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Brewshed BeerFest on June 8th in Seattle – details and a discount code

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:09am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The 6th Annual Brewshed® BeerFest takes place at Hale’s Palladium on Saturday, June 8th. The event features over 40 beers from local breweries, all of which are Brewshed Alliance Partners. The goal is to highlight the Brewshed Connection: healthy watersheds lead to clean water, and clean water leads to great beer.

Get a $5 discount on tickets to the event by using the discount code BEERBLOG.

Here is more information about the event and the organization behind it.

Brewshed® Beer Fest: Protecting Healthy Watersheds by Drinking Craft Beer!

Join us at Washington Wild’s Annual festival to celebrate the connection between protecting upper watersheds and making superior downstream beer! Because clean water = better beer! Back for the sixth year in a row, Washington Wild is happy to present our 6th annual Brewshed® BeerFest!

The Brewshed® Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Hale’s Ales Palladium where you can taste over 40 locally-crafted beers and ciders, all while supporting healthy forests and watersheds. This exciting annual event brings together breweries from around the state to highlight the Brewshed® Connection: healthy watersheds lead to clean water, and clean water makes better beer.

Beer Fest goers will have their choice of delicious brews to sample from Washington Wild’s Brewshed Alliance Partners. Attendees will also get a chance to vote for their favorite beer for the “Best in Brewshed” award. The stage will be set, complete with a balloon popping fundraiser where attendees donate, pop a balloon, and win some awesome swag! Just follow the sounds of popping balloons and
clinking beer glasses!

The Brewshed® Alliance has grown substantially in the last six years, originally just including 8 brewery partners in the Seattle area. Today, the Brewshed® Alliance boasts over 62 breweries and community partners from around Washington State. The program hosts over 30 events a year ranging from guided hikes, to tap take overs, to beer festivals. The program has raised tens of thousands of dollars annually for Washington Wild’s conservation work to protect intact forests, watersheds and sources of clean water through education and advocacy.

Washington Wild works hard to find common ground, both with traditional and non-traditional allies alike, in support of protecting wild lands and waters throughout the state. Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance helps people make the connection between protected waters and the superior downstream beer you can find in your pint glass in Washington.

“Our product- and subsequently our business- relies on our water source staying pure and clean, so naturally we want to voice our support of Washington Wild, Alpine Lakes and the Brewshed® Alliance,” said Pamela Brulotte of Icicle Brewing Company. Icicle Brewing Company sources their water from the nearby Icicle Creek, which was designated as Wilderness in 2014 as a part of the Alpine Lakes
Wilderness Additions – a 7-year campaign led largely in part by Washington Wild.

Last year this fun event raised over $11,000 in support of a wild and green Washington full of great beer. Come out and join Washington Wild at Hale's Ales Palladium on June 8th! Details for the Brewshed® Beer Fest are below:

Date: Saturday, June 8 th , 2019

Time: 1 pm – 5 PM

Location: Hale’s Ales Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107

Ticket Price: $30 in advance at
use discount code BEERBLOG for a $5 discount.

$35 at the door

Other: All guests must be over 21 with valid ID.

Tickets: Tickets include 8 drink tickets, a souvenir 5.5 oz insulated Miir tasting tumbler, and of course entry. Additional drink tickets will be available for purchase for $2 a piece.

Food: Food will be available inside by cash or credit from Hale’s Concessions.

About Washington Wild

Since 1979, Washington Wild has played an invaluable role in permanently protecting nearly three million acres of Wilderness throughout Washington State. We bring people together in the vigorous defense of our remaining wild forests, waters, and wildlife. By educating, empowering, and mobilizing our communities, Washington Wild builds powerful grassroots networks that help protect wild lands and waters throughout the state. Find us at:

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Kobrew is coming to Tacoma – Korean-themed gastropub and brewery

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 9:26am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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A new brewpub is poised to open in Tacoma. Kobrew will focus on craft beer and Korean-inspired food

When it comes to the art of beer and food pairing, I’ve always wondered why more restaurants, brewpubs, chefs and other culinary masterminds don’t lend more focus on pairing delicious, rich and flavorful craft beer with Asian cuisine. One of the first rules of beer and food pairing involves matching flavor intensity: pair intensely flavored food with equally intense beer. Another beer and food pairing principle suggests that you pair spicy foods with hoppy beers. So yeah, Asian-inspired food seems perfect to sit alongside craft beer.

The same folks who operate Magnuson Cafe and Brewery in Seattle recently announced their plan to open Kobrew, a Korean-inspired brewpub, at Point Ruston in Tacoma. Dubbed a “gastropub and brewery,” Kobrew will offer traditional Korean dishes and Korean-spun versions of good-old pub fair. Think, Korean-style tacos and Korean-style fried chicken sliders. Kim Chi and Imperial IPA anyone? Yes, please!

