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List of breweries, and what’s new – Washington Brewers Festival

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The Washington Beer Commission just announced the list of breweries that will pour at this year’s Washington Brewers Festival. (June 17 thru 18 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.) Below we share the list of 111 Washington breweries pouring at the event. They’ve also added an event within the event, a Sunday morning beer run, or…

Big news from Airways Brewing – new location, new look

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Kent, Washington’s Airways Brewing Company today shared two important pieces of information. The company has re-branded itself, introducing a new logo. Also, the new Airways Brewing taproom opens on Tuesday, June 14. The new taproom is at the location of the new brewery, which will replace the current brewery on West Valley Highway. Sky Hag…

U.S. Department of Justice Investigating Anheuser-Busch Inbev

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Beer fanatics get bent out of shape when Anheuser-Busch InBev acquires one of their beloved craft breweries, but such transactions are not the greatest cause for concern. Industry insiders have long said that the beer behemoth is targeting the craft beer industry not only for acquisition, but for destruction. This, in response to diminishing sales…

Atwood Ales, a real farmhouse brewery in Blaine, Washington

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Agrarian Ales near Eugene, Oregon, is a brewery built on a real, working farm. Along with other ingredients, Agrarian Ales even grows its own hops. My definition is far from official, but when I think of a farmhouse brewery I imagine a brewery built in a barn or other outbuilding, on a real, working farm,…

One brewery’s efforts to get Anheuser-Busch off the streets

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A brewery in Buffalo is trying to make its neighborhood safe for beer drinkers. Community Beer Works, a well-decorated brewery in Western New York, just announced a no-questions-asked buyback program designed to get Anheuser-Busch products off the streets. It’s a quixotic endeavor, but this Saturday, May 21st they are holding an Anheuser-Busch buyback event. “We…

Anheuser-Busch gets $150,000 fine for liquor law violations in Seattle

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The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) recently handed down a violation notice to Anheuser-Busch that promises to set the beer behemoth back $150,000. The WSLCB issued the administrative violation in response to an elaborate investigation that revealed that Anheuser-Busch had entered into an illegal agreement of exclusivity with two concert venues in Seattle,…

Ales for ALS – a proprietary hop blend and a worthy cause

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One of the leading hop farms in the Yakima Valley teamed up with one of the world’s leading hop supply houses to create the Ales for ALS hop blend. In the coming days, 110 participating breweries across the nation will receive this exclusive hop product and begin brewing this year’s Ales for ALS beers. The…

Big changes at Seattle’s Full Throttle Bottles

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If you’re attending tonight’s Women in Beer event at Pike Brewing, be sure to raise a toast to Erika, the longtime owner of Full Throttle Bottles, one of the city’s top bottleshops. She is one of the founders of the Women in Beer event and was also instrumental in the creation of the Seattle chapter…

Beer Release – New Zealand Summer Ale, Airways Brewing

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Airways Brewing New Zealand Style Summer Ale is fresh off the bottling line and available in 22-ounce bottles at both Airways locations today. The beer was previously on tap only as Nelson Citra Blonde Ale. It is described as a bright and refreshing Summer beer featuring New Zealand-grown Nelson Sauvin hops, with a touch of…

A very special beer dinner at Schooner Exact next Tuesday

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This event is happening right in middle of Seattle Beer Week, which explains why it has yet to sell out. Too much other stuff going on. Any other time of year, you’d be out of luck. This dinner combines one of my favorite Seattle breweries with one of my favorite Seattle restaurants: Schooner Exact Brewing…