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New brewery and pub opening in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Washington Beer News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:30am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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News today from British Columbia. A new brewpub is about to open in Vancouver’s historic Stanley Park. It figures that Stanley Park Brewing Company would be the ones to do it. Not only does that company share a name with the park, but it can afford a costly endeavor like this. Stanley Park Brewing is part of Labatt, which is part of AB-InBev.

Photos by Stanley Park Brewing.

The new brewpub is located in one of the park’s historic buildings. Originally constructed in the 1930s as a sports pavilion, it was the home to Fish House Restaurant for the past 25 years. The new 10,600 square foot restaurant and pub is slated to open on July 29th, offering a full-service menu, an 82-seat tasting room, a 68-seat deck, and a 40-seat patio.

Photos by Stanley Park Brewing.

“We are excited to be working with the Park Board to transform the original sports pavilion into a new community-oriented restaurant with a small-batch brewery,” says the company’s website. “We believe that our approach and concept will add a new dimension to Stanley Park that will be attractive to park visitors, respect the integrity and lifestyle of the park, and be consistent with its status as an important and historic landmark.”

Photos by Stanley Park Brewing.

Stanley Park Brewing overcame some challenges in bringing this plan to fruition. There were concerns that the brewery would threaten the health of the Great Blue Heron population that calls the park home. Apparently, other opponents didn’t like the idea of the park being so closely associated with a company that produces and sells alcohol. It took some time, but city leaders were eventually satisfied and the new brewpub is set to open at the end of this month.

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McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse 18th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 1:00am
Out in Hillsboro, McMenamins has an expansive property with multiple buildings and a nice lawn at its Cornelius Pass Roadhouse property. On site there’s both a brewery and a distillery alongside a full-service restaurant. On Saturday, July 20th this legendary location will host the 18th Annual Roadhouse Brewfest from 1:00 – 9:00pm. This daylong beer […]
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Corvallis Beer Week to Present 2019 Septembeerfest

Brewpublic - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 9:22pm
Press Release: Corvallis, Oregon, is home to Oregon State University that has a rich history in brewing from its agricultural roots and its more recent Fermentation Science Program. The college town will celebrate its beer culture when Corvallis Beer Week returns from September 15-21. The showcase event of Corvallis Beer Week will once again be the Heart of Valley Homebrewers’ Septembeerfest, as […]
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Brewery Ommegang Releases Saisonztraminer, a Beer – Wine Hybrid

Brewpublic - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 7:51pm
COOPERSTOWN, NY – Brewery Ommegang is pleased to announce the release of Saisonztraminer, a brand new offering from their Co-Fermentation Project. Blurring the line between brewing and winemaking, Brewery Ommegang’s Co-Fermentation Project explores the interaction of grapes and grain, aspiring to achieve a blend that surpasses the sum of its parts. “Each release co-ferments a blend of traditionally […]
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Ruse Brewing Taproom One Year Anniversary

Brewpublic - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 11:17am
One year ago Ruse Brewing opened its own production brewery and taproom in Southeast Portland at the Iron Fireman Collective Building. Prior to opening this location, Ruse Brewing’s co-founders Shaun Kalis and Devin Benware brewed its beers at Culmination Brewing, where the two worked, for a few years. Today, July 13th, Ruse Brewing will celebrate […]
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New Beer Release – Skipping Raindrops IPA , Boundary Bay Brewery

Washington Beer News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 2:28pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Bellingham, Washington’s Boundary Bay Brewery announces the release of a new beer, Skipping Raindrops IPA. Here are the release notes from the brewery.

Stats: 7% ABV | 16.6°P OG | 45 IBU

This anomaly of stormy summer weather propelled our course into discovering a spot of sunlight. We skipped rocks, felt raindrops and brewed a bright double-dry-hopped juicy IPA. Tropical hop aromas cascade into flavors of sweet citrus and melon finishing with a soft, gentle bitterness. Savor the flavor, endure the unpredictable and skip the raindrops with this fruity Summer IPA.

CHARACTER
Aroma: Mango | Orange | Peach | Light Lemon
Flavor: Melon | Sweet Citrus | Light Pine
Mouthfeel: Medium-Bodied | Soft Bitterness | Smooth

COMPOSITION
Malts: 2-Row Pale | Vienna | Wheat | Flaked Oats
Hops: Centennial | Calypso | Mosaic® | Lemondrop | EL Dorado
Yeast: East Coast Ale
Water: Lake Whatcom Watershed

 

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Here’s the beer list for Bremerton Summer Brewfest (July 19 and 20)

Washington Beer News - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 9:11am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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This year’s Bremerton Summer Brewfest takes place on July 19 and 20, with 120-plus beers from 31 Washington breweries. Below, we share the festival’s beer lineup.

The festival takes over the city’s waterfront boardwalk, which is within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal, so festivalgoers from the Seattle side of Puget Sound should definitely consider walking on the ferry and leaving the car behind.

As in year’s past, the theme for the festival is fruited-beers. Along with lots of other beer styles, brewers were challenged to create at least one beer that is fruit-infused or fruit-themed. As the beer list shows, there’s is no shortage of creativity among the participating breweries.

FESTIVAL INFO

Dates & Times
Friday, July 19, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, July 20, Noon-6:00pm

Location
Bremerton Boardwalk
100 2nd Street
Bremerton, WA 98337
Festival entrance is located at the top of the boardwalk stairs between Hampton Inn and Anthonys.

Tickets
Tickets available via the event website.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Along with all the beer, the event features live music and great food, all within 5-minute walking distance from the Bremerton/Seattle Ferry Terminal.
This a 21-and-over event. ID required.

BEER LIST

Download the PDF here.

Beer-List_Bremerton_2019

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Unibroue Releases Blanche de Chambly in 16oz Cans

Brewpublic - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 4:40am
North America (July 8, 2019) – The award-winning Blanche de Chambly, the first beer ever produced by Unibroue, is now available year-round for the first time in cans in a 16-ounce single-serve format nationwide. Though it has been brewed and bottled since 1992, popular demand has called for a canned version of Blanche de Chambly, […]
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Zupan’s Markets Partners with Zoiglahus Brewing on Farm-to-Market Lager

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:25pm
The Farm-to-Market series of beers from Zupan’s Markets is now nine beers strong. For its latest release in this beer series, Zupan’s Markets partners with Zoiglhaus Brewing on Farm-to-Market Lager. Farm-to-Market Lager is brewed with some of the world’s most prized German barley and hops. This German-style lager is described as being crisp and refreshing. […]
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Alaska Airlines opens its new, flagship lounge at Sea-Tac Airport

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 5:02pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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At first glance, you might wonder why I’m writing a story about airlines and airports for the Washington Beer Blog. Well, as much as this is a story about those things, it is a story about a Seattle-based company that continues to impress me with its commitment to good beer.

The new Alaska Airlines Lounge – above the crowd. Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

The Lounge and The Beer

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines opens its flagship lounge to the public on Friday, July 12, 2019. Located in the North Satellite at Sea-Tac Airport, the 15,800 square foot space includes many of the conveniences that travelers frequently request, like comfortable seating, free wifi, and lots of charging stations for electronic devices.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

Add one more essential to that list: beer. The new lounge features a dozen taps, eleven of which are currently dedicated to craft beer. (See the current draft list below.) Sure, as a beer enthusiast you likely frequent bars that have a lot more than 12 beers on tap, but this is a lounge at an airport, so that number is impressive. Like all of the food and drink offerings at the new Alaska Airlines Lounge, the beer selection showcases the company’s commitment to supporting local producers and suppliers.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

You are probably wondering about access. Exactly who gets to enjoy the new lounge? Inquire at the Alaska Airlines customer service desk on the main level to find out if you can get in. Of course full-fare, first-class travelers are welcome, as are customers who’ve purchased an Alaska Lounge membership. If you have an Alaska Airlines credit card, you might get in for a modest fee. Also, day passes are available for purchase. It doesn’t cost anything to ask. Once you are in, you are covered. Whether you pay, or whatever you pay, everything is on the house in the lounge. (Beers, for sure, but if you decide to upgrade your booze or wine choice, expect a charge for that.) So if you can get into the lounge for $25, just as an example, it’s very easy to drink and eat enough to make it worth the cost.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

Eventually, Alaska Airlines will take over the entirety of the North Satellite, operating all 20 of the gates. The new lounge sits above the retail level, offering spectacular views of the runways and the Olympic Mountains. For airplane geeks, watching the hustle and bustle on the tarmac as planes come and go offers endless hours of entertainment.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

As the pictures show, the new lounge is beautiful and lavishly appointed. Of course, if you aren’t interested in beer, there are plenty of other options. Alas, this is a beer blog, so let’s get to it. As I understand, the draft list will see some rotation, as you might expect. For the opening, Fremont Brewing collaborated with Alaska Airlines to create a special, exclusive beer: Lounge Life IPA, a crushable, not hazy IPA with plenty of floral, citrus aroma and flavor. The brewery has formed a relationship with the folks at the airlines: Fremont’s Lush IPA is available on all Alaska flights.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

The current draft list is heavy on choices from Fremont Brewing, something with which I have no problem. I assume that the list will see some rotation as time moves along.

CURRENTLY ON TAP

  • Airways Brewing – Preflight Pilsner
  • Fremont Brewing – Lounge Life IPA, Universale Pale Ale, Summer Ale, Sky Kraken Pale Ale, Dark Star Stout, Lush IPA, Interurban IPA
  • Ghostfish Brewing – Kickstep IPA
  • Pyramid Brewing – Curveball Kolsch
  • Reuben’s Brews – Hazealicious IPA
  • Schilling Cider – Grapefruit and Chill Cider
Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

More About the Renovation

The opening of the new gates and the new lounge represents the first phase of the $658.3 million North Satellite Modernization Project. The Port’s portion of the North Satellite Renovation is $658.3 million, not including Alaska Airlines costs of $41 million for the lounge and employee spaces.

“The old North Satellite worked for 45 years and worked well, but it’s become a living time capsule. We are now headed into the future with a stunning facility that improves the passenger experience with more space, light, and services. Alaska, Seattle’s hometown airline, is a perfect partner to grow with Sea-Tac,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “Built by Pacific Northwest businesses and residents, this project brings economic opportunities in construction as well as for airport dining and retail businesses, including small, local and disadvantaged entrepreneurs.”

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

The opening marks the completion of the 255,000 square-foot expansion that features open spaces, natural light, incredible views, and ample gate seating with easily accessible charging stations. The renovated North Satellite offers new restaurants and services inspired by the best of the Northwest, including family-owned Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, Seattle’s beloved Skillet, locally owned Caffe D’Arte, and travel retailer, The New Stand. A brand-new Nursing Suite for traveling mothers is scheduled to open in early August.

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

“Alaska is dedicated to our guests and to our hometown, and as Sea-Tac’s largest airline we are proud to invest in this global hub for air travel through efforts like the North Satellite Modernization Project,” said Alaska Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Harrison. “This type of smart growth sets a new standard and will redefine Alaska’s guest experience from start to finish. To the hundreds of Port of Seattle and Alaska employees, and the construction and design partners who built our lounge and this state-of-the-art terminal, thank you.”

Photo by Washington Beer Blog.

The North Satellite raises the bar for sustainability at Sea-Tac Airport. The project is seeking LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Silver level certification with sustainable construction practices and building operations, including 100 percent LED lighting, efficient heating and cooling systems, and a rainwater capture system to provide  750,000 gallons for use in the restrooms.

All operations in the North Satellite will transition to the newly-renovated section at the end of July and the remaining original gates will close for renovation over the next two years. Full renovation of the existing North Satellite will be complete in mid-2021 with double the dining and retail space and 20 total gates.

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Metier Brewing kicks off anniversary celebration this weekend

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 8:16am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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July is a month of celebration at Metier Brewing in Woodinville, featuring special collaboration beer releases, bike rides, live music, and more. You know, party stuff. It all kicks off this weekend. Get and share more details on Facebook.

Here’s what the have planned over the next few weeks.

Saturday, July 13

NEW Release: Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout
Tapping at 2pm
A special release we brewed with our Founders Club, this Imperial Milk Stout has been aging in bourbon barrels for 5 months!

