Big Al Brewing Time Capsule Series. Another Brett beer unearthed


Last July I told you about the Time Capsule Wild Ale series of beers from Big Al Brewing (read it). That beer was a Brett IPA – fruity, funky and delicious. Today I tell you about another in the series: August 2014, a hopped farmhouse ale fermented with Brettanomyces. The Time Capsule Wild Ale series…

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken


It’s probably one of the most dramatic stories to unfold in the world of beer, and you probably know nothing about it. I’m talking about the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the heir to the Heineken Beer fortune. The events took place in the autumn of 1983 in Amsterdam, when a group of young men instigated…

Elysian releases the first beer from its sour program. Kind of.


Yesterday, Elysian Brewing announced the release of the latest beer in its Dick’s Picks series of beers: Knock on Nelson IPA. See the press release below. In a way, this is the first beer to emerge from the company’s fledgling sour beer program. Well, sort of, but not really. Allow me to explain. Elysian Brewing…

Brouwer’s Cafe 10th Anniversary Party. Save the date


Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. A jury found Michael Jackson not guilty of child molestation. Brokeback Mountain dominated at the box office. George W. Bush began his second term as President. It was 2005, the year that Brouwer’s Cafe opened in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. On March 28th and 29th Brouwer’s Cafe celebrates its 10th…

Portland is Happening Now… collaboration beers and more


Perhaps you’ve seen the television commercials proclaiming that “Portland is Happening Now.” Perhaps you’ve even noticed that Travel Portland, the organization behind the campaign, rightly embraces beer as one of the city’s key tourist attractions. Today we share the announcement that Travel Portland and Base Camp Brewing are partnering to further advance the message that…

Reuben’s Brews moving to a new, larger space


It’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. The brewery cannot produce enough beer to meet demand. Adam Robbings, owner of Reuben’s Brews, has worked on solving the problem for months, shopping unsuccessfully for a new location that would allow him to expand and increase brewing capacity. It’s easier said that done: these days…

For tomorrow’s big game, local politicos put beer on the line


Whenever there’s a big game, like the NFC Championship game tomorrow between the Seahawks and the Packers, rest assured that our elected officials will do their best to step into the spot light. Most often, this takes the form of a wager. You know, a box of Washington apples versus a wheel of Wisconsin cheese….

Pucker up – Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner at Brave Horse Tavern


Looking for a beer-themed way to spend your Valentine’s Day? How about a five-course beer dinner focused on pairing delicious dishes with sour beers? Tom Douglas Restaurants invites you to join them for a Pucker Up Beer Dinner at the Brave Horse Tavern. Beer and food pairing events at Brave Horse Tavern never fail to…

Holy Mountain Brewing announces opening date


Holy Mountain Brewing announced yesterday that its taproom will open next weekend, beginning on Friday, January 23. See the official announcement below for more info. Key details: no food (bring your own), no kids (21+), no pets, yes beer. See our previous posts about Holy Mountain. Holy Mountain Brewing 1421 Elliott Avenue West Seattle, WA…

Bellingham Brewers’ Ball tickets on sale now


The Brewers’ Ball (Saturday, February 7th) is an 80s-themed beer festival celebrating the growing beer scene in and around Bellingham. Often called “the other city by the bay” (by me, at least), Bellingham is giving Bend, Oregon a run for its money in terms of breweries per capita. Bellingham is about the same size as…