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Washington Cask Beer Fest 2017 Review

It was a happy Washington beer loving crowd at the afternoon Washington Cask Beer Festival 2017. The sold out crowd was there to taste full flavored cask beers, served at cellar temperature, and to support the Washington Brewers’ Guild. 43 Washington breweries brought a total of over 120 cask conditioned beers for participants to try. Even with a group of friends, we only managed to get part way... read more

Day Trippin’ to Bellingham Breweries

Bellingham, just an hour and a half drive north of Seattle, has some amazing, first-rate breweries.  My brew posse and I headed up to Bellingham on a sunny, Friday morning just a few weeks ago and had Washington beer experience that surpassed all of my expectations. First and foremost, it was a sunny day in the Pacific Northwest in January!   The only planning was finding a... read more

Boundary Bay Bretta Whiskey Fever

Boundary Bay Brewery’s Bretta Whiskey Fever is part of their “Bootlegger Barrel Series” released on the Winter Solstice. The 2015 Cabin Fever, Boundary Bay Brewery’s winter seasonal is the base beer of this special release. The Cabin Fever is an award winning beer in Boundary Bay’s line up, winning multiple Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup Awards. A strong ale... read more

Pyramid Snow Cap Turns 30

Pyramid Breweries’ classic Winter Warmer ale Snow Cap turns 30 this year. In celebration, Pyramid Brewery has brewed three versions for your beer drinking pleasure: Snow Cap, Super Snow Cap and Bourbon Barrel-aged Snow Cap.  Pyramid Breweries, in honor of 30 years of their iconic Snow Cap, is giving away  30 flight vouchers with Alaska Airlines!  Whereas most winter ales are... read more

Scuttlebutt Brewing Company 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to Scuttlebutt Brewing Company for providing excellent craft beers and ales to Everett, Washington and the greater Puget Sound area for the last twenty years! In celebration of this milestone, Scuttlebutt Brewery has doubled the size of their brewery and have added a beautifully designed tasting room. The new Scuttlebutt tasting room opened at the beginning of September. This slideshow... read more

Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest Celebrates 10 Years

The 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Fest is all about pumpkin beer: from sweet and sour and EVERYTHING in between. Elysian Brewing had 18 pumpkin beers on tap. Across the country, some of the top breweries sent their pumpkin beers to the renown Elysian Great Pumpkin Brew Fest bringing the total tap count to over 90 pumpkin beers, including a pumpkin mead and cider.  The Elysian Great Pumpkin Fest is... read more

Do you have YOUR bottles of Black Raven Unabridged yet?

On Monday, Black Raven Brewing released UNABRIDGED, an eagerly anticipated collaboration brew with Stone Brewing. The Unabridged is a wine barrel aged Saison with sumo mandarin oranges and acacia. The above is an accurate description of this Washington beer but it doesn’t do this delicious saison any justice. Light golden in color, this is a dry and refreshing beer. Traditionally saison were the... read more

Five best beers you missed Friday Brewers’ Fest

Every year year, I say Friday night is the best night for beer at the Washington Brewers’ fest and I am (almost) never wrong.  If you can get off work early on a Friday, get a baby sitter for the kids and you want bragging rights to tasting some pretty special Washington beer, Friday nights are for you. Although there are fewer brewers on opening night, there were still so many that I could not make... read more

Silver City Brewery Specialty and Seasonal Beers

Last Sunday was the perfect day to take a quick ferry trip across the water on a sunny day to enjoy beer, games, tacos and good beer- loving friends during Silver City Brewery ‘s very first Partner Appreciation Day. The beer was cold, the  Ziggy Zoggy 4-Square action was hot and the food was tasty.  Twelve special selections from the Brewmaster’s library were available to taste in... read more

2013 Winter Brew Fest

Don’t miss out on some excellent beers at the Washington Beer Commission’s 2013 Winter Brewfest. Actually, it is virtually impossible not to miss out some fantastic beer when you are immersed in a world of 150 beers to try! Here were some of our favorites from Friday night. WBW favorites The drinker/writers of Wine Beer Washington tend to get glasses of different brews and share sips so we can... read more

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