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About- Hannah Carlson

Hannah Carlson

Hannah Carlson

If I’m not rooting for Mizzou, eating brunch, enjoying a new brew, or listening to This American Life on any given Saturday I’m either dead or kidnapped.

Posts By Hannah Carlson

Fremont Brewing | Summer Ale

April 19, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Though the celebration of spring isn’t exclusive to one certain place or city, the city of Seattle, I can assure you, is especially elated. The welcoming of spring is more than a changing of the seasons — it’s a changing of lifestyle. It means leaving umbrellas at home, closeting the rain boots, planning outdoor happy hours, and spending countless hours on WTA in search of the perfect hike. And as all of this is underway, there’s nothing that I want more in-hand than the Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing. Read More

Beerstagram | April 7 – April 13

April 14, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

This week, it was literally my job to stalk my favorite breweries on Instagram. Isn’t life rough?

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Skookum Brewery | New Money IPA

April 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

It took more time than we would have liked, but spring has hit Seattle. Temps are over 50, the shy sun is starting to peek through grey skies, and patios are flooded with Vitamin D deprived Seattleites. And, as we’re always looking for reasons to fill our glasses, let’s use this seasonal shift as our next excuse. Get yourself a New Money IPA, from Skookum Brewery for this particular occasion.

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Fremont Brewing | Raspberry Silence

March 23, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

A few weeks back, Seattle beer drinkers gushed over the announcement of Fremont Brewing’s latest endeavor: The Black Heron Project. The introduction of the project was accompanied by releases of three brews, including the Raspberry Silence. It’s a brew that completely captures the creativity, innovation and beauty of Fremont Brewing and Black Heron Project.  

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Ultimate 6er | Big Little Lies

March 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Photo by Variety

This last December, I became incredibly, completely, over-the-top addicted to a story involving three women in Australia who were wound-up in classroom drama, violent relationships, helicopter parenting and – of course! – a murder mystery. If anyone has read Big Little Lies, I have no doubt that they understand the feeling. Once you read the first page, you are on a mission to solve this mystery – and to get to the bottom of who did what, with who and when. Lucky for us, HBO has turned this page-turner into an equally transfixing show.

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Fremont Brewing to Begin Southern California Distribution

March 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Photo courtesy of Fremont Brewing

Californians, we have good news. No — great news. Hold onto your hats, because Fremont Brewing has announced that their brews are now being distributed throughout Southern California.

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Silver City Brewery | Tropic Haze IPA

February 27, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Photo by Silver City Brewery

Well folks, Silver City Brewery has done it again. After a busy 2016 celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Bremerton-based brewery isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, instead releasing a new year-round beer onto the market: The Tropic Haze IPA. This juicy brew hits it out of the park – playing into the “haze craze” that is sweeping the nation while also maintaining an element of mystery and allure for the drinker due to a certain, classified ingredient.

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Fremont Brewing Debuts Black Heron Project

February 21, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Beer lovers rejoiced last week with the announcement of Fremont Brewing’s Black Heron Project. The endeavor, a farmhouse brewing experience that is inspired by the ingredients and seasons native to the Pacific Northwest, will feature beers that (in the words of the brewers) are oak-fermented, bottle-conditioned and patient. To us, they are experimental, delicious, and wild – a complete testament to the famed brewery’s unwavering creativity and passion.  

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Cloudburst Brewing | Alternative Facts IPA

February 3, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Photo by Cloudburst Brewing

Seattle is home to millions of breweries. Did you know that? That’s right! Some are just undocumented… But they are all fantastic. Truly fantastic. The best breweries! People from Portland, Denver cry when they see our breweries. They’re just bitter, those people. Bitter that more people come to OUR breweries. Not breweries in Portland. Not breweries in Denver. People just love Seattle beer. Every city thinks that they have better breweries, but they don’t. SAD.

