Foggy Noggin Anniversary Ale Vertical: It’s ALIVE

Foggy Noggin Brewery celebrates their anniversary by crafting an English Old Ale. Each year, Jim Jamison and his family replicates their Anniversary Ale recipe and releases it to celebrate the Foggy Noggin anniversary. My favorite part of Foggy Noggin Anniversary celebrations is the private vertical tasting. For the last several years, Jim has offered a private tasting of all of the Foggy Noggin... read more

Foggy Noggin 5th Anniversary

Happy Fn5 Birthday Foggy Noggin Brewing! On Saturday March 21st, Foggy Noggin turns 5 years old and for a nano-brewery, they will be celebrating BIG! The celebration will go on from noon to 5pm and will include: Release of the 2015 Anniversary Ale in 22 ounce bottles and on tap Anniversary Cake 10 taps pouring traditional English Ales While kegs last – pints of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Anniversary... read more

Happy Anniversary Foggy Noggin!

Saturday, March 16th, Foggy Noggin Brewing is celebrating their third anniversary.  Between 1-4pm, the public are invited to the garage tasting room to help Foggy Noggin celebrate! Part of the celebration includes tapping  2013 Anniversary Ale (English Olde Ale). Foggy Noggin will also tap one keg each of the 2011  and 2011 Anniversary Ale. During the party, sample 4oz pours of the anniversary ale for... read more

3rd Annual Washington Beer Open House

On the last Saturday in February, Washington breweries from across the state hold an open house 12-5pm This year, 52 breweries are participating on Saturday February 23, 2013. Participating Washington breweries will have rare beers to try, food made with beer, food paired with beer opportunities to meet the brewer, brewery tours and of course beer schawg! I can’t tell what is happening at all of the... read more

New at Washington Brewer Festival 2012

Every year there are new surprises at the Washington Beer Commission Brewer’s Festival. This year is no different with new breweries, new food vendors, new activities and of course new Washington beers! The big news is the move of the Washington Brewers’ Festival to Marymoor Park in Redmond. St Edwards Park was a well loved location for previous brewfests, except for the limited parking and no... 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

Beer and Cheese Challenge 2011

On the first truly sunny Sunday in Seattle, a group of serious beer lovers forsake the sun to answer the question: What is the best beer and cheese pairing? The unanimous choice was… Before we get to the winner, what was compelling enough to get this group of beer lovers off their bicycles and down from their hikes to come inside for beer and cheese? The Brew Site publishes sessions, with different... read more

Friday Night Highlights: Washington Brewers Fest 2010

The annual Washington Brewers’ Festival began with the ringing of the seminary bell on a gorgeous Friday afternoon in St Edwards park. The sun was shining but the temperature was mild as patrons roamed the festival grounds in search of their favorite beers. Friday night varies from the rest of the festival in three ways: Friday is adult only, families are welcome the rest of the weekend. Only select... read more

Reduce or raise alcohol taxes? Economic Sustainability

In these tough economic times, taxation is a volatile topic. Raise taxes as the California Tax on Alcohol Initiative is proposing or reduce excise taxes to spur small business as the HR 4278 proposes? Yesterday, California wine blogs like Fermentation: the Daily Wine Blog was up in arms about the new California initiative proposing increasing the excise tax on each six-pack of beer from 11¢ to $6.08, on ... read more

Foggy Noggin Grand Opening 3/20

Tucked behind a home in Bothell, is one of the world’s smallest commercial breweries, Foggy Noggin Brewing. Foggy Noggin will be hosting a grand opening on March 20, 2010  from 1-4 pm. In addition to the brewery out back, Foggy Noggin has a tasting room set up in their garage.  The garage tasting room boasts a mini bar with taps and LOTS of Foggy Noggin gear.  Husky fans will want to leave the... read more

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