Kobrew is located at the Point Ruston development in the space that formerly housed Fish Brewing’s pub. They are currently hiring staff and expect to be open within a few weeks. (map below is approximate.)

The new concept will feature a tapas-style menu designed for sharing. “We are creating a restaurant experience that showcases Korean food and its flavors through a diverse menu of both classic Korean dishes like bibimbap, bo ssam pork belly, and galbi, and Korean-inspired brewpub fare such as sliders, tacos and famed Korean fried chicken,” said founder Cody Cluff. “Our goal is to create a Korean gastropub experience that is for everyone.”

Cluff is partnering with London chef Andrew Hales to develop the menu. “Korean ingredients and flavors can be intimidating to those unfamiliar with the cuisine, so our challenge is to make our menu accessible to all, yet authentic,” explained Cluff.

The gastropub menu will be complemented by Kobrew’s onsite brewery and 14 rotating taps of Kobrew beers. Head brewer Carey Dixon, who’s been handling the brewery at Magnuson Cafe and Brewery, will focus on classics from Northwest IPAs to easy drinking lagers, as well as some creative beers intended to bring the Korean flavors to life. In addition to the brewery and beers, Kobrew will offer a full cocktail menu with several drinks featuring Korea’s favorite, Soju.

Cody Cluff describes Kobrew as a love letter to the food and culture of his wife’s hometown of Seoul. The location at Point Ruston is on the water with plenty of outdoor seating. The restaurant’s interior is designed to make the Korean tradition of eating together come to life. The family-friendly restaurant will include a group dining area for parties up to 40.

For updates on Kobrew’s progress and opening, follow @kobrew on Instagram or visit
their website at

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Worthy Brewing Partners with Brasada Ranch on Brasada Sunset Pale Ale

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:59pm
Brasada Ranch, the 1800 acre ranch that’s located in Central Oregon has partnered with nearby Worthy Brewing on a special Summer Seasonal beer brewed just for the high desert ranch. Brasada Sunset Pale Ale made its debut on Thursday, May 16th at the Brasada Ranch. In brewing Brasada Sunset Pale Ale, the culinary team at […]
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Bale Breaker Brewing introduces Kat Finn as Oregon Sales Manager

Washington Beer News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 1:09pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Yakima Valley Brewery Announces Addition of Oregon Sales Manager


  • Bale Breaker Brewing Company hired Kat Finn of Sierra Nevada to expand distribution and availability of its beer in Oregon.
  • Bale Breaker expanded its sales territory into the southern region of western Oregon earlier this year.
  • Kat Finn has twelve years of industry sales experience representing brands as well as distributors.

Yakima, Wash. – May 20, 2019 – Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, today announced Kat Finn as its Oregon Sales Manager. The addition will help the brewery expand distribution and availability of its hop-forward IPAs in the southern region of the Pacific Northwest.

With twelve years of experience in both the domestic and craft beverage industries, specifically in the Portland-area, Finn will bring hyperlocal Oregon knowledge to help bridge the gap between the Oregon and Washington craft beer scenes.

“Bale Breaker Brewing Co. represents everything that made me fall in love with craft beer; friends, family, great beer and hard work. I’m so grateful to be a part of this amazing team,” Finn said.

Named #1 Commitment Closer for the entire region of Oregon and Southwest Washington by former employer Sierra Nevada, Bale Breaker co-owner Kevin Quinn is confident in Finn’s ability to grow relationships with distributors as well as cultivate relationships with retail accounts in the market. “Adding another person to our sales team is exciting but having someone as talented and knowledgeable as Kat to blaze the trail for us in Oregon is the cherry on top,” said Quinn.

The new addition to the brewery’s sales team will help Bale Breaker continue its mission to craft the choice hop-forward and aromatic beers in the Pacific Northwest.

About Kat Finn
Kat Finn launched her career in the beverage industry from the ground up, starting as a bartender at the Eastburn in Portland circa 2007, then achieving the highest positive trend curve within Maletis Beverage by increasing their sales by 18%, to establishing herself as the Area Manager & Sales Representative for Sierra Nevada Brewing by 2013. After six years with Sierra Nevada and helping the brewery grow its buying accounts by 26% in under three fiscal years, Finn decided to embark on her next challenge by helping oversee another brewery to succeed its goals.

