remember those? You go to a restaurant and enjoy a lovely, multi-course meal, with each course thoughtfully paired with a particular beer. In many cases the chef and the brewer are there to tell you about the beer and the food. Anymore, the concept seems foreign, but Reuben’s Brews and Jack’s BBQ are teaming up to create an event that is both virtual and real. Enjoy beers from the brewery alongside food from the restaurant as you enjoy the show online, presented by the brewer and the pitmaster.

This Saturday, May 30th you are invited to a virtual beer dinner via Zoom, with food from Jack’s BBQ and beers from Reuben’s Brews. Tickets are going fast for the event, which is a fundraiser for Frontline Foods Seattle. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Here are some details:

‘CUES AND BREWS FUNDRAISER

THIS SATURDAY 5/30
BENEFITING FRONTLINE FOODS SEATTLE

Join us for an exclusive take-home tasting menu and an interactive virtual dinner on Zoom. While enjoying four perfectly paired courses and beers, you’ll get to hear from Jack’s BBQ pitmasters who will walk you through each menu item and provide tips on their BBQ wizardry. Our very own Thor will give you the scoop on the four beers selected specially for your meal and lead you on an exclusive virtual behind-the-scenes tour of the Reuben’s brewery.You can ask questions during the Zoom dinner and enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home while connecting with our community and supporting our frontline heros. All proceeds from this event go directly to Frontline Foods Seattle, who work with local restaurants to feed our frontline medical workers.

~~Tickets are almost sold out so make sure you grab yours now!~~

Each $100 ticket includes:

A delicious 4 course tasting menu from Jack’s BBQ and Snohomish Pie Company
An exclusive Virtual Zoom Dinner event with the BBQ pitmasters, brewers, and your community!
The 4 beer pairing from Reuben’s Brews is available as a $25 add-on item and is highly recommended to enjoy the full tasting experience.

Get more information at the Eventbrite page.

 

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Chuckanut Brewery Vienna Lager is headed for a store near you

Washington Beer News - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 5:35pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Chuckanut Brewery’s Vienna-style lager has earned some impressive awards over the years, including two gold medals and two silver medals at the Great American Beer Festival, North America’s most prestigious beer judging competition. Until now, Chuckanut Vienna Lager was a draft-only product but the company recently began bottling the beer and it is now destined for retail markets and specialty beer stores.

Here is the announcement from the brewery.

Now that Chuckanut Brewery has started bottling on a regular basis more styles of its well known, and not so well-known beers have become available. The Vienna Lager is heading into markets and specialty beer stores in the Northwest soon! Chuckanut’s Vienna Lager is an award winning (2 Gold and 2 Silver GABF Medals) copper colored, medium bodied brew with a toasty, malty character, balanced with a subtle hop presence. Lots of toffee with a bright dry finish makes this highly recognized lager a favorite with judges and beer lovers alike.

Chuckanut Vienna Lager is brewed with half Vienna malts creating a delicate aroma and a clean, crisp finish. Great with grilled veggies, wursts and seafood (especially salmon) Vienna Lager is sure to please your palate inspiring you to reach again for another thirst quenching, Chuckanut beer, prost!

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 in Denver, CO. Currently both the South and North Nut offer to-go curbside pick-up for kegs, growlers and bottles of Chuckanut beer. The South Nut Skagit Tap Room & Brewery at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington is located at the Port of Skagit in Burlington. Watch for updates of the opening for phase 2 of the Covid rules and check out additional information about Chuckanut at www.chuckanutbrewery.com.

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Clackamas County Brewery Taprooms, Bars, and Restaurants Reopen During COVID-19 Pandemic

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:42am
On Saturday, May 23, Clackamas county allowed its brewery taprooms, bars, and restaurants to reopen under Phase 1 of Oregon’s three phase reopening guidance. Clackamas county is Oregon’s third-most populous county to be allowed to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Marion and Polk counties reopening this week to enter Phase 1 yesterday, and today’s […]
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Ziggy For All earns $8,000 for local non-profits, so far

Washington Beer News - Sat, 05/23/2020 - 9:53am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Back in April, Silver City Brewery started its Ziggy For All program, offering a great deal on its popular Zigg Zoggy Summer Lager and raising funds for local non-profit organizations. Thus far, the ongoing program has generated $8,000. As for consumers, Ziggy For All offers a full case of 16-ounce cans for just $24.99.