Saturday Food Truck: In Pizza We Crust 1pm-6pm

Sunday, July 14

Daytime Dance Party with DJ Riz from 2pm-6pm

DJ Riz of KEXP will host our first daytime dance party! Riz is a Seattle institution in and of himself. Electronic, hip-hop, reggae, drum ’n’ bass: you name it, he spins it. He is truly an icon of Seattle’s nightlife and possibly the most versatile DJ this city has ever known.

Sunday Food Truck: Chomp, ‘next level burritos’  2pm-6pm

Saturday, July 20

Mama’s Hands Fundraiser w/ Top Pot Doughnuts

Help us with our mission to build stronger community and inspire bigger dreams for all. We’re teaming up with Top Pot Doughnuts in a sweet dessert and beer pairing for a bigger cause.

1 Pint & Doughnut for $7
First Come, First Serve.

Mama’s Hands aims to end cyclical homelessness by providing women and children with the tools for success. With your help, these funds will assist families in getting out of dangerous situations, provide shelter and community to these families, and provide educational and job training courses.

Sunday, July 21

Intro to Food & Beer Pairing – Limited Seats!

Combine your favorite passions of food and beer by learning the essentials of how to pair them! Led by cookbook author and beer expert Jackie Dodd (a.k.a The Beeroness), this full sensory class will include a selection of Métier Brewing beers paired with small bites to expose how hops, malt, yeast, and carbonation can impact your experience with food.
Reserve your spot!

BREW RIDES
Sunday, July 14 / 11am-2pm
Leaves from Métier Seattle at noon and ends at Métier Brewing Co just in time for our daytime dance party with DJ Riz! Have your family and friends meet you here!
Saturday, July 20 / 11am-5pm
Eastside Beer Week Bike & Brew
Ride info and details

Sunday, July 21 / 10am-1pm
Starts and ends at Métier Brewing Co!
Stay tuned for ride details.

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Portland Pickles Presents 2019 PickleFest – Beer & Music Festival

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 6:22am
The 4th annual PickleFest returns this weekend to Walker Stadium that brings together some of the best things in life – Baseball, Beer, Music, and Pickles! For the past four years our Portland Pickles baseball club has hosted this event that brings together over 50 beers and live music that is capped off with America’s […]
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Worthy Brewing Releases Exuberance Summer Sour

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 1:00am
Bend, Oregon — Exuberance Summer Sour is the 4th release from Worthy Brewing as a small-batch series called ‘Hopstar’. This exciting Gose-style brew features local Oregon berries and a collaboration with Pacific Northwest culinary titans, Jacobsen Salt Co. Anyone who’s experienced the vigor of sipping a tangy margarita with a salted-rim understands how salt enhances […]
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Beach party at Pyramid Brewing Alehouse this weekend

Washington Beer News - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 1:32pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Get your toes in the sand without visiting the beach. The folks at Pyramid Brewing are hosting a Coast Day Beach Party on July 13th and 14th at the Alehouse in Seattle that features a 1,000 square foot sandbox and more. The sandbox will be decked out with palm trees, beach umbrellas, kiddie pools, beach games, and a DJ. All that and it is free.

The event is named after Coast Day Hazy Lager, a summertime offering from Pyramid Brewing.  Coast Day Lager is brewed with Nugget, Liberty, and Mount Hood hops. It is then dry-hopped with an experimental hop (Hopsteiner’s experimental #09326, for you hop geeks) along with Centennial hops. Coast Day is described as a “full-flavor, full-bodied beer that features tastes and aromas of citrus and berry.”

More info on the event Facebook page.

-FREE ENTRY
-Sunglasses given away at our Sandbox tiki bar.
-Limbo contest.
-Live out your child hood dream of driving those kid size jeeps and win epic soft coolers. Every 30 minutes.
-DJ from 5pm – 10pm, July 13th
-DJ from 11am – 4pm, July 14th

 

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Montavilla Brew Works Fourth Anniversary Celebration

Brewpublic - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 7:38am
Celebrate four years of brewing in Portland’s Montavilla neighborhood on Saturday, July 13th. From Noon-10:00pm, Montavilla Brew Works will host its Fourth Anniversary Celebration at its brewery that has become an integral part of Montavilla. Montavilla Brew Works will tap four special beers that will be released on Saturday. It’ll also host Mixteca, a food […]
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Kona Brewing Presents Summer Luau at Mt. Hood Meadows