About Bale Breaker
Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has grown to become the fourth largest independent craft brewery in Washington. With a 30-barrel brewhouse and a 27,000 square foot facility, we craft five year-round canned beers, including the widely celebrated Topcutter IPA. We also have a 5-barrel pilot brewhouse, the Imagination Station, where we test and develop new recipes. We currently distribute statewide in Washington as well as in northern Idaho and western Oregon. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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Fort George Brewery announces this year’s 3-Way IPA release plan

Washington Beer News - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 9:54am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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For IPA lovers, it is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: the annual release of 3-Way IPA. Each year, the crew from Fort George Brewery tastes a lot of IPA in search of breweries producing tasty, innovative, exceptional IPAs. After months of hard work, a decision is made and Fort George Brewery teams up with two other breweries for an IPA collaboration project. This year’s partners are Cloudburst Brewing of Seattle and Ruse Brewing of Portland.

The official 3-Way IPA release is scheduled for May 26th at Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon. The fun continues with a series of events across the Northwest over the course of the following month, from Ashland, Oregon in the south to Bellingham, Washington in the north. IPA lovers in the Seattle area should mark the calendar for Friday, May 31st when the official Seattle release party happens at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District. See the entire list of events below.

According to a press release from Fort George Brewery, “The concept is rock solid. Each year Fort George travels the Pacific Northwest, tastes a lot of great beer, and looks for two breweries making innovative and exciting IPAs. After the invitations are extended in late summer, the collaborators come to Astoria to hang out, share more beer, and most importantly work together on a concept for the next 3-Way IPA.”

“For 2019, Cloudburst Brewing joined the party. This award-winning Seattle brewery brings with them a ton of experience, lead by Steve Luke, the former head of experimental brewing at Elysian and creator of the Space Dust IPA recipe, among others. And they also brought the Corporate yeast strain for this year’s beer. Where did they get it? We weren’t asking any questions.”

“Although Ruse Brewing in Portland is only two-years-old, these folks are definitely not unknown in the brewing world. Co-Founders Devin Beware and Shaun Kalis came from Culmination Brewing before branching out on their own. And already Ruse has been voted by the Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards as both best new brewery and best small brewery in Oregon.”

“After three days of getting to know each other in Astoria, they began the Beta IPA process with the first small batches starting in November of last year. The initial idea was to brew something in between a New England style hazy and a West Coast IPA – unfiltered with pilsner malt, red wheat, golden promise, plus ample discussions about pH levels in the whirlpool and the amounts of each hop addition.”

“Hops are the final and perhaps most important component to the 3-Way IPA collaboration. Sourcing the thousands of pounds needed to brew this beer can be tricky. Three hops were initially chosen – Cashmere, Idaho 7, and Citra. However, they also hatched a plan to try out different dominant dry hops in each batch, while also making minor adjustments to the rest of the recipe.”

“3-Way IPA combines all of the fruit-forwardness of a hazy, but with that classic touch of bitterness from a West Coast IPA. Many Beta IPA test batches were brewed (and enjoyed) to achieve that balance. The result is a bright, citrus fruit bomb that doesn’t finish too heavy or sweet. And it also doesn’t hold back on the hops.”

“But the fun doesn’t stop there. As an added wrinkle to this year’s collaboration, that dry hop will also rotate throughout 3-Way IPA season. The first batches are heavily dry hopped with Citra (notes of orange juice, grapefruit zest, and bitter lemon peel). As the weeks go by, supporting hops will take a starring role. And you’ll be able to see which hop is dominant by checking the bottom of your can.”

“For those of you with tickets to Lupulin Ecstasy, taste the new 3-Way IPA on Saturday, May 25th at the historic Flavel Mansion & Grounds, surrounded by lupulin delights from every 3-Way IPA collaborator throughout the years. If you don’t have a ticket, unfortunately it is sold out. But 3-Way IPA will be on sale at Fort George starting Sunday, May 26th. And at the brewery, there are no limits on can sales.”

“Join all three collaborators for the first release parties in Seattle on Friday, May 31st at Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District, and in Portland at Ruse Brewing on Saturday, June 1st. Then look for 3-Way IPA cans & draft releasing at pubs & bottleshops near you, starting June 3rd. Fort George is distributed only in the Pacific Northwest.”


