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Lucky Envelope Brewing is set to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend

Washington Beer News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 9:50am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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As it does every year, Lucky Envelope Brewing has big plans for Chinese New Year. This weekend’s celebrate at the brewery in Ballard (Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd) includes the release of two collaboration beers brewed with Georgetown Brewing. They also have some other special releases planned, as explained below. The weekend’s activities also include giveaways and specialty merchandise releases.

Keep an eye on the company’s Facebook page for more information about each day’s events and releases.

“Every year we try to make our Chinese New Year celebration bigger and more exciting than the previous year,” said Raymond Kwan, co-founder of Lucky Envelope. The brewery is expected to release six specialty beers for the event including their Buddha’s Hand Citron IPA, Lychee Sour, Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Porter, Mijiaya Historic Chinese Beer, and the two collaboration lagers with Georgetown Brewing.

“It was an honor and pleasure to be able to brew not one, but two, collaboration beers with Manny, Matt and Jen from Georgetown Brewing,” says Barry Chan, co-founder and Brewmaster. “We spent a couple hours with their team trying different teas, herbs & spices to each come up with our own unique spins for the LuckyTown Chinese New Year Collaboration.” Lucky Envelope chose to use Jasmine and Honeysuckle in their “Lucky Pig Lager” while Georgetown Brewing’s “Happy Pig Lager” will feature Oolong tea.

Adding to the fun, Lucky Envelope will release its Double Happiness Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter, which was aged twice, first in a Malbec wine barrel and then in a Westland Distillery whiskey barrels. Described as “delightfully complex,” this one clocks in at 9.8 percent ABV,  with “red stone fruit and oak tannin combining with vanilla, smoke, and caramel.”

Those who arrive early on Friday and Saturday will receive a celebratory lucky envelope with special coupons. The brewery will also be selling limited edition Year of the Earth Pig t-shirts while supplies last.

About Lucky Envelope Brewing

Lucky Envelope Brewing takes its name from the Chinese tradition – tied closely with New Year celebrations – of elders bestowing often red-and-gold envelopes to loved ones as a gesture of luck and goodwill. Lucky Envelope’s brewing philosophy is centered on Culturally Inspired Beer whose recipes draw from modern and historic styles, techniques, and ingredients. Lucky Envelope is an award-winning family-friendly craft brewery in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle . The brewery has garnered accolades since its May 2015 opening, including several medals at the 2018, 2017 & 2016 Washington Beer Awards and at the prestigious 2015 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) competition.


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Get Toasty Whiskey Dinner at North 45

Brewpublic - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 9:12am
Located in Northwest Portland, North 45 will host Get Toasty Whiskey Dinner, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. This four-course dinner will be led by whiskey enthusiast, educator, and connoisseur, Phil Pearson. The dinner will celebrate all things whiskey as Pearson will lead the educational component of the dinner. He will share stories and answer questions […]
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Seattle Seawolves kickoff new season with a new beer

Washington Beer News - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 8:13am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The Seattle Seawolves, the local Major League Rugby franchise, are the reigning league champions, having won the title its inaugural year. It is a new team in a newly formed league, so perhaps all of this is news to you. The team recently announced its partnership with Elysian Brewing. Just in time for the team’s 2019 home opener (January 27th), Elysian has released Scrum, an Irish-style Dry Stout. Here is the press release about the partnership and the the beer.

– Elysian Brewing and Seattle Seawolves collaborate on new Seawolves-branded brew –

TUKWILA, WASH. (January 24, 2019) – The Seattle Seawolves today announced a multi-year partnership with Elysian Brewing to become the team’s official craft beer sponsor.

To celebrate the partnership, Elysian and the Seattle Seawolves teamed up to create  a rugby-inspired collaboration beer, Scrum. A deceptively easy-drinking 5.0 percent ABV Irish Dry Stout, Scrum features deep, roasty aromas combined with a light, smooth mouthfeel and fruity esters of berries, apricots and bananas.

“As the reigning Major League Rugby champions, the Seattle Seawolves have created an exciting atmosphere for their passionate fan base and we are thrilled to partner with the team,”  said Shreyas Balakrishnan, Elysian Brewing General Manager.

Beer and rugby fans alike can enjoy Scrum on tap at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash. as well as at all Elysian pubs and select rugby bars on January 27, the Seawolves home opener.

“Elysian is authentically Seattle with a strong, local fan base of beer aficionados,” said Seattle Seawolves President Shane Skinner.  “We are excited to welcome them to the Seattle Seawolves family.”


