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This weekend local breweries celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Washington Beer News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:25am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Some local breweries have plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, starting today. Below I share some info that has come my way. If you know of something I missed, and I certainly did, share what you know in the comments section below. (Picture above shamelessly pinched from Pike Brewing’s Facebook page.)

Airways Brewing – Kent. Friday – “Join us at the Tap Room on Friday, March 15, for the annual release of our Irish Stout, live music from the Surley Goats, and the Chicago West food truck. Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we’ll be serving up Irish inspired dishes at the Bistro. Be sure and follow us our social media to see what dishes our creative cooks come up with.”

Anderson School – Bothell – Three-Day Celebration (March 15-17) “Enjoy a performance by Chris Poage Band in Haynes Hall from 7-10 p.m. or listen to live music in the Shed from 1-7 p.m. by The Colm MacCartheigh Trio and Cavort Celtic. Food specials include Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie and Irish Stew. Website. Similar events happening at other McMenamins locations.

Ballard Breweries Parade O’Pints – Seattle – Saturday, March 16th – All 11 of Ballard’s breweries are teaming up for the 2nd Annual St. Pat’s Parade O’Pints. The Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums will be playing all around the neighborhood and the Hale’s Ales double-decker bus will circulate between all of the breweries. A $5 donation is requested for the hop-on-hop-off bus, which will be donated to the Seattle Firefighters Pipe and Drum.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen – Bellingham. Saturday & Sunday – “Come celebrate everyone’s favorite drinking holiday! Saturday & Sunday we will be getting in the spirit with GREEN BEER, Irish Stout, Irish food specials, Irish music, and patio games. Sláinte!”

Bainbridge Brewing – Winslow. Saturday – “Join Bainbridge Brewing, Psycho Sushi, and BI BBQ for a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration at our Brewery & Taproom Saturday, March 16th! We’ll have green versions of our Kommuter Kolsch and freshly released Bainier Light Lager, Food from BI BBQ 2:00 – 7:00 PM, and live music from Psycho Sushi 6:00 – 9:00 PM!”

Pike Brewing – Seattle. Sunday – This is part of a crawl (learn more).  “Join us at Tankard & Tun and The Pike Pub on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate with a pint of Pike Pils or Pike XXXXX Stout and the annual performance of the Elliot Bay Pipe Band, Seattle’s highland bagpipe and drum band. Performing traditional and contemporary Celtic music, their roaming performance will begin in the First Avenue vestibule at 5pm and travel through the restaurants. Come early to hear them warming up in the Tankard & Tun Chef’s Loft! Pike’s official 2019 St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl partner is Barcrawlerz. Bar crawl tickets can be purchased here and event wristbands will be honored during open hours in both The Pike Pub and Tankard & Tun.”

Big Time Brewing – Seattle. Sunday – “Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us on Sunday. We will be serving up tasty Irish traditional meals which can be washed down with Buck Mulligan Stout. Elliott Bay Pipe Band will be performing at 8:30 so get here early to grab a seat.”

Floating Bridge Brewing St. Paw-tricks Day – Seattle. Sunday – What: Floating Bridge donates 20% for every pour purchased. Dogs get St. Paw-tricks Day bandana while supplies last. Special St. Puppy Beer Release of Schwarz Sour Ale. Because everything is Irish on St P’s day. Win: One Lucky Dog wins $100 to Wally Pets Supplies Wallingford. One Lucky Human wins a ramsey gear growler carrier. Why:
Seattle Puppy Raisers is non-profit and volunteer-based. They give homes and basic training to the puppies that are bred to become guide dogs for the blind.

Know of something we missed? Please share in the comments section below.