Come hang out and enjoy a pint of 3-Way IPA with us. You’re guaranteed to find it on tap at these locations, on these days. Or, you can always search for Fort George beer at

Sunday, May 26th
Starting at noon
Fort George Brewery/Lovell Building
1483 Duane St, Astoria, OR
*Can release party*

Friday, May 31st
6pm to 9pm
Chuck’s Hop Shop Central District
2001 E Union St, Seattle, WA
*Can release party*

Saturday, June 1st
Noon to 6pm
Ruse Brewing
4784 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR
*Can release party*

Tuesday, June 4th
5pm to 8pm
The Bier Stein
1591 Willamette St, Eugene, OR

Friday, June 7th
7pm to 10pm
Beer O’Clock
1205 SW Washington St, Portland, OR

Tuesday, June 11th
5pm to 8pm
Valley Growlers
15735 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr, Happy Valley, OR

Thursday, June 13th
5pm to 8pm
New Seasons Woodstock
4500 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR

Thursday, June 13th
5pm to 8pm
Growler Guys Ashland
345 Lithia Way, Ashland, OR

Friday, June 14th
5pm to 8pm
Elizabeth Station
1400 W Holly St, Unit 101, Bellingham, WA

Thursday, June 20th
5pm to 8pm
Peaks and Pints
3816 N 26th St, Tacoma, WA

Tuesday, June 25th
5pm to 8pm
The Beer Junction
45511 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA


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John Maier Announces His Retirement From Rogue Ales

Brewpublic - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:59am
After 30 years on the brew deck at Rogue Ales in Newport, Oregon, John Maier announced his pending retirement at the inaugural John Maier Coastal Brew Fest this past Saturday. Recently turning 64 years old, John has decided that it’s time to hang up his brewing boots for the last time in July 2019. Halfway […]
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The Bier Stein to Host its 4th Annual Invitational Beer Fest

Brewpublic - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 8:10pm
Eugene’s beloved taproom and bottle shop, The Bier Stein will host its 4th Annual Invitational Beer Fest on Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Taking place from Noon-8:00pm, the 2019 Invitational will bring together 36 of many of the region’s best breweries and cideries. In curating the 2019 Invitational Beer Fest, The Bier Stein is securing a […]
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Fort George Brewery Announces Details on 2019 3-Way IPA Release with Ruse Brewing + Cloudburst Brewing

Brewpublic - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:04am
Over Memorial Day Weekend, Fort George Brewery will release its annual 3-Way IPA. For the 2019 edition of 3-Way IPA the Astoria brewer invited Ruse Brewing from Portland and Cloudburst Brewing from Seattle into the mix. After months of Beta IPA testing various recipes of 3-Way IPA and gathering feedback the final version will be […]
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An Interview with John Maier on 30 Years of Brewing at Rogue Ales

Brewpublic - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:43am
In today’s world it’s hard to fathom working for the same employer for over a decade. One such employee in the brewing industry that has been at it along the Oregon Coast is John Maier. He’s been the Brewmaster at Rogue Ales & Spirits since May 1989 and during this span has brewed 22,582 batches […]
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Occidental Brewing Releases Limited Edition Pride Pilsner Cans To Benefit Basic Rights Oregon

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:12pm
Fresh off the canning line, Occidental Brewing releases Limited Edition Pride Pilsner cans. The first glimpse of these new cans will be on Friday, May 17th when Occidental Brewing hosts the Pride Pilsner Release Party from 6:00-9:00pm. For the month of June, Occidental Brewing is packaging its Pilsner in a rainbow-colored 16-ounce cans to celebrate […]
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Double Mountain Brewery Releases Simcoe a GoGo

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:30pm
Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery has a brand-new single hop IPA out in the market. A tribute to the legendary Whisky A Go-Go, the brewers at Double Mountain have released Simcoe A GoGo, In brewing Simcoe A GoGo, the brewers have allowed the Simcoe hop to shine through on this IPA. At 6.5% ABV and […]
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Pelican Brewing Releases a Cocktail-Inspired Beer – Sea Breeze Ale

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:03pm
Pacific City, Oregon (May 16, 2019)—Can you feel it? There’s a delicate, warm summer wind wafting around Pelican Brewing Company this week with the release of Sea Breeze Ale—the next in a cocktail-inspired line of Lone Pelican innovations. The limited production small batch brew combines the flavors of fresh cranberries, juniper and citrus peel for an incredibly refreshing and bright beer. […]
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Breakside Brewery Spring 2019 Beer Releases

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00pm
In time for Spring, Breakside Brewery is set to release six beers in the coming weeks. Out now is Rainbows and Unicorns, a session beer that was originally released in 2015 is now available in bottles and on draft. Joining this IPA are Grandmammy, Grandpappy, Louiza, Coldest Beer In Town, and Passionfruit Sour Ale. “This […]
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Deschutes, Migration and Crux Become Official Beer Partners of the Hillsboro Hops

Brewpublic - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 12:45am
Prior to the first pitch at the home opener on June 21s at Ron Tonkin Field, the Hillsboro Hops have a new beer partner for the 2019 season. Wait, make that three new beer partners as Deschutes Brewery, Migration Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project take over for the shuttered BridgePort Brewing. Hillsboro Hops fans can […]
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GoodLife Brewing Celebrates its 8th Anniversary Party

