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N.W.I.P.A. 2019 Triple IPA Fest

Brewpublic - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:38am
It’s the time of year for triple IPAs being released by so many breweries. This also means that it’s time for the annual N.W.I.P.A. 2019 Triple IPA Fest. The daylong hop bomb of a fest takes place on Saturday, March 2nd from 2:00-111:00pm. Here’s a preview of what to expect on tap. Just make sure […]
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The Growler Guys – Central Eastside Portland To Close

Brewpublic - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 10:13am
After five years of serving up growler fills and a few pints, Portland’s Central Eastside’s franchise location of The Growler Guys will be calling its final last call on Sunday, March 3, 2019. Prior to doing so, owners Brendan Cocks and Kourtney Nelson will be throwing a Thank You Party. On Saturday, March 2nd The […]
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Join local breweries this Saturday for Washington Beer Open House

Washington Beer News - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 8:47am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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It’s a one-day, statewide celebration of the brewing industry. Washington Beer Open House sees scores of breweries across Washington offer something a little special. For some breweries, it’s about opening the brewhouse doors and offering brewery tours, for others its about special beer releases. Anything goes, from beer and food pairing menus to live music. Each brewery plans its own way to celebrate.

This year Washington Beer Open House takes place on Saturday, March 2nd. This marks the 9th consecutive year for the event. Visit the official site for more details.

Here are just a few examples of what Washington breweries have up their sleeves. Farther below, a list of all the participating breweries. Figure out which ones you want to visit and make a plan. You’ll have to do some research on your own to find out about each brewery’s plan. (Breweries, you are welcome to use our comments section to share info.)

  • Urban Family Brewing – Seattle – They’ll release the next two installments in our Reserve Series during the Washington Beer Open House. This program is meant to be single-barrel selections of curated beer, and quantities will be limited. Brewery tours at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. Nacho Mama’s will serve tasty food from 1:00 – 8:00.
  • Farmstrong Brewing – Mount Vernon –  Brewery Tours 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00. At least two new, special beers on tap. Meets the folks from Skagit Valley Malting and possibly some of the local farmers. Live music from 3:00 – 5:00 featuring Dead Lee.
  • Bale Breaker Brewing – Yakima – At noon, they’ll kick off the day with a Welcome Hour (taster flight of any six beers for $10). Guided brewery tours throughout the day. 2:00 – 3:00 is Social Hour, with a special cask tapping —  hang out with the brewery staff. Happy Hour is 4:00-5:00, with $3 pints.
  • Brother Barrel – Seattle – Brother Barrel is opening at noon, three hours earlier than normal, for WA Beer Open House. They’ll offer $8 flights of Elliott Bay Brewing’s Barrel Aged Beers from 12:00-3:00 when they officially open. Three 4-oz. beers per flight.

Participating Breweries:

20 Corners Brewing 54-40 Brewing 7 Seas Brewery and Taproom 7 Seas Brewing Anacortes Brewery At Large Brewing Bad Jimmys Brewing Badass Backyard Brewing Bainbridge Brewing Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse Bale Breaker Brewing Bastion Brewing Co. Bellwether Brewing Co. Bent Bine Brew Co. Berchmans Brewing Birdsview Brewing Black Fleet Brewing Black Raven Brewing Bosk Brew Works Brothers Cascadia Brewing Cardinal Craft Brewing Chainline Brewing Company Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen Chuckanut Brewery South Nut Taproom Counterbalance Brewing Co Crane’s Castle Brewing Company Crucible Brewing – Woodinville Forge Crucible Brewing Company Dick’s Brewing Dog Days Brewing Dreadnought Brewing Dwinell Country Ales Elliott Bay Brewing – Lake City Everybodys Brewing Farmstrong Brewing Co. Figurehead Brewing Co Fish Brewing Floating Bridge Brewing Flycaster Brewing Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery Flying Lion Brewing Foggy Noggin Brewing Fortside Brewing Company Fremont Brewing Future Primitive Brewing Gallaghers Where-U-Brew Garden Path Fermentation Geaux Brewing Georgetown Brewing Ghost Runner Brewery Ghostfish Brewing Gig Harbor Brewing Company – Tacoma Taproom & Brew Haywire Brewing Co. Headless Mumby Brewing Company Heathen Brewing Hoh River Brewery Hopped Up Brewing Hopworks Urban Brewery Icicle Brewing Jellyfish Brewing Jones Creek Brewing Company Keyhole Valley Brewing (Production Only) Kulshan Brewery Kulshan Brewery – K2 Taproom Lake Stevens Brewing Company Lantern Brewing Lazy Boy Brewing Loowit Brewing Lost Canoe Brewing Lowercase Brewing Lucky Envelope Brewing M.T. Head Brewing Mac and Jacks Brewing Machine House Brewery Maelstrom Brewing Maritime Pacific Brewing Matchless Brewing Millwood Brewing Company Narrows Brewing North Jetty Brewing Obec Brewing Odd Otter Brewing Odin Brewing Optimism Brewing Co. Outer Planet Craft Brewing Populuxe Brewing Postdoc Brewing Pyramid Breweries Redhook Brewlab Reubens Brews River Mile 38 Brewing Co. Scrappy Punk Brewing Silver City Brewery and Taproom Silver City Restaurant and Brewery Single Hill Brewing Slaughter County Brewing Sno Town Brewery Sound to Summit Brewing Spada Farmhouse Brewery Stoup Brewing Sumerian Brewing The Brewtap at Reuben’s Brews Three Bull Brewing (Production Only) Timber Monster Brewing Top Rung Brewing Two Beers Brewing Urban Family Brewing Company Valley House Brewing Varietal Beer Co. Walking Man Brewing Wander Brewing Wandering Hop Brewery Wenatchee Valley Brewing White Bluffs Brewing Whitewall Brewing Wingman Brewers Yakima Craft Brewing Facebook Twitter Reddit Google+

