This Saturday, February 26, 2011 (TOMORROW) for approximately 4 hours, you should go on a tour of the local craft brewing industry.
The Washington Beer Commission organized an Open House of sorts where local breweries open their doors to beer lovers providing them with the good stuff to make this an epic Saturday afternoon. From 12PM-4PM you can plan your route or pick an area of Washington to tour:
CENTRAL and EASTERN WA
NORTH and EAST of SEATTLE
American Brewing, Edmonds
Anacortes Brewing, Anacortes
Black Raven Brewing, Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewing, Bellingham
Chuckanut Brewing, Bellingham
Diamond Knot Brewing, Mukilteo
Foggy Noggin Brewing, Bothell
Gallagher’s Where U Brew, Edmonds
Lazy Boy Brewing, Everett
Redhook Brewery, Woodinville
Scuttlebutt Brewing, Everett
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, Snoqualmie
SOUTH and WEST of DOWNTOWN SEATTLE
WEST of PUGET SOUND
This event will showcase a number of special beers, beer pairings and surprises at many locations. You will just have to go and find out what is in store. Don’t forget this Saturday is the Grand Opening of American Brewing Co.
This event is free but beer prices at each location will apply. Drive safely or don’t drive at all and ENJOY!
We are neighboring states, we enjoy beer together and make good beer together, but tonight at Elysian Brewing Co.’s Capital Hill location, Washington beers will be up against Oregon beers at Seattle Beer Week event, Firkin Firkin. All beers will be in cask conditioned firkins.
Drum Roll Please: the Firkin Firkin match ups are…..
Look out for the top competitors from both states (Pelican Brewing Co.- go there someday; Black Raven Brewin Co- WA Rookie of the Year; Double Mountain- quality brews and Fremont Brewing Co.- the Center of the Universe)and no matter where you are from, remain unbias- good beer is good beer!
May the best city win!!!
Tonight Beer Blotter hangs with some of the best brewers in the USA at East meets West- more on our encounter with beer royalty later!!
This Thursday marks the opening day of Seattle Beer Week, so events might be a bit Seattlecentric for the next week or two. For those of you who live in Seattle- awesome for you and for those of you who do not, its time to visit!
Monday, May 10, 2010
FredFest 2010: Portland, Oregon
6:00PM-10:00PM @ Hair of the Dog Brewing Co.
The date of this event recently changed from May 8th to May 10th. Check out our post for more information on the event.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Belgium Beer Fest: Santa Monica, California
4:00PM- 12:00AM @ the Library Ale House
This is just the beginning of a two-week festival featuring, you guessed it, Belgium style beers. Guests can purchase a logo Chimay glass for $15 and refill it with one of the 8 rotating Belgian handles for only $5 during the entire two weeks of the festival. Each beer will be on for one keg only, so once its gone.. its gone. This event stars: Goose Island‘s Matilda, Urthel Hop-it, Russian River‘s Consecration and many more.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Great Beers of the Great Lakes: Bronx, New York
7:00PM-9:00PM @ the Bronx Ale House
You know we have an affinity for beers from the Mid-West and now you lucky New Yorkers can drink up and report back. Beers from Founders Brewing Co. and Erie Brewing Co. will be available for your enjoyment. Cheers!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
OPENING DAY FOR SEATTLE BEER WEEK!!: Seattle, Washington
5:00PM @ Hales Ales Pub
Kick it off with visits to Hale’s Brewery for the featured SBW beer on cask, Shultzy’s Sausage for a special imported cask and end the night at Naked City Taphouse for some special Washington beers on tap!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Back in Black Stout Night: Seattle, Washington
3:00PM-3:00AM @ Brouwer’s Cafe
All I can say, is “Thank God this is on a Friday night.” With a line up of rare and wonderful stouts on tap, surely a beer lover will need a day to recover. Brouwer’s Cafe always gets the finest selections for these events, so if you’re a stout fan, this is not to be missed!
