Local Brewers Exhibit a “Can Do” Attitude


Today I share news of two breweries now canning beer: Schooner Exact Brewing and American Brewing. Just in time for Earth Day. Just in time for Beach Cleanup. The Washington Beer Posse will be camping at the beach this weekend. When it comes to beer, camping and cans go together like peas and carrots. The…

Win Tickets To Hopscotch Beer & Scotch Festival


THE GIVEAWAY IS OVER: WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL We are giving away a pair of tickets. All you need to do to enter the drawing for a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Hopscotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is leave a comment below and answer this question: What craft beer do you…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Brewshed Alliance Ballard Pub Crawl


See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* We have done posts in the past about Washington Wild and the Brewshed Alliance. It’s pretty simple, really. To make good beer you need to have good water. Luckily, because of organizations like Washington Wild, we have great water in…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Local Chefs, Local Farms Dinner at Schooner Exact


See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* Having attended beer dinners at Schooner Exact Brewing in the past, it was easy to add this event to the list. We know it will be good. On Monday, May 12 at 6:00, Schooner Exact will host a very special…

First Visit to Top Rung Brewing in Lacey


As if first responders don’t do enough to help us already, these guys also make beer. Sheesh. Now they are just showing off. Looking around the tap room and brewery at Top Rung Brewing Company, you cannot help but notice a theme. Ladders, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, and so on. The two people behind this newest…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Erik & Rob’s Bluegrass & Beer Festival


See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* Last year, this was one of my favorite events of Seattle Beer Week. Not surprising, really. I love beer and I love bluegrass music. Mom’s a banjo picker, so I was raised on the stuff. Banjos and beer have something…

Washington Wins Big at World Beer Cup 2014


As the Craft Brewers Conference drew to a close in Denver yesterday, the winners of the annual World Beer Cup were announced. Once again our Washington breweries brought home some impressive hardware from the event, which judges over a thousand beers from around the world submitted in nearly 100 different style categories. In all, nine…

Earth Day Beer Hike Across Seattle


This is a follow up to the post we did the other day about Earth Week happenings at the Latona Pub (blog sponsor). Below is the official press release about the event happening on Sunday, April 20. Feet First and Latona Pub Toast Earth Day with the Great Beer Hike Seattle- For the fourth year…

Firkin Fridays at Safeco Field – “Everybody Scores!”


Sat. April 12 – See our update at the bottom of this post to find out how the first Firkin Friday turned out. Original Post: Tomorrow will live in infamy. Friday, April  11, 2014 will rank right up there with the first time a father and son played together: Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey…

Chef John Howie Opening a Brewpub in Bothell


When a would-be brewery owner asks me for advice, I always tell them that one of the very first orders of business should be to hire a skilled, experienced, and preferably well-respected, brewer to guide the process of building a brewery and creating the beers. That’s exactly what local celebrity chef John Howie has done….