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Thirsty Monk Portland to Tap Crooked Stave Collaboration, Brett Brut Rose IPA

Brewpublic - Thu, 02/28/2019 - 2:00am
One year ago Thirsty Monk opened its first brewery outside of North Carolina when it took over the former Deep Draft Brewing location in Denver, Colorado. In doing so Thirsty Monk hired Brian Grace as its Head Brewer, formerly the Head Brewer at Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project. Now Grace has reunited with Crooked Stave […]
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Crux Fermentation Project Releases [BANISHED] Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin

Brewpublic - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 10:30pm
Crux Fermentation Project has recently released its latest version of [BANISHED] Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin in 375mL bottles and draft. This latest release from its [BANISHED] series is a big sipper as it spent many months aging away in bourbon barrels that previously held Crux’s Tough Love Imperial Stout. [BANISHED] Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin Description: […]
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Firestone Walker Barrelworks Releases Bretta Tangerine

Brewpublic - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 8:22pm
After deciding upon the perfect variety of tangerine, Firestone Walker Brewing’s Barrelworks used the Murcott variety for its latest release, Bretta Tangerine. Harvested from the Ojai Valley, located east of Santa Barbara, Barrelworks used a ½ ton of these Murcott tangerines to brew this new hybrid wild beer. “We sampled a bunch of different tangerine varieties […]
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Deschutes Brewery to Release Black Mirror, Tempranillo Flanders and Skiffy Snuggler Hazy Pale Ale

Brewpublic - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:50pm
Deschutes Brewery is set to release three limited, small-batch brews in March 2019. Look for Black Mirror, Tempranillo Flanders and a collaboration beer, Skiffy Snuggler Hazy Pale Ale brewed with Varietal Beer Co. and Hopsteiner. Learn more about each of these forthcoming beers from descriptions provided to us by Deschutes Brewery… Black Mirror The first […]
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Little Beast Brewing to Release Wild Island Hazy Brett Double IPA + Rhūs Jūs

Brewpublic - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 5:01pm
Portland, OR–Little Beast Brewing announced today the upcoming release of Wild Island Hazy Brett Double IPA and a wildcrafted mixed-culture ale called Rhūs Jūs. Both beers will be released at the Little Beast Beer Garden in Southeast Portland on March 6th at 5pm in limited package and draft. Wild Island represents both Little Beast’s first Hazy […]
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Set aside the madness and celebrate the mildness with Machine House Brewery

Washington Beer News - Wed, 02/27/2019 - 8:30am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Machine House Brewery invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual March Mildness event. Every March, the brewery invites beer lovers to retreat from the madness and relax with the mildness.

“Every March we take the time to appreciate one of our most beloved and popular beers by drinking it all month long. This year we will be doing things a little different to expand different venues and celebrate everything Dark Mild! With 12 locations across the Puget Sound area there is no excuse to not get in all the fun! We well be finishing things off with a WILD MILD party at the end of the month just in case you want some more.  Should be a mildly good time.”