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The Pike Brewing Company | Pike Octopus Ink

January 24, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Drinking a good beer is always a treat, but drinking a good beer to benefit a great cause? Well, that doesn’t just hit the spot – it hits it out of the park. And that’s what Pike Octopus Ink, from Pike Brewing Company, is all about. Not only does this brew delicately walk the line between rich, malty flavors and those bitter notes so synonymous with a classic Pacific Northwest IPA, it also benefits Seattle philanthropy Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. Read More

Fremont Brewing in Collaboration with Chuck’s Hop Shop | Phantom Chair

January 11, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

On Saturday, hundreds of craft lovers came together to celebrate Chuck’s Hop Shop’s third anniversary. The event was a testament to the craft beer bar quickly and swiftly making its mark in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood.

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Event Recap | Cloudburst Brewing’s First Ever Anniversary Party

January 10, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

When I got to Cloudburst Brewing on Friday for their First Ever Anniversary Party shortly after I had left work, no later than 5:00, the line was already out the door. It was an impressive feat for an event that started a few hours before – especially considering that many craft fanatics were finally able to get to the brewery from leaving their daily grinds.

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Event Preview | Cloudburst Brewing’s First Ever Anniversary Party

January 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Photo courtesy of Cloudburst Brewing

Have plans this Friday? No? Well, now you do. You’ll be coming down to Cloudburst Brewing to celebrate their one year anniversary. The brewery’s ‘First Ever Anniversary Party’ will be a time to celebrate and reminisce on Cloudburst’s biggest learnings and accomplishments. Oh, and to drink really good beer, of course.

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Great Notion Brewing | Juice Jr.

January 5, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Photo Courtesy of Great Notion Brewing

One of the best perks about living in Seattle is being a hop, skip and a jump from Portland, Oregon – a city overflowing with places to fill your pint glasses. And during my last trip south, there was one spot in particular at the tippy top of my list: Great Notion Brewing.

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The Bruery & Bruery Terreux Announce Changes to their 2017 Beer Lineup

January 4, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

It seems that 2017 is already looking up. Case-in-point: The Bruery and Bruery’s Terreux’s new changes to this year’s line-up.

That’s right, The Bruery and Bruery Terreux have announced their overhaul for 2017 beer releases – which will be distributed across 29 states. Just try not to get excited for brand new year-round beers, seasonals from Bruery Terreux, (multiple!) barrel-aged beers that have never hit shelves, and a new beer series.

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45 Events and Moments That Made Us Drink in 2016

December 29, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

Image courtesy of NPR

There is no doubt about it: 2016 has been a year.

I would say that it has been a rollercoaster, but the cliche does not do it justice. This year has not been a rollercoaster. This year has been a journey through the entire amusement park  – with that park being haunted by ghosts, designed by aliens, and operated by zombies – all the while being secretly funded by the next President of the United States. Oh – and on top of all of this, there is no escaping the park because they have locked the gates, thrown away the keys, and sentenced you to misery by playing MMMBop by Hanson on the park speakers on repeat. It never stops. There is no stopping the bop.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Snipes Mountain Brewery | Terror

December 13, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 10%

For me, Christmas time is synonymous with getting my hands on the darkest beers that I can find. And though I can be easily satisfied with a stout with a hint of peppermint, or a porter with a hint of pecan, there is one style in particular that I crave once Christmas tunes start playing and once the tree is decorated: The coveted barrel aged stout. Read More

Cloudburst Brewing | Astronaut Chic IPA

October 27, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

It’s no secret: We like IPAs in Seattle. In fact, we really, really, like IPAs in Seattle.

And it’s no wonder. Lucky for us Seattle folk, we are in close proximity to the Yakima Valley, which produces nearly 77% of the country’s hop crop. You read that right. 77%.

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Ultimate 6er | New Girl

October 5, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

As everyone knows, we are in the midst of truly, trying times.

The political landscape is forcing us to drink on end. 2016 robbed us of our heroes. Celebrity couples are making us doubt if love is real. Really – we can’t even stand the thought of what could be next.

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2016 Presidential Debate Drinking Game

September 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Image courtesy of OSV.com

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past six months, you’re well aware that this has been the most absurd, controversial, heated and passionate election cycle that this country has ever seen. In recent months, the country has heard about Donald Trump’s, er, hand size, exhausted the topic of Hillary Clinton’s inbox, and experienced major deja vu at the Republican National Convention. I would say that it has been a roller coaster of a season, but the comparison does not do justice to the madness. Read More