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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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Rogue Brewing is Giving New Life to its Dead Guy

February 16, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Rogue Ales & Spirits is breathing a little life into a dead guy — Rogue Dead Guy Ale. Not only are the labels updated for a fresher look, Rogue is is introducing 12-ounce cans for the first time.

A Rogue Ales & Spirits press release notes, “The updated design features a bigger and bolder Dead Guy, who has come down off his barrel, with a black, white and silver color scheme.”

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The Ultimate Roundup | 50 Chocolate Beers for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 7 min

Beer is a love language all on its own. This Valentine’s Day, show your love language by indulging in one of these chocolate-infused craft beers oozing with rich, sweet chocolate goodness. This Ultimate Round Up will help you find the ultimate chocolate beers. You can forgo the chocolates and roses this year. We won’t judge.

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Ultimate 6er | Portlandia

February 6, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

With season seven in full swing and the recent announcement that season eight will be the series’ last, I thought it would be fitting to create an Ultimate 6er for the quirky cult hit sketch series, Portlandia.

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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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Deschutes Brewery | Armory XPA and Sagefight Imperial IPA

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

Armory XPA ABV: 5.9% | IBU: 55
Sagefight Imperial IPA ABV: 8.0% | IBU: 75

I spent the first few of my formative beer drinking years living in Portland, Oregon, where IPAs are king. Like a child who doesn’t like broccoli, I was naive about hoppy, aromatic beers and stuck to sweeter beers as much as I could. But alas, a beer drinker can repent of their beer drinking sins, and however naive I once was, I have seen the light.

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12 Beers of Christmas | Fremont Brewing Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb

December 22, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 14.0% | IBU: 65

Fremont Brewing delivers another liquid giant to liven up another holiday season. Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb is the awesomely adjunct-ed, cooler and even more popular older cousin of Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale, Fremont’s flagship bourbon barrel aged beer. It can be found lounging around the MoonTower, slicking back it’s long golden waxy locks, and murmuring phrases like: “Alright, alright, alright.”
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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

Holy Mountain Brewing Company | Witchfinder

December 6, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 6.1%

It’s not easy to stand out in Seattle’s booming craft beer scene, but Holy Mountain Brewing Company has made a name for themselves with their focus on mixed-fermentation ales. Though they brew a wide variety of styles, Holy Mountain’s farmhouse ales have quickly earned the brewery a cult following. The tasting room is regularly packed and Holy Mountain’s well-known saisons and barrel-aged brews have become favorites at bottle shares around the country. In honor of their success, I’d like to introduce you to the beer they describe as “possibly our most traditional saison to date,” Witchfinder.

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Event Recap | Pike Brewing’s Piketoberfest

November 10, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

Piketoberfest is a meeting of gregarious souls in a historic venue. A celebration of the simplest things that have brought joy to humanity for millennia: Community. Food. Beer. Music. No need for a cherry on top when your emotional sundae bowl is overflowing with goodness.

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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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2016 GABF Pour List Preview

September 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

With 775+ breweries in attendance and 3,500+ beers available for sampling, the dazzling array of choices at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival could overwhelm even the most seasoned beer enthusiasts. Are you looking for all the sours? IPAs? Barleywines? Look no more!

Continuing one of our favorite GABF traditions, we reached out to every brewery attending the festival this year to get a preview of what they will be pouring. We hope our exclusive pour list preview will give you a head start on planning the best route possible through the maze of GABF breweries in order to gain the best beer for your buck. Read More

Silver City Brewery | Foxy Lady

September 8, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you’re naming a beer these days, you have to make sure it lives up to the name. Anything hoppalicious? Prove it. What are the IBUs? What about throwing in midnight? Well, how dark is it, really? What about sunshine? Tell me the hop varieties first. Read More