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32nd Annual Oregon Brewers Festival Goes 100% All Oregon

Brewpublic - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 5:51am
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 14, 2019) —  The Oregon Brewers Festival has announced details for this summer’s 32nd annual event, and for the first time in the festival’s history, it will feature 100 percent Oregon craft beers and ciders, with more than 85 of these being first-release products that will debut at the event. From Allegory to Zoiglhaus, the […]
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Ground Breaker Brewing Releases Dad’s Red Ale

Brewpublic - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 5:41am
This past year, Dad’s Red Ale was the grand prize winner of the 2018 Pacific Northwest Gluten-Free Homebrewing Competition. Now the winning homebrewer has partnered with Ground Breaker Brewing to release this award winning beer in 12-ounce cans. Dad’s Red Ale was created by Joe Morris, the founder of the gluten-free homebrewing club Zero Tolerance. […]
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Pyramid Brewing announces plan to combat hunger in Northwest communities

Washington Beer News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:34am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Pyramid Brewing Company recently announced its Brews That Do campaign, an initiative created to combat hunger in the Pacific Northwest. In Washington, proceeds benefit Food Lifeline. In Oregon, proceeds benefit Oregon Food Bank.

The program will see the company donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each keg and case to local food-focused non-profits organizations. The company will donate $5 for each half-barrel keg, $2 for each sixth-barrel keg, and 50 cents for each case. Also, donations will be made based on some beer sales at the company’s Alehouse in Seattle.

Here are more details about the initiative.

Pyramid Brewing Co. Partnering With Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank for Hunger Relief Efforts in Pacific Northwest

Partnering with Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank, Pyramid Commits to Making a Long-Term Impact in the PNW

SEATTLE (March 7, 2019) – Pyramid Brewing Co. today announced the Brews That Do campaign, an initiative created to fight hunger in the Pacific Northwest in partnership with Columbia Distributing, Food Lifeline of Western Washingtonand Oregon Food Bank. Brews That Do will raise donations from all beers sold or poured for the remainder of the year.

Donations will be generated based on purchases of Pyramid Brewing as follows: $5 for each half barrel keg, $2 for each one-sixth barrel keg and 50 cents for each case.

Partner Columbia Distributing has again signed on for another community-focused collaboration with Pyramid Brewing. “It’s always an easy decision to partner with Pyramid on initiatives that give back to the communities where our collective employees live and work,” said Chris Steffanci, CEO of Columbia Distributing. “Putting a stop to hunger is very important for all of us. We’re thrilled to be included.”

The proceeds from kegs and cases sold in Washington will be donated to Food Lifeline of Western Washington, and product sold in Oregon will be donated to Oregon Food bank.

“We are proud to be giving back to the community and finding avenues to fight hunger,” said Bruce Kehe,  Marketing DirectorPyramid Brewing Co. “There is potential to generate more than $150,000 in donations for those in need. We are grateful to food  bank organizations such as  Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank for providing us with the opportunity to make an impact in our community.”

Contributions from our Alehouse location in Seattle, Washington will be based off of “Brewer’s Handle” beer, where $.50 of each pint is donated, $1 from every to-go 6-pack, and $.75 from all Crowlers sold.

“We are grateful to Pyramid Brewing for supporting hunger-relief in Oregon and Washington,” said Angela Querfeld, director of development, Oregon Food Bank. “Northwest food and beverage companies are uniquely positioned to make a difference in ending hunger in our communities – we’re excited to partner with Pyramid for Brews that Do!”

The Brews That Do Campaign was established as Pyramid Brewing recognized the need to aid the community. Pyramid and its employees have a continued dedication to volunteering time and resources to Food Lifeline of Western Washington. It is with great pride that the company announces this collaboration.

“We couldn’t be happier to partner with Pyramid Brewing this year in our continued efforts to end hunger in Western Washington,” said Linda Nageotte, president and CEO, Food Lifeline. “The fact that Food Lifeline and Pyramid are both homegrown makes it even more special.”

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5 Rights Brewing announces the opening of its new location in Marysville

Washington Beer News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:27am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Last May we reported that 5 Rights Brewing was, essentially, abandoning its plans to open a brewery and taproom in Lake Stevens, WA. Today we are happy to share the news that 5 Rights Brewing has successfully navigated a significant detour and plans to open its new location in Marysville next weekend.

Photo from Instagram.

“After almost 3 years of some of the craziest ups and downs imaginable we are ecstatic to announce that we are finally opening up our new brewery and taproom to host you the RIGHT way,” the company said in an Instagram post. “Located in the historic Carr’s Harware Building on 3rd Street in Marysville, our new home is a dream come true… We know it’s been a long time coming and we are so grateful for our passionate 5 Rights family members… Your encouragement and support has been epic, to say the least, and it doesn’t hurt that you like to drink your share of the RIGHT beer.”

