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IPA Challenge at 15th Avenue Hophouse
Jan
4
to Jan 31

IPA Challenge at 15th Avenue Hophouse

Come test your knowledge of local IPAs!

We (and our customers) curated a flight of 12 top Oregon IPAs. We have a blind test in both Hawthorne Hophouse and 15th Avenue Hophouse, where you can come in and try to identify each beer and match to a list. Get six or more right and win prizes, like hoodies, shirts, growlers, gift cards, etc.

You'll take the Challenge in the pub, get your results instantly, and either hide in shame or have bragging rights for years to come. New this year is the ability to take the test in the pub online ... no waiting around until February. You'll know instantly.

And you'll pick your favorite of the twelve (blind) and that beer will be our only permanent tap at both Hophouse pubs for the entirety of 2018. Past winners include Boneyard's RPM, Fort George Vortex, Barley Brown's Pallet Jack and Breakside's Flagship IPA. 

Besides the four breweries listed above, other participants include Level Beer, Ruse Brewing, Old Town Brewing, Pfriem Brewing, Flat Tail Brewing, Migration Brewing, Block 15 Brewing, and Culmination Brewery.

The other item of note is we switched out Breakside's flagship (which won the last two years in a row) for their other great IPA, Wanderlust.

This is our seventh annual Challenge, and goes on the entire month of January 2018.
Entry cost is $12. If you score badly and want to try it again, the second (and third etc.) tests are $10 each.

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Lake Chelan Winterfest presents Alefest in Downtown Manson
Jan
20
to Jan 28

Lake Chelan Winterfest presents Alefest in Downtown Manson

A couple days of tasting everyone will enjoy! Sample from a selection of over 40 unique craft beers and hard ciders from purveyors from the Pacific Northwest and many from Lake Chelan.  From ports to pale ales; traditional cider to unique style ciders – you’ll be surrounded by the incredible craft that is booming in our region.

NEW THIS YEAR – Don’t miss the Lake Chelan Brewers and Distillers Night on Friday, January 19 in downtown Manson! Enjoy some of the best ale, cider and spirits that the Lake Chelan Valley and surrounding communities produce! Celebrate the local brewers and distillers with us!

A General Alefest ticket includes 6 tokens (each 5oz. taste = 1 token), a Winterfest beer tasting mug and a Winterfest Button.  Your tastings can be used all in one day or over the course of the 2 days.  Additional tasting tokens available for $2/each.

A VIP Alefest ticket includes everything in the General Alefest ticket plus a special 1-hour early entrance on Saturday.  You will be able to spend quality time tasting and discussing your favorite beers and ciders. No tasting tokens are required during this extra hour.

Check out the full list of participating breweries, cideries and distilleries.

More on Lake Chelan Winterfest Festival

The Lake Chelan Winterfest Festival has been a community favorite for nearly 30 years. It started back in the 80’s and was put on by the Lake Chelan Recreation Association. Over the years, it has grown in size but has been able to retain its small town charm.

Winterfest is a barrel of fun for everyone; a true event for the whole family. This Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce event is two weekends filled with incredible ice sculptures, live music, wine tasting, ale tasting,activities for kids of all ages, a polar bear splash, massive beach bonfire, spectacular fireworks show and much more! Plan your trip today and create your memories at the lake during our 2018 Winterfest Festival, January 12-21. Save the date!

Looking to get involved? Consider volunteering for a 4-hour shift. There are perks to go with the gig!

Tickets are now on sale!

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Big Beer Fest at Latona Pub
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Big Beer Fest at Latona Pub

There are a few more months of cold weather ahead, so come warm up with a big bowl of beef stew and some high-octane imperial stouts, barrel-aged ales, and winter warmers.

On tap: 

  • Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII
  • 2016 Melvin Uncle Ruckus
  • 2016 Sound Entendez Noel
  • Boundary Bay Cabin Fever
  • Stoup Dublin Down (Jameson barrel collaboration)
  • New Belgium Imperial Frambozen w/ Cocoa
Food specials:
  • Beef Stew
  • Pork-stuffed Cabbage
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English Barleywine Vertical Tasting at Foggy Noggin Brewing
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

English Barleywine Vertical Tasting at Foggy Noggin Brewing

Our second annual vertical tasting event featuring our English Barleywines. We have 4 years (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017) ofDuck's Ass (English Barleywine) to taste. This big Barleywine weighs in at 11.2% ABV - 91 IBU. Brewed with 100% English grown floor malted barley, English grown hops and lots of dried fruits, this beer has a complex flavor profile and is perfect for taking on interesting aging characteristics. 

Additionally, we have a 5th and 6th Barleywine - Gold Label - 2016 - 11.5% ABV - 101 IBU that will also be included in the flight. Gold Label is a historical brewing of Tennants 1954 Gold Label Barleywine, thanks to British Beer Writer & Historian Ron Pattinson. Another keg of this has been aged on Hungarian Oak for 12 months.

This event is limited to 20 people (21+) - $50/each - must be prepaid in advance. This is sure to be a high demand event, so get your space reserved ASAP with this link -https://squareup.com/store/foggy-noggin-brewing/item/foggy-noggin-barleywine-vertical
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ninkasi at North 45 Pub
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ninkasi at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"+10-for-10 Series #1 Beer Release Party" at Naked City Taproom on Camano Island
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

"+10-for-10 Series #1 Beer Release Party" at Naked City Taproom on Camano Island

Ask any man what they wanted to be when they grew up and they would recall a shiny fireman’s hat, a brass shield adorning a rimmed police hat, or maybe it was a fishbowl helmet while floating in space as an astronaut. These are the fantasies of a mind unbridled by the limitations of reality. But if you were to ask Don Webb co-owner and head brewer of Naked City Brewery and Taproom, he’d tell you the dream of owning brewery followed shortly after the contents of homebrew, resting in a 5-gallon carboy, were released into bottles.

Today, along with co-owner Bryan Miller, the brewery and taproom are celebrating their 10th anniversary of business the only way they can, by taking a year-long journey, starting with the release of their first beer this Saturday, January 20th where it all began, at 8564 Greenwood Avenue North, starting at 3 pm. Those up north, who can’t make it to Seattle, can expect an encore release at the brewery’s Camano Island taproom at Terry’s Corner, starting at 6 pm, January 25th.  In addition, to release parties, Seattle’s Naked City Brewery and Taproom are hosting a special Naked Sessions w/Tomo Nakayama & Little Spirits, January 27th.

For more on this year-long celebration, Naked City Brewing has the following to say, in their own words.

Seattle, WA – The year 2018 brings a special milestone – the 10th anniversary of Naked City Brewing. With hearts full of gratitude, the Naked City crew is celebrating ten years with ten months of collaboration beers, food pairings, charity concerts, and the Décima, a craft beer odyssey.

In partnership with many beloved brewers, including 21st Amendment, Pike, Silver City, and Flying Bike, Naked City will release one official beer each month from January to October—and a handful of surprise beers to be announced along the way.

The first beer in the 10-for-10 series is an imperial saison brewed with a variety of malts and infused with lemongrass, orange peel, and tart Montmorency cherries. