Anchor Brewing flexes its trademark muscle, Drop Anchor Brewery changes its name

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Drop Anchor Brewery, located in the small town of Cathlamet, Washington, along the banks of the Columbia River, just announced that it is changing its name. This move is a response to trademark infringement concerns raised by Anchor Brewing of San Francisco, which contacted Drop Anchor about the use of the word anchor in the…

Sumerian Brewing now open in Woodinville

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It happened quietly about a month ago, while many local beer enthusiasts were preparing for Seattle Beer Week and the impending torrent of beer events looming on the horizon. Sumerian Brewing opened in Woodinville. For you, oh beer-drinking reader, I know it is easy to miss each and every one of these, but for the…

Best of the Northwest – call for beer entries

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As readers of this blog may know, I am a regular contributor to Sip Northwest magazine. Each year Sip puts together a big panel of beer experts and conducts a taste-test to determine “The Best of the Northwest.” It’s a double-blind tasting, beers are divided by styles, all that stuff. It’s not exactly a scientific…

Ballard Brewshed Alliance Pub Crawl

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Tomorrow (Thursday, May 14), join in on the Ballard Brewshed Pub Crawl and show your support for keeping Washington wild, green and one of the best places on earth to brew beer. The Washington Brewshed® Alliance celebrates the link between good water and good beer, inviting you to join in the fun. The Brewshed Pub…

Rainy Daze Brewing wins Favorite Beer Award at Gig Harbor Beer Festival

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Last Saturday in Gig Harbor, beer lovers gathered for the Gig Harbor Beer Festival. For the second year in a row, Rainy Daze Brewing won the award for Favorite Brew, the peoples choice award. Located in Silverdale, Washington, Rainy Daze Brewing is a nano brewery operated by Mike Montoney – a small brewery earning a…

Another trademark issue – Three Magnets changes name of IPA

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Updated on May 12: It’s another trademark issue: one brewery needing to change the name of a beer at the behest of another brewery. Three Magnets Brewing has changed the name of its flagship IPA to comply with a cease and desist letter from another brewery. The beer formerly known as Rainy Day IPA is now…

Flyers Brewery moving to Skagit Valley

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You will soon be able to get award winning beer from Flyers Brewery much closer to Interstate 5. We just learned that the company plans to open a new location near Burlington. Flyers Restaurant and Brewery is opening a second location at the Skagit Valley Regional Airport: Flyers Restaurant and Brewhouse. The new location will…

More news about Redhook opening a Seattle brewpub

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We recently reported on Redhook’s plans to open a brewpub in Seattle, in either Ballard or Fremont. Now we gain some insight into the company’s thought process. Craft Brewers Alliance (CBA), the Portland-based company of which Redhook is part, released its quarterly report on Wednesday. I’m not going to go into much detail about the…

SBW Event – LagerFest at Gordon Biersch

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Seattle Beer Week can overwhelm your palate. So many big beers. But this year Gordon Biersch wants to give your palate a break: LagerFest, on Wednesday, May 13 . Basically, it’s a tap takeover at Gordon Biersch. It’s hard to imagine, but they’re turning over all of their taps to other breweries’ beers. All lagers….

Beer Release: New stuff from E9 Brewery

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E9 Brewery announces new beer releases: Tacoma, WA. – 5/7/2015 – We are excited to unleash a few new beers and a few new versions of older beers to our draft accounts through Alpha Beer Distribution. New American Pales: two new APA’s that will be produced regularly throughout the year- Don of Time APA: A…