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McMenamins Seeks Investors to Raise $20MM

Brewpublic - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 9:56pm
 Ready to expand its current list of 56 properties in Oregon and Washington, McMenamins is seeking to raise $20 million from investors. This Preferred Stock Offering would be used to proceed on expansion projects in addition to retiring short-term debt that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdown of many of its locations. […]
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Brewery taprooms now reopening across Washington

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 1:21pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Slowly and cautiously, brewery taprooms across the state are starting to reopen. Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening strategy began on May 12th clearing the way for taprooms and restaurants to reopen in the state’s eight least-populated counties. Some brewery taprooms in those counties are now open. Today, it was announced that ten more of Washington’s 39 counties have been cleared to move forward to Phase 2: Spokane, Adams, Clark, Lewis, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap, Jefferson, Clallam, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor. (Pictured here: Riverport Brewing in Clarkston, Washington is set up for phase 2 reopening.)

That means breweries in Spokane, Port Townsend, Olympia, and some other cities and towns can now reopen if and when they so choose. The plan is for the remaining counties to follow suit in the coming weeks, assuming the curve continues to move in the right direction. (The state is monitoring things on a county-by-county basis.)

At this point, it is hard to imagine business owners and consumers not knowing the guidelines and regulations surrounding Phase 2, but I share those below as well. The Washington Brewers Guild has put together a Phase 2 Reopening Guide for Breweries. (don’t say they never gave you nuthin’.)

Here’s what we’ve heard, via social media, from brewery taprooms that have either reopened or announced their plans. Likely we will hear more in the coming days. If there is info you want to share with us, contact us via email (

Riverport Brewing Company (Clarkston, WA) – PHASE 2!!! I kinda feel like we made it to the next level in Jumanji. Whatever, we get to open up for table service again. We have to reconfigure the tasting room a bit and rally the troops so we can get things going again but the plan is to open for the new normal tomorrow at noon. As was before our hours will be from noon to around nine M-Th and noon to about ten on Friday and Saturdays. Tasting room will only be 50% capacity and no seating at the bar. The patio is open and we can overflow into the back room.

Republic Brewing Company (Republic, WA) – RBC will open for dine-in seating, by reservation only, on Friday, May 22nd. We are currently moving tables, bringing back a few employees, sewing more masks and getting our reservation system up and running in order to serve you a beer in the pub. No utensils, condiments or peanuts will be provided. Food service will be very limited. You are always welcome to bring your own food, and we encourage supporting our great neighbor restaurants while we work with limited staffing.  Reservations can only be made after our online system is up and running, which we anticipate happening May 20 or 21st. To-go sales will remain open to all customers. Contact information will be required for all dine-in customers.

Quartzite Brewing Company (Chewelah, WA) – We know everyone is very excited about Stevens County moving in to Phase 2, and boy are we excited to have you back enjoying our space! Our current plan is to open for pints on Friday. We are taking our time to make sure that we are set up for success, and have the ability to keep everyone healthy. Thursday we will be open for ToGo beers, and our patio seating will be open for enjoying Lola’s Good Eats! Cheers to gathering in small numbers, catching up, and staying healthy.

Chief Spring’s Fire and Irons Brew Pub (Dayton, WA) – We are excited to be open at the pub 3-7:30 each day. For our customer and staff safety, we will be practicing social distancing. Seating is limited, no groups larger than 5. We encourage our customers to wear a face mask of their choice when entering, exiting or moving around in the building. The patio is also open. Take advantage of the nice weather. Hope to see you soon.


Here is an outline of the basic requirements for restaurants (and taprooms) to open during Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening plan. There is nothing preventing brewery taprooms from creating their own policies that add to the following. Some counties may also have additional guidelines and requirements; these are the basics from the state.

1. Hand sanitizer should be available at the entry for all staff and patrons.

2. No bar seating is permitted during Phase 2. If an establishment has bar seating it must be closed off to prohibit use.

3. If the establishment does not offer table service, they must have protocols in place to ensure adequate social distancing at food and drink pick-up stations and at seating areas within their dining /taproom area.