Lazy Boy Brewing Night: Seattle, Washington
5:00PM- close @ Naked City Taphouse
Come join Shawn Loring, owner and brewer for a night of special Lazy Boy Brewing beers! Prizes and giveaways will also be in the mix.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Tour de Pints: Seattle, Washington
11:00AM @ Pike Brewing Co.
Grab your helmet, check your brakes and jump on your bike. Today is full of physical activity rewarded with plenty o’ beer. The Seattle Beer Week website states:
The 2010 Seattle Beer Week Tour de Pints, a bike ride with stops at some great beer bars, is now upon us. If you were there last year, we will be following a very similar route. Only one Feat of Strength this year as we hope to keep the group more together. We plan to spend about 30-45 mins at each location.
Route is as follows:
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Brett Brunch: Seattle, Washington
11:00AM- 2:00PM @ Hudson Public House
This is my dream brunch:
Seattle Beer Week- if only I could take a vacation from work to enjoy all of the amazing events lined up EVERY DAY. Those of you who get to go to an event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment. I want to live vicariously through you!
Its Monday again, we know, its getting cold outside and the last thing you want to do is start a work week. Well lets cure those Monday blues by going through all of the exciting beer events coming up this week. Just think, you work so you can pay for beer!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Get A Pint of Black Raven’s Wisdom Seeker IPA: Seattle, Washington
3:00PM- 11:00 PM @ the Beveridge Place
Come get a pint of Black Raven Brewing Co.’s Double IPA. Trickster, the brewery’s single IPA won Beveridge Place’s slot for regular draught IPA. Wisdom Seeker is bitter, hoppy and refreshing.
Granite City Batch 1,000 Tapping: Fort Wayne, Indiana
5:00 PM- 8:00 PM @ The Granite City Brewery
For all of you “Mug Club Members” grab a friend and stop by Granite City Brewery to try a very special beer. This beer was specially made in honor of the 1,000th batch of beer brewed. Quite an accomplishment!
The Remainder of Big Wood Fest: Seattle, Washington
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM @Brouwer’s Cafe
Today makes 5 days of Big Wood and there are still 40 woody beers on tap. Check out our previous blog by clicking here and if any of the beers mentioned in our post are still pouring. GET ONE, GET THREE!!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Heavy Seas Takes Over the Taps: Mount Holly, New Jersey
7:00 PM until 11:00 PM @ High Street Grill
Clipper City Brewing Company out of Maryland, is pouring their Heavy Seas line of brews tonight! This list features, Red Sky Saisson, Hang Ten, Big DIPPA, Uber Pils, Category 5 Winter Storm, and Yule Tide.
Brewer’s Night: Seattle, Washington
No time posted @ Naked City Tap House
Tonight is the unveiling of four in house brews by Naked City, Seattle’s local beer bar. The Big Lebrewski, an Imperial Cream Stout aged on Kahlua soaked oak is featured along with the Yankee Drifter, a light Pilsner, Hoptari 664, a fresh- hop harvest ale and Bing, an English Style Old Ale with a surprising twist!
Big Time Brewery is Finally Legal: Seattle, Washington
5:00 PM- until close @ Big Time Brewery
A micro brew out of Seattle’s University District, Big Time Brewery is turning 21 today! Come eat some cake, celebrate in style and go home happy. This event will be featuring a tap list full of IPAs and guest beers brewed by previous brewers.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A tasting of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout: Villa Park, Illinois
Starts at 7:00 PM @ Lunar Brewing Co.
Join Goose Island’s Market Manager, Eric Hobbs as he pours Bourbon County Stout 2007, 2008 and 2009. This Imperial Stout is one of the best and this is a wonderful chance to compare and contrast the taste through the years.
Its the middle of the week and time for some Holiday Cheer!: Seattle, Washington
Elysian Brewing Company is pouring their holiday ales all week. Its getting dark early, its cold outside, you deserve some holiday cheer and beer! Featured festive ales include: Elysian Bifrost, Bye-Bye Frost, Bete Noel, Arboreal Chestnut Brown and Valhalla Christmas Ale.