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 6:00pm
(Mt. Hood, OR — Immediate Release) — Mt. Hood Meadows will celebrate its volcanic kinship to the Hawaiian Islands Saturday, July 13 by presenting it’s first ever Summer Luau. Kona Brewing presents the Luau which will have three serving stations featuring delicious Island fare. Resort V.P. of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon says there are many […]
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Zeeks Pizza signs on as an official sponsor of Eastside Beer Week

Washington Beer News - Tue, 07/09/2019 - 4:51pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Eastside Beer Week kicks off this Friday, July 12th and runs through July 22nd. See our previous post for more info. The ten-day series of events celebrates beers brewed along the I-405 corridor, from Renton to Bothell, Bellevue to Duvall, and all points in between. A primary goal is to showcase beers from the 32 breweries located in the Eastside communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Duvall, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and Renton.

Zeeks Pizza recently announced that it is an official partner of the inaugural Eastside Beer Week and is hosting events to mark the occassion: on July 17th at the Kirkland location and on July 18th at the Bothell location. More info below. For more Eastside Beer Week events, visit the official website.

“We are stoked to be the official partner for the inaugural Eastside Beer Week,” said Zeeks’ Beverage Director Tommy Brooks. “We have been pouring Eastside beer since we opened Kirkland Zeeks back in 2005, and it has been amazing to see the growth in Eastside breweries since then. It allows us to be focused on pouring micro-local craft beers that are as fresh as you can get, and keep dollars circulating locally in the Eastside economy.”

Zeeks’ Kirkland location is hosting a Postdoc Brewing Brewers Night on Wednesday, July 17, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event will feature a four-tap takeover from Postdoc Brewing, $5 pints, plus a chance to meet the brewers and get to know the people behind the beer. In addition, Zeeks’ is offering $10.00 off any large pizza with the purchase of any Postdoc beer.

THE BEER LIST:

  • Alpha Factor IPA: 6.8% ABV / 64 IBU
  • Hydrogen Blonde Ale: 4.6% ABV / 15 IBU
  • JP Trodden Barrel Aged Demon Star: 10.7% ABV / 66.6 IBU
  • Gin Barrel Aged Gose: 8.4% ABV / Zero IBU

Zeeks’ Bothell location is hosting its Black Raven Brewers Night on Thursday, July 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the public is invited. The evening will feature a three-tap takeover from Black Raven, along with discounted pints, plus a chance to meet the people behind the beer. Attendees sporting the official Eastside Beer Week t-shirt get an extra $1.00 off of all pints.

THE BEER LIST:

  • Eastside Story – Official Beer of Eastside Beer Week: 6.0% ABV / 30 IBU
  • Updraft Pale Ale: 5.5% ABV / 45 IBU
  • Coco Jones Coconut Porter: 5.6% ABV / 32 IBU

Zeeks Pizza delivers all over the Puget Sound area. On the Eastside, Zeeks delivers to Kirkland and parts of Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, and Redmond. For pizza, simply click here.

 

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Everybody’s Brewing Releases Stir It Up Hazy IPA + Green Ice Pilsner in 16oz Cans

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 11:04pm
Branching out from its standard lineup of 12oz cans, Everybody’s Brewing is set to release a new rotating lineup of beers in new 16oz Tall Boy cans. The inaugural release will feature Stir It Up Hazy IPA and Green Ice Pilsner. This week Everybody’s Brewing will be part of three release events for these two […]
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Stone Brewing Announces Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:47pm
Escondido, CA (July 8, 2019) – Stone Brewing is proud to announce the release of a cult fan favorite, Stone Notorious P.O.G. Berliner Weisse. Brewed with passion fruit, orange and guava the beer releases this week for a limited time. In 2016, actor and comedian Jonah Ray joined Stone brewer Kris Ketcham for a collaboration brew at the Stone Brewing […]
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Lompoc Brewing Presents Night of the Living Red

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 9:44pm
A beer style that is not trendy in today’s beer culture will be the highlight of Night of the Living Red, a tasting event that will feature six different red ales from Lompoc Brewing. This evening of red ales will take place at Lompoc Sidebar at 3901 N Williams Avenue on Friday, July 19th and […]
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