pFriem Family Brewers begins bottling beer

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Until now, beers from pFriem Family Brewers have been draft-only beers. Beautiful, delicious, awe-inspiring, draft-only beers. That’s about to change as the company prepares to release it’s first bottled product on April 3 at the brewery in Hood River. Not too long after that, the beers will find their way to shelves in Portland, Seattle…

Is IPA responsible for the growth of the craft beer industry?

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Earlier this week I posted a story about the growth of craft beer in 2014, reporting that for the first time craft beer captured a double-digit share of the nation’s $100 billion beer market, accounting for 11 percent of all beer sales in 2014. What I failed to report was the remarkable fact that in…

Whiskey Ridge Brewing reopens in new Arlington location this Saturday

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Whiskey Ridge Brewing Company is moving away from the peaceful little mountain town of Darrington and re-opening in the big city. Jack and Francine Hatley decided to move the brewery about 28 miles west to Arlington. Whiskey Ridge reopens in the new location this Saturday, March 21st at 1:00. The new location in Arlington will…

Belgian Beer Week at The Beer Junction – March 28 thru April 5

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The Beer Junction in West Seattle is preparing for a week-long celebration of Belgian beers and Belgian-style beers. The event runs from March 28th thru April 5th. To stay informed about what’s on tap, keep an eye on The Beer Junction Facebook page. Here’s what we know thus far from the event page on Facebook:…

Chuck’s Hop Shop plans to celebrate 5th annivesary

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Chuck’s Hop Shop is about to celebrate its 5th anniversary. Information about the event in Greenwood (April 4th and 5th) is below. It used to be a faceless little deli-mart on a random corner in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Nothing remarkable. Hardly even noticeable. And then Chuck Shin had a vision of a neighborhood beer shop…

Beer Release: Summer Ale, Fremont Brewing

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Fremont Brewing Company releases its Summer Ale next week with two events. The beer is typically available until September. The first event is at the brewery’s Urban Beer Garden, where the offerings will include five different infused versions of the beer. The second event is at Seattle’s Rhein Haus (formerly Von Trapp’s). Details about the…

Standard Brewing’s 2nd anniversary soiree this Friday

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When I first heard that a new brewery was opening in the heart of Seattle’s Central District, I admit that I was skeptical. Then I finally visited Standard Brewing and quickly became a believer. The little taproom is always busy, the pint-sized patio out front is comfortable, and the beer is delicious. This Friday the…

“Yeast Vancouver” Beer Touring

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This is the first of two stories we recently posted about Vancouver’s booming beer scene on our beer-travel blog: GoFindBeer.com. We’ll post the other one here on the Washington Beer Blog as well, or you can go find it on GoFindBeer. (originally posted on Feb. 4, 2015) In early 2013, British Columbia changed their liquor…

Beer Release: Half Pipe Gin Barrel Winter Warmer, Strong Arm Brewing

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This Wednesday, March 18, Strong Arm Brewing releases the second and final version of its Gin Barrel Aged Winter Warmer in 750 milliliter bottles. The bottles are available at the brewery only, starting on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30 (special open hours). Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details. Name: Half Pipe Style:…

Stoup Brewing at Chippy’s Fish and Drink, Thursday, March 26

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Chippy’s Fish & Drink in Ballard is one of Chef Ethan Stowell’s many great Seattle dining establishments. Chippy’s is an old-school chip shop featuring fish-n-chips alongside a selection of old-school seaside specialties like Shrimp Louie and Dungeness Crab Rolls. Along with that, nearly 50 beers on tap and in bottles. The announcement: On Thursday, March…