The Brewers Association now has an Executive Chef. But why?

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Today we learned that the Brewers Association has named Adam Dulye as its Executive Chef. It’s an interesting development given the fact that the BA is not a restaurant. If you are not familiar with the Brewers Association, I include a note below.

So why does a trade organization like the Brewers Association need a chef? Simply put, to continue the mission of promoting craft beer and the craft beer industry. Dulye will use his culinary background to promote the value and compatibility of craft beer and cuisine. As you may or may not know, the Washington Beer Blog organizes and hosts Craft Beer + Food, Seattle’s premier beer and food pairing event, which happens in September.  Like the Brewers Association, we recognize the important relationship between good beer and good food.

Beer Release: IPA in Cans and a Blonde Seasonal, Diamond Knot Brewing

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Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Plans Releases of its Flagship IPA in Cans and Blonde Seasonal in April MUKILTEO, WA – Like a well traveled ship, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing has been a company on a steadied course for more than 20 years. So it’s only fitting that the company continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary…

It ALL happens this weekend: everything at the same time

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Every now and again a weekend comes a long that is just too packed with fun to be real. It sometimes seems that everything happens at the same time. For example, consider this Saturday, April 28th (and this weekend, for that matter). Of course the biggest event is the Washington Cask Beer Festival, which takes…

Belgian Beer Month at the Beveridge Place Pub

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This April, the Beveridge Place Pub is changing things up a little bit. I know some of you will miss IPApril, but time marches on. Instead of celebrating April by serving up a rotating selection of IPAs, this year the Beveridge Place Pub focuses its attention on the beers of Belgium. The pub is dedicating…

Beer Release: Farmlandia, Iron Horse Brewery

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Just got word of a new, seasonal beer release from Iron Horse Brewery. Below, details about the beer as well as the release party on April 3rd. Iron Horse Brewery Announces the Release of Farmlandia, Available in 22oz Bottles and on Draught. A brand new Farmhouse Ale at 5.5% abv. ELLENSBURG, WA  (March 24th, 2015)…

Why the Small BREW Act matters to you

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This Wednesday, March 25, the Brewers Association, Fremont Brewing Company, and representatives from more than 20 other American craft breweries descend upon Washington, DC in support of the Small BREW Act. As we’ve reported before, the Act would reduce the per-barrel federal excise tax rate paid by breweries from $7 per barrel to $3.50 per…

Beer touring around Vancouver, BC (part 2)

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This is the second of two stories we recently posted on Go Find Beer (our other, travel-focused blog) about the current state of the booming beer scene in Vancouver, BC. Reposted here on the Washington Beer Blog. See the previous story here. (Originally published Feb. 27, 2015) In Vancouver BC the beer scene is growing…

Airways Brewing celebrates 5th anniversary

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Updated March 27. For the beer list, see the bottom of this post. Happy 5th birthday to Airways Brewing. Today is the actual day. Airways Brewing is tapping into a special 5th anniversary beer today (Wednesday, March 11) at both of its locations—the Airways Brewery & Tap Room and the Airways Beer & Bistro. Then,…

Dean Mochizuki joining the team at Reuben’s Brews as Head Experimental Brewer

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Today Reuben’s Brews announced that it has a new Head Experimental Brewer. Dean Mochizuki has accepted the position. For the past 12 years, Dean worked for Pike Brewing and became the head brewer in 2011. This development is part of a bigger plan at Reuben’s Brews, about which we posted a story recently (see that…

Beer Release: Session IPA, Bellevue Brewing Company

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From the brewery: We could not be more excited to release our newest beer for 2015: our Session IPA (“SIPA”). We expect to release this beer on April 1st in our taproom and via our distributor, Columbia Distributors, by April 3rd; it is a draught-only beer with limited distribution and no bottles are planned at…