Here is the announcement from the brewery.

May 22nd, 2020, Bremerton, WA — #ZiggyForAll Update:

That is what our wonderful supporters have generated for the community so far, in your support of #ZiggyForAll.

The program is still ongoing, and we have a fresh pallet of cases of Ziggy Zoggy Tall Boys at the Taproom for Memorial Day Weekend.

Snag yourself a case of solid, affordable craft beer at $24.99 for 24 cans, and $10 from the sale of that case will be allocated to the donation fund.

Silver City Brewery is proud to serve our community during the COVID crisis with #ZiggyForAll:

– Exclusively at our Taproom in Bremerton, we feature a weekly case sale on 16oz tall-boy cans of Ziggy Zoggy Lager, 24 cans for $24.99.

– For each case of Ziggy Zoggy 16oz cans sold, $10 will be donated to one of two charities, rotating weekly.

– For Kitsap County, we partnered with the Central Kitsap Food Bank (https://ckfoodbank.org/), and per their guidance we expanded to also incorporate Bremerton Foodline (https://www.bremertonfoodline.org/), South Kitsap Helpline (https://skhelpline.org/) , and Poulsbo Fishline (http://fishlinehelps.org/).

– For the Greater Seattle area, we’ve partnered with Big Table. Big Table cares for the restaurant and hospitality industry by building community around shared meals and caring for those in crisis, transition, or falling through the cracks. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Big Table has shown great leadership in providing resources to our service industry partners who have been furloughed or laid off during this period of social distancing. (https://big-table.com)

 

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Alesong Brewing & Blending May 2020 Beer Releases

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 2:35pm
Three new beers are set to arrive this month from Alesong Brewing & Blending. The brewery’s May 2020 Beer Releases include Pêche, Touch Of Brett: Citra, and Pacific Bliss. Both Pêche and Touch Of Brett: Citra are available for pre-order from Alesong Brewing as Pacific Bliss is a club only release. I guess the ole […]
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Ecliptic Brewing, AleFire and The Show Hot Sauce Join on Collaboration

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 2:24pm
Portland, Oregon. Earth. (May 22, 2020)- Three small Portland businesses have put their heads together to create a collaboration hot sauce. Launching this Memorial Day weekend, “Pretty Hot Sauce: Pour Some Spice In Your Face” is a project from Ecliptic Brewing, AleFire and The Show Hot Sauce. The sauce features Ecliptic’s Capella Porter, which has racked […]
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Aslan Brewing introduces a new flagship IPA

Washington Beer News - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 9:02am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Aslan Brewing Company introduces a new beer to its flagship lineup today, Cosmic Dreams IPA. The beer is available now at Aslan Brewing’s locations in Bellingham and Seattle, as well as retail accounts around Bellingham. Thereafter, Cosmic Dreams IPA finds its way into wider distribution in Seattle and beyond. Here is some more information about the beer and the release straight from the brewery.

Cosmic Dreams joins Aslan’s other year-round offerings: Batch 15 IPA, Classic Light Lager, and Dawn Patrol Pacific Ale.

Cosmic Dreams is a Hazy IPA with notes of freshly pressed tangerine, mandarin, and navel orange juices. Following in the footsteps of Batch 15, this IPA will be dry, with a quenching bitterness and a pointed hop character featuring Pacific Gem, Amarillo, El Dorado, & Simcoe. Designed with slightly lower alcohol content (6.0% ABV) for longevity and reduced calories, we are stoked to add this new offering to the flagship family.

Cosmic Dreams has taken many forms at Aslan throughout the years. Initially, this beer was a one-off draft-only IPA we released in March 2017. In 2018, we decided to upgrade Cosmic Dreams as Special Release No. 1, our first non-flagship canned beer. Over four years later, Cosmic Dreams has cemented itself as one of our core offerings.

