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Valholl Brewing – 5th Anniversary Party on August 8th

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Valholl Brewing is about to celebrate its 5th Anniversary with a party at the brewery on Saturday, August 8th. The event includes a beer garden, the release of a special beer, and live music. Details about the party and the beer are in the press release below. VALHÖLL BREWING 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Valhöll Brewing is…

Beer Release – Buddy Pass, Chainline-Airways collaboration

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I spotted this new beer, a collaborative effort from Kirkland’s Chainline Brewing and Kent’s Airways Brewing, on tap last night at The Beer Junction. Keep an eye out for it. Here’s the beer release announcement from Chainline Brewing. Chainline Brewing Company and Airways Brewing Company are proud to announce their latest collaboration: Buddy Pass American…

Bellevue Brewing teams up with KZOK

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Bellevue Brewing Company announced today a new partnership and the release of a series of KZOK-themed beers that will benefit charitable causes. In particular, the brewery announced the upcoming release of what it describes as the first of several new KZOK-themed craft beers. Bellevue Brewing releases KZOK Classic Rock Amber on Thursday, August 6th when it hosts a party…

The drought’s impact on the hop crop and the price of your pint

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Local and not-so-local news sources have been reporting what they assume will be bad news. One article I saw was titled IPA Lovers Beware: Beer Prices Could Skyrocket. Another warned Trouble Brewing: Drought-Hit Hops Crop Concerns Craft Brewers. One local television news outlet went completely hysterical, warning that Washington drought may threaten future of craft brewers. Without histrionics,…

Holy Mountain brews up something special for The Masonry

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Holy Mountain Brewing brewed and barrel-age a special beer for The Masonry’s 2nd anniversary. The Masonry is a beer-focused pizza place in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood (aka Uptown). The beer, named Fellowcraft, will be available exclusively at the Holy Mountain taproom and at The Masonry. More info about the beer and its availability in…

Beer Release – Lead the Way IPA, Narrows Brewing

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Tacoma’s Narrows Brewing Company just announced the upcoming release of a new beer in its lineup: Lead the Way IPA. The beer makes its debut on August 6th at a release party at the brewery. Proceeds from that party benefit The Pointe du Hoc Foundation – an extremely worthy and patriotic cause (see info below)….

Beer Release – Fog Bank Fall Ale, Diamond Knot Brewing

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It’s the first autumn seasonal beer I’ve heard about this year. Diamond Knot Brewing announces the release of Fog Bank Fall Ale. Information in the press release below. Diamond Knot Craft Brewing releases annual fall favorite, Fog Bank Fall Ale, this week MUKILTEO, WA – Fall may be right around the corner, but for the…

New study reveals the enormous economic impact of beer

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Over 23,000 jobs. Over $2 billion dollars in economic activity. Nearly $900 million in tax revenue. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the economic impact of beer in Washington State. Today we share news of a new study showing the remarkable impact of the beer industry on our national and local economies….

Craft beer growth – sales numbers up, now over 3,700 breweries

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None of this should come as a surprise, but the craft beer industry continued to grow in the first half of 2015. Sales numbers continue to rise as does the total number of craft breweries operating in the United States (now over 3,700). Mid-year data just released by the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated…

Beer Industry Jobs: No-Li Brewhouse seeks an experienced, pro brewer

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As we reported last week, tonight Latona Pub hosts a brewers dinner and brewers night event with No-Li Brewhouse. The event features the release of a special, new beer. See our previous story. No-Li Brewhouse continues to grow and expand its operations at the Spokane brewery. They’re looking to hire another experienced professional brewer to add to the…