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Drew's Brews News May 2015


 

BEERFESTS!
With the close of Seattle Beer Week we are granted with a couple of weeks to let our livers heal before beer festival season kicks off. Summer is the time when the Washington Beer Commission shifts into overdrive and hosts festivals from June to October. On Father's Day weekend at Marymoor Park in Redmond the Washington Brewer's Festival will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary! This means 3 days jam packed with beer, bands, and bonding (with your father, or other beer drinking individuals).

Fact of the Month
Washington State led the nation in new brewery openings in 2014. We had 83 new breweries pop up, with many more to come!

New Beers
Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co - Tart Cherry, Girl Scout Drop Out
Big Al Brewing -  Hop Villain CDA
Fremont Brewing –  Endurance Imperial IPA, Spring Elixir Imperial IPA, Sister Imperial IPA
Georgetown Brewing – Bob's Brown Ale, 12 month aged Tombourbon
Hilliard's Beer - Brown Ale (Collaboration with Redhook)
Hale’s Ales Brewery –  Shed Stout, Sour Saison
Outlander Brewing – Raspberry Shitshow, Day Trippa Triple IPA
Pyramid Brewing Co. –  Lemonhead Pale

Upcoming Events in Seattle
May 7-17th - Seattle Beer Week
June 19-21 - Washington Brewers Festival

 

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Drew's Brews News April 2015

Beer Beer Everywhere, all for us to drink!

Before we know it Seattle Beer Week will be upon us once again. We will have to forgo seeing family and friends, leave work early and clear our social calendar for the busiest 10 ten days of beer in the city! For the full calendar, go to http://www.seattlebeerweek.com/events This is the seventh annual Seattle Beer Week and in keeping with tradition the Seattle Beer Collective selected Silver City Brewery to brew the official SBW beer. Located in Bremerton and Silverdale, has released Sieben Braü (7th Brew), a NW hoppy lager with a uniquely Seattle can design. Sieben Braü will be released on draft May 7th, and the cans are available now. Be on the look out!

Fact(s) of the Month
Washington State has the 2nd largest amount of breweries (250+), 2nd largest amount of wineries (850+) and the largest amount of distilleries (100+)!

The Seattle Mariners Safeco Field is the best stadium in the nation for beer and the only stadium the offers cask conditioned beer! Read about where to get the best beers thanks to Kendall Jones at the Washington Beer Blog.  

New Beers
Bad Jimmy's Brewing CoBlood Orange Honey Wheat, Cocoa Vanilla Porter with Conduit  Roasters coffee
Big Al Brewing -  Hop Villain CDA
Fremont Brewing –  Boat Pilsner, Summer Ale, Wandering Wheat
Georgetown Brewing – Craigalicious (Black Lager)
Hilliard's Beer - Boombox IPA, Chrome Satan (now in cans),
Hale’s Ales Brewery –  Nut Brown
Outlander Brewing – Lime and Coconut Pale Ale, SLO IPA, Falkor IPA
Pyramid Brewing Co. –  IPA (new)
Seapine Brewing  - IPA with Galaxy Hops
Seattle Cider Co. - Citrus Cider

Upcoming Events in Seattle
April 25th - RiteCare Beer Festival 
May 2nd - Bacon and Beer Classic at Safeco Field
May 7-17th - Seattle Beer Week

 

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Drew's Brews News March 2015

Cask Beer is Here!
If you live in Seattle or will be in town the weekend of the 28th you cannot miss the 15th annual Cask Fest presented by the Washington Brewers Guild. This is another one of my favorite festivals where brewers flock to the Seattle Center with amazing one-of a-kind and limited release beers. All the beers feature have spent some time cask conditioning in either firkins, wine, or spirits barrels. Don’t be surprised to see some beers topping out around 14%! Instead of tokens, the Guild provides “punch cards”, giving attendees the chance to try up to 25 beers! Hope to see some of you there!

Fact of the Month
Cask conditioned ale or “real ale” as it is known in Britain, is beer that has rested in a barrel or firkin (non-pressurized keg) before serving. This process allows the beer to “mellow out” and can subtly or drastically change the flavor.

New Beers
Counterbalance Brewing Co.– Pogo Duck ISA
Fremont Brewing –  Gose (Cucumber Lime version available)
Georgetown Brewing – DH ESB, 5 Point 5 IPA
Hilliard's - Oak aged Saison, Tequila aged Saison
Hale’s Ales Brewery –  Nut Brown
Outlander Brewing – Raspberry Berlinerweisse 
Pyramid Brewing Co. –  S.M.A.S.H. IPA

Upcoming Events in Seattle
March 28th - Cask Beer Festival presented by the Washington Brewers Guild at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

 

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Drew's Brews News February 2015

 


Spring is in the Air! 

I am sure that most of you have heard by now that Elysian Brewing was recently acquired by Anheuser-Busch, a move that sent shock waves through out the local beer scene. Though acquisition is nothing new to A-B, it has been many years since they have made a move up here in Seattle. Beer fans are worried and scared of the unknown. There is speculation that A-B will use Elysian to try and force out smaller breweries from the market. The uncertainty is palpable. I for one, hope that A-B just tucks their Elysian card into their enormous portfolio of brands and lets them keep doing their thing. One good thing for all of you out of towners- you will soon be able to find Elysian Beer in all 50 states

Fact of the Month
Washington is the second most-productive hop growing region in the world and over 75% of Hops grown in the US come from Washington state.


New Beers
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co.– Irish Red Ale
Fremont Brewing –  First Nail Imperial Stout, Triple Trifecta 3xIPA
Georgetown BrewingKiss Ass Blaster 3xIPA, Lisa's Chocolate Stout
Hale’s Ales Brewery –  Wheat Wine, English Porter
Outlander Brewing – Goats and Roses 
Pyramid Brewing Co. – Belgian Dubbel, S.M.A.S.H. IPA

Upcoming Events in Seattle
February 21st - Washington Beer Open House, Over 50 breweries open their doors to celebrate beer!
February 21st - Hop Mob Finale at Pike Brewing
March 14th - Hardliver Barleywine festival at Brouwers
March 28th - Cask Beer Festival presented by the Washington Brewers Guild at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

 

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