Similar to Batch 15, Dawn Patrol, and Classic, Cosmic Dreams will be available year-round throughout our distribution network, including Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Starting tomorrow, folks can find Cosmic Dreams at our Bellingham Brewpub, Aslan Seattle, and at accounts in Bellingham just in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Next week we will expand our distribution to Seattle retailers, and other markets will be a fast follow.

 

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Ex Novo Brewing Releases Zupan’s Farm to Market Imperial IPA and All Together IPA

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:30am
Ex Novo Brewing has two new IPA releases hitting the marketplace. The first release is Farm to Market Imperial IPA, the latest in beer collaborations with Zupan’s Markets. The other IPA is a fundraising beer, All Together IPA that’s part of the worldwide collaboration fundraising beer. Farm to Market Imperial IPA is the eleventh beer […]
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Aslan Brewing Adds Cosmic Dreams Hazy IPA to its Year-Round Lineup

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:15am
A beer that has been part of Aslan Brewing for over three years as a draft only and then limited can release, Cosmic Dreams Hazy IPA now joins the brewery’s year-round lineup. The new edition of Cosmic Dreams Hazy IPA will go on sale today, Friday May 22nd. Cosmic Dreams is a Hazy IPA with […]
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Roll up to the brewery on a Rad Power Bike

Washington Beer News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 12:29pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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If you’ve frequented the Ballard brewery scene, then you are at least vaguely familiar with Rad Power Bikes. The company’s showroom is situated right between Obec Brewing and Stoup Brewing on 52nd Street NW. As you’ve enjoyed a tasty pint, perhaps you’ve notice people taking bikes for test rides and wondered, “What’s that all about?”

Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes is North America’s largest ebike brand, offering a wide range of electric bikes for personal and commercial use. The Washington Beer Blog is happy to have them aboard as a sponsor.

Yes, electric bikes are very appealing for personal use, especially in a town like Seattle that offers so many hills to navigate. As far as managing Seattle’s epic traffic, ebikes make a great alternative for commuters, too. Rad Power Bikes has helped usher in a new term that we should all get used to: car-replacing bike.

The RadCity 4 commuter bike.

On top of practicality and utility, a Rad bike is also just fun to ride, so it probably doesn’t take a lot of convincing. Who doesn’t imagine themselves trekking around our urban and not-so-urban environments on one of these babies?

Cargo and Kids

Today (May 21, 2020), Rad Power Bikes unveiled a new model of its popular cargo bike: the Radwagon 4. Perhaps you’ll haul a couple cases of beer home from a local brewery. The Powerwagon 4 sports a 350-pound payload capacity and can travel up to an estimated 45+ mile on a charge.

The kind of cargo you choose to haul on your Radwagon might include a child, a spouse, or a friend as you peddle yourself to a local brewery. Modify your ride with a deck pad and running boards and you’ve got a great people hauler.

The fourth generation of the Radwagon was redesigned from the ground up to offer enhanced strength, stability, and versatility. It comes with a geared hub motor that provides twice the torque compared to the direct-drive motor used in previous models. It’s the same motor used on some of the company’s off-road and utility-oriented models, offering more uphill hauling capabilities and more git-up-n-go.

“We went back to the drawing board and looked at all the ways we could improve our beloved electric cargo bike, keeping our customers’ feedback and requests at the forefront of our minds the entire time,” said Mike Radenbaugh, Rad Power Bikes’ Founder and CEO. “The result is a next-level people and cargo hauler that’s essentially a brand new cargo bike. With a patent-pending frame design, custom tires, and more adjustability than ever before, the RadWagon 4 is the raddest car replacing bike we’ve ever created.”

Not a Toy

As with any bike, the fun factor cannot be ignored; however, there’s something else to consider. Namely, electric bikes for commercial use. Imagine a brewery delivering kegs around town on a Rad electric cargo trike. No problem.

A RadBurro electric cargo trike offers a whopping 700-pound payload capacity. It will travel an estimated 40-80+ miles on a single charge. Pictured above with a cargo box, these trikes are highly customizable to meet your needs. Flatbed and truckbed are also available. A cargo box on the back, branded with your brewery’s logo, would certainly get a lot of attention.