They will have 24 beers on tap, plus two ciders, one kombucha, and one root beer. The taproom is family-friendly and a food menu will be available from Wander Coffee Bar, another new business in historic downtown Marysville.

Keep an eye on Facebook for updates, but for now, mark the calendar.
Friday, March 22nd 2-10 PM
Saturday, March 23rd Noon-10 PM
Sunday, March 24th Noon-8 PM

Park and enter on the 2nd Street side of the building, where there is an abundance of free parking.

5 Rights Brewing
1514 3rd St
Marysville, WA 98270


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2 Towns Ciderhouse Partners With the Portland Thorns on Two Thorns Raspberry Rose Cider

Brewpublic - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:00am
In time for the Portland Thorns FC season, 2 Towns Ciderhouse is back with its cider that honors Portland’s lady soccer team. But for 2019, Two Thorns Raspberry Rose Cider will be more readily available as this cider is now part of its Spring Seasonal lineup in 12-ounce cans. “We’re always trying to innovate and […]
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Pelican Brewing Adds Pelican Pilsner to Year-Round Lineup

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:53pm
Pacific City, Oregon (March 13, 2019)—Prost! Pelican Brewing Company this week releases Pelican Pilsner, a tasty German-style Pilsner that joins the year-round lineup of Pelican classics. The beer is available now as a draft-only delight at all Pelican brewpubs and other participating watering holes. Pelican Pilsner is a passport to tradition from the Pelican brewers. With a classic elegance and […]
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Chuckanut Brewery Celebrates 2019 Skagit Beer Week

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:32pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 12, 2019 – It’s that time of year once again and Chuckanut is jumping on board with a calendar of events for Skagit Farm to Pint Beer Week March 23 through 30. This is the second year of events that bring beer lovers into Skagit Valley to get excited about craft […]
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2019 Nano Beer Fest Returns to John’s Marketplace

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:18pm
With its beginnings dating back well over a decade, the 2019 Nano Bee Fest has announced its dates for its festival this year. The 2019 Nano Beer Fest will return to John’s Marketplace from Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 27. Since the festival’s inception back in 2008 at Max’s Fanno Creek, the Nano Beer […]
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Georgetown Brewing breaks into the top 50

Washington Beer News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:34am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Every year the Brewers Association releases its list of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in America. That is, its list of the 50 top-producing craft breweries in America based on sales volume. Some years, I publish it here on the Washington Beer Blog. When I do, there are usually a few people who only read the headline, don’t read the copy, and then immediately scroll down, hoping to find that their favorite brewery made the list. Again, this list has nothing to do with best.

Historically, the Top 50 Craft Breweries list is void of any breweries from Washington state, but in 2018 a local brewery finally cracked the top 50. Seattle’s Georgetown Brewing made the grade, coming in at number 41. It’s quite an impressive feat that they’ve grown to this size while still remaining, basically, a local brewery. Georgetown Brewing sells the vast majority of its beer right here in Washington. A lot of the other breweries on the list benefit from the pursuit of wider distribution.

The Brewers Association defines a craft brewery as one that is “small and independent,” among other things. Basically, this excludes the likes of Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, Elysian Brewing, Goose Island and other non-indie beer companies. Those breweries are included on a different list: the Top 50 Overall Brewing Companies. Comparing the two lists, 40 of the breweries on the Overall Breweries list are deemed small and independent (craft) by the Brewers Association. That is, 40 of the 50 biggest breweries qualify as craft breweries.

Based on sales volume, here is the list of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in America.

