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Winter Brrrrrew Fest

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... 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

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

2nd Annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest

What is better than an ice cold beer on a hot sunny day? Great Washington beers at the newest Washington Beer festival, Bremerton Summer Brewfest this Saturday. The Kitsap Peninsula is one of the fastest growing areas for Washington breweries. Western Puget Sound is a virtual garden of beer delights representing a variety of brewing styles and personalities behind their quality brews. With tickets as low... read more

Big Daddy of Brew Fests

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... read more

Belgianfest 2012

The Washington Beer Commission’s third annual Belgian Fest was held this past weekend at Bell Harbor Center on Pier 66. Bean, Jonathan and I attended on a beautiful Saturday afternoon making it heartbreaking to be indoors. An amazing array of delicious brews assuaged our discontent especially as the average ABV was around 9%. The venue was very nice and a much needed improvement from prior... read more

Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest: Its About the Beer

Oktoberfest returns to Spokane, September 23-24, 2011. The Washington Beer Commission is charged with promoting Washington craft beers throughout the state, so they have worked towards creating fun festivals featuring Washington craft beer in various parts of the state. Last year the Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest settled in Spokane after years of wandering the Puget Sound area. The move to Spokane... read more

Wine Beer Washington Weekly

Today, we launched an experiment, the Wine Beer Washington Weekly.  This weekly online newspaper is a third party compilation of articles and twitter announcements from the Washington Beer Commission, Washington Wine Commission and bloggers that focus on Washington beer and wine. It also culls Think of it as one stop shopping to find out what is happening with Washington beer and wine. It isn’t... read more

Washington brews up Oktoberfest 2011

It is never too early to start planning for Oktoberfest! Washington state plays host to a number of Oktoberfest celebrations throughout mid September and into October.  In Germany, Oktoberfest runs from September 17th – October 3rd but expect a longer celebration in Washington this year, in part due to the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)  in Colorado runs from September 29-October1. GABF will... read more

Bremerton Summer Brewfest

The first annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is Saturday, July 23rd, noon to 9pm. Bremerton is a pretty port town that knows how to show people a good time. Mountains serve as a dazzling back drop to this town across the sound from Seattle. Although best known for the military presence, Bremerton offers a lot more to it’s visitors. This summer it will be highlighting beer at the first Bremerton Summer... read more

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