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Is Elysian Brewing evil now that it’s part of Anheuser-Busch?

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The sky is not falling. This is not a sign that the end is near. There are still over 3,400 breweries in America that Anheuser-Busch does not own. Yesterday’s news that Anheuser-Busch and Elysian Brewing reached a purchase agreement shocked a lot of people. As craft beer lovers, we’ve been taught that Anheuser-Busch and the…

Anheuser-Busch officiall announces purchase of Elysian Brewing

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I just want to make sure we’re covering all bases on this important news. Here is the actual press release from Anheuser-Busch regarding its purchase agreement with Elysian Brewing. Seattle-based brewery and four brewpubs to be included in acquisition St. LOUIS and SEATTLE (January 23, 2015) – Anheuser-Busch today announced it has agreed to purchase…

Barrel Juntion – 9 days of barrel-aged brews

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It’s that time again. The Beer Junction presents its annual celebration of barrel-aged beers. The Barrel Junction starts today (Saturday, January 24) and runs until Sunday, February 1. Below we share the opening day beer lineup, the daily “headling” beer lineup, and the brewery events lineup. The styles of beer vary, but the one thing…

Belgianfest – The List of Beers

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Below, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for – the list of beers pouring at next Saturday’s Belgianfest. The Washington Beer Commission is proud to announce the beer list for the 6th Annual Belgianfest beer tasting festival at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center (Pier 66) on Seattle’s waterfront. The event will feature 42 Washington…

Big Al Brewing Time Capsule Series. Another Brett beer unearthed

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Last July I told you about the Time Capsule Wild Ale series of beers from Big Al Brewing (read it). That beer was a Brett IPA – fruity, funky and delicious. Today I tell you about another in the series: August 2014, a hopped farmhouse ale fermented with Brettanomyces. The Time Capsule Wild Ale series…

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken

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It’s probably one of the most dramatic stories to unfold in the world of beer, and you probably know nothing about it. I’m talking about the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the heir to the Heineken Beer fortune. The events took place in the autumn of 1983 in Amsterdam, when a group of young men instigated…

Elysian releases the first beer from its sour program. Kind of.

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Yesterday, Elysian Brewing announced the release of the latest beer in its Dick’s Picks series of beers: Knock on Nelson IPA. See the press release below. In a way, this is the first beer to emerge from the company’s fledgling sour beer program. Well, sort of, but not really. Allow me to explain. Elysian Brewing…

Brouwer’s Cafe 10th Anniversary Party. Save the date

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Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. A jury found Michael Jackson not guilty of child molestation. Brokeback Mountain dominated at the box office. George W. Bush began his second term as President. It was 2005, the year that Brouwer’s Cafe opened in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. On March 28th and 29th Brouwer’s Cafe celebrates its 10th…

Portland is Happening Now… collaboration beers and more

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Perhaps you’ve seen the television commercials proclaiming that “Portland is Happening Now.” Perhaps you’ve even noticed that Travel Portland, the organization behind the campaign, rightly embraces beer as one of the city’s key tourist attractions. Today we share the announcement that Travel Portland and Base Camp Brewing are partnering to further advance the message that…

Reuben’s Brews moving to a new, larger space

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It’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. The brewery cannot produce enough beer to meet demand. Adam Robbings, owner of Reuben’s Brews, has worked on solving the problem for months, shopping unsuccessfully for a new location that would allow him to expand and increase brewing capacity. It’s easier said that done: these days…