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Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl – June 1, 2019

Washington Beer News - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 1:50pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Silver City Brewery invites you to join them for a Mariners game at T-Mobile Park and a pre-game pub crawl in Pioneer Square. Here are the details:

Join us JUNE 1ST, 2019 for the quintessential Seattle sports and craft beer event of the summer. The Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl, now in its 8th year, brings together hundreds of local craft beer fans in Pioneer Square, with over 10 destination bars & restaurants, culminating in one unforgettable afternoon at the ballpark. Last year we had over 500 participants!

Participants will check-in at a specified location at 1:45pm and will receive their game ticket and an exclusive Pub Crawl t-shirt, along with a passport detailing all of the destination pubs. Then, attendees take Pioneer Square by storm, visiting as many destinations as [safely & responsibly] possible. The brewery will be designated a block of seats within T-Mobile Park so all attendees can represent at the game, en force, with room to mingle.

Purchase includes your game ticket, an exclusive Silver City Brewery Mariners Pub Crawl t-shirt (pictured below), and a passport with a list of all of the gathering destinations. Tickets are $40/each.

NOTE: As a brewery, this is consistently one of our favorite events each year. The camaraderie is downright magical when you see hundreds of people coming together over local craft beer, rocking the t-shirt in Pioneer Square. Each year, we have the privilege of making dozens of new friends, and we hope to see YOU there with us!

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Governor signs a bill that helps breweries leverage social media

Washington Beer News - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 9:01am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Last Friday, Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5394. It will become law 90 days thereafter, in late July. The bill is another accomplishment for the Washington Brewers Guild, which supports, unites and protects Washington’s craft brewers through legislative advocacy, education and community building.

The new law changes and clarifies some issues surrounding how Washington’s breweries can use social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Erstwhile, the rules were unclear and confusing. Breweries were restricted in the kind of language they could use in a post. Links to ticket sales were prohibited, and other vagueries made dealing with social media difficult.

Granted, some of the rules were meaningful and have been preserved. These generally involve tied house and money’s worth rules. The Washington Brewers Guild worked with the Liquor and Cannabis Board to ensure the new rules did not subvert the intent of the existing rules.

A lack of clarity made it easy, and maybe smart, for breweries not to bother trying to share certain types of information with their customers. For example, breweries were prohibited from using particular types of language when posting about events that were not taking place at their own location. Imagine a brewery scheduling a brewers night event, or a tap takeover, at a local bar and not being sure if they could promote it on Facebook, or exactly how they could promote it on Twitter.

This was especially unfortunate for the local brewing industry because so many of Washington’s breweries are small and operate with little or no communications and marketing budgets. Social media channels are in many cases the very best way for breweries to promote themselves and the events in which they’re involved.

The Washington Brewers Guild will be sending out an info sheet to summarize the changes.

Here are some things that the new law does:

  • Clarifies and updates rules for breweries posting online about events where their product will be featured.
  • Allows breweries to post and share promotional information and images related to events at a location other than their own brewery, including info on brewer’s nights and tap takeovers where they and their product will be present, including links to ticket sales
  • Applies those same rules to posts about charitable events where their beer will be featured
  • Preserves existing ban on joint paid advertising by prohibiting paid boosts to a third party to enhance a specific post
  • Specifies that a retailer may not require posts as a condition of sale or participation in an event

“We’d like to thank our Government Affairs Committee, our 2019 Hill Climbers and all of you who contacted your legislators to keep this bill moving this session!” said a statement from the Washington Brewers Guild. “We’d also like to thank the WA Wine Institute and WA Hospitality Association for their strong partnership in Olympia moving this bill forward and, of course, our bill sponsors.”


Curtis King (R), 14th Legislative District (Yakima, Goldendale)

Senator Steve Conway (D), 29th Legislative District (S. Tacoma, Lakewood, Spanaway)

Senator Guy Palumbo (D), 1st Legislative District (Bothell, Woodinville, Canyon Park)

Senator Karen Keiser (D), 33rd Legislative District (SeaTac, Des Moines, Kent)


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Review of HydroFlask Beer Cooler Cup

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:45am
HydroFlask, the bend Bend, Oregon based innovating beverage container company has launched a brand-new product for 2019. The new HydroFlask Beer Cooler Cup is a new multiuse design product that compliments the rest of its continually updating product line. Well known for its TempShield Double Wall Vacuum Insulation, HydroFlask uses this same design on its […]
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Ecliptic Brewing to Host 2019 Oregon Brewers Festival Brunch + Oregon Brewers Parade

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 6:30am
The 32nd edition of the Oregon Brewers Festival will kick off with its annual Oregon Brewers Brunch. In 2019 the brunch will be hosted by Ecliptic Brewing in North Portland and will be followed by the Oregon Brewers Parade that will be led by 2019 Grand Marshal, The Unipiper. The 13th annual Oregon Brewers Brunch will take place on […]
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Get out on the water for a beer cruise with Waterway Cruises

Washington Beer News - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 9:18am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I recently spent some time on the water with Georgetown Brewing and Waterway Cruises. It wasn’t just a boat trip, it was a delicious beer dinner too. (Photos by Kim Sharpe Jones.)