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 11:53pm
GoodLife Brewing will be serving up the special sauce when it hosts its 8th Anniversary Party with a special musical appearance by G. Love. This is the second year that GoodLife has collaborate on a beer, The Juice IPA, with Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love. Celebrating 2,920 days in business and 3,854 batches […]
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Sour Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe – the ridiculous beer lineup

Washington Beer News - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 9:00am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I’ve been told that this is “most to all of the draft list for Sour Fest 2019.” The list is more than 50 beers long. It still might be expanded and tweaked a bit, but one thing is certain, if you’re a fan of sour beers you will not want to miss Sour Fest at Brouwer’s Cafe on Thursday, May 16th.

In true Seattle Beer Week 2019 fashion, this one goes to 11. Brouwer’s Cafe has assembled quite an amazing list of beers for this event, including stuff from local sour beer celebrities like Engine House No. 9, Garden Path,  Propolis, and North Fork, as well as beers from nationally recognized sour masters like Crooked Stave, Almanac, and Lost Abbey. On top of that, beers from world-renown breweries like De Proef, Rodenbach, and Cantillon. And so much more.

Yeah, okay Brouwer’s, we get it; you’re showing off again. Here’s the draft lineup as of this moment.

  • Alesong – Kind of Blue Oak-Aged Sour w/ Blueberries
  • Almanac – Farmers’ Reserve Pluot ’16 Sour Ale
  • Alvinne – Kriek Van Mortagne Sour Ale w/ Cherries
  • Bainbridge Island – Viognier ’17 Blonde Sour w/ Viognier Grape Juice
  • Block 15 – Cardinal 2, The Krieken ‘14 Flanders Red w/ Cherries
  • Boneyard – Peach Gooze Cruze Belgian-Style Oude Gueuze
  • Boon – Oude Geuze 2018
  • Boulevard – Love Child #9 Bbl-Aged Sour Blend
  • Breakside – Ziggurat Wood-Aged Sour Ale
  • Burial – Death and the Miser Wine Bbl-Aged Sour w/ Cherries
  • Cantillon – Nath Lambic w/ Rhubarb
  • Cantillon – Saint Lamvinus Lambic w/ Merlot Grapes
  • Crooked Stave – Bâtonnage ’17 BA Sour Provision Ale
  • Culmination – Kriek Mythology ’17 Sour Red w/ Cherries
  • DCB – Forager Huckleberry Sour Oak-Aged Wild Ale
  • De Proef – Reinaert Flemish Red Ale
  • Deschutes – The Dissident w/ Marionberries BA Flanders-Style Brown
  • Ecliptic – Syrah Bbl-Aged UltraViolet Blackberry Sour
  • Engine House #9 – Genus Rubus Wild Ale w/ Raspberry & Blackberry
  • Ex Novo – The Cherry Tree BA Mixed Culture Sour w/ Cherries
  • Finnriver – Chimicum Kriek
  • Firestone Walker – Peachy Bones ’18 BA Wild Saison w/ Peaches
  • Floodland – Bottleworks XX Oak-Ferm. Ale w/ Cherries & Blackberries
  • Garden Path – The Patient Fish the Sea Barrel-Aged Wild Ale
  • Great Notion – Key Lime Pie Gose w/ Lime, Vanilla, Corainder & Lactose
  • High Water – West Meets East Bbl-Aged Golden w/ Kiwi & Kumquat
  • Little Beast – Black Cap ‘17 Foeder-Aged Sour w/ Raspberries
  • Logsdon – Far West Vlaming ’18 Flanders Red Sour
  • Logsdon – Golden Raven ’18 Oak-Aged Sour Blonde
  • Lost Abbey – Ghosts in the Forest ’19 Oak-Aged Wild Ale
  • Matchless – Blackberry Gates
  • Mazama -Monks Gone Wild Bourbon BA Sour Dubbel
  • Mirage -Raon Lùtha Bbl-Aged Sour Blend w/ Hibiscus & Rosehips
  • Modern Times -New Atlantis BA Sour w/ Cranberry, Persimmons
  • New Belgium -La Folie Grand Reserve PX Sherry Bbl-Aged Sour Nitro
  • North Fork -Electric Blueberryland
  • OEC – Tempus Blend #10 ’18 Old World Sour Saison Blend
  • pFriem – Flanders Blonde ’17 Sour Ale
  • Propolis – Apricot Ostara ’19 Vat-Aged Saison w/ Brett & Apricots
  • Rare Barrel – Pop’t Art BA Red Sour w/ Cherries, Blue & Boysenberries
  • Rare Barrel – Summer’s Gonna Hurt You BA Golden Sour w/ Peaches
  • Reuben’s Brews – Aeir Spontaneous Wine Bbl-Aged Wild Ale
  • Rodenbach – Vintage ‘17
  • Standard – Aleph Naught Oak-Aged Golden Sour Ale
  • Stoup – Barrel-Aged Flemish-Style Red Sour Ale
  • Structures – Skagit Blend Saison w/ Raspberries & Blueberries
  • The Ale Apothecary – Ralph Mixed Fermentation Ale w/Fir Tips Cask
  • The Ale Apothecary – UNVRSL Fresh Hop Farmhouse
  • Three Magnets – Blueberry Dance Bbl-Aged Sour Ale w/ Blueberries
  • Tilquin Mûre – Tilquin Lambic w/ Blackberries
  • Tin Dog – Book of Hours Wine Bbl-Aged Sour
  • Upright – Flora Chardonnay & Pinot Bbl-Aged Saison
  • Urban Family – Forbidden Sorcery
  • Varietal – Goldwave Bbl-Aged Sour w/ Blackberry, Raspberry & Mango
  • Wander – Raspberry Champagne Toast Oak-Aged Berliner w/Raspberry


