Wander Brewing begins bottling and distributing beer

wander_brewing_pint

Unless you’ve visited Bellingham in the past six months or so, you probably have not come across beers from Wander Brewing. Chad and Colleen Kuehl began brewing last spring and opened the Brewhall (the Wander tap room) in May of 2014. Today we share news that Wander Brewing is now bottling its beer and some…

Beer Church Holiday Ale hits the streets and gets to work

beer_church_ales_1

Beer Church is the philanthropic arm of the Washington Beer Blog. (read our previous posts about Beer Church.) Basically, we organize beer lovers for the sake of charitable giving. For instance, every year we work with some local breweries to produce Beer Church Holiday Ale, a beer to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of…

Brewers Association reviews the 2014 craft beer scene

brewers_assoc1

The Brewers Association recently released some facts about the state of craft beer in 2014. It’s all happy news. In fact, it’s hard for craft beer lovers to read information like this without cracking a smile. Some of the numbers are unimaginable. Like the number of new breweries opening each and every day: 1.5 breweries…

Wild Earth Brewing closes its doors

wild_earth_brewing-logo

Updated Dec. 12, with more detail from the brewery. Wild Earth Brewing opened in Roslyn, Washington last spring. Click here to see our previous posts about Wild Earth. The biggest problem that this small brewery faced, it could not make enough beer to keep up with demand. Not a bad problem to have, but a…

Maritime Pacific dock sale this Saturday, December 13

Maritime_Pacific_Logo

This Saturday, December 13, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company is offering a heck of a deal on its beers. The dock sale at the brewery runs from noon until 3:00. If you’re one of the many people who horde Jolly Roger, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. But that’s not all they’ll have on…

Winterfest at Odin Brewing this Saturday

Odin_brewing_logo_new

This Saturday, December 13, join Odin Brewing for a family-friendly Winterfest celebration at the taproom in Tukwila. They’ll be hosting a mini art fair, with items from local artists, and Santa will be there for pictures from 2:00 – 5:00. As for beer, they’ll tap a special keg of Spiced Abbey, Odin’s Belgian-style table beer….

The 20th and Final Trip for Elysian Brewing and New Belgium Brewing

elysian_trip_20sm

Afford me a moment to bid farewell to an old friend: the Trip Series, a string of highly creative and mostly delicious beers, brewed collaboratively by Elysian Brewing and New Belgium Brewing. Yesterday Elysian Brewing announced that the Trip was coming to an end. The pending release of Trip 20 marks the conclusion of the…

Winter beer series kicks off tonight at Latona Pub

Latona-logo-350

The winter beer series at Latona Pub is marked by the monthly release of special beers brewed for the pub by local brewers, with each beer released in conjunction with an event at the pub. The Latona Pub winter beer series kicks off tonight (Monday, December 8) when 7 Seas Brewing releases Gertie the Winter…

Holiday beer dinner at Schooner Exact on Dec. 23rd

schooner_logo_260

Join Schooner EXACT Brewing on December 23rd at 6:30 P.M. for a festive 4-course feast at the brewpub in SoDo. Chef Warren Peterson has designed a seasonally inspired menu to pair with a selection of Schooner EXACT’s finest ale’s, including the bourbon barrel-aged Hoppy the Woodsman. Tickets are $55 (plus tax and gratuity) and are…

No-Li Brewhouse sweeps the Peoples Choice Awards at Winter Beer Fest

RiseGrind_bottle

Last weekend’s Washington Winter Beer Fest featured more than 130 beers brewed by 50 Washington breweries. Approximately 2,800 people attended the festival’s three sessions, with the largest crowds showing up for the Saturday night session, which sold out because of a large number of walk-up ticket sales. Below we list the winners of the coveted…