Sep 19, 2011
Oktoberfest returns to Spokane, September 23-24, 2011. The Washington Beer Commission is charged with promoting Washington craft beers throughout the state, so they have worked towards creating fun festivals featuring Washington craft beer in various parts of the state. Last year the Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest settled in Spokane after years of wandering the Puget Sound area. The move to Spokane...
Jan 27, 2011
Pike Brewing will host its Annual Old Bawdy Vertical Tasting this Sunday, January 30, 2011. This is a unique opportunity to sample rare, archived vintages of Pike Brewing’s Old Bawdy Barleywine. Taste 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and the 2010 vintages side by side.
Unlike most other types of beers, barleywines often improve with age. An aged barleywine can gain additional complexity and luscious...
Jun 5, 2010
For three days the judges sampled and sipped some of the best beers in North America. It was a tough job but the North American Brewers’ Association was up to the task of judging more than 1000 beers. 22 Washington beers won medals at the North American Beer Awards, including nine gold awards!
Washington breweries swept the Scotch ale category at the 2010 North American Beer Awards with Laht Nappur...
May 28, 2010
The Cyclops Olympics celebrates the Elysian Brewing Company Cyclops Barleywine on 5/16/10. As part of Seattle Beer Week 2010, the Cyclops Olympics included Cyclops style competition and a vertical tasting of Cyclops Barleywine.
The vertical barley wine tasting included five different vintages. The first three were on cask: 2004, 2005 and 2006. The 2007 vintage was not available but the...
Sep 1, 2009
We first discovered the Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery, of Puyallup, while on the WABL Southend Brewery Bus Tour. We were impressed by the quality of the beers that ranged across an impressive variety of styles. Somehow we made it through the Brewery Bus Tour with only one growler and that growler was a delicious Doublebock from Powerhouse Brewery. Our favorite beer from Powerhouse that day, in fact our...