More information about the monthlong event below. For more details, follow Machine House Brewery on Facebook.

Dark Mild is described as a surprisingly light-bodied session ale with a rich roasted malt character. Incredible drinkable, the deliciously balanced chocolate and caramel malt character makes the Dark Mild a cult favorite.

ABV: 3.7% OG: 1.036 FG: 1.006 IBU:20
Mash: 2nd Row, Dark Crystal, Chocolate.
Hops: Nugget, Progress, Goldings.

EVENT LENGTH: Month of March culminating in a WILD MILD PARTY in the Original Machine House Brewery in (Georgetown) Seattle, WA on March 31st 12-5pm.


How it works

Step 1: Participants will get an official punch card at a participating location.

Step 2: Participants gets the card punched for each pint of Dark Mild (CASK ONLY) purchased at any participating location.

Step 3: Participants will put sticker next to your name to chart the locations’ progress

Step 4: Drink a certain amount of Mild and win the following prizes:

Drink 5 Pints of Mild in the Month of March and receive a limited-edition March Mildness Pub Glass.

Drink 20 Pints of Mild in the Month of March and receive a limited-edition March  Mildness T-Shirt.

The location that serves the most beer will have the chance to collaborate with Machine House Brewery on a new cask ale.

Your prizes can be picked up at either Machine House Location.

Participating Locations (North to South):

·        Special Brews (Lynnwood)
·        The Maple Bar (Maple Leaf)
·        The Dane (North Ballard)
·        The Masonry (Fremont)
·        The Red Door (Fremont)
·        Teku Tavern (South Lake Union)
·        Machine House PUB (Central District)
·        The Beer Junction (West Seattle)
·        Slow Boat (Hillman City)
·        Machine House Brewery (Georgetown)
·        Beverage Place (West Seattle)
·        The Red Hot (Tacoma)


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

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2019 Oregon Beer Awards Winners

Brewpublic - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:57pm
Billed as the Academy Awards for Oregon Beer, this evening Revolution Hall was host to the 2019 Oregon Beer Awards. The awards ceremony, now in its fifth year was filled with mainly beer industry folks for the sold out 2-1/2 hour awards ceremony. It’s been a few years since we’ve attended the Oregon Beer Awards […]
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Washington Beer Commission Presents the 2019 Washington Brewery Open House

Brewpublic - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 10:03pm
On Saturday, March 2nd, over 140 breweries in Washington state will celebrate the 2019 Washington Brewery Open House. Hosted by the Washington Beer Commission, many of Washington’s breweries will be opening up its breweries for brewery tours and exclusive tastings on Saturday from Noon-5:00pm. Of the 140+ participating breweries in the 9th Annual Washington Beer […]
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A beer for those who worship at the altar of dirt – Dirt Church IPA

Washington Beer News - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 8:11am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Dirt Church IPA, a beer that celebrates and supports those lovely ribbons of dirt we call trails.

Everyone has something about which they’re passionate, something that they maybe even worship. For mountain biking enthusiasts that thing is dirt. Brewed by Structures Brewing in Bellingham, Dirt Church IPA will be released in Seattle on Thursday, March 7th. There are two events planned.

March 7th – Bottleworks in Wallingford – Cans of Dirt Church IPA releases at 11:00 AM. Two dollars from each 4-pack will donated to Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

March 7th at 6:00 PM – Brouwer’s Cafe –  A party and fundraiser for Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Profit from draft version of Dirt Church IPA donated to Evergreen.

Here’s more info from the event organizers:

“Those beautiful and challenging ribbons of dirt we call trails, that take us deep into the forest, high up into the mountains, and sometimes to the grandest of vistas. Dirt brings us together and lets us be alone, makes us work hard for even the smallest thrills, brings us joy yet dishes out its certain share of pain! Yet we go back to it over and over again, seeking that connection to the ground, the perfect texture, the fluidity of moving over and through it. The dirt, the trails, they are part of us now!”

“This is how the idea of Dirt Church IPA was born. Most of us can’t be there to build and maintain the amazing network of trails we have here in the Pacific Northwest, but we can certainly help support the awesome and hardworking people who do. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) are on the ground (and in the dirt!), making sure our favorite trail systems stay in great condition.”