Variety

Rad Power Bikes offer a number of different models, most in the $1,200 to 1,500 range. Commercial bikes, like the RadBurro, are highly customizable and therefore the prices vary. The showroom in Ballard is temporarily closed due to the pandemic and they’ll reopen as soon as it is safe and wise to do so. In the meantime, you can still shop online at http://radpowerbikes.com.

 

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Great American Beer Festival announces plans, or lack thereof, for 2020

Washington Beer News - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 9:57am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I am getting tired of hearing the word canceled. Not just tired of the fact that everything is getting canceled, but tired of hearing the word. Until further notice, can we all just agree that everything is canceled? It would be much more encouraging to hear about the ultra-rare things that are not canceled. Tell us how your event is rescheduled or reformatted, but I am weary of hearing the word canceled, and of the sad attempts to say it without actually saying it.

When this whole thing is behind us, I never want to hear the word pivot again. I know it makes sense to say that a business or organization is pivoting, and it sounds less frantic and more hopeful that words like pirouetting, spinning or flailing, but the word pivot has suddenly gone viral. Nope. Don’t want to hear viral, either.

I understand the reality of the situation, and I understand the need to make official announcements like this, but couldn’t the press release have just said: “This year’s Great American Beer Festival, yeah, you know.”

Anyway, here is the official press release announcing that the 2020 GABF has been canceled, though I don’t think they ever actually use that dreaded word. Rather, the 39th annual event will pivot for 2020. Ugh.

Great American Beer Festival Pivots for 2020

America’s largest annual beer competition moves forward, festival will take place online

Boulder, Colo. •  May 21, 2020 — The Great American Beer Festival® (GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and competition, will pivot its 2020 event, originally scheduled for September 24-26 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, to an immersive online experience October 16-17. This decision was further confirmed with the announcement on May 20, when Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending certain statutes to allow the operation of alternate care sites in Colorado because of the presence of COVID-19, rendering GABF at the Colorado Convention Center infeasible.

“While we are disappointed to not be gathering in Denver this fall for the craft beer community’s annual big tent event, the health and safety of our attendees, brewers, volunteers, judges, and employees is and always has been our top priority,” said Bob Pease, president and CEO of the Brewers Association. “As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to be affected for the foreseeable future, we must stay true to our priorities and pursue other ways to host GABF.”

The 39th Great American Beer Festival may look different, but beer lovers from around the country will have the opportunity to come together in new ways to celebrate the nation’s craft beer community. The spirit of the festival will live on through live and virtual experiences with beer lovers and breweries nationwide on October 16-17, 2020. The event is still in planning, but experiences will likely include beer tastings, conversations with brewers, local brewery activations, and at-home beer and food pairing deliveries.

The festival’s renowned professional beer competition will take place in 2020. A panel of more than 100 professional judges will assess the more than 7,000 expected entries to identify the three beers that best represent each style category. The GABF gold, silver, and bronze medals are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. Brewery registration opens on June 9. More information on the competition, style guidelines, and awards ceremony here.

“We are thankful to be able to move forward with this year’s competition and have the opportunity to award brewers’ achievements and generate consumer awareness for beer styles and trends,” added Pease. “We look forward to celebrating the annual accomplishments in brewing excellence and unveiling this year’s winners.”

Over the past few months, the Brewers Association has worked tirelessly on behalf of its members and the larger brewing community to provide critical resources, as well as lobbying Congress both independently and with other hospitality and food industry groups, for relief. Following the cancellation of the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® and World Beer Cup™ in April, the Brewers Association offered five weeks of complimentary virtual, online seminars to interested participants. Furthermore, the Brewers Association’s COVID-19 Resource Center includes information on draught system shutdown, how to forecast cashflow, a checklist for safely reopening, and more.

More information about the 2020 GABF logistics, schedule, and ticket options will be released in the coming months. For the latest news, follow @BrewersAssoc on Twitter.

