10th Anniversary Collaborative Beer

10th Anniversary Collaborative Beer

In celebration of the 10th Annual Washington Brewers Festival, brewers decided to come together to craft a special commemorative beer, Brewers from five Washington state breweries, who volunteer on the Washington Beer Commission’s Festival Committee, joined...

Rails to Ales: Cle Elum celebrates beer and community

Last month, Vivian and I had the pleasure of attending the third annual Rails to Ales Brewfest in Cle Elum. I have been wanting to check out this brewfest for a couple of years but I have had a difficult time enticing someone to cross the mountains with me to drink...

Brian Sollenberger Memorial Planned

I just received news of preliminary plans for Brian Sollenberger’s memorial service. This post will be updated when the plans are finalized. Brian Sollenberger, founder and partner of Diamond Knot Brewery, died unexpectedly in his home last weekend. Brian...

Washington State loses another beer legend

Brian Sollenberger, the founder of Diamond Knot Brewery, died suddenly last night. He passed just hours after the memorial for Dick Young of Dick’s Brewery. This is the third memorial post that I have written for a Washington Brewer in the last six months and...

Diamond Knot 2006 Shipwreck IPA

Bean and I are here at Diamond Knot Brewery for the closing night of their 15th anniversary party.  Tonight, they are pouring a vertical tasting of their Winter HoHo 2005-2008, but the kegs aren’t going to be tapped until 6pm. That was the bad news, the good...