Rouge Winter Beer Kick Off Party: New York, New York
6:00 PM- 2:00 AM @ The Ginger Man
New yorkers, come one, come all and get a taste of the West Coast. Oregon’s Rouge Brewery will feature their Chocolate Stout, Yellow Snow, Hazelnut Brown, Mogul, Brutal Bitter, Dry Hopped Red, Imperial Porter, Collaborator, and Dead Guy. The Hazelnut brown is a dark ale with an amazing nutty, sweet flavor that does not overpower the beer. A must try!
Cask Firkin of Old Bawdy: Seattle, Washington
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM @ 74th Street Ale House
Tonight, the 74th Street Ale House is featuring Pike Brewing’s 2009 Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine. Come join Pike headbrewer, Drew Cluley, and sales manager, Andy Walls when they raise a pint of the 09 vintage of Old Bawdy.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sweet and Sour Event: Norristown, Pennsylvania
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM @ Capone’s Restaurant
For all of you who live in Norristown or the surrounding areas and if you are reading this post, we are SO ENVIOUS of your close proximity to this event. Southern Tier’s Mokah, Dogfish Head Brewing’s Red and White, RUSSIAN RIVER TEMPTATION, Ommegang Rouge. Great List!
Beer Belly Dinner: Portland, Oregon
Begins at 6:30 PM @ The EastBurn
The EastBurn will be serving up 5 courses of great food and 5 courses of Deschutes’ finest Ales while brewer Cam O’Connor answers all of your questions about Deschutes Brewing Co. and brewing. The $35.00 ticket price goes to RideOn, a non-profit that turns to horses in order to benefit people physically and emotionally.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Friday Night Sampling of Yards Brewing Co.: Wayne, Pennsylvania
5:00 – 7:00 PM @ The Beer Yard
Have we got an early Christmas present for you! Yards Brewing co-founder Tom Kehoe, the last man standing from Philadelphia’s craft brew revolution of the mid-1990s, will be gracing us with his presence and pouring all of your favorite beers. Meet a pioneer and enjoy an ESA, Brawler, Philly Pale Ale or one of the Ales of the Revolution.
Avery Mephistopheles’ Stout Release Tasting: Boulder, Colorado
5:00- 7:00 PM @ The Avery Tap Room
A once in a lifetime opportunity to be the first to taste the 2009 vintage of our Mephistopheles’ Stout along with vintage years 2006, 2007 and 2008. This is a great chance to see first hand how well this beer cellars. The $15.00 will be well worth it!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Stone Brewing Company Open Late: Escondido, California
8:00 PM- Close @ Stone Brewing Company
Just because Stone Brewing loves filling growlers, they are staying open late! Stop by for some live music and to get your growler filled with Ruination, Levitation or the many other beers on tap.
Cask and You Shall Receive: Newark, Delware
Begins at 12:00 PM until the beer runs out @ Iron hill Brewing Company
Join Iron Hill in Newark for the tapping of not 1, not 2, but 8 different brewery’s beer. Real Ales from Iron Hill as well as Victory, Stoudt’s, Stewarts, Yards, Sly Fox, Troegs, Flying Fish and Nodding Head.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Holiday Folly for Charity: Fort Collins, Colorado
Tour of the brewery begins at 3:45 PM, event from 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM @ New Belgium Brewery
Come listen to live music, partake in a silent auction, sip on some amazing New Belgium brews and you might go home with a New Belgium Crusier! All proceeds go to the Larimer County Food Bank and New Belgium is brewing a “special” beer just for this event. It will be a one of a kind, so if you end up going, please report back to Beer Blotter!
And that concludes the week of December 7, 2009. Beer Blotter welcomes events that we did not post and comments on events attended this week! Feed back! Monday has come and gone, now we can face the rest of the week knowing there is good beer to be drank and events to attend.