 

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2020 Great American Beer Festival Is Cancelled, Will Host an Online Version in 2020

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 8:47am
This year has not been a great one for craft beer as this industry has been hit hard from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Brewers Association, the trade group that is comprised of independent craft breweries, has already had to cancel the 2020 Craft Brewers Conference and the 2020 Homebrewers Conference and transitioned these two events […]
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Modern Times Beer May 2020 Beer Releases – Part Two

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/21/2020 - 7:46am
After releasing seven special beer releases nearly two weeks ago. Modern Times Beer returns this Saturday, with Part Two of its monthly special beer releases. On Saturday, May 23, Modern Times Beer will release seven new specialty beers beginning at 10:00am. For this second specialty beer release this month, Modern Times Beer will improve its […]
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Deschutes Brewery Releases Virtual Beer Hug Double Hazy IPA + All Together Beer

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:04pm
Two new beers that will see proceeds going to support workers the struggling hospitality industry will be released by Deschutes Brewery. All Together Now is available in Crowlers only at the brewery’s Bend Tasting Room and Virtual Beer Hug Double Hazy IPA will be released more widespread in June via the brewery’s website. Virtual Beer […]
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PCC Markets – Tavern To Go program supports local breweries

Washington Beer News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 12:23pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The pandemic and the shutting down of taprooms, bars, and restaurants pushed a lot of breweries to a place they’d never been before. Namely, a quick and abrupt entry into the world of packaged beer. Many of our most-loved, local, draft-only breweries pivoted and quickly found a way to package their beer in bottles and cans. Other breweries increased the amount of beer they packaged for grocery stores, bottleshops, and other retailers.

If you’ve been paying attention, this isn’t news. Step one: package your beer. Step two: find a place to sell it.

In response to the topsyturvy beer world, PCC Markets introduced a program that focuses on providing a dedicated outlet for new-to-the-shelf breweries and beers. The company’s Tavern To Go program showcases beers from local breweries that were previously not available in bottles and cans. Also, it features beers that are seasonal or one-off releases. You know, the kind of stuff you typically can only get at a brewery’s taproom or a beer-focused bar. PCC plans to run the program through the end of May and will evaluate things thereafter.


“Hello, my name is PCC’s top-selling beer this week.”

So how is it working out?

Earlier this month PCC experienced its biggest selling week for beer and wine. Ever! The company saw a 60 percent increase in beer sales year-over-year. Basically, a 60 percent increase over the same time period last year. That’s a remarkable increase.

Was this new Tavern To Go program a factor in that increase?

The number one selling beer at PCC that week was Stoup Brewing Citra IPA, a beer that was just introduced in cans for the first time ever. So, yeah, the Tavern To Go thing seems to be working.

Jeff Cox, the Wine, Beer and Spirits Guy for PCC Community Markets, explains: “This was one of those ideas that began with a single opportunity, gained energy from subsequent opportunities, morphed into a solid “what if?”, from there it rolled right on into V lift off as the dominos of serendipity continued to fall. Or something like that.”

It started with Chuckanut Brewery’s Pilsner back during the first couple weeks of the shutdowns. PCC Markets was offered the chance to put dibs on some cases of Chuckanut Pilsner. “Holy smoke… Well, duh,” says Cox. “Days later, Jason Bass of Stoup Brewing emailed to inform me that due to the plague, they had advanced their plans to can Stoup beers. Another no-brainer.”

From there the idea began to hatch: focus on beers not already in the PCC beer program and, quite frankly, new to the retail marketplace. They began to recognize other opportunities with breweries like Future Primitive, Tin Dog Brewing, Garden Path, and others.

“The only issue with such an embarrassment of riches was where to carve out cold box space on short notice,” explains Cox, noting that shelf space at PCC’s 13 locations is limited, after all. “Fortunately, as a result of last winter’s threats of new wine tariffs, we were facing delayed arrivals of some wine shipments, which meant we had some floor space available. From there, the idea to take a half dozen breweries, offer a beer or two from each, rotating items depending on availability… A “tavern” of über fresh packaged beers.”

As the floor space is taken over by the arrival of the delayed shipments, PCC is revamping its cold cases, and including one or two selections from this promotion in its regular offering.

“It’s pretty danged gratifying not only to be able to offer our customers some incredible local beers, but to help a few breweries make ends meet,” says Cox, adding that it is inevitable that local beer lovers miss the tavern experience.