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Portland Cider Co. to host the Portland Cider Luau

Brewpublic - Wed, 05/15/2019 - 6:00am
Pineapple will be the theme when the Portland Cider Co. hosts its annual Portland Cider Luau. This annual Luau will feature a pineapple cider bar, island tunes, hula dancers, and a Hawaiian food menu. The all ages event will take place on Saturday, June 1, from Noon-6:00pm at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery. During the Portland Cider Luau, you’ll be […]
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Slaughter County Brewing introduces sour beer program

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 1:30pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Slaughter County Brewing of Port Orchard, Washington just announced that on Friday, May 17th it will introduce three sour beers, officially kicking off the brewery’s sour beer program. Friday’s event centers around the release of Slaughter County’s first production sour, Outlane Oud, a Belgian Sour Brown Ale.

According to the brewery, Outlane Oud leads off with a tart, citric sourness atop chocolate and cherry flavors with a touch of smoke on the back-end. The rich malt character tames the initial tartness, making this beer surprisingly quaffable and well-balanced. The distinct flavors and refreshing tartness make this a perfect refresher heading into our warmer summer weather.

“We love sour beers, and it’s something we’ve been experimenting with for a while now,” says the owner and Head Brewer, Scott Kirvan. “We’ve had success with barrel sours in the past, but we wanted to try some new techniques that would allow us to scale up production and control the results a bit better. We owe a huge ‘thank you’ to the guys at Olympic Brew Supply and Jim at Fox Island Brewing — Their assistance and advice really helped get a handle on the approach. We’re excited by the possibilities these new flavors and processes present.”

The brewery is also introducing a new version of its summer seasonal beer, Luna Negra. The Belgian White was reformulated with a slight touch of tartness.

On Friday evening the brewery will also tap into a cask-conditioned, experimental beer: Blackjack Kriek a soured English brown ale aged with cherries.

The Outlane Oud and Luna Negra are currently only available on draft.

About Slaughter County Brewing Company
Walking distance from downtown Seattle*, Slaughter County Brewing Company, established in 2011, is a family owned and operated, small-batch, craft microbrewery and brewpub located on the shoreline of Sinclair Inlet in downtown Port Orchard, WA. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, gimmick-free, and most drinkable beers available. For those that visit our brewpub, with panoramic views of the Olympic Range and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, we strive to provide a relaxing and fun spot to enjoy great craft beer, better-than-expected food, and maybe even a game or two of pinball.

*via the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry, & the Bremerton-Port Orchard Passenger Ferry.


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Washington Brewers Festival – List of breweries and advance ticket discount

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:56am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The 14th Annual Washington Brewers Festival is just a few weeks away. Below we share the list of 110 of Washington’s breweries that will pour at the three-day event. Also, other festival details.

Presented by Flatstick Pub, the Washington Brewers Festival takes place at King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond, the weekend of June 14-16. The event is reserved exclusively for Washington breweries. Friday night is reserved for grownups only. Saturday and Sunday, family-friendly.

More than 20,000 attendees are expected again for this traditional Father’s Day weekend celebration. Although Washington Beer is definitely the star of the show, there will also be a live music stage and more than a dozen notable local food trucks on site as well.



Save $10 by purchasing a $25 Discount Ticket by May 31! Get tickets here.