1 . D. G. Yuengling & Son Inc.
2. Boston Beer Co.
3. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4. New Belgium Brewing Co.
5. Duvel Moortgat
6. Gambrinus
7 . Bell’s Brewery Inc.
8 . CANarchy
9 . Stone Brewing Co.
10. Deschutes Brewery
11. Artisanal Brewing Ventures
12. Brooklyn Brewery
13. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
14. SweetWater Brewing Co.
15. Minhas Craft Brewery
16. New Glarus Brewing Co.
17. Matt Brewing Co.
18. Harpoon Brewery
19. Alaskan Brewing Co.
20. Great Lakes Brewing Co.
21. Abita Brewing Co.
22. Stevens Point Brewery
23. Odell Brewing Co.
24. Summit Brewing Co.
25. August Schell Brewing Co.
26. 21st Amendment Brewery
27. Troëgs Brewing Co.
28. Rhinegeist Brewery
29. Shipyard Brewing Co.
30. Allagash Brewing Co.
31. Long Trail Brewing Co.
32. Narragansett Brewing Co.
33. Flying Dog Brewery
34. Surly Brewing Company
35. Ninkasi Brewing Co.
36. Rogue Ales
37. Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
38. Revolution Brewing
39. Three Floyds Brewing Co.
40. Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
41. Georgetown Brewing Co.
42. Uinta Brewing Co.
43. Wachusett Brewing Co.
44. Full Sail Brewing Co.
45. Modern Times Beer
46. North Coast Brewing Co.
47. Lost Coast Brewery
48. Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
49. Bear Republic Brewing Co.
50. Left Hand Brewing Company


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Beer Release and more – Gorilla Juice by Reuben’s Brews

Washington Beer News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 9:53am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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This Saturday (March 16) Reuben’s Brews releases Gorilla Juice Hazy IPA, a beer brewed in collaboration with Gorilla FC, a local Sounders booster organization. Here is more information about the beer, the program, and Saturday’s release.

THIS SATURDAY we will be OPENING EARLY at 10am for the early kickoff of the Seattle Sounders’ first away match at the Chicago Fire. In honor of this first away match we are releasing our collaboration with Gorilla FC, an official supporters group for the Sounders.

The Gorilla FC also have a charitable mission, utilizing the passion for soccer to support the Puget Sound community, and we’ve collaborated with them in the past to help raise funds for their projects. A portion of the sales of Gorilla Juice – along with a portion of sales of Crikey IPA on tap at Centurylink Field during home matches – is donated to the Gorilla FC charity.

Come join us at 10am Saturday to watch the match and raise a glass of Gorilla Juice!

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The Upper Lip Beer Symposium – Food

Brewpublic - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 4:00am
Last year the team at Bailey’s Taproom, led by Advanced Cicerone® Ryan Spencer debuted a quarterly Beer Symposium that takes place at its sister bar, The Upper Lip. The series returns in 2019 and The Upper Lip Beer Symposium – Food will take place on Sunday, March 31st from 2:00-4:00pm. This first symposium in 2019 […]
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Occidental Brewing 2019 Pig Roast & Barrel-Aged Lucubrator Release

Brewpublic - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 8:52pm
The pairing of pork sandwiches and barrel aged beers will be on the menu at Occidental Brewing on Saturday, March 23rd as it hosts the 2019 edition of its annual Pig Roast & Barrel-Aged Lucubrator Release. The festivities will run from 1:00pm until 9:00pm. Admission is free and $15 will get you a smoked pork […]
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Brewers Association Releases the Top 50 Brewing Companies by Sales Volume in 2018

Brewpublic - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:39pm
Today, the Brewers Association (BA) released its Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies and Top 50 Overall U.S. Brewing Companies lists. These two annual lists comprise the top 50 producing craft brewing companies and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume from data given to the BA. Of the top 50 overall […]
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Brewology at Pacific Science Center on March 22nd

Washington Beer News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 1:23pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The Pacific Science Center presents Brewology

The event was originally scheduled for early February, but the winter weather demanded a date change. Now that the snow storms have passed (fingers crossed), the Pacific Science Center presents Brewology on Friday, March 22nd from 7:00 – 10:00.

At the event, attendees are invited to not only sample a bunch of beer and cider, and talk to the brewers, but also to explore the Pacific Science Center after hours. Ticket includes your tastings along with demonstrations and activities. After all, this is the Pacific Science Center.

This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $45 for Science Center members and $50 for non-members. Get your tickets at the event website.