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Oakshire Brewing to Open Oakshire Beer Hall in Northeast Portland

Brewpublic - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:42pm
With the craft beer industry experiencing some trepidation at the moment we were a bit surprised to hear that Oakshire Brewing will soon be entering the Portland market with its very own establishment. This weekend, the 12-year-old Eugene, Oregon based brewery announced that it will enter the Portland market with its very own Oakshire Beer […]
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BREWVANA & EcoShuttle Bus Transportation for Zwickelmania 2019

Brewpublic - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:17pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (January 25, 2019) – The Oregon Brewers Guild will host its 11th annual Zwickelmania on Saturday, February 16, in the Portland metro area from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Participating Portland breweries will open their doors to drinkers for free tours, beer samples, meet-the-brewer opportunities, food and beer pairings, and other fun events. […]
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Fremont Brewing and ReedPOP Brew Dark Heron IPA For 2019 Emerald City Comic Con

Brewpublic - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 6:53pm
In time for the 2019 Emerald City Comic Con, Fremont Brewing and the event’s producer, ReedPOP have collaborated to brew Dark Heron IPA. This beer, now in its fourth year will be released at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on Thursday, February 7th from 5:00-9:00pm. Dark Heron IPA will be available on draft and, for the first time ever, in 16-ounce cans […]
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Fort George Brewery Stout Month Returns February 2019

Brewpublic - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 12:27pm
During the month of February, Fort George Brewery celebrates the shortest month of the year as Stout Month. In doing so the brewer in Astoria, Oregon releases dozens of its stouts and hosts its popular and sold out Festival of Dark Arts. Beginning on February 1st, Fort George will tap the first of nearly three […]
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Food Tech Meetup: Future of Beer, at Pike Brewing

Washington Beer News - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:34am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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On Tuesday, January 29th, from 6:00 – 8:00, Pike Brewing is hosting a panel discussion about the future of beer. The event is free but to reserve your spot click here. More information below, including the list of panelists.

Food Tech Meetup: Future of Beer

Presented by The Spoon

Beer has been around for almost 4,000 years — but what will it look (or taste) like in the future? With new technologies come new ways to brew, sip, infuse, and discuss this classic beverage.

Join us at Pike Brewing Company as we explore the future of one of the world’s favorite drinks. Tickets are free (but limited!) and the event will include snacks and one complimentary Pike beer. Because what’s the fun of talking about beer if you can’t taste it?


Drew Gillespie, President of Pike Brewing Company
Annie Johnson, Master Brewer in Residence at Picobrew
Scott Riefler, VP of Science at Tarukino
Erin James, Editor-in-Chief at Sip Northwest

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Hopping On BREWVANA For the Discover pFriem Family Brewers Tour

Brewpublic - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 5:30pm
Last week we joined the BREWVANA bus on its monthly trip to Hood River for its Discover pFriem Family Brewers Tour. Taking place on the third Thursday of each month, this new tour visits pFriem Family Brewers, the Great American Beer Festival’s 2018 Mid-Sized Brewing Company of the Year. This five-hour trip features a pFriem […]
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North Coast Brewing Releases Beachmaster Imperial India Pale Ale

Brewpublic - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 1:30am
Nestled along the coast in Northern California sits North Coast Brewing Company, a brewery that has been brewing exceptional beers since 1988. And 31 years later the brewery continues to innovate and is excited to release its first seasonal beer of 2019. Beachmaster Imperial India Pale Ale is now available to fans for the second […]
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McMenamins Hammerhead Ale Celebrates 33 Years Today

Brewpublic - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 1:00am
Thirty-three years ago, at the humble Hillsdale Brewery & Public House in Southwest Portland, McMenamins signature beer was born as batch #37 and was called Hammerhead. This inspiring Northwest Pale Ale is well known and has inspired countless other beers since its inception back in 1986! All day today, Friday, January 25th, McMenamins will celebrate […]
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Oskar Blues Brewery Debuts Can-O-Bliss IPA Series With Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA

Brewpublic - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 9:29pm
Longmont, Colo., January 24, 2019 – Oskar Blues Brewery is introducing a fresh new line-up of rotating IPAs with the Can-O-Bliss IPA Series. Can-O-Bliss Tropical IPA has now launched in 12oz cans, to be celebrated with kick-off parties in Oskar Blues Brewery taprooms on January 26. Can-O-Bliss Hazy IPA and Citrus IPA will follow throughout the […]
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Brewery Ommegang Debuts New Packaging In 2019

Brewpublic - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 9:20pm
COOPERSTOWN, NY – Brewery Ommegang begins the new year with a new look. Working with CF Napa Brand Design in Napa, CA, the brewery has thoughtfully redesigned every element of the brand to deliver packaging as elegant as its beer. “One of our goals was to make it easier for consumers to find our beers in the increasingly […]
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Tetherow’s Sixth Annual Brewery Smackdown Features Crux and Silver Moon Battling Wild Ride and Boneyard

Brewpublic - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:24pm
Located just outside of Bend, Oregon, Tetherow will host its sixth annual Brewery Smackdown. This year’s event will take place on February 7, 2019 and will be held inside the Tetherow Event Pavilion starting at 5:30pm. The 2019 Brewery Smackdown will see the reigning champions, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing battle newcomers Wild […]
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Aslan Depot One Year Anniversary Celebration

Brewpublic - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:15am
Nearly one year ago, Aslan Brewing opened its new space, Aslan Depot that is home to a more intimate tap room. On Saturday, January 26th, Aslan Depot will celebrate its One Year Anniversary for a daylong event that is free to attend. Aslan Brewing will look back on the past year’s barrel aged beer releases […]
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Reuben’s Brews to Open The Brewtap

Brewpublic - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:13pm
23 January 2019 – Seattle, WA – Reuben’s Brews, a family-owned Pacific Northwest brewery, has started brewing at its new production facility, located just blocks from its popular Taproom in Seattle’s Ballard district. Brewing has already begun at the new location, consolidating and streamlining production for the brewery. “Back in 2012 we opened a brewery to experiment and […]
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Saraveza Has Been Sold To Owners of Roscoe’s

Brewpublic - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 5:23pm
After ten years running and operating Saraveza, owner Sarah Pederson has sold the beloved Wisconsin themed beer bar. The new owners are not new the bar business as it will be Jeremy Lewis and Quyen Ly, owners of Roscoe’s and Steinhaus, that will be taking over as the new owners. Saraveza recently celebrated its 10th […]
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Sunriver Brewing Co. To Open Oakway Pub in Eugene

Brewpublic - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 9:33am
Today, Sunriver Brewing has confirmed that it will open its third location in Eugene, Oregon at the former Hot Mama’s Kitchen space. Located in the Oakway Center, this new Sunriver Oakway Pub is slated to open in March 2019. It located at 329 Oakway Road and is adjacent to the Hyatt Place Hotel. Last month […]
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Beer Release – Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale, Fremont Brewing

Washington Beer News - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 8:01am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Seattle’s Fremont Brewing Company is introducing a new beer to its year-round lineup, Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale. The beer will be available in 12-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles. Here is the release notice from the brewery.

SEATTLE — – Fremont Brewing of Seattle, Washington will release a new year-round beer called Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale on Thursday, January 24th at Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden starting at 4:00 PM. It will be available in 12oz cans, kegs, and 22oz bottles across Fremont’s entire distribution footprint. Sky Kraken is Fremont’s newest year-round release since Lush in 2017 which started as a seasonal in 2016.

A naturally unfiltered beer, Sky Kraken is made with Strata, Mosaic and a touch of Citra hops and 2-Row Pale malt, malted oats, white wheat and flaked wheat. Sky Kraken swims through the sky with ripe melon, juicy citrus, pineapple, and pepper flavors.

“We released the Kraken because Krakens can only be kept a secret for so long,” explained Matt Lincecum, Fremont Brewing CEO. “Nicknamed ‘Sky’, this Kraken likes watercolors, chocolate cookies, tuna snacks and dislikes being alone. So, if you see the Kraken, please take it home and share it with friends.”

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale malt, White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Malted Oats, and Rolled Oats with Citra®, Mosaic®, and Strata® hops.
ABV:  5.5%

IBU: JTRA (just the right amount)
Color: Hazy pale-straw
Aroma: Guava, lemon, pineapple
Flavor: Melon, citrus peel, grass

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Bailey’s Taproom 10th Annual CellarFest

Brewpublic - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 7:03am
Prepare yourself for the 10th Annual CellarFest as Bailey’s Taproom digs deep within its cellar basement to collect enough properly aged beers for this annual event. The 2019 CellarFest will take place on Saturday, January 26th from Noon-Midnight. Each and every year for the past decade, Bailey’s Taproom’s owner, Geoff Phillips hand selects each beer […]
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