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The top 50 craft breweries in the USA

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Washington’s brewing industry contributes roughly $1 billion to the state’s economy each year (read it). Still, none of the USA’s top 50 craft breweries (listed below) are based in Washington. Although Washington ranks second in the nation in terms of total number of breweries, and 8th in the nation in terms of breweries per capita,…

Latona Pub prepares for a busy April that includes a tribute to a local legend

Dick Cantwell - world-renowned brewer and vintage toy aficionado.

As we prepare to charge into April, Latona Pub has a full docket of beer events planned. Details about all of the month’s events are below. Of course the annual Earth Week celebration, with multiple events planned, is on the calendar again this year, as is the annual IPA Final Four tap off. But that’s not…

Beer Release: MLK Alt, by Foggy Noggin Brewing

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Foggy Noggin Brewing is releasing a very limited seasonal beer this Saturday – April 4th (noon-5PM) at our tasting room in Bothell, WA. This beer is in very limited and will have a very short run cycle.  Only brewed one day each year, MLK day in January. This beer is only available at the brewery…

Join North Jetty Brewing for an anniversary celebration

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If you’ve been looking for something to provide that last little bit of motivation to make the long drive (for most of us) to the Long Beach Peninsula, perhaps this will get you rolling. It was just about a year ago that we visited the brand new taproom at North Jetty Brewing in Seaview, on…

Washington Cask Beer Fest – Peoples Choice Winners

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I admit it. I wimped out and let traffic win. For the first time in maybe forever, I failed to make it to the Washington Cask  Beer Festival, which happened last Saturday at Seattle Center. I didn’t even try. When you live in West Seattle, a viaduct closure is a powerful deterrent.  Cheers to all…

Archeologists unearth a 5,000 year-old brewery

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In 2006 David Cohen opened The Dancing Camel Brewery, which holds the distinction of being Israel’s oldest production microbrewery. However, oldest is a relative term. Workers for the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently unearthed remains of an ancient brewery in Tel Aviv that predates Cohen’s brewery by 5,000 years. Archeologists discovered the relics at a…

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…

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…