Event website

Participating breweries include:

20 Corners Brewing Co.
Bosk Brew Works
Boundary Bay Brewing Co.
Counterbalance Brewing Company
Dru Bru Brewery
Elysian Brewing Company
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Hellbent Brewing Company
Icicle Brewing Company
Iron Horse Brewery
Jellyfish Brewing Company
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Mac & Jack’s Brewing Co.
Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.
Peddler Brewing
Skagit Valley Malting
Sound Craft Seltzer Co.
Two Beers Brewing
West Seattle Brewing Company

Cider producers:

2 Towns Ciderhouse
Portland Cider Company
Schilling Cider
Seattle Cider Co.


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The first-ever Washington Craft Beer Summit – make your plans now

Washington Beer News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:27pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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In a state with over 400 breweries, it is an idea whose time has come. 

Attention everyone involved in the local brewing industry —  breweries, manufacturers, and suppliers. The Washington Brewers Guild presents the Washington Craft Beer Summit on November 7th thru 9th in Puyallup. The three-day event will feature educational seminars on brewing, marketing, compliance, front-of-house operations, and other pertinent topics. All of it geared towards breweries in Washington. Also, this will be a tradeshow. Exhibitors and sponsors can find out more about those opportunities via the event website.

In addition to the educational breakouts and the trade show, the Washington Craft Beer Summit will feature two industry receptions.

For more info, visit the event website. We will share more information as the event nears. In the meantime, mark your calendars and make your plans.


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Do you know what E6PR stands for? Harmon Brewing thinks you should

Washington Beer News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:02am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I’ve heard E6PR referred to as Edible Six Pack Rings and Eco Six Pack Rings, but the company that developed and manufactures the new product refers to it as “ecofriendly six pack rings.” The E6PR is exactly what it sounds like: a next-generation, environmentally responsible six-pack holder. As such, this six-pack holder is NOT made of plastic. Rather, the E6PR is made from composted material, which makes it biodegradable and even edible.

This innovative, eco-conscious product recently started finding its way into the world of craft beer. Among other breweries embracing the technology, Harmon Brewing of Tacoma, Washington is using the E6PR to package its Salish Sea Orca Lager, a beer that benefits marine wildlife restoration and preservation.

The Evolution of Species

As a child, I was taught to cut up those old-fashioned, clear plastic, loop-style six-pack rings so birds and other wildlife did not find themselves ensnared by the hoops. Today, those kinds of six-pack holders are made of a photo-degradable plastic that is lighter than water, so they float on the surface and degrade in the light. That is, they degrade eventually, not immediately and not quickly. Before they degrade, they continue to be a danger to wildlife.

The next real leap forward in six-pack technology came with the introduction of the reusable, snap style six-pack holder. This is what you see most craft breweries use these days. Reusable, yes, but more often recycled. The big advantage from an environmental standpoint is that there is no noose in which unwitting birds, turtles or other critters can stick their necks or beaks.

According to the manufacturer, “When disposed of properly, the E6PR finds its way to a compostable facility, where it will degrade in days, and when, unfortunately, left out in open land or a water system, it will degrade in a matter of weeks. Another encouraging fact of our product is that it’s made from compostable organic materials that do not cause harm to wildlife in case of ingestion.”

More Fish, More Whales

Like any ecosystem, in Puget Sound and the Salish Sea wildlife species are interdependent. The well being of one species depends on the well being of another. Supporting the health of one supports the health of all.

“We are supporting Northwest Salmon Research in their endeavor to raise more Chinook salmon for the dying South Resident Killer Whale population in Puget Sound,” says Jason Forgey, brewer at Harmon Brewing. Northwest Salmon Research is a group of conservationists and fishermen who identify and support salmon habitat restoration, wild stock preservation and enhancement programs through research, education and public awareness.

“Cans of our Salish Sea Orca Lager are currently being sold at Total Wine, Harbor Greens (Tacoma and Gig Harbor), Local Boys (Purdy), and Tacoma Boys (Tacoma location),” says Forgey. “With your help [customer demand and increased awareness], we may be able to get into more Seattle area stores and create awareness for Northwest Salmon Research.”