Friday – 21+ only (4:00 – 9:30)

  • $25 advance tickets ($35 online after May 31) or $40 at the door.
  • Admission includes a tasting cup and 10 tasting tokens (4oz glass).
  • Advance tickets are available online and at ticket outlets.
  • Additional tokens are $2 each or three tokens for $5. Six for $10.
  • No limit on additional token purchase. Please drink responsibly.

Saturday (Noon – 8:00) & Sunday (Noon – 5:30)

  • $25 advance tickets ($35 online after May 31) or $40 at the door.
  • Admission includes a tasting cup and 8 tasting tokens (4oz glass).
  • Advance tickets are available online and at local outlets.
  • All Ages. Those under 21 admitted free (must be accompanied by a parent).
  • Additional tokens are $2 each or three tokens for $5. Six tokens for $10. Limit of six additional tokens for purchase for a family-friendly atmosphere.

There is a $10 on-site parking fee each day. Carpooling and a designated driver is strongly encouraged.. Metro Bus service is available from Seattle to within a mile of the venue.

Designated driver admission is $5 and available online or at the gate. DD entry includes complimentary water, root beer, and other soft drink options.


CIDER/WINE This year’s Cider & Wine Tasting Tent will feature a handful of delicious Washington brewed ciders and a nice selection of red and white wines. Two tokens each for cider and wine tastes.

LIVE MUSIC Spike and the Impalers will headline on Friday night at 7:20pm!

Complete live music lineup for the weekend available at

FOOD Fantastic offerings from more than a dozen local food trucks and other festival fare.

Participating Breweries:

  • 20 Corners Brewing – Woodinville
  • 54-40 Brewing – Washougal
  • 7 Seas Brewery – Tacoma
  • Anacortes Brewery – Anacortes
  • Aslan Brewing Co. – Bellingham
  • At Large Brewing – Everett
  • Bad Jimmys Brewing – Seattle
  • Bastion Brewing Co. – Anacortes
  • Beardslee Public House – Bothell
  • Bellevue Brewing Company – Bellevue
  • Big Block Brewing – Sammamish
  • Black Raven Brewing – Redmond
  • Bosk Brew Works – Woodinville
  • Brothers Cascadia Brewing – Vancouver
  • Cairn Brewing – Kenmore
  • Cash Brewing Company – Silverdale
  • Chainline Brewing Company – Kirkland
  • Crucible Brewing Company – Everett
  • Dick’s Brewing – Centralia
  • Dog Days Brewing – Bremerton
  • Dreadnought Brewing – Monroe
  • Dru Bru – Snoqualmie Pass
  • Dwinell Country Ales – Goldendale
  • Elliott Bay Brewing – Seattle
  • Elysian Brewing – Seattle
  • Everybody’s Brewing – White Salmon
  • Farmstrong Brewing Co. – Mount Vernon
  • Fish Brewing – Olympia
  • Flycaster Brewing – Kirkland
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery – Seattle
  • Flying Lion Brewing – Seattle
  • Fortside Brewing Company – Vancouver
  • Fremont Brewing – Seattle
  • Gallaghers Where-U-Brew – Edmonds
  • Geaux Brewing – Auburn
  • Georgetown Brewing  – Seattle
  • Ghostfish Brewing – Seattle
  • Gig Harbor Brewing Company – Tacoma
  • Good Brewing Company – Woodinville
  • Hale’s Ales – Seattle
  • Haywire Brewing Co. – Snohomish
  • Heathen Brewing – Vancouver
  • Heavy Metal Brewing Co. – Vancouver
  • Hellbent Brewing Company – Seattle
  • Hidden Mother Brewery – Liberty Lake
  • Hop Nation Brewing – Yakima
  • Icicle Brewing – Leavenworth
  • Iron Goat Brewing – Spokane
  • Iron Horse Brewery – Ellensburg
  • Island Hoppin’ Brewery – Orcas Island
  • Jellyfish Brewing – Seattle
  • Kulshan Brewery – Bellingham
  • Lake Stevens Brewing Company – Lake Stevens
  • Lost Canoe Brewing – Snohomish
  • Lowercase Brewing – Seattle
  • Lumber House Brewery – Maple Valley
  • Mac and Jacks Brewing – Redmond
  • McMenamins Breweries – Bothell
  • Metier Brewing Co – Woodinville
  • No Boat Brewing Company – Snoqualmie
  • No-Li Brewhouse – Spokane
  • North Jetty Brewing – Seaview
  • Northwest Brewing Company – Pacific
  • Odin Brewing – Tukwila
  • Old Schoolhouse Brewery – Winthrop
  • Paradise Creek Brewery – Pullman
  • Pike Brewing – Seattle
  • Populuxe Brewing – Seattle
  • Postdoc Brewing – Redmond
  • Pyramid Breweries – Seattle
  • Rail Hop’n Brewing Co – Auburn
  • Ram Brewing – Seattle
  • Redhook Brewlab – Seattle
  • Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria  – Bellevue
  • Reuben’s Brews – Seattle
  • River City Brewing – Spokane
  • Riverport Brewing – Clarkston
  • Rooftop Brewing – Seattle
  • San Juan Island Brewing Company – Friday Harbor
  • Scrappy Punk Brewing – Snohomish
  • Silver City Brewery and Taproom – Bremerton
  • Skookum Brewery – Arlington
  • Slippery Pig Brewing – Poulsbo
  • Sno Town Brewery – Snohomish
  • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing – Snoqualmie
  • Sound Brewery – Poulsbo
  • Sound to Summit Brewing – Snohomish
  • Spada Farmhouse Brewery – Snohomish
  • Steam Plant Brewing Company – Spokane
  • Stones Throw Brewing – Bellingham
  • Stoup Brewing – Seattle
  • Sumerian Brewing – Woodinville
  • Ten Pin Brewing – Moses Lake
  • Three Bull Brewing – Snohomish
  • Timber Monster Brewing – Sultan
  • Triceratops Brewing Company – Tumwater
  • Twelve String Brewing Co. – Spokane Valley
  • Two Beers Brewing – Seattle
  • Urban Family Brewing Company – Seattle
  • Waddell’s Brewpub & Grille – Spokane
  • Walking Man Brewing – Stevenson
  • Wander Brewing – Bellingham
  • Watts Brewing Company – Bothell
  • Wenatchee Valley Brewing – Wenatchee
  • Western Red Brewing – Poulsbo
  • Wet Coast Brewery – Gig Harbor
  • White Bluffs Brewing  – Richland
  • Whitewall Brewing – Marysville
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No-Li Brewhouse announces its partnership with Spokane Hoopfest 2019