“Taverns and taprooms may be shuttered, but the thirst for fresh, great, honest beer remains—along with the need for a friendly place to drink it with your favorite peeps. Those thirsts are part of who we are here. Your local tavern is part of the fabric of your neighborhood.”

 

 

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Lateral A IPA, an experimental, collaboration beer with a great backstory

Washington Beer News - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:53am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Not far from Yakima, just past Union Gap, Lateral A Road heads due south from Highway 97, bisecting some of the world’s most prolific hop fields. Now there’s a beer named after this infamous hop trail, which seems only fitting. Lateral A IPA by Single Hill Brewing was brewed in collaboration with Zeeks Pizza and Sip Magazine. (Above, the collaboration team.)

The beer will be released on Thursday, May 21, available for delivery from Zeeks Pizza’s locations around the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. By the end of May, Lateral A IPA will see wider distribution. Proceeds from the beer benefit Casa Hogar, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of assistance programs for the many Latina families that work the farms in the Yakima Valley.

The term single hill refers to a single, experimental hop plant. In the world of hop breeding and farming, a single hill may propagate into an entirely new variety. In creating Lateral A IPA, Single Hill Brewing’s founder and brewer, Zach Turner, used two experimental varieties of hops that were bred and grown in the Yakima Valley:  HBC 692 from Yakima Chief Hops and HBC 586 from John I. Haas. Both companies operate hop breeding and research facilities near Lateral A Road. Turner also relied on malt from Vancouver, Washington’s Great Western Malting, and Spokane’s LINC Malt.

“The road of Lateral A takes you into the densest hop-growing region in the country and it’s the first place I went when I came to Yakima,” Turner says. “We came up with our name while driving back along Lateral A from the single-hill, experimental hop fields at Yakima Chief Ranches. For us, Lateral A is the genesis for a lot of what we do at Single Hill Brewing — it captures much of the spirit.”

As we discussed in a previous post, Seattle-based Zeeks Pizza is no stranger to collaboration beer projects like this or to the act of delivering beer to your doorstep. Long before the pandemic, and the resulting rise in popularity of beer delivery, Zeeks Pizza was already delivering draft and canned beers, most of which are brewed by beloved Washington and Northwest breweries, like Single Hill Brewing.

Zeeks Pizza was one of the first restaurants to offer beers from Single Hill Brewing after the company’s R&D Director and resident beer guru, Tommy Brooks, discovered the fledgling brewery in 2018.

“Zeeks takes pride in being among the first to discover talented new brewers in the Northwest,” says Brooks. “We love beer and it is one of the main reasons we consistently have one of the best beer lineups in the region. Single Hill has something special, both in terms of the beer and the people. With Sip, it’s a common passion in the local beverage culture. We both love being a place people can come to discover the best beverages in the Pacific Northwest.”

The third partner in the collaboration, Sip Magazine, is a Seattle-based, award-winning, women-owned, drinks-focused publication. The magazine’s passion for its subject matter is evident on every page of each issue: it’s a beautiful, entertaining and informative magazine, one for which I am proud to say I write.

Next time it’s pizza night, order up a pizza from Zeeks and get some Lateral A IPA along with it. Lateral A IPA will be available from Zeeks in 32-ounce growlers ($8), 64-growlers ($12), and in 16-ounce 4-packs ($14).

Available from Zeeks starting on May 21st. Thereafter, look for Lateral A IPA at your favorite beer retailers.

 

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Von Ebert Brewing Cans Drink Me Potion and Munich Bock

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/20/2020 - 8:32am
Today, Von Ebert Brewing will release two new beers, Drink Me Potion and Munich Bock in 4-pack, 16oz cans at both Von Ebert Brewing locations. And if you swing by today to pick up these new beers, its BOGO Free Wing Wednesday on all wing orders all day long. Drink Me Potion is a tart […]
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Single Hill Brewing, Zeeks Pizza and SIP Magazine Collaborate on Lateral A IPA

Brewpublic - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 11:28pm
Collaboration beers from breweries and restaurants have been making the rounds for years, but ones with a third party that’s a magazine is rare to see. For its latest collaboration beer, Zeeks Pizza brought together both Single Hill Brewing and Sip Magazine to brew the new Lateral A IPA. This new beer that will be […]
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