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Seattle Beer Week Cask-O-Rama

Beveridge Place Pub hosted the Annual Seattle Beer Week Cask-O-Rama, featuring Seattle breweries. The Seattle Beer Cask-O-Rama ran May 4-5, 2017 and was one of the Seattle Beer Week Kick-Off party locations on Thursday night.  It was Thursday night, that I stumbled in soaking wet out of the thunderstorm, half an hour late for the “official” kick off party, and desperately in need for... read more

Seattle Beer Week 2017 Kicks Off This Week

The 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week is tapped on May 4th, 2017 with it’s traditional tour of kick off parties around the Seattle area. What follows is an exciting and eclectic celebration of beer through Sunday May 14th. This year the official Seattle Beer Week Beer is Bale Breaker Brewing Co Fresh Off the Farm IPA. The official kickoff party is starts at 4:30pm at Flatstick Pub in Pioneer Square... read more

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

8th Annual Washington Belgian Beer Fest

This weekend marks the eighth annual Washington Belgian Beer Fest. Over a hundred Washington beers, brewed with Belgian yeast, will be poured January 28th, 2017 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.  Eight years ago, the first Belgian Fest was held in a small So-Do building where a small number of Washington brewers gathered to show off their Belgian style beers to the local beer lovers. It... read more

Pucker up for Blackberry Tart Sour Ale

Blackberries are juicy, sweet-tart but in Epic Ales’ Blackberry Tart Sour Ale,  that sweetness is left far behind! This refreshingly dry ale is full of intense fruity blackberry flavor. Cody used blackberry concentrate made from Washington blackberries in this Washington beer. Designed for the sour beer lover, the sourness isn’t so overwhelming that this beer is only for the sour beer lover.... read more

Best Craft Beer + Food Pairing 2014

So many great craft beer and food pairings at the Craft Beer + Food festival, it was hard to pick a winner. A People’s choice winner was announced but it was so close, the second place team was announced as well but I want to talk about some of the other great pairings first. The longest line of the night was for Watershed Pub & Kitchen butternut squash, gorgonzola cheese pizza paired... 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

Brouwers Big Wood Beer 2013

Size does matter when it comes to Big Wood. Every year, Brouwer’s Cafe celebrates the beauty and brawn of barrel aged beer. Big Wood kicks off on December 5th at 11:00 am and continues through the weekend. At the opening bell, Brouwers will have up to 60 taps of barrel aged beers. As the weekend progresses barrel aged taps will be replaced by other kegs but some special, extremely limited kegs will... read more

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