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The folks at Good Brewing Company recently announced a new beer-related venture. This one involves dogs as well as beer.
The company is opening Good Ales & Tails, an indoor dog park and beer garden in Woodinville. The plan is to open in early 2021. The location is just off 238th Street SE, next to the Good Brewing Co. Brewpub, in Woodinville’s north warehouse district.
In addition to the indoor space for your dog to roam, the taproom will offer 16 rotating taps pouring beers from all over the world along with a selection of bottles and cans for on-premise consumption. They’ll offer a limited food menu, but guests can order food from Good Brewing Company’s brewpub, which is right next door.
Good Ales & Tails recently announced a crowdfunding program. Here is that announcement:
Coming soon in Woodinville, an indoor off-leash dog park and taproom! The Ales and Tails “Founding Dogs” is the most exclusive social club for our furry friends! If you’re reading this right now, you’re one of the lucky few that gets first dibs on a very limited spot in the club.
The “Founding Dogs” membership works like this: for $1500, you get lifetime membership with unlimited dog park play, a custom tap handle with your dog’s name and silhouette on display on our tap system, discounts on swag, a doggy bandana and much more! The “Founding Dogs” members will have access to exclusive info on events, especially the grand opening, special beer tappings and other goings-on before the general public. These members will also have a say for special releases brewed exclusively for Ales and Tails by Good Brewing Co.
Construction at Ales and Tails is already underway, the play equipment is built, and we are on track to open before January 2021. This crowdfunding campaign is designed to:
1) Give our customers and fans a chance to become a part of the Ales and Tails family through the first grab at limited membership.
2) Raise a little extra cash to help make the taproom the best. We have plans for all sorts of great games, artwork and other elements that will help push the Ales and Tails experience over the top, and this campaign will help make those ideas a reality!
3) Ales and Tails is not just going to be in one location. We have already started looking at other locations for our customers. Have some say with purchasing a membership and provide your input!
Annual Membership – $500 per year, per dog(Second dog from same household 50% off)
Monthly Membership – $60 per month, per dog (Second dog from same household 50% off)
Day Play – $12 per day, per dog (Second dog from same household 50% off)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to lock your spot in today!!
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Last year, the Washington Brewers Guild presented the first-ever Washington Brewers Conference, which was a big success, but a second-annual event was not in the cards this year, for obvious reasons. The WBG Base Camp is presented in lieu of the in-person conference. Note that you register for each session individually.
Base Camp sessions are free to all WBG members—brewery owners and employees. You can Register here for each session individually. (Check out the virtual swag bag, featuring special offers for Base Camp registered attendees.)
Among the many informative, educational opportunities at this year’s virtual conference, I will be presenting a session about effectively use social media and other free opportunities to promote your brewery during these difficult times. Other topics include stuff like navigating a covid-impacted supply chain, managing brewing and operational data, adjusting your marketing strategy for today’s world, and more.
Here is the Schedule of the WBG Base Camp, virtual conference:Monday, November 9th
11am: State of the Craft Beer Industry
Keynote Presentation by Bart Watson, Chief Economist at Brewers Association. BA Chief Economist, Bart Watson, will cover the current state of the craft brewing industry, focusing on the dramatic changes in consumer behavior, selling channels (on, off, and at-the-brewery), and economic conditions. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.
3:30pm: Pandemic-Forced Business Model Shifts That are Here to Stay
Forced to quickly react to on-premise closures and changes in consumer behaviors, these brewery and winery owners have found new ways of getting their product out in the market and engaging their customers. Gain insight on what changes have proved successful and will have staying power well beyond the pandemic. Speakers: Robyn Schumacher, Co-Owner at Stoup Brewing; Tim Hightower, Co-Owner at Hightower Cellars. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.Tuesday, November 10th
11am: Engaging with your Audience in a Covid-19 Impacted World
A brewery’s virtual toolkit is more important than ever now. It’s time to polish and sharpen those tools. The Washington Beer Blog’s Kendall and Kim Jones will show you how to make the most of your website, social media, email list, and the other tools in your toolkit to effectively reach your consumer to build your brand, attract customers, and sell beer in a pandemic-altered marketplace. Speaker: Kendall and Kim Jones, Washington Beer Blog; other guests from the industry. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.
3:30pm: A Small Brewer’s Guide to Data
What is data and how do we use it in a brewery? This talk provides a framework for rethinking how you manage brewing and operational data. We’ll cover principles for determining what to record, how to structure it, how to use it. We’ll also take a look at how you can optimize your POS and tap its full potential to help manage and grow, especially now. We’ll use examples from popular POS to look at pulling useful data, controls to help protect both employees and the business as well as manage taxes more easily. If you are on the fence about switching systems, this session will also help you better understand what to look for and the differences between systems. Speakers: Evan Watts, Owner at Watts Brewing; Stephanie Artino, CPA, Owner at Artino Business Advisors. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
11am: Two-Part Legal Panel with Stoel Rives LLP
Panel 1: Craft Brewery Direct to Consumer Sales – Navigating the Regulatory Requirements. Speaker: Stephanie Meier, Stoel Rives LLP.
Panel 2: Workplace Safety in the Age of a Pandemic. Speaker: Karin Jones, Stoel Rives LLP.
3:30pm: Lost in Translation – A Look At Internal Communications
There are so many ways to communicate, but which is the best for your brewery? An examination of how different breweries communicate with their staff, what’s working, and what’s not. Speaker: Haley Keller, Co-Owner, Finance & Retail Ops at Peddler Brewing. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.Thursday, November 12th
11am: Brewery Supply Chain and COVID-19
A comprehensive look at the brewery supply chain and how it has been impacted by Covid-19 and related Covid-19 regulatory changes. BSG’s Sabrina Merriman will provide updates on various supply channels and discuss how brewers and suppliers can help each other ensure the smooth continuation of operations and keep costs as low as possible. Speaker: Sabrina Merriman, Director of Logistics at BSG Craft Brewing. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.
3:30pm: Pivoting Your Marketing Strategy with Intention
In a year filled with “well, we never thought that would happen…” the need for marketing and sales decisions with intention could not be more critical. With the pandemic transforming consumer habits and the realization that the White Claw Effect is far from a passing trend, many are left wondering what to do. To cut through the noise, an organized marketing plan is more essential than ever. Through our panel presentation, we will discuss steps that WA brewers can take to adapt their brands to be more resilient, excite dedicated fans, restructure portfolios, and strengthen wholesale relationships in the process. Speakers: Oceania Eagan, Founder & Creative Director, Blindtiger Design; Dane Williams, Sales & Marketing, Iron Horse Brewery. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.Friday, November 13th
11am: Creating Ambassadors through Education
Guest experience influences perception of your brand and a quality customer interaction can help convert a passerby to a loyal ambassador. Education resonates through elements ranging from staff training, marketing collateral, and events and can be a differentiating factor in a crowded market. Join us as we discuss the impact of employee and customer education from real-world examples such as training and building education as a pillar stone of brand culture. Speakers: Erik Fowler – Education Manager, White Labs; Grace Robbings – Co-founder, Reuben’s Brews. REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.
5pm: Virtual Happy Hour After Party
Join us for a fun and casual BYOB Zoom event with brewer friends from across the state! REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION HERE.
Visit the official website for more details and to register for each session.
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Below we provide a list of breweries and bars that currently offer outdoor seating and intend to continue to offer outdoor seating as we move into the darker, colder months.
Why this list? While we move forward with our collective fight against the spread of COVID-19, many people say that they are more comfortable eating and drinking outside and are simply not ready to go back into restaurants, bars, and brewery taprooms. People have asked us for this list.Farmstrong Brewing’s spacious beer garden.
We include whatever information we could gather on social media and that was otherwise provided to us. If you are a business owner and want to be added to the list, or have changes to your listing, email us at email@example.com.
Some things to note about our list:
- Bars. We only include bars/restaurants that we know have an impressive tap list, say 12+ beer, focused on local craft beer.
- We use words like ample and limited to describe how much outdoor seating is available. Those words are subjective, but we hope it helps.
- We only provide info about tenting, coverage when we have that info. If we don’t mention tents, that doesn’t mean they don’t have them.
- We assume everyone on the list is properly obeying all of the covid-related requirements and restrictions. We assume this, but we are not the covid police.
- We’ve done our best to provide current, accurate information and will keep this list updated. It is still recommended that you do some of your own research. Things are constantly changing in this pandemic-afflicted world.
This list is organized alphabetically by location (city or town), then by brewery/bar name.
Updated November 2, 2020.LOCATION – BREWERY/BAR – WHAT WE KNOW
- Bainbridge – Bainbridge Brewing – Some. Partially covered. Larger tent on order.
- Bainbridge – Bainbridge Brewing Alehouse – Some. Partially covered.
- Bellingham – Boundary Bay Brewery – Ample. Covered.
- Bellingham – Chuckanut Brewery – Ample. Covered.
- Bellingham – Gruff Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Bellingham – Kulshan Brewing (Sunnyland) – Ample. Covered.
- Bellingham – Menace Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Bellingham – Otherlands Brewing – Some. Covered. Heaters.
- Bellingham – Stemma Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Bellingham – Stones Throw Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Bellingham – Wander Brewing – Ample. Some Covered.
- Bothell – McMenamins Anderson School – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Bremerton – Silver City Brewery Taproom – Ample. Some covered.
- Burien – Elliott Bay Brewing – Some.
- Burien – Logan Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Burlington – Chuckanut Brewery South Nut – 2 covered, ample uncovered.
- Burlington – Garden Path Brewing – Some covered, some uncovered.
- Camas – Grains of Wrath Brewing- Some covered (when not too cold and windy).
- Carson – Backwoods Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Cle Elum – Dru Bru, Cle Elum – Ample. Uncovered. Fire pits.
- Concrete – Birdsview Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Cowiche – Cowiche Creek Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Gig Harbor – Wet Coast Brewing – Ample covered.
- Kenmore – Cairn Brewing – Ample. Some covered. More tents and heaters coming.
- Kent – Airways Brewing’s Bistro – Ample covered. Heaters and fire pits.
- Mount Vernon – Farmstrong Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Mount Vernon – Temperate Habits Brewing – 3 covered.
- Mountlake Terrace – Diamond Knot Brewing MLT location – Ample. Covered.
- Naches – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Ample. Mostly covered.
- Oak Harbor – Flyers Brewery – Ample. Uncovered.
- Olympia – Matchless Brewing – Some.
- Olympia – Three Magnets Brewing – Ample. Covered and heated.
- Olympia – Well 80 Brewhouse – Some, some covered.
- Orcas Island – Island Hoppin Brewing – Some. Covered and heated.
- Port Townsend – Port Townsend Brewing – Some covered with heaters.
- Port Townsend – Pourhouse – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Poulsbo – Rainy Daze Brewing – Some. Covered.
- Redmond – Postdoc Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Renton – Brewmaster’s Taproom – Some. Partially covered.
- Renton – Bickersons Brewhouse – Some covered, some uncovered. Tabletop heaters.
- Renton – Four Generals Brewing – Limited covered.
- Renton – The Hop Garden – Ample.
- Renton – Whistle Stop – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Bad Jimmy’s Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Best of Hands Brewing – Some. Uncovered.
- Seattle – Burke-Gilman Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Cloudburst Brewing (Ballard) – Some. Covered.
- Seattle – Counterbalance Brewing – Some. Covered.
- Seattle – Elliott Bay Brewing W. Seattle – Limited. Some covered.
- Seattle – Elliott Bay Brewing Lk. City – Limited.
- Seattle – Fair Isle Brewing – Some. Covered.
- Seattle – Fiddler’s Inn – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Flying Bike Co-op Brewery – Some.
- Seattle – Flying Lion Brewing – Ample. Covered and heated.
- Seattle – Fremont Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Good Society Brewery & Public House – Some. Covered.
- Seattle – Hellbent Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Holy Mountain Brewing – Some. Covered and heated.
- Seattle – Jellyfish Brewing – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Locol – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Lowercase Brewing – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Lucky Envelope Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Obec Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Old Stove Brewing – Ample covered. Heaters coming.
- Seattle – Outlander Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Optimism Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Peddler Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Perihelion Brewing – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Pine Box – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Populuxe Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Ravenna Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Reuben’s Brews – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Rooftop Brewing – Ample. Covered. Heaters.
- Seattle – Standard Brewing – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Seattle – Stoup Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Seattle – Two Beers Brewing – Ample. Some covered.
- Seattle – Urban Family Brewing – Ample. Uncovered.
- Seattle – Watershed Pub and Kitchen – Ample, some covered.
- Seattle – Westy (West Seattle) – Some. Covered and uncovered.
- Silverdale – Silver City Restaurant – Some. Covered and heated.
- Snoqualmie – No Boat Brewing – Ample. Uncovered.
- Snoqualmie – Snoqualmie Falls Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Snoqualmie Pass – Dru Bru – Ample. Some Covered.
- Spokane – No-Li Brewing – Ample. Some covered.
- Spokane – Perry Street Brewing – Ample. Heaters.
- Spokane – Iron Goat Brewing – Ample. Uncovered. Heaters. (Tentage coming soon.)
- Sumner – Half Lion Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Sunnyside – Varietal Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Tacoma – Beer Star – Ample. Covered.
- Tacoma – E-9 Brewing downtown – Ample. Covered and heated.
- Vashon – Camp Colvos Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered. (verify today)
- White Center – Beer Star – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- White Center – Future Primitive Brewing – Ample. Covered.
- Winthrop – Old Schoolhouse Brewing – Some. Covered.
- Woodinville – Black Raven Brewing – Ample. Covered and uncovered.
- Woodinville – Good Brewing Co. Hollywood – Ample. Some covered.
- Woodinville – Good Brewing Co. Warehouse district – Ample. Mostly covered.
- Woodinville – Metier Brewing – Ample. Mostly covered.
- Woodinville – Sumerian Brewing – Ample.
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a business owner and want to be included on this list or need to update/change the info we’ve provided.
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YES! It is still us! It’s Kendall and Kim Jones — the Washington Beer Blog people. We have a whole new look here at the Washington Beer Blog. It’s been a long time coming and we hope you think it is as beautiful and functional as we do.
First up, we need to extend our kindest thanks to the good folks at Blindtiger Design. They are responsible for the entirely new branding: the logos, color scheme, and so on. We’ve featured a lot of work by Blindtiger here on the blog over the last few years, but it has always been work that they have done for other people. They work with a lot of breweries and now that we’ve worked with them ourselves, we understand why. They are brilliant, comprehensive, and really nice people too.
Next, huge appreciation to Brett Anderson! He did all the heavy lifting in terms of updating and relaunching the website. With Blindtiger’s help, it was easy to make things pretty, but migrating 12 years’ worth of data to a new database? Making sure site relaunch, built on a new platform, all went smoothly? Way above our paygrade.
Anyway, we hope you appreciate the new site. Perhaps you’ve already noticed that it looks much better on your phone or other device. Get used to our new look and we’ll keep you informed about everything happening in the world of Washington beer and beyond.
Kendall and Kim
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As we explained in a previous post, Airways Brewing’s founder and brew guru, Alex Dittmar, and Morgan Herzog, founder of West Seattle’s The Beer Junction, shared a passion for Seinfeld. Not just a passion, but an uncommon and borderline unhealthy affection for the infamous television show about nothing. Well, before Morgan passed away earlier this year, the two planned to make some beer to celebrate their shared Seinfeld affliction. They’ve now released the second beer in the Seinfeld/Airways/Beer Junction collaboration series: Rochelle Rochelle, an IPA’s Exotic Journey. This collaboration adventure also included Narrows Brewing.
But that ain’t all! The Beer Junction announced today that they’re introducing a pint-to-go program. Yep, get delicious draft beer by the pint, in a refillable container. (Below, Allison with one of the to-go pints).
Here is the announcement from The Beer Junction about all of this, from their weekly newsletter:
Hope you all are doing well. We are very proud to announce this week the release of Rochelle Rochelle! So what’s the deal with Rochelle Rochelle IPA? Yet another collaboration between The Beer Junction, Airways, and Narrows Brewing in our on-going homage to our mutually-beloved Seinfeld; Rochelle Rochelle is loaded with Strata and Citra hops so juicy you’ll want to set down your wet hops and come sit by the fire. Experience a story about life, and love, and becoming an IPA. Save yourself a seat, a 4-pack, and experience what the Village Voice is calling a masterpiece. Whether you’re in West Seattle, Milan, or Minsk; if you’re a close-talker, the master of your domain, or you work at the jerk store; don’t be a silly goose and miss out on this one! Celebrate Festivus like the best of us with Rochelle Rochelle!
We also are happy to announce this week that we will be beginning a Pint-To-Go program! Want to enjoy a pint of draft beer with dinner, but don’t want to commit to a whole growler? We’ve got you covered! Take home a 16oz pint of your favorite craft beer and keep the pint glass. Return and get it refilled again and again just like you would with a standard 64oz Growler. And for the dark beer aficionados out there, we have 8oz jars ready to be filled with tasty bourbon barrel aged stout! Both sizes of to-go glass are yours to keep for just $4 each. Live your best life this winter with the finest craft beer we have to offer in the comfort of your own abode.
Finally, just a reminder that the deadline for ordering our November Beers of the Month Box is only one week away! Place your orders online or in-store by Friday, Nov. 6th and see what we’ve got planned for you all this month!
Allison, Sully, and the Beer Junction team
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