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Old Scrooge is flying off the shelf this year

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It seems this year’s version of Bourbon Barrel Old Scrooge is a big hit. People are raving about the classic winter brew from Silver City Brewing and bottles of it are flying off the shelf. I don’t mean that literally, thankfully. Below I share some information about the beer, including information about where you might…

Pike Brewing honors Jack Joyce with release of 2014 Auld Acquaintance

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About six months ago, Rogue Nation mourned the loss of its fearless leader, Jack Joyce. I won’t go into details, you can read my previous post for that, so I’ll just say that Jack was a great guy and Rogue Ales reflects the personality of its venerated co-founder. I’m happy to hear that Pike Brewing…

Pink Boots Society announces recipient of Fremont Brewing Apprentice Scholarship

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Below is a press release announcing the recipient of the Fremont Brewing Apprentice Scholarship, which the Pink Boots Society recently awarded to Gringa Newton. The apprenticeship takes place at Fremont Brewing and includes five weeks of hands-on experience. Read our original story about the scholarship. 5-Week Hands-On Experience Plus $2,500 Stipend SEATTLE — The Pink Boots Society is…

Washington Winter Beer Fest – list of breweries, beers, more info

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The Washington Winter Beer Fest is now just a couple weeks away. The always-popular event focuses on big, bold winter brews produced by Washington’s breweries, and benefits the Washington Brewers Guild. Below we share the growing list of breweries and beers. The event takes place on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th at Magnuson…

Join Odin Brewing on Thursday for a holiday feast – Brewsgiving

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Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday a week early with Odin Brewing. This Thursday, November 20, at the Odin Brewing taproom in Tukwila, enjoy a holiday feast with the brewers. They are calling it Brewsgiving, not only because it will be a Thanksgiving style feast, but because it will give back to a local charity. Proceeds from…

Visit Bend, OR without leaving Seattle, next week at Latona Pub

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Bend, Oregon has blossomed into one heck of a damn fine beer town, with nearly 30 breweries in the town and its surrounding areas. The problem is getting there. It’s a long drive, especially this time of year when the weather can so easily thwart your plans. Knowing this, the Latona Pub is bringing Bend…

Hoppy the Woodsman release and other news from Schooner Exact Brewing

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On Monday, November 17, Schooner Exact Brewing releases this year’s version of Hoppy the Woodsman, the company’s popular barrel-aged winter beer. This year’s batch was aged for five months in Heaven Hill Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The beer clocks in at 8 percent ABV and 52 IBUs. Schooner Exact describes the beer as “A rich-oak aged…

Meet the Yeti – Fremont Brewing’s B-Bomb release party

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Fremont Brewing releases the 2014 version of its wildly popular Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Ale on Friday, November 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 in the Urban Beer Garden. Rumor has it the Yeti from the logo will be making an appearance and available for holiday photos! In addition to the Bourbon Abominable on tap, and…

Washington chapter of Pink Boots Society now forming, inaugural meeting planned

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Attention women working in the beer industry in the Seattle area (or Washington). A local chapter of Pink Boots Society is now forming and the inaugural meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th. Pink Boots Society is an 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and empowering women in the beer industry. There are Pink…

Beer Church Holiday Ale release party – Wednesday, Nov. 19

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It’s that time of year again. Time for us to release Beer Church Holiday Ale. This is the fifth year that Beer Church (the philanthropic arm of the Washington Beer Blog) set out to celebrate the season by brewing a beer to benefit a worthy cause. Actually, we brewed five beers this year, each brewed…