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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

Naked City, WABL, Seahawks FTW

Naked City Brewery  hosted the October WABL event, Seahawks Monday night football in their screening room October 28, 2013. it was a celebration of great Washington beer and well, I will let you describe the football game in your own words. Naked City’s  Oude Houten Houten Kop is a brooding strong Golden Belgian ale. In appearance, this Golden Belgian Ale is anything but golden. It is as opaque and... read more

Don’t Miss Washington Brewers Fest 2013

Highlights from the first day at the Washington Brewers Fest at Marymoore park can help you plan your weekend AND make you want to kick yourself for missing Friday night! This was the second year that the Brewer’s Fest will be at Marymoor park. The grass is much more even than last year, but you will want to leave your heels at home. Bring your sunscreen instead. I managed to get sun burnt Friday... read more

Belgianfest 2013: Bigger and Better

Belgianfest 2013 was a dream day for sour beer lovers. I think there was close to twice the number of sour beers than at prior Belgianfests.  As a sour beer lover, I was a very happy girl.This was the 4th annual belgianfest and I think it was the Washington Beer Commission’s ‘best one yet. Previous Belgianfests were really crowded but this second year at the Bell Harbor Conference Center was a... read more

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