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Chuckanut Brewery Releases New World Ale in 500mL Bottles

Brewpublic - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 9:54pm
The award winning Chuckanut Brewery expands its bottle releases with the launch of New World Ale in 500mL bottles. New World Ale is now available in markets and specialty beer stores from Portland, OR to Seattle area to the NW Puget Sound and lower British Columbia. Brewed in form to a German-style Pale Ale, New […]
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1,100 meals and $40K – No-Li Brewhouse thanks its community

Washington Beer News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:11am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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It seems like a lifetime ago, but it has only been five weeks since I told you about what No-Li Brewhouse was doing over in Spokane to help feed people during a then-emerging crisis (read it). At the time, No-Li and its community partners were working to raise funds and feed kids and families in need.

No-Li Brewhouse recently announced that along with making and providing 1,100 meals the effort has raised $40,000. “We believe in the human spirit that endures in the most difficult of times,” said a statement from No-Li Brewhouse. “We are thankful to so many who pulled together in their communities and gave of their energy, time, compassion and monies.”

The statement continues, “It is the leaders of Big Table, Spokane Food Fighters, Logan Elementary, Rep. Marcus Riccelli, Ultimate Bagel, Zome Design, and hands-on No-Li staff.  It is each member of our community that makes the time to reach out.  Together, WE ARE COMMUNITY!”

According to Avont Grant, the Chef at No-Li Chef Brewhouse, “Together we raised over $40,000 and the No-Li Kitchen rallied to create over 1,100 nutritious and hand-packed meals. This is the spirit of community. These funds go directly to providing daily nutritious meals and financial support to those on the fringes.”

 

 

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Four Eastside breweries collaborate on All Together IPA to benefit The Plate Fund

Washington Beer News - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 8:26am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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A few weeks ago I told you about All Together IPA, a project spearheaded by Other Half Brewing of New York. The project centers around something the brewery refers to as an “open source” beer. The brewery is willing to share the recipe, and even the associated artwork, with other breweries willing to participate in the project. The goal is to raise funds for programs benefiting hospitality industry workers impacted by the pandemic-related shutdowns.

Plenty of breweries around the globe took them up on the offer, including local breweries like Dreadnought Brewing of Monroe, Steam Donkey Brewing of Aberdeen, Hop Capital Brewing of Yakima, and others.

Four local breweries, located east of Lake Washington, recently teamed up to create their version of All Together IPA, which they’ll release at all four breweries on Friday, May 1st. This Eastside collaboration effort included Black Raven Brewing (Redmond/Woodinville), Chainline Brewing (Kirkland), Crucible Brewing (Everett/Woodinville), and Postdoc Brewing (Redmond). The beer is available in 16-ounce cans.

The breweries will donate a portion of the proceeds from the beer to The Plate Fund and various other hospitality-focused organizations.

The Eastside Collab version of All Together IPA is described as a juicy IPA that lies at the intersection of West Coast IPA and New England IPA. The hop profile includes Citra, Simcoe, Cascade, and Mosaic. Get it in 16-ounce cans at all four of the participating breweries starting on Friday, May 1st.

 

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Cascade Brewing Releases Pineapple Retreat on Draft

Brewpublic - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 3:00am
One of the few breweries that is releasing draft only beers during this turbulent time is Cascade Brewing as it releases Pineapple Retreat today, April 30th at both Cascade locations – Cascade Barrel House and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing. Pineapple Retreat is brewed in honor of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo. Being released only […]
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Brewers Association Presents American Craft Beer Week 2020

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 8:50pm
Boulder, Colo. • April 28, 2020 — American Craft Beer Week®, the annual national beer holiday celebrated since 2006 by millions of beer lovers, breweries, and retailers, will be observed May 11-17. Hosted by CraftBeer.com, a website published by the Brewers Association, this year’s celebration will feel different, but the spirit of  supporting craft breweries […]
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Bend Brewing Company Reformulates Hophead Imperial IPA in 16oz Cans

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 8:30pm
After brewing Hophead Imperial IPA for so many years, Bend Brewing Company has reformulated its recipe to stay contemporary in today’s evolving craft beer market. The big IPA that sits at 8.5% ABV will also see its debut in 16oz Tallboy cans later this week. Hophead Imperial IPA was awarded the Gold Medal at the […]
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Screening of The Beers Jesus from America with Live Commentary from Greg Koch

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/29/2020 - 9:00am
Last year the film The Beer Jesus from America was released in the United States on Amazon Prime. This film documented the trials and tribulations of Stone Brewing opening its massive brewery and restaurant in Berlin, Germany. Stone Brewing will present a special screening of The Beer Jesus from America will take place in the […]
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Great Notion Brewing Launches New iOS App For Home Beer Delivery and More

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 10:44pm
The long-awaited Great Notion Brewing App has launched, albeit slowly and currently only for the Apple iOS. The new app allows customers to order Great Notion Brewing beer directly from the app for same day pick up and future home beer delivery in Portland and shipping within the state of Oregon. For those of you […]
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Von Ebert Brewing Releases Pils and Wolf Summoner

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 3:45pm
Fresh off the canning line today, Von Ebert Brewing releases Von Ebert Pils in new 6-pack, 12oz cans and Wolf Summoner in 4-pack, 16oz cans. Both beers are now available in cans beginning at both Von Ebert Pearl and Von Ebert Glendoveer. “With the sudden shift in the way consumers are enjoying our beer, we’re […]
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Double Mountain Brewery Creates the Double Mountain Foundation

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 3:33pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on the hospitality industry, Double Mountain Brewery has created the Double Mountain Foundation. The brewery also releases two new beers and offers home beer delivery in Hood River, The Dalles, and Portland. To assist its laid off employees, group of investors from Double Mountain Brewery wanted […]
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Beer Review – 10 Barrel Brewing Snake Run Double IPA

Brewpublic - Tue, 04/28/2020 - 1:40pm
For its 2020 spring seasonal beer, 10 Barrel Brewing has released Snake Run Double IPA. Available in 12oz cans, this big, bold Double IPA packs a hop punch that knocks it out of the park in this limited release. Taking its name from a long run at a skate park, Snake Run takes you on […]
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Ninkasi Brewing Launches Peach Maiden The Shade Summer IPA

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 6:24pm
Making its debut in bottles and cans for the Summer of 2020 will be Peach Maiden the Shade Summer IPA from Ninkasi Brewing. Previously only available on draft in very limited quantities, Peach Maiden the Shade is an offshoot of former summer seasonal, Maiden the Shade, but with a fruity twist. “We created Maiden the […]
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Rogue Ales & Spirits and Columbia Distributing Helping Hand – Hand Sanitizer

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 5:39pm
Newport, Ore. (April 27, 2020) — To meet the increasing demand for hand sanitizer, Rogue Ales & Spirits has partnered with Columbia Distributing to use beer to make additional batches of hand sanitizer for first responders and those in need. “Hand sanitizer is in high-demand these days and we want to do whatever we can to keep those fighting this pandemic […]
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Want to help brew a beer at Reuben’s Brews? Here’s your chance

Washington Beer News - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 5:34pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Ever since you-know-what turned our world on its head, we’ve lived in a sort of virtual reality. Happy hour with friends via Zoom is the best example. Well, Reuben’s Brews is inviting you to participate in the brewing of the next beer in the uber-popular Crush series, virtually.

It all goes down tomorrow (Tues. April 28) when you will have an opportunity to help formulate the recipe. Visit Reuben’s Brews on Instagram tomorrow morning to find out about the six different hops available for the dry-hopping portion of the recipe. In this kind of beer, the hops are a really important part of the recipe and you get to help make the decision. You’ll have until Sunday, May 2nd to chime in. After that, all you need to do is wait for the beer to get brewed and released, then taste the final product.

Here’s the announcement from the brewery.

Want to help brew a Reuben’s beer?

On Tuesday morning we are brewing VIRTUAL CRUSH, the latest beer in our Reuben’s Crush series of hazy IPAs and the first to have the dry hop blend completely decided by you, virtually!

With the Coronavirus pandemic, the world has become virtual. In-person meetings are now on Zoom. A drink with friends is now a virtual happy hour. Poker with friends is now played online. We thought it would be fun to take recipe development into this brave, new virtual world, and ask you all to help brew this new beer. We want you to decide which hops we’ll dry hop Virtual Crush with!

We’ve got six hops available to dry hop Virtual Crush with, which we will announce on Tuesday when we brew the beer. You’ll have to visit Reuben’s Instagram in the morning to see the list and vote!

On Sunday, May 2nd we’ll tally the public vote and make a final blend, which will be added as a dry hop to Virtual Crush on Monday, May 3rd, when we’ll publicly announce the winning blend. Expect to see Virtual Crush release in cans the week of May 18th.

 

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During the shutdown, The Republic Bottleshop opens up in Marysville

Washington Beer News - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 3:34pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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“From adversity rises opportunity.” I wish I could say that I borrowed that quote from Lao Tzu or Sophocles, but I didn’t. I don’t think it’s attributable to anyone. It just sounds good. Right now, The Republic Bottleshop in Marysville is looking upon the current challenges with a stiff upper lip, its shoulder to the wheel, and its nose to the grindstone. Okay, enough with the cliches.

The Republic Bottleshop just opened in Marysville, Washington, aiming to provide the community with a great selection of beer, cider, and seltzer from the Northwest and beyond. Right out of the gate, they’re offering beer (bottles, cans, growlers) to go, and this Friday, May 2nd they’ll start delivery service.

Obviously, The Republic Bottleshop owners faced considerable challenges to get their business up and running in the middle of the challenges presented by the pandemic.

“There are always issues when you create something new,” said co-owner Doug Hall. “But by thinking creatively and adapting our operating procedures we are trying to be a positive force in our community. If you can’t come to the bar, let us bring the bar to you.”

The Republic Bottleshop is open daily from noon until 6:00 PM pickup. They’ll start delivering to residents of Marysville and North Everett on Friday, May 1st. Order online at www.marysville.beer

“We want to be a safe and awesome option for people to get great beverages,” said co-owner TJ Borden. “So we’re open for pickup and delivering every day. We’re limiting the number of people in the shop. We’re taking steps to ensure everyone’s safety.”

The Republic Bottleshop selection includes hundreds of bottles and cans. Also, growler fills available to go and for delivery.

“Our region has deep roots when it comes to amazing craft beer,” said Hall. “We want to highlight what our local breweries can produce, and showcase the best of the rest of the world’s offerings.”

The Republic Bottleshop
9414 State Ave. Suite G
Marysville, WA 98270
Open daily from 12pm until 6pm

 

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The annual “Big Brew” event goes entirely virtual – this Saturday, May 2nd

Washington Beer News - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 10:27am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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This Saturday is Big Brew. What’s that? To begin with, it is an annual tradition that takes place the first weekend in May and involves homebrewers around the globe agreeing to brew on the same day. Of course, any Saturday sees a lot of homebrewers making beer, but this is a recognized day to show solidarity. Big Brew for National Homebrew Day celebrates the art, the hobby, and the joy of brewing. Historically, it’s also provided a teaching moment, offering an opportunity for newbies to join in the fun and learn about the craft hands-on.

Things are going to be a bit different this year. Instead of groups gathered in parking lots at local homebrew shops, people will brew at home and share the experience virtually, at a safe social distance. There’s always been a virtual aspect to this event. Big Brew has always involved a lot of people brewing at home, and not just in groups at Big Brew events, but this year? Well, you know. This year.

Homebrewers can sign up online, pledging to brew this Saturday. So far over 2,500 people have pledged to brew more than 16,000 gallons of beer. No doubt, a lot more will sign up before Saturday. If you sign up and pledge to brew, you can save $5 on your membership to the American Homebrewers Association. Homebrewers can also access the “official” (suggested) Big Brew recipes on the official website. Those looking to learn about homebrewing should check out the same site.

I don’t often talk about homebrewing here on the Washington Beer Blog. I have my reasons. Mostly, it’s because this is not a homebrew-focused website, but this year Big Brew seems particularly poignant. I know that in the past only a portion of all homebrewers actually participated at Big Brew events, but it was a choice. This year is, well, there’s no choice this year.

The American Homebrewers Association hopes to make this the largest virtual homebrew event in history. So what the hell, if you are a homebrewer, why not sign up and make some beer this Saturday? You ain’t doing nothin’ else.

 

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Montavilla Brew Works To Debut In 16 Ounce Cans + Home Beer Delivery

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 7:57am
Montavilla Brew Works is the latest to brewery to transition from draft only to packaged beer in cans while we continue to face the government ordered shutdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. The market segment for packaged beer during this Coronavirus outbreak is leading more and more breweries to package its product in either cans or […]
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Whiskey From Home – Free Virtual Bourbon Event

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 6:43am
Virtual events are becoming the norm in the world we live in today. And this holds true to the world of bourbon with the arrival of Whiskey From Home. This new, free virtual bourbon event taking place on on Saturday, May 2nd will feature seminars, tastings, food pairings and cocktails all from the comfort of […]
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Mother Earth Brewing and Treefort Music Fest Collaborate on House Show Unfiltered IPA

Brewpublic - Mon, 04/27/2020 - 6:10am
After Alefort and the larger encompassing Treefort Music Fest were postponed late last month in downtown Boise, the festivals have partnered with Mother Earth Brewing Co. on a new fundraising beer. Freshly canned and benefitting the local music ecosystem in the Boise area is House Show, an unfiltered IPA from Mother Earth Brewing. Due to […]
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Brewers Association Partners with Bottleshare on Believe In Beer Fund

Brewpublic - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 9:21pm
This past week, the Brewers Association partnered with Bottleshare, a fundraising nonprofit dedicated to the craft beverage community, to create the Believe in Beer Fund. This new fundraiser has been initiated to support breweries and state brewers’ guilds that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Believe in Beer Fund is now accepting applications […]
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