Got New Years Eve plans yet?

We’ve been waiting patiently for all of our friendly Washington publicans to announce their big NYE plans. Thus far, we haven’t hear a whole lot. Where do you plan to ring in the new year? What will you drink, and where will you drink it? Leave a comment and let us know.

Here’s a few things we do know about:

Beveridge Place Pub – At 6:00 p.m. the Beveridge Place will tap into a cask of Elliott Bay Demolition Ale. They will chase that with a cask of Diamond Knot IPA. In addition to their always-impressive selection of draft and bottled beer, the Bev will have a delicious assortment of bubbly and non-bubbly vino to help your beer-challenged friends celebrate with you.

Uber Tavern – The folks at Uber Tavern went on a roadtrip to Oregon and came back with some interesting beers from Old Lompoc Brewing and Cascade Brewing to put on tap for the New Year celebration. Check their Web site for details.

  • Cascade, Blackberry Nightfall – This 8% sour beer is flavored with blackberries and aged in French oak.
  • Cascade, Sang Noir. The creation of this 9.5% beer involved whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels as well as Bing Blood cherries.
  • Old Lompoc, Old Tavern Rat – Weighing in at 11%, this barley wine is sure to help you welcome the new year with a bang.
  • Old Lompoc, C-Note – This imperial pale ale is made using every C hop they could find: Chinooks, Cascades, Centennial, Columbus, Cluster, and so on. It pushes 100 IBUs at 7% ABV.
  • Old Lompoc, LSD – Weighing in at a relatively wee 6.9%, this English strong ale features a touch of smoked malt and generous helping of lovely green hops.
  • Old Lompoc, Holiday Cheer – This winter porter weighs in at 7%. “Velvety to the palate, hints of vanilla from whole bean extraction during the brew.”

Bellingham – If you’re up north in Bellingham and you’re looking for live music and fresh craft beer, you’ve got your choice. Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen will have live music from All Hail the Rain (a foot-stompin’ string band). Over at Boundary Bay they’ll be making a bit more noise, with music by a few different acts, including No Fi Soul Rebellion (“a band for all intense purposes”).



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  1. I was wondering about the origin of the name of Lompoc’s LSD, as from the description, it didn’t sound very psychedelic, so given the perceived connection between smoked malt and Scots beers, I wondered was it word-play based around the old money used in the UK & the associated Scots “shilling” beer styles/strengths.

    Up until the 1970s the British currency split into “pounds, shillings and pence”, which were written as “£ S d”
    (= LSD – the ‘£’ being a stylised ‘L’ – but don’t get me started as to why they were L instead of P for pounds & d instead of p for pennies!)

    Anyway, cheers, & happy hoppy holidays from a UK brewer & beer-lover.

Got New Years Eve plans yet?

We’ve been waiting patiently for all of our friendly Washington publicans to announce their big NYE plans. Thus far, we haven’t hear a whole lot. Where do you plan to ring in the new year? What will you drink, and where will you drink it? Leave a comment and let us know.

Here’s a few things we do know about:

Beveridge Place Pub – At 6:00 p.m. the Beveridge Place will tap into a cask of Elliott Bay Demolition Ale. They will chase that with a cask of Diamond Knot IPA. In addition to their always-impressive selection of draft and bottled beer, the Bev will have a delicious assortment of bubbly and non-bubbly vino to help your beer-challenged friends celebrate with you.

Uber Tavern – The folks at Uber Tavern went on a roadtrip to Oregon and came back with some interesting beers from Old Lompoc Brewing and Cascade Brewing to put on tap for the New Year celebration. Check their Web site for details.

  • Cascade, Blackberry Nightfall – This 8% sour beer is flavored with blackberries and aged in French oak.
  • Cascade, Sang Noir. The creation of this 9.5% beer involved whiskey and Pinot Noir barrels as well as Bing Blood cherries.
  • Old Lompoc, Old Tavern Rat – Weighing in at 11%, this barley wine is sure to help you welcome the new year with a bang.
  • Old Lompoc, C-Note – This imperial pale ale is made using every C hop they could find: Chinooks, Cascades, Centennial, Columbus, Cluster, and so on. It pushes 100 IBUs at 7% ABV.
  • Old Lompoc, LSD – Weighing in at a relatively wee 6.9%, this English strong ale features a touch of smoked malt and generous helping of lovely green hops.
  • Old Lompoc, Holiday Cheer – This winter porter weighs in at 7%. “Velvety to the palate, hints of vanilla from whole bean extraction during the brew.”

Bellingham – If you’re up north in Bellingham and you’re looking for live music and fresh craft beer, you’ve got your choice. Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen will have live music from All Hail the Rain (a foot-stompin’ string band). Over at Boundary Bay they’ll be making a bit more noise, with music by a few different acts, including No Fi Soul Rebellion (“a band for all intense purposes”).



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  1. I was wondering about the origin of the name of Lompoc’s LSD, as from the description, it didn’t sound very psychedelic, so given the perceived connection between smoked malt and Scots beers, I wondered was it word-play based around the old money used in the UK & the associated Scots “shilling” beer styles/strengths.

    Up until the 1970s the British currency split into “pounds, shillings and pence”, which were written as “£ S d”
    (= LSD – the ‘£’ being a stylised ‘L’ – but don’t get me started as to why they were L instead of P for pounds & d instead of p for pennies!)

    Anyway, cheers, & happy hoppy holidays from a UK brewer & beer-lover.

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