Maritime Pacific 25th Anniversary Party – Aug. 22nd


25 Beers for 25 Years When Maritime Pacific Brewing started making beer, there was no Pearl Jam. A new television show called The Simpsons was just hitting the airwaves. Most people had never even heard of Bill Clinton and nobody knew that then-President George Bush had children with political aspirations. On Saturday, August 22nd in Ballard, Maritime…

The Beer Junction 5th Anniversary beer goes on sale tomorrow


The Beer Junction celebrated its 5th anniversary a few weeks ago. Today they announced that bottles of the Cinq Houblon Saison will go on sale tomorrow, Thursday, July 23rd at 11:00 am. This unique, hoppy saison was brewed by Sound Brewery to commemorate five magnificent years of beer at The Beer Junction. “We’ve had the…

Spokane’s No-Li Brewhouse explores new frontiers with a Seattle beer pioneer


Not long ago, Bob and Patrick decided to head east to Spokane, where they brewed a batch of beer with No-Li Brewhouse. I’m talking about Bob Brenlin, the owner of three legendary Seattle pubs (Latona Pub, Hopvine Pub and Fiddler’s Inn) and Patrick Wilson, the General Manager at Latona Pub. The result is the newest beer in No-Li…

pFriem Family Brewers celebrates 3rd anniversary


On Saturday, August 1, pFriem Family Brewers celebrates its 3rd anniversary on the banks of the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. The event takes place at the Hood River Waterfront Park’s amphitheater, directly across the street from the brewery. Stay tuned to the event page on Facebook. The pFriem tasting room will also be…

Cider Summit Seattle returns for sixth year


Cider lovers, mark your calendar and get your tickets: Cider Summit Seattle return on September 11th and 12th. The event once again takes place at The South Lake Union Discovery Center near the corner of Westlake and Denny in downtown Seattle. Featuring over 150 different ciders, Cider Summit Seattle is organized by SBS Imports and the Seattle…

Job Openings – Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Co


Two Brewing Company and Seattle Cider Company currently have four new job openings. They’re expanding the team to include a National Sale Director along with three Sales Associates. Job descriptions and more provided below for both positions. Job Opening National Director of Sales Two Beers Brewing & Seattle Cider Company

Dick Cantwell named Quality Ambassador for the Brewers Association

Dick Cantwell - world-renowned brewer and vintage toy aficionado.

When Anheuser-Busch acquired Elysian Brewing last winter, the writing was on the wall. Two months following that devastating news, nobody with half a clue was surprised to learn that Dick Cantwell, one of Elysian’s co-founders and the mastermind behind the beer, tendered his resignation. Since then, the craft beer world has waited to find out what…

U.S. Open Beer Championship – 2015 winners announced


  The U.S. Open Beer Championship just announced the 2015 medal winners. Based out of Oxford, Ohio, this competition attracts over 4,000 beers and ciders from producers around the world. Below, the complete list of winners. Like most competitions of its kind, the U.S. Open Beer Championship doesn’t publish a master list of participating breweries,…

A new 7,000-square-foot beer hall about to open in Seattle


When Seattle lost the SuperSonics in 2008, many people projected a dismal  future for bars and restaurants around Key Arena. To a large extent, they were right and many establishments have closed. So it’s welcome news that a 7,000-square-foot beer hall is opening  in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. We’ll share the exact date as soon…

More brewery acquisitions on the way – The Letter


The words are different, but as far as consumers are concerned, it’s all the same. Last winter, Anheuser-Busch “acquired” Elysian Brewing and “purchased” 10 Barrel Brewing. This spring, Encore Associates “bought out” Full Sail Brewing. Just the other day we learned that Duvel Moortgat “partnered” with Firestone Walker. One may sound less offensive than the…