Membership has its benefits: WABL Beer Bus Tour

The WABL Brewery Bus Tour is an opportunity for beer geeks to spend a day visiting and learning about the breweries in a specific region of Washington state. Some of the very first posts on this blog were about the 2009 WABL Brewery Bus Tour and the great experience...

Raise a pint to Dick Young

Beer lovers are mourning the death of Dick Young, the owner of Dick’s Brewing Company.  Dick Young passed away over the weekend, leaving not only his family and friends in mourning, but brewmasters and beer lovers who shared an appreciation of Dick contribution...

Elliott Bay Brewing Company

The final stop on the WABL South-end brewery bus tour was Elliott Bay Brewery Company in Burien. The brew pub was bustling with Saturday night activity but made room for us illustrious travelers. We had a fantastic assortment of beers to choose from. The beer...

Dick’s Brewery Company

Our 6th stop on the WABL Southend Beer Bus tour was dinner and beer at Dick’s Brewing Co. Famous for their meats and deli, as well as their beers, they served some fine deli sandwiches to the bus tour participants in their production facility. Dick’s Brewery had three...

Hazel Dell Brewery

The Hazel Dell Brewpub in Vancouver was the fifth stop on the WABL South-end Beer Bus. This brewpub is owned by a brother and sister team with the brother in charge of the beer and sister in charge of the food. We didn’t get a chance to sample any of the food on...

Powerhouse Brewery

The Powerhouse Brewery was the second stop on the WABL South end Brewery. We really pulled out all stops into getting the tastes at this brewery because they were running a $1 special just for this WABL tour. Brass Monk Scottish Ale 4 Alarm Stout Roasted Porter...

McMenamin’s Olympic Club

The third stop on the WABL Southend Brewery Tour was the  McMenamin’s Olympic Club in Centralia. We were lucky enough to enjoy our lunch in the this historic “gentleman’s club”. This building is a true treasure, full of history and beauty. Check out this...

Harmon Brewery & Restaurant

Our first stop of the South-end WABL brewery tour was Harmon Brewery and Restaurant. We tried five different beers on this stop: Puget Sound Porter Point Defiance IPA cask conditioned Scotch ale Chili-ocolate Scott’s Puget Sound Vanilla Porter I didn’t manage to get a...