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1,2,3,4 SBW Kick off parties!

The 4th annual Seattle Beer Week started off with a bang and FOUR kick off parties! Ed and I started our night out at the Elysian for the Mayor’s proclamation and the tapping of the official 2012 Seattle Beer Week beer, the Elysian Slip Shot Espresso Stout.  We had are unofficial start to Seattle Beer Week with a bottle of Slip Shot with our lunch earlier that day, but I am a sucker for a fresh brew... read more

Seattle Beer Week Royalty – Elysian Split Shot

The official brew for Seattle Beer Week 2012 . . . Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout brewed by Elysian Brewing Co. and invented by Steve Luke. What?  A stout – a beer style that is more malty than hoppy.   Has hell frozen over here in the state of Washington?  Up to now the official Seattle Beer Week beers have focused on hops, not malt, reflecting what  seems to be the... read more

Pairing Chocolate with Beer

Last April we asked the question, “Is pairing wine with chocolate like having sex on the beach?” Well, what about pairing beer and chocolate? The Finkels of Pike Brewing celebrate the pairing of beer and chocolate each year right before Valentine’s Day with their Chocofest that they like to bill as “foreplay before the big day.” So maybe this is the pairing we should be romanticizing. The... read more

Stout in and with Food

In preparation of the first International Stout Day, November 3, 2011 we gathered to celebrate Washington stout beers and delicious food. Schedules dictated that we do our main celebration on Sunday evening but today we share the adventure! Washington Stout Beers American Brewery Oatmeal Stout– dense, dark with a dense tan head for a bottled stout, the American Brewery Oatmeal stout is chewy... read more

Brewers Meet and Greet Session Beer Fest Opening Night

The  Session Beer Fest kicks off on Thursday, July 14th at about 6pm at Naked City Tap House and Brewery.  The brain child of Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, Session Beer Fest is designed to: Celebrate the brew instead of the buzz. Session Beer Fest Opening Night will start off with 12 Washington beers all at  5.0% or less alcohol by volume (ABV). I don’t know what beers will be on tap for... read more

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