Hoppy the Woodsman release and other news from Schooner Exact Brewing

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On Monday, November 17, Schooner Exact Brewing releases this year’s version of Hoppy the Woodsman, the company’s popular barrel-aged winter beer. This year’s batch was aged for five months in Heaven Hill Kentucky Bourbon barrels. The beer clocks in at 8 percent ABV and 52 IBUs. Schooner Exact describes the beer as “A rich-oak aged…

Meet the Yeti – Fremont Brewing’s B-Bomb release party

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Fremont Brewing releases the 2014 version of its wildly popular Bourbon Barrel Aged Abominable Ale on Friday, November 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 in the Urban Beer Garden. Rumor has it the Yeti from the logo will be making an appearance and available for holiday photos! In addition to the Bourbon Abominable on tap, and…

Washington chapter of Pink Boots Society now forming, inaugural meeting planned

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Attention women working in the beer industry in the Seattle area (or Washington). A local chapter of Pink Boots Society is now forming and the inaugural meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 9th. Pink Boots Society is an 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to inspiring, encouraging and empowering women in the beer industry. There are Pink…

Beer Church Holiday Ale release party – Wednesday, Nov. 19

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It’s that time of year again. Time for us to release Beer Church Holiday Ale. This is the fifth year that Beer Church (the philanthropic arm of the Washington Beer Blog) set out to celebrate the season by brewing a beer to benefit a worthy cause. Actually, we brewed five beers this year, each brewed…

An interview with Ken Thoburn of Wingman Brewers about barrel-aged beers

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This is the first in what we hope to be a series of guest podcasts from Casey McClain. – by Casey McLain, South Sound Bureau Chief – Ken Thoburn of Wingman Brewers sat down with me in his brewery after hours, talking about barrel aged beer, both the beer that Wingman has brewed and aged…

This Saturday, Reuben’s Brews releases Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

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This Saturday, November 15 at noon, Reuben’s Brews releases its new batch of Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout. When the brewery opened in 2012, among the first beers it brewed was an Imperial Stout, a beer destined to go straight into bourbon barrels. That first version of BBIS was release in October of 2013 and earned…

Denizens of the Dark – upcoming event at Wingman Brewers celebrates the darkness

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Attention all lovers of big, dark beers. Wingman Brewers in Tacoma just announced the pending release of Stratofortress and Bourbon Barrel Stratofortress at a special event at the brewery’s taproom on Saturday, November 22nd. The event, dubbed Denizens of the Dark, also features a selection of other big, dark beers from Wingman Brewers and guest…

Event feautures special beers from Black Raven and Stone

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Join The Sixgill this Saturday, November 15 for an event featuring a collection of beers from Black Raven Brewing and Stone Brewing. Among the beers on tap, the collaboration beer the two breweries created: Unabridged wine barrel aged saison (read about it). The event features big and rare beers from each of the two breweries,…

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse releases 2014 edition of Grand Cru

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Today, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse released its holiday seasonal beer: Grand Cru. I admit that this blog has typically paid  little attention to what’s happening at BJ’s, but I’m exceptionally excited for winter seasonal beers this year and am as-of-yet unfamiliar with this one, so I’m happy to share this story and a video about…

Ivar’s NW Winter Beer Taste – Thursday, December 4

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Two things we do exceedingly well around here are beer and seafood. It’s time once again for the annual winter celebration of beer and food at Ivar’s. The annual Ivar’s NW Winter Beer Taste happens on Thursday, December 4th in Seattle at Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union. Along with beer from ten northwest breweries,…