It’s all about awareness. In addition to donating proceeds from the sale of Salish Sea Orca Lager to Northwest Salmon Research, Harmon Brewing hopes to draw attention to this new six-pack technology. Time will tell if the E6PR will enjoy wider acceptance across the industry.


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Von Ebert Brewing Updates Its Food Menu With the Addition of Executive Chef Jackson Wyatt

Brewpublic - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:29pm
Bringing over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Jackson Wyatt has been hired as the new Executive Chef for Von Ebert Brewing. Wyatt began his career at Henry’s Tavern while attending Western Culinary Institute in Portland. He then went on to work at Bridgeport Ale House, South Park Seafood, Cafe Castagna, […]
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Tabs for Trees – a program to benefit the Arbor Day Foundation

Washington Beer News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 2:00pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Do you like trees? Stupid question, eh? Who doesn’t like trees? Rainier Beer is once again stepping up to raise funds for the Arbor Day Foundation with its Tabs for Trees fundraising campaign. If you find yourself drinking a Rainier Beer in the near future, you’ll notice the red tab on the can. Collect those red tabs and return them to Rainier Beer and they’ll make a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation. That’s the short version.

Here is the press release about the program, including information on how to return your tabs.

Tabs for Trees 2019:

Rainier and the Arbor Day Foundation Issue “Last Call” For Annual Tree Planting Drive

With one month left to participate, Rainier is putting the call out across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana to help achieve this year’s goal by the end of March.

SEATTLE – March 6, 2019 – In what has become an honored annual tradition, Rainier Beer is again partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation and local environmental stewardship groups on its fifth annual Tabs for Trees campaign. Since 2014, Rainier has planted more than 100,000 trees across the Pacific Northwest as part of Tabs for Trees. This year, Rainier’s goal is to plant an additional 20,000 trees – 5,000 each across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Through the end of March, Rainier Beer cans feature a special red Tabs for Trees tab. Lovers of the outdoors and beer are invited to support Tabs for Trees by collecting the red tabs and turning them in at one of over 200 participating bars and restaurants across the region.

“Caring for the environment and the communities in the Northwest is central to Rainier’s culture and true to our brand,” said Rainier Brewing Company’s Brand Manager Michael Scott. “The Tabs for Trees program provides a special opportunity for us to make a positive impact on the health and future of our forests while sharing the experience with our employees, our loyal customers as well as newcomers to the region we call home.”

For every 24 tabs collected (the number of cans in a case of beer) and returned to Rainier, one tree will be planted to help sustain the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

“We salute Rainier and their stewardship of America’s forests,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of their Tabs for Trees initiative and the trees planted the air and water in the Pacific Northwest will be cleaner and natural wildlife habitat will be restored.”

If participants can’t make it out to their local pub before the end of the month, the special tabs can also be mailed to the following address (postmarked no later than March 31, 2019):

Rainier Beer Tabs for Trees
P.O. BOX 5980
Dept., 839233
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5980
For more information on #TabsForTrees, visit

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Local breweries team up on behalf of a friend of the industry

Washington Beer News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:46pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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I think we’re all familiar with the saying: “Well, it’s not like it’s brain surgery or anything.” It’s meant to suggest that something is easy or simple. Thing is, sometimes it is exactly like brain surgery. No one is more familiar with that fact than Laurel, one of the owners at Ounces, a family-friendly taproom and beer garden in West Seattle. She was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and will soon face brain surgery.

Laurel and her bar are fiercely loyal to local beer and, in turn, local breweries are loyal to her. Ounces is teaming up with 15 local breweries to raise funds for the American Brain Tumor Association (or ABTA). On Thursday, March 28th each brewery will tap a certain beer at its taproom for the cause, donating $1 for each pint sold. Also, at Ounces, they will do the same, tapping into a collection of beers.

Keep an eye on the Ounces Facebook page for more info. The exact taplist is forthcoming.

Partner Breweries:

Holy Mountain Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Urban Family Brewing Company
Matchless Brewing
Aslan Brewing Company
Lowercase Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Rooftop Brewing Company
Chainline Brewing Company
Counterbalance Brewing Company
Standard Brewing
Optimism Brewing Company
Jellyfish Brewing Company
Seapine Brewing Company
Two Beers Brewing Co.

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