4. All parties and tables limited to five guests or less.

5. Guest occupancy must be 50 percent of maximum building occupancy,  or lower as determined by the fire code. Outdoor seating is permitted but must also be at 50 percent capacity. Outdoor seating does not count toward the building occupancy limit. Outdoor seating must follow all other requirements in this document.

6. Tables must be placed far enough apart when measured from occupied chair to occupied chair,
to ensure dine-in guests seated at a table are a minimum of 6 feet away from guests at adjacent table, or there must be a physical barrier or wall separating booths or tables.

7. It is strongly suggested customers wear a cloth face covering anytime they are not seated at the table (while being seated or leaving, or while going to the restroom).

8. Buffets and salad bars are not permitted at this time but may be addressed through subsequent interpretive guidance.

10. Single-use menus are required for in-person dining.

11. Any condiments typically left on the table (ketchup, soy sauce, etc.) must be single-use or
sanitized after each use.

12. Restaurants must have implemented a plan to ensure proper physical distancing in
lobby/waiting areas/payment counters.

13. Minimize the number of staff serving any given table. It is strongly recommended that one staff
person take a table’s order, bring all of their beverages/food/utensils, take their payment, etc.


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Rogue Ales Releases Côtes du Rogue – Mixed Culture, Barrel-Aged Sour Ale

Brewpublic - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 3:00am
Years in the making, Rogue Ales has hit it out of the park with its first-ever mixed culture, barrel-aged sour ale, Côtes du Rogue. Released nationwide, this special release that’s available in 500mL bottles is limited to 350 cases. “Innovation and creating new, unique products are at the forefront of everything we do,” states Rogue […]
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Hopsteiner Continues with its Hoppy Topics – Webinar Speaker Series on Hops

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 7:58pm
Last month Hopsteiner began offering a Tuesday morning hop educational series. Today, the Yakima hop grower has added additional courses through the end of June to this free series that takes place each Tuesday morning at 8:00am PST. Hopsteiner presents Hoppy Topics – A Webinar Speaker Series with weekly brewing topics led by Frank Peifer, Dr. John […]
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Oregon City Brewing Begins Packaging Beer In 16oz Cans + Eyes Canby Location

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 7:49pm
Earlier this month Oregon City Brewing began canning and selling 16oz, 4-pack of many of its beer varieties. In all, nearly a dozen of its beers are now canned, including its award winning OC Lite. The lineup of Oregon City Brewing beers is available at the Olympia Provisions kitchen window inside the brewery that’s located […]
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Pennsyltucky Vienna-style lager from Triceratops Brewing, now in cans

Washington Beer News - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:26am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Tumwater, Washington’s Triceratops Brewing introduces Pennsyltucky Vienna-style lager in 16-ounce cans. This is a limited release of this award-winning beer. Here is the release notice from the brewery.

Triceratops Brewing Releases Its Award-Winning Vienna-Style Lager in Cans

(Tumwater, Wash.) May 18, 2020 — Triceratops Brewing, a small, family-owned beer company
in Washington’s south sound region, is excited to announce the return of its Vienna-style lager,
Pennsyltucky. Since its draft debut several years ago, Pennsyltucky has become the brewery’s
single most popular release, and has twice earned a bronze medal at the Washington Beer
Awards. Founders Rob and Kelly Horn are transplants from New Jersey, and wanted to give this
beer a fun, memorable name that harkened back to their East Coast roots. After some debate,
they decided on Pennsyltucky, a portmanteau of the state names Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

Co-owner and head brewer Rob Horn says he started brewing the beer because he couldn’t get his favorite amber lager on the West Coast. “It was something I always wanted to do, and now I have to make this beer for the rest of my career,” he says with a laugh. “But I’m at my happiest when I’m brewing this one,” he adds. “I like how well its earthy hoppiness goes with the malt complexity—I’ll be drinking it all summer.”

Pennsyltucky (4.8% ABV), a two-time bronze medal winner, is inspired by the brewing traditions of central Pennsylvania. Caramunich and Vienna malt give this classic beer style its amber color and a pleasant, roasty flavor, while Cluster hops, the oldest variety grown in the US, provide a little bite along with a touch of earthy bitterness. The result is a smooth, crisp lager that’s perfectly suited for any drinking occasion.

Supplies are limited, but Pennsyltucky is now available at select retailers throughout western
Washington in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. It’s also available to-go in four-packs, 32-ounce
Crowlers, and 64-ounce growlers at the Triceratops tasting room. Yinz’ll love it!

About Triceratops Brewing Company

Founded by Rob and Kelly Horn in 2014, Triceratops Brewing Company evolved from a tiny one-barrel garage system to a 10 barrel brewhouse and tasting room in the Tumwater Warehouse
District near the Olympia Regional Airport. The company’s range of offerings include Stengel’s
Gold Zwickelbier, Mrs. Voorhees Peanut Butter Stout, the award-winning Pennsyltucky Lager,
Strawberry Golden Ale, and the popular Liquid Swords series of IPAs. Triceratops currently self
distributes to King, Kitsap, Lewis, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston counties. Its tasting room is
now open seven days a week. For more information, visit

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Tickets On Sale for the 2020 Untappd Virtual Beer Festival

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 4:00am
Beer festivals are taking on new meaning this year during the age of COVID-19 as the gathering of large groups is very unlikely this summer and quite possibly much longer. Taking the place of these beer festivals are virtual beer festivals. These are beginning to take off around the country to mixed results as we […]
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Oregon Liquor Control Commission Provides Phase 1 COVID-19 Reopening Guidance

Brewpublic - Sun, 05/17/2020 - 8:57pm
This past Friday, 31 of 36 Oregon counties were allowed to reopen brewery tasting rooms, bars, and restaurants for limited onsite consumption that includes many new rules and regulations. This reopening is part of Phase 1 from the Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The same day, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) sent out an email […]
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Select Oregon Breweries, Bars and Restaurants Begin Reopening on Friday, May 15th

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 10:26am
After being instructed to close its doors for onsite consumption over two months ago, many of Oregon’s breweries, bars, and restaurants can begin to reopen today, Friday, May 15. This new directive is part of Phase 1 of Oregon’s three phase reopening guidance. In the preceding days of Governor Kate Brown’s announcement on Thursday, all […]
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Hellbent Brewing releasing GateCity IPA on May 19th

Washington Beer News - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 9:10am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Here is a press release announcing the upcoming release of GateCity IPA from Hellbent Brewing. The beer represents a collaboration between Hellbent Brewing, Watershed Pub and Kitchen, and North Helpline.


GateCity IPA Release

May 19th, 2020

Beer will be available for pickup or delivery (limited delivery area, see website for information) starting at noon on release day!

As our partners at Watershed Pub & Kitchen would say, “Gate City IPA must go on!” This is the third time we’ve made this beer to raise money for the charity North Helpline, a poverty assistance and food bank service right across the street from our brewery. Their essential work is summed up by their motto:

“We believe that all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect. We assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth.”

Watershed Pub & Kitchen, North Helpline, and Hellbent Brewing all came together again to create a beer that supports our neighborhood–the Northgate and Lake City communities (hence “GateCity IPA”).  We believe even more strongly than ever that community, neighbors helping neighbors, is essential. Because of this, we will be releasing GateCity IPA in cans this year and, as always, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to North Helpline.

Gate City IPA Beer Description:

Are you a fan of the hop Citra? If so, we’ve got the beer for you.  Brewed with northwest pale two row malt and a touch of cara 20L malt, but that’s really all you need to know because this beer is not about the malt – it’s all about the hops.  Lots of them. Especially Citra. Simcoe and Mosaic are added to round out the hop profile, but make no mistake, it’s all about the powerhouse that is Citra hops.

ABV: 7.0
IBU: 55

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Greg Koch From Stone Brewing Joins Reddit AMA for a Q&A

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:55am
Want to ask Greg Koch, the co-founder of Stone Brewing a question? Well if so, today is the day as Greg will join Reddit for a Reddit AMA on Friday, May 15th at 11:00am PST. The passionate entrepreneur, and self-described “beer geek, newbie philosophy nerd, and ex-wanna be musician” will be discussing craft beer, favorite […]
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Never say never – Georgetown Brewing introducing Manny’s Pale Ale in cans

Washington Beer News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:59am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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On February 27, 2003, Manny Chao and Roger Bialous, the founders of Georgetown Brewing,  delivered the first kegs of Manny’s Pale Ale to Seattle’s venerable Latona Pub. They couldn’t have known that over the coming decades their new brewery’s first beer would become Seattle’s most ubiquitous draft beer. In King County, wherever you sidle up for a pint, you are more likely to see Manny’s on tap than any other beer.

I won’t get into the reasons why, but one thing that set Manny’s Pale Ale apart from all others, the kegs were delivered and stored upside down. That’s something a lot of Manny’s Pale Ale fans probably don’t know. For quite some time, people working on the other side of the bar have known Manny’s Pale Ale as “the upside down beer.”

Suddenly, our pandemic-effected world is upside down, so it’s only fitting that Manny’s Pale Ale is going some place it has never been, some place it was never supposed to go: into 12-ounce aluminum cans. While the brewery packages some of its other beers in cans, the mantra has always been “never Manny’s.” Never say never.

Georgetown Brewing just announced that Manny’s Pale Ale is destined for cans. Sixpacks of 12-oz cans should be available at the brewery starting on Saturday, May 23rd. A few days later, look for it wherever you buy beer. This is a limited release, expected to last six weeks.

All of the proceeds from the sales of “Manny’s Cannies” will benefit a number of local non-profit organizations, all geared towards supporting pandemic-impacted workers in the food and beverage industry.

A statement from Manny and Roger says, “When we started canning beer at Georgetown Brewing, we figured leaving Manny’s Pale Ale as a draft-only beer would help us stay connected to the foundation of our business: the bars and restaurants that first served our beer. If you want a pint of Manny’s, you have to go out, be social and support your local bar or restaurant. That’s why, for our first 14 years in business, we only sold kegs. It was also our excuse to drink beer at bars and call it work.”

“Now, more than ever, your local bar and restaurant needs your help. They have always been there for you. They have fed you, they have provided shelter, they have kept you hydrated… and your favorite bartender has listened to every one of your stupid stories. It’s time to return the favor. 100% of our profits from the sale of Manny’s cans will go to support bar and restaurant workers throughout the state of Washington.”

“These cans are a limited release, and when this pandemic ends, we’ll see you at the bar for a pint and a cheers.”

In a press release, Georgetown Brewing explains the philanthropic nature of the Manny’s canning project:

As our state starts to talk about a phased approach to recovery, it might seem like the need for fundraising is over. But the fact is, while there is talk of reopenings and a return to “normal”, it’s going to take time, and bar and restaurant employees will be the new wave of workers on the “front lines”. Keeping safe while moving forward will keep that recovery within our grasp, and while immediate needs may be changing, support is still needed.

Our hope is to aid in that recovery. Donations will be made to Big Table in Seattle and Spokane, The Plate Fund, We Are Yakima fund and other non profit organizations helping to support employees in the food and beverage industry in Washington State.”

An undertaking like this doesn’t happen without partners, and we have a lot to thank:

The generosity of Great Western Malting, Hollingbery & Son Hops, Hopsteiner and Roy Farms was vital to this project, whether through the sourcing and donation of ingredients, or cash contributions.

Getting cans and packaging made is not a fast process – it takes time, and the speed with which this project was turned around cannot be overstated. We’d like to give Crown Beverage and Packaging and WestRock a huge shoutout for their ability to fast track this project in their facilities, especially during a time when they are already slammed due to increased demand.

And our distributors – the folks that are the reason you can get our beer somewhere besides the brewery: Columbia Distributing, Columbia Wenatchee, Crown Distributing, Midway Beverage, Pioneer Distribution and Tripp Distributing. They all stepped up to not only get the beer in stores quickly, but are donating all or a portion of profits.

This limited six week run of 6 packs of Manny’s Pale Ale should be available at the brewery beginning Saturday May 23rd and available in Washington stores after Wednesday May 27th.


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Taprooms Reopening Survey – results are in

Washington Beer News - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 11:35am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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i recently ran a survey to see what the beer-loving public was thinking about the upcoming reopening of businesses. Specifically, I was interested to see what people think about the “phase 2” reopening of brewery taprooms and brewpubs, which has now begun in less-populated counties and could go statewide on June 1st. Basically, I wanted to know how you feel about your favorite taprooms reopening. This is a Washington-specific report.

  • This report is based on the first 1,100 responses.
  • The survey ran here on the Washington Beer Blog. We drove people to the survey using our social media channels: Facebook (Washington Beer Blog page), Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Over 98 percent of the respondents said they live in Washington.
  • The basic requirements of Phase 2 were spelled out in advance for those taking the survey (50% capacity, the 6-foot rule, no bar seating, no groups larger than five people, etc).

Here are the results based on the first 1,100 respondents:

QUESTION: Considering the restrictions and requirements, how likely are you to visit brewery taprooms or bars during Phase 2? (To sit down/stay for a drink and/or meal.)

  • 38 percent of respondents said it is very likely they will visit a brewery taproom once they’re allowed to reopen.
  • 17 percent of respondents said they are likely to visit.
  • 24 percent of respondents said they are unsure.
  • 21 percent said they are very unlikely to visit.

QUESTION: During phase two of the reopening, I intend to visit taprooms and bars…

  • 27 percent of respondents said they intend to visit brewery taprooms at least as often as they did before the shutdowns took effect.
  • 24 percent said that they will visit, but not as often as they did before.
  • 37 percent said they are undecided and will wait to see how it feels.
  • 12 percent said they will not visit at all.

QUESTION: Would any of the following make you more comfortable when visiting a brewery taproom or bar during Phase 2? (select all/any that apply.)

Some of the things we offered in our survey ended up being on the official list of requirements issued by the state. Things like masks and access to hand sanitizer, ended up being requirements.

83% – Outdoor seating options.
73% – Sanitization procedures for tables, seats.
67% – Hand santizer stations for customers.
57% – Touch-free check-out process.
54% – Controlled traffic flow.
46% – Employees required to wear masks.
36% – No children.
35% – Customers required to wear masks when not seated at tables.
20 % – Bar service only (step to bar, buy beer, return to seat)
19% – Table service (no need to order from, pay at, the bar)
14% – No dogs.
13.5% – None of this matters. I just want things back the way they were.

FINAL QUESTION – Not a question but an option to share other thoughts.

Finally, our survey gave people the opportunity to make any other suggestions about what would make them feel more comfortable. Only about 200 of the 1,100 respondents left comments. Most of them involved practices and precautions already addressed by the state. Things like monitoring employees for wellness, making sure customers wear masks when not seated at their tables, enforcing the rules, and so on.

A recurring theme among the respondents, many people commented about how they wanted the brewery to ensure that people did not come to work if they are showing any signs of illness. More directly, several people mentioned that employees should not feel like they need to work, regardless of illness, in order to get paid.

Another recurring theme involved a reservation system. It seems people are worried that they will show up at the taproom and not be able to get a seat. These concerns were best summed up by this response: “it will be difficult for many of us to get in if there isn’t regular turnover and groups or couples are there half of the day. That will make it frustrating for many.”

Many people expressed a desire for breweries to continue offering to-go orders and curbside pickup, noting that they’d like to see a separate line or some other way to accommodate those who just want to grab-n-go.

Several people also mentioned the need to keep restrooms especially clean and sanitized.

Finally, looking at the string of comments, it is clear that people want visibility into what is being done. They want breweries to clearly post on social media what they’re doing. They want signage at the taproom instructing people how to behave and explaining what precautions are being taken.

Beyond that, there were all sorts of different ideas mentioned by the respondents. Also, some politically inspired commentary, as you’d expect.


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The Bruery Collaborates with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams on Hold The Spoon: Black Chocolate Cake

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 6:59am
The second collaboration between The Bruery and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has taken place with the release of Hold The Spoon: Black Chocolate Cake, an imperial milk stout. This new beer is inspired by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams’ popular flavor, Blackout Chocolate Cake. The innovation brew team at The Bruery wanted to make this ice […]
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Baerlic Brewing Returns With Its Chill Helles Lager

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:06pm
Summer beer releases have been arriving in great amounts as of late and Portland’s Baerlic Brewing is set to launch its Chill Helles Lager next week. Presale orders for home delivery or pickup are now taking place here. Chill Helles Lager has a delicate balance of rich malt flavor and spicy and floral hops, this […]
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Ecliptic Brewing Releases SunRay Juicy IPA

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 8:48pm
The latest beer to be released in the Seasonal Series from Ecliptic Brewing is making its debut in the brewery’s distribution network. SunRay Juicy IPA is an unfiltered IPA that is packaged in 12oz cans and on draft. In brewing SunRay Juicy IPA, Ecliptic Brewing used Idaho 7 and Bru-1 hops and 100% Pale Malt. […]
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Pabst Blue Ribbon Supports Creative Artists with its Grabst A Pabst Campaign

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:04pm
A new digital campaign that supports grassroots creatives has arrived from Pabst Blue Ribbon. The iconic brewery has been supporting local artists for years and is now stepping in during these challenging times with its new Grabst A Pabst campaign. Pabst Blue Ribbon is commissioning 1000 acts of creativity that encompasses comedy, bartending, design, animation, […]
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Beer Release – Nordic Haze from Reuben’s Brews

Washington Beer News - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:28am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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A brewery in Ballard. A beer called Nordic Haze. Make sense. Uff da, ya sure! Reuben’s Brews released this year’s version of Nordic Haze yesterday. Here’s the release announcement from the brewery.

Today (Tues. May 12) at 10a we are releasing a fresh batch of NORDIC HAZE. This 6.4% hazy was brewed with an interesting kviek strain, a historic Norwegian yeast that we began experimenting with last year. This yeast adds depth and complexity to the profile of this beer, with layered stone fruits and green mango flavors coming from the yeast alone. Comet and Citra hops accentuate the orange citrus flavors of the yeast as well.

Cans of Nordic Haze are available for purchase online at for pickup at our Taproom, or you can visit our to-go window (with social distancing measures in place) for realtime ordering. Nordic Haze is also available in distribution around the Pacific Northwest.


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Pretty Fair Beer Company now open in Ellensburg

Washington Beer News - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 9:45am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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A new beer bar recently opened in Ellensburg. Well, kind of. Only offering to-go and delivery orders right now. The Pretty Fair Beer Company is a new bar offering beer, wine, and more at its location in the city’s historic downtown core. Some patrons will find joy in knowing that the business is located in a historic bank building known as the 420 Building, at the corner of N. Pearl Street and W. 5th Avenue, just a block from familiar destinations like the Iron Horse Brewing pub and the legendary Tav. (Map)

Exterior picture from Google.

Not to get sidetracked, but the building itself is very cool. The original bank was designed and constructed in 1930 by a renowned architect and serves as a great example of the art deco style that ruled the day. A few years after opening, the bank went out of business and the building became City Hall, which it remained until 2005. The most-recent remodel happened about eight or nine years ago.

Karissa and Tyler. Owners of Pretty Fair Beer Company.

Back to the beer. For the time being, owners Karissa and Tyler Witthuhn are offering a selection of beers to-go and for delivery, with online ordering available. When the world gets back on its axis, Pretty Fair Beer will offer a self-sourced, carefully curated selection of beers from across the state. This is a 21-plus establishment.

Tyler and Karissa work directly with breweries around the state to provide customers with unique, interesting beers and beer styles that are otherwise unavailable in Central Washington. To source products, Tyler and Karissa traveled statewide to visit breweries and find beers that will excite customers in Ellensburg. Among others, they’ve visited breweries like Stoup Brewing in Ballard, Matchless Brewing in Tumwater, and Structures Brewing in Bellingham.

Tyler and Karissa are looking forward to opening PFB’s newly remodeled taproom so customers can actually come in, sit down and enjoy a beer. They’ll offer a snack bar, too, and outside food is always welcome. They also plan to bring in up-and-coming, local and regional artists for live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

More information about Pretty Fair Beer is available at and on Facebook and Instagram @PrettyFairBeer.

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Lather Up with Duke Cannon Supply Co. Beer Soap

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 6:22am
The ultimate companion to a shower beer is now available as Duke Cannon Supply Co. offers a lineup of beer and bourbon soaps. This lineup includes Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA Soap, Old Milwaukee Soap, and Big American Bourbon Soap with Buffalo Trace. We first came across a soap from Duke Cannon while shopping at Fred […]
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