Ecliptic Brewing and John Harris coming to The Pine Box

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Did you know that there was a partial solar eclipse last Thursday? It was a portent of things to come. About a year ago, Ecliptic Brewing came to life in Portland, Oregon. The opening was highly anticipated, primarily because of John Harris’ reputation. The news that Full Sail Brewing’s longtime brew guru was opening his…

Narrows Brewing intorduces the Siren Series

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Narrows Brewing announced recently that it is introducing the Siren Series of beers. For the label artwork, the brewery teamed up with a local artist. First in the series, Channary Imperial Red Ale is available at the brewery’s taproom and will soon be finding its way to local retailers. For all the details, see the…

Another milestone: 245 breweries, but what does that mean?

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It was probably two or three years ago that people started asking me the question and I’ve heard several different versions of it. When will this madness stop? How many more breweries can we stand? At what point will we reach saturation? My answer today is the same as it was then: not yet. In…

Reuben’s Brews collaborates with UK brewery

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A transatlantic collaboration between a Seattle brewery and a UK brewery produces Ottrey Porter, launching in Seattle on November 1st The other day I was talking to someone about the idea of our local breweries forging relationships with breweries overseas, similar to the way American cities have “sister cities” in other countries. Seriously, I did…

Naked City hosting a Beers Made By Walking tapping event this Thursday

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A few months ago we told you about a uncommon program designed to incorporate hiking and urban strolling into the brewing process: Beers Made By Walking. (read that post.) Today we are happy to announce that this Thursday, October 23 Naked City Brewery hosts a Beers Made By Walking tapping event. List of beers is…

Downpour Brewing opens this Saturday in Kingston

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This just in. Downpour Brewing, a brand new brewery in Kingston, Washington, is scheduled to open this Saturday, October 25. Located within walking distance of the ferry dock, the tasting room at Downpour Brewing promises to provide bar seating, TVs, picnic tables, and a kid’s play area. Also, outdoor seating. Downpour Brewing plans to offer…

Maritime Pacific Brewing releasing its fresh hop XPA this Wednesday

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A couple years ago I posted a story about the first fresh hop beers of the season. Specifically, which breweries would be first out of the gate with fresh hop ales. Seemed like important info for hop hounds like me. Someone commented on that post and said, “I don’t care who’s got the first fresh…

Urban Family Brewing ready to open its new Magnolia location

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We just received news that Urban Family Brewing is almost ready to open its new tasting room in Magnolia. The official opening is this Friday, October 24th. Details below. The brewery originally opened in downtown Ballard back in 2012, brewing in the back of its pub on Ballard Ave. It didn’t take long for Urban…

Welcome Narrows Brewing Company – our newest sponsor

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Today we’d like to welcome Narrows Brewing as our newest blog sponsor. The brewery has been open at the Narrows Marina since July of 2013. When five friends in Tacoma teamed up to open the brewery, one of the smartest decisions they made was to hire an experience, professional brewer: Joe Walts, formerly a brewer…

Washington Winter Beer Fest – tickets now on sale

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Tickets are now on sale for the Washington Winter Beer Fest. One of the most popular beer events of the year, Winter Beer Fest takes place on December 5 and 6, 2013 in Seattle. If you’ve been in the past, the location will be familiar: Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30.  This year’s lineup will once again…