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Brouwer’s turns the taps over to Washington beers

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 13th) Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle will turn its attention to Washington-brewed beers. They will be pouring nothing but Washington beer for a week. When Brouwer’s says that they’re switching out all of the taps, it’s no small feat. The venerable Fremont beer mecca features as many as 64 beers on tap…

Up in Bellingham, Chuckanut Brewery is smokin’!

In a region where big, uber-hoppy ales reign supreme, Chuckanut Brewery has distinguished itself by making world-class lagers. Sure they make some ales, but it’s the lagers that have set them apart. In September, Washington’s craft brewers brought home seven medals from the 2010 Great American Beer Festival (read our post). Of those seven medals,…

Jillian’s gets in the game with a new focus on local craft beer.

Not long ago Mrs. Beer Blog and I were invited to join some friends for an afternoon of gaming and appetizers at Jillian’s, the sports bar and billiards parlor on Westlake Avenue in Seattle. Apparently someone won a VIP party package at a silent auction. We had a great time. I’m not sure what we…

Brouwer’s Hopfest – Happening today

At 11:00 a.m. this morning the doors will swing open and Brouwer’s Hopfest will begin. This celebration of all things hoppy runs all day—until closing time. We’re expecting there to be quite a crowd for this one. Wouldn’t be surprised if people are lined up already. Across town at the Bottleworks in Wallingford, they will…

Brouwer’s Hopfest – an amazing lineup of hoppy goodness

Mark the date: Friday, September 10th. Hop heads should take the day off work and find a designated driver. Brouwer’s Cafe will celebrate the 5th Annual Hop Fest with dozens of beautifully hoppy beers. Today on the Brower’s Cafe blog, they release the list as it stands right now, noting that a dozen or more…

Pictures from Two Beers’ Anniversary Party

Saturday we stopped by Two Beers Brewery in Seattle’s SoDo district to extend our congratulations and check out the celebration. We were there early in the afternoon and left with a feeling that things were still picking up.  Make sure you read the entire post to see all of the pictures. Congratulation to Joel VandenBrink…

Washington’s beer tax increases in the news again

It usually makes me happy when the Washington beer scene receives national recognition. I’m not so sure this time. I just opened the new issue of Beer Advocate and on page 5, at the top of the Beer News section, the headline reads, “Washington State Approves Increased Beer Tax.” The brief and factual story is…

A look ahead to SBW’s closing ceremonies – breweries and beers

Today (Tuesday, May 18) marks the mid-point of Seattle Beer Week. Five of the 10 days of great beer events are now in the books. Looking ahead, a limited number of tickets are still available for Sunday’s Last Call – the official SBW closing ceremonies and beer festival featuring beer from some of Washington’s best…

Georgetown prepares to release Bob’s Brown Ale

While we are all excited about the upcoming Seattle Beer Week festivities, it is also time to celebrate the annual release of Bob’s Brown Ale. Each year on May 14th, Georgetown Brewing releases a commorative beer, the proceeds from which are donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Last year, the proceeds from Bob’s Brown Ale…

Seattle Beer Week at Brouwer’s

A few days ago we published our top picks for Washington-focused beer events happening during Seattle Beer Week. When we did that, we told you that we would soon start to publish listings for events taking place at Seattle’s best-loved beer bars. That way, if you are exceptionally fond of one particular place, you will…