Big Al Brewering Releases Time Capsule Brett IPA

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Whenever I think of a time capsule, I think of a cartoon frog singing, “Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime doll…” It’s an indelible memory etched deep into my psyche from an old Warner Bros Loony Tunes cartoon. A classic. But, this is about a different kind of time capsule. Big Al…

List of Breweries and Beer for Brewshed Beer Fest

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Last week we told you about the upcoming Brewshed Beer Fest, which benefits Washington Brewshed Alliance. The event takes place on Thursday, July 31 (next Thursday) at the Hale’s Palladium from 5:30 – 9:30. If you’re going out on a Thursday evening to have a couple beers, why not have them mean something? Why not…

Parkway Tavern Celebrates 79th Birthday This Weekend

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- by Casey McLain, South Sound Bureau Chief – I haven’t been to a ton of 79th birthdays, but the one’s I’ve been to have included very few 79 year olds with beer flowing through them. Parkway Tavern’s 79th will be much different. The party will feature live music from Rusty Cleavers, barbecue from Chad’s…

Win Tickets to Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival

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Contest Closed: We have a winner. Congrats to Toby. His comment was selected at random. We now have the complete list of participating breweries (see below). Last month we told you about the Brew-Five-Three Beer & Blues Festival happening in Tacoma on August 9th. Now we’re ready to give away a pair of tickets to…

New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour Stops in Seattle this Friday Night

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New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour stops in Seattle this Friday night. It’s simple, really. You go watch some short films at Gas Works Park while enjoying beers from New Belgium Brewing, including beers from the Lips of Faith series, and the proceeds support a local non-profit group. Craft beer aficionados know that…

Silver City Brewery Dinner at The Masonry

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Next Tuesday, The Masonry hosts a special brewery dinner with Silver City Brewing. Located in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, The Masonry specializes in craft beer and woodfire pizza. The Silver City Brewing dinner will include five courses paired with five beers. Also, a very special toast featuring a rare treat from the Silver City…

Lowercase Brewing Offering Beer in Crowlers. Meet the “Mutumbo”

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You already know about growlers, and you already know about cans, but have you heard about crowlers? Somewhere between the glass jug and the normal aluminum can, the crowler™ is a single-use, filled-to-order, 32-ounce aluminum can. The vendor (usually a brewery) fills, caps, and labels the crowler at the time of purchase. At least, that’s…

3rd Annual Imperial IPA Invitational at The Sixgill on August 1st

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Updated July 29th: More beer added to list. See below. August 1st is National IPA Day and the folks at The Sixgill plans to celebrate in a big way. That is, with big IPAs. For the previous two years, the Imperial IPA Invitational happened at The Noble Fir in Ballard. This year, it’s moving to…

Pints and Poses: Finding Nirvana with Beer

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- by North Seattle Sarah, Washington Beer Blog’s North Seattle Bureau Chief – Summer is such a tricky time for me.  On the one hand, I’m trying to get active and outdoors, look “okay” in a bathing suit (hey, I’m still single), stay in shape and clear my head.  On the other hand, summer is…

Bellevue Brewing Presents Beer Camp – Learn to Brew Like a Pro

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Bellevue Brewing Company is hosting a Beer Camp later this summer (August 18-22). The camp is for people wishing to advance their brewing knowledge and skill in a commercial brewery environment. It will cover everything from recipe creation to racking-out kegs full of fresh beer, and everything in between. They are looking for six, highly…