Washington Beer News - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 9:15am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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For the unaware, Spokane Hoopfest is an annual event that takes place on the city’s streets. It is the largest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. We’re talking about 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, and over 200,000 spectators. It attracts hoopsters and basketball fans from across the country and around the world.

In partnering with Hoopfest, No-Li Brewhouse intends to raise $12,000 for Ignite Basketball Association, an outreach program focused on providing safe, constructive alternatives for the area’s youth.

From the brewery:

We are excited to announce that No-Li Brewhouse and Spokane Hoopfest have partnered up for Hoopfest 2019! This collaboration is designed to build community, excitement, and awareness throughout the Pacific Northwest for both the basketball tournament and craft beer.

True lovers of basketball are always tracking their favorite teams and players. From rebounds and points to steals and blocks, statistics are a big part of the game. With #Hoopfest2019 only 50 days away, we wanted to hype our fans with some Hoopfest stats!

• Total teams: 6,000
• Volunteers: 3,000
• Fans: 225,000
• Courts: 450
• City Blocks: 45

Spokane Hoopfest is the largest 3on3 outdoor basketball tournament on Earth. Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, and interactive entertainment. Some might have a hard time connecting beer and basketball, but we know this partnership is a slam dunk.

No-Li Brewhouse has been a staple of craft beer in the Pacific Northwest since 2012. The family owned and operated brewery was Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, and is an internationally award-winning brewery. Our innovative beers are made in Spokane, using ingredients sourced from within 300 miles of Spokane.

No-Li is giving away Hoopfest pint glasses on Thursdays in the month of May when you purchase a pint of our Red, White & No-Li pale ale at the No-Li pub in Spokane, WA.

Hoopfest and No-Li will use this partnership to raise $12,000 in June for Ignite Basketball Association through fundraising and donating $10 from each keg sold in Washington State.

Ignite Basketball Association (formerly known as Midnight Basketball Association) is a community and school-based outreach program that offers a safe, constructive alternative for area youth in grades 6, 7, and 8. The goal is to strengthen participants’ character, self-esteem, and discipline so they are better equipped and prepared for the challenges of their teen years and beyond. This youth basketball program targets the population within the central urban neighborhood of Spokane’s School District No. 81. While basketball is the foundation of this league, the motivational workshops and recreational activity are also crucial elements.

As an avid hoops fan, we think you should join us the last weekend in June to experience it for yourself…and while you’re at it, grab a pint of No-Li beer to support IBA. Rise up and help us raise $12,000 to enrich the lives of local youth through the love of the game. It will feel good, and taste good too!


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