Feb 18, 2017
On February 25th 2017, Washington Breweries will hold special Open Houses from 12-5pm. Across the state, participating Washington Breweries will welcome you with brewery tours, meet and greet with the brewery staff, tastes of new releases or barrel aged beers, tasting trays or special menu items.
Specific Open House activities will vary amongst the 130 different Washington state breweries participating in...
Dec 21, 2016
The holidays are fast approaching! Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start less than a week away and do you have all of your presents for your beer loving, foodie, wine adoring friends? We have some great last minute gift ideas.
Unlike many holiday gift guides, all of our holiday beer, food and wine gift suggestions have been personally tested and approved by one or more Wine Beer Washington writers! In a...
Oct 27, 2016
The 3rd Annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival showcases Washington IPAs and seasonal beers Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall will house beer lovers as they celebrate THE classic Northwest style beer, the mighty IPA.
India Pale Ale, IPA, is a hoppy, bitter beer. IPAs are often classified into three main categories: American, English and Double/Imperial but there are many sub...
Apr 19, 2016
The Washington Beer Commission is sponsoring a new beer festival, the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival. this weekend at South Lake Union April 22-23, 2016 featuring beers made by two different breweries. In addition to these special Washington collaboration beers, you can expect to see some flagship beers from each brewery as well as the occasional seasonal surprise.
Besides quality, Washington...
Jun 11, 2014
Who is the biggest and baddest one of them all? The Washington Brewers’ Fest held every Fathers’ Day weekend! This year the Washington Brewers’ Fest runs from Friday the 13th 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission, the Washington Brewers’ Fest is a weekend celebrating the craft and culture of BEER. The weekend...
Jan 24, 2014
What’s the best way to get pumped up for the Seahawk’s Super Bowl game? Start the celebration at Belgianfest, with Washington State beers. Every beer at the Washington Beer Commission’s 5th Annual Belgianfest is proudly made in Washington and highlight the exciting and delicious diversity accomplished with Belgian yeasts.
It is the diversity of styles and flavors of beers that intrigue me...
Dec 6, 2013
Brrrrr, baby it is COLD outside but Winter Brewfest is here with a lot of winter warmer ales. Normally I list out the beers for upcoming festivals but this year, the Washington Beer Commission 2013 Winter Brewfest beer list is 14 pages long!
For years the Winter Brewfest was held in Hales Palladium, which is snug in terms of space. I have lots of fond memories of Winter Brewfests there. In fact that is...
Oct 28, 2013
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...
Jun 15, 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...
Jun 12, 2012
The 2012 Washington Brewers’ Festival is June 15-17, 2011, traditionally held on Fathers’ Day weekend, this is THE big daddy of brew fests. Spanning over three days this summer beer festival, boasts over 200 beers from over 64 breweries. From Winthrop, Pullman, Oak Harbor to Olympia, Washington breweries are converging at Marymoor Park to pour a vast selection of beers from the classic to...