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Elysian Confirms – Anheuser-Busch Rumor is True

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UPDATED Sat, Jan 24: See all of the stories we’ve written about this, click here. Breaking news – we don’t have all the details yet, but some rumors we caught wind of earlier this week are confirmed this morning in an email from Dick Cantwell, Brewmaster and Co-owner of Elysian Brewing Company. “I’m free to…

How You (and Beer) Can Help Celebrate the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Expansion

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Last week, President Obama signed into law an expansion of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness (among other wilderness areas). The act protects over 22,000 new wilderness acres and creates nearly 40 miles of newly designated Wild and Scenic Rivers around the Pratt and Mid-Fork Snoqualmie Rivers. What does that have to do with beer? It’s the…

Chicago Beer Bar Discoveries

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(As originally published on our other blog, GoFindBeer.com) Back when Goose Island was the only local brewery in town, Chicago already had some better beer bars, like the classic 20-year-old Hopleaf. Today there are over 50 breweries (most of them without tap rooms as of yet), and a slew of newer beer bars that locals…

Rooted in Roslyn: Wild Earth Brewing

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Roslyn is the tiny town just east of Snoqualmie Pass possibly best known as the setting for that quirky show Northern Exposure. Now that tiny Eastern Washington town offers a new reason to take a quick detour from maddening I-90 traffic: a brand new brewery called Wild Earth Brewing. We stopped yesterday after day-hiking Ingalls…

Expansion Nearly Complete at American Brewing Co.

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In January, we told you about the $1 million expansion plans for American Brewing Company in Edmonds, WA. This week, as their taproom reopened after a nearly one-week closure for reconstruction, we stopped by to get an update from ABC’s marketing and public relations manager, Julie Anderson. The taproom was closed as part of the…

PNW Cider Awards – Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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A few weeks ago, we told you about the first annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards and Festival coming to Seattle Cider Company’s SoDo tasting room, The Woods. Now, tickets are available at $30 advance, which includes a 13-ounce PNWCA tulip glass and eight tasting tokens redeemable for a five-ounce pour. Over 25 Northwest ciders are…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Pike’s “Women in Brewing”

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See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* From your local pub to the last big beer festival you attended, it’s pretty obvious that there are still more men than women in the craft beer world. It’s great to see more women out tasting and enjoying beer than…

Third New South Park Brewery Opens this Saturday

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The third new brewery to open in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood this year flips on their open sign this Saturday at noon. This past Sunday, we and some fellow beer industry folks got a sneak peek of Tin Dog Brewing. After a nearly one-year process of creating and building-out the brewery and tasting room, they…

Saturday: “Fight On Benefit” at Fish Brewing

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Fish Brewing is throwing a big bluegrass, burlesque and beers benefit this weekend as the Olympia community gathers together to support one of their own. The “Fight On Benefit” happens Saturday, February 8th from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from tickets and beers will help towards living expenses, insurance and medical bills for long–time Fish…

MobCraft – the world’s first crowdsourced brewery

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An interesting release hit our inbox today – “The World’s First Crowdsourced Brewery.”  Not Kickstarted or crowd-funded. But crowdsourced. How? MobCraft solicits beer ideas from their fans, and then lets their customers vote on which new crowdsourced beer they will make each month. It’s also crowd-funded in a way, I suppose, because only customers can…