“So we are pleased to announce that Brouwers Café and Bottleworks, along with Structures Brewing, will be collaborating on a special Dirt Church fundraising event series. We will host limited beer release parties in Seattle at Brouwer’s for Evergreen, and in Bellingham at Structures for WMBC, with a portion of the proceeds from cans and draft being donated directly to these amazing MTB trail groups.   Look for the release to be in March of 2019.”

“Nat Pellman at Brouwer’s Café in Seattle is passionate about Mountain Biking and Beer. He is friends with James and Max at Structures, and quite enjoys collaborating with them on special beer releases, as well as having a cold one (or two!) at their Brewery after a good ride in Bellingham.”


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

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Pike Brewing 2019 Beer Release Calendar + Brewery Tours

Brewpublic - Tue, 02/26/2019 - 6:25am
Pike Brewing, the long-established brewery from Seattle will release a few new beers in the coming year as it announces its 2019 Beer Release Calendar. The brewer will also begin to host more frequent brewery tours led by 13 year Pike employee, Ability Bradshaw. Joining the year-round lineup in the month of March at Pike […]
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Double Mountain Releases Juicy, Clearly Not Hazy IPA

Brewpublic - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 4:53pm
For its latest release, Double Mountain Brewery has brewed a juicy IPA but without the haze. Juicy, Clearly Not Hazy IPA is Double Mountain’s take on a New England style IPA but with the beauty of a filtered beer and a fun beer name that’s a bit tongue in cheek. The brew team at Double […]
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Join Geaux Brewing for a Fat Tuesday blowout on March 5th

Washington Beer News - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 6:44am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I love the way Geaux Brewing takes advantage of any excuse to party. True to their New Orleans roots, I suppose. Next up, it’s a Fat Tuesday party, which includes a buffet of NOLA-style food: crawfish, po-boys, shrimp-n-grits, and so on. And beer, of course. Lots of beer. Add to that some live zydeco music and you’ll soon be tossin’ beads like a pro.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 5 PM – 10 PM

Here are the event details.

The ultimate Fat Tuesday party is right where you’d expect it to be—at Geaux Brewing. After five years of hosting one of the greatest Mardi Gras bashes in the Puget Sound, we’re kicking it up a notch in 2019.

Our chefs have carefully prepared a menu of delectable NOLA dishes that you won’t want to miss. Crawfish, an oyster bar, po-boys, shrimp & grits, and king cake are just a few things we’ll have on the all-you-can-eat buffet. (There may be some healthy options in there too, just in case…)

We’ll be tapping our newest beer in the GX Series—#4. This Belgian style beer was first aged with toasted southern pecans and then transferred to port bourbon barrels where it sat for a year soaking up all of that barrel-aged goodness. As with all things Geaux, we may have a couple of other specials waiting for ya.

Whozyamamma will provide live Cajun Zydeco music.

Seating is limited to 150 people. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $49 or at the door for $59. Purchase price gets you access to all-you-can-eat NOLA buffet, your first beverage, and entertainment. Additional beverages sold separately.


Get your tickets early. This event will almost surely sell out! There’s no better place to be for Mardi Gras than Geaux Brewing!

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

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Oregon Liquor Control Commission 2018 Beer Reports

Brewpublic - Mon, 02/25/2019 - 3:00am
Last week the Oregon Liquor Control Commission released its 2018 Beer Report on taxable barrels of malt beverages reported as sold within the state of Oregon. The past year was a good one for Oregon based breweries as overall sales grew 3.48% in 2018. In 2018 Oregon breweries and cideries reported 666,023 barrels sold within […]
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American Society of Brewing Chemists Presents Modest Malt: The Soul of Beer

Brewpublic - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 8:33pm
The American Society of Brewing Chemists will return the McMenamins Mission Theater as it presents Modest Malt: The Soul of Beer industry seminar. This seminar on malt will take place on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 5:00-10:00pm. Join the American Society of Brewing Chemists at McMenamins Mission Theater in Portland, Oregon, for this year’s ASBC […]
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22nd Annual Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival – March 8-9, 2019

Brewpublic - Sun, 02/24/2019 - 4:33pm
Each year the Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival continues to chug along. In recent years attendance has dropped off as the barleywine style of beer has lost its luster. But for those looking for these big, bold beers that can age quite well, the 22nd Annual Lucky Lab Barleywine Festival returns from March 8-9, 2019. Held […]
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