On a Friday evening, we cruised from Lake Union out through the Montlake Cut, trawled around Medina and Hunts Point to get a waterside look at the Gates estate and some other amazing properties, then headed back into Lake Union for a closer look at the city and the city lights.

This was just one of many such cruises from Waterway Cruises. Next on the itinerary, a cider dinner with Seattle Cider Company on Friday, May 10th. In June they’ll welcome Diamond Knot Brewing aboard. More cruises will be announced as the summer and fall unfold. Keep an eye on their website for the schedule.

The food is not an afterthought. Each course was delicious and thoughtfully paired by the chef. The scallops were particularly amazing, served with Roger’s Pilsner. A brewery representative was there to share information about the beers and the brewery, speaking to the crowd collectively and also working around the room to answer any questions.

In the end, it was a beautiful night on the water, with great beer and great food. I highly recommend the experience, especially for a special occasion or when you have some out-of-town guests visiting. Or, what the heck, just do it for the fun. The cost is approachable; not much more per person than a lovely four-course dinner of this caliber would cost anywhere else. And there’s beer!


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Seattle Beer Week events at The Growler Guys

Washington Beer News - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 8:10am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Seattle Beer Week is quickly approaching. The Growler Guys in Seattle have a lot of events planned to celebrate. From an evening focused on hyper-local beers to a pre-beer yoga class, from free massages to an ultra-rare beer tapping, from hazy IPAs to barrel-aged beauties, they’ve got something to appeal to every palate. See the list of events below and/or keep an eye on their Facebook page for details about all of the events.

Here’s what The Growler Guys have planned for Seattle Beer Week:

May 10th, All Day. North Seattle Beer Blast! SBW is a lot about pushing the local; and this is local! Great beer on tap from Hellbent, Ravenna, Lantern, Floating Bridge & Big Time Brewery. Talk beer, get swag and play cornhole with Brewers, Owners and Reps. Napkin Friends Food Truck.

May 11th, 10:45am-1pm. Barre at the Bar with Beer Fit Club. Feel good about the rest of the day/night! Attend a supervised Yoga Class followed by a complimentary beer. $25 tickets available at Full Info:

May 13th, 2-5pm. TGG’s 3rd Annual “SBW FREE Massage Monday” Yes, you heard it right; brewers, beer industry members and the General Public invited to come get a Free Massage. Please bring a tip for the 3 different therapists. A favorite SBW Event for those in the know, and a relaxed environment to meet beer biz folks. Cornhole competition too.

May 14th, 5-11pm. TGG’s 2nd Annual “Just Give In to The HAZE CRAZE”. If you love hazy beers this event is a must! At least 15 Hazy favorite and brand hazies will be on tap, including: Reubens, Skookum, Fremont, Silver City, Fort George, Mirage, Modern Times, Structures, Aslan, Hellbent, Lagunitas, Firestone Walker + probably 5 more. Votes to be taken for our People’s Choice award. Hey, we have not given up on NW style IPAs and Pales…but we must admit we love that haze! Crowler Deal: Buy Any Two Crowlers and your 3rd Crowler is 50% Off.

May 16th, 5-9pm FREMONT FEST Featuring BREW 3000 We’ll tap the mega-popular, and long ago sold-out “Brew 3000.” Maybe you bought a bottle or two and want to know what it tastes like? Spoiler alert ~ it’s awesome. We’ll also tap two CASK Kegs: Fremont Lush Coconut Mint Cask IPA and Fremont Summer Ale Loral Hops Cask. Also Black Heron “Sound & Fury” Brett IPA, and Sky Kraken pale ale. If you love Fremont this is your night. Lots of Swag. Discounts on most Fremont Beers and Flights.

May 18th, 6-11pm SBW Imperial & Barrel-Aged Beauties. If you love great stouts, porters and barrel-aged beers this event is not to be missed. We’ll have kegs from Dogfish Head, Perennial, Great Divide, Fremont, Firestone Walker, pFriem, Founders, Rogue + more. 10% Off in the Bottle shop all day. Crowler Deal: Buy Any Two 32oz Crowlers and your 3rd Crowler is 50% Off.


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10 Barrel Brewing Returns with Swill in 2019

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 3:00am
Five years ago when 10 Barrel Brewing Company released Swill a secondary bottle fermentation took place that could cause excess carbonation and potentially cause a few bottles to explode. The brewer took the correct steps and offered a voluntary recall. Now a half decade later, the Bend, Oregon based brewer is bringing back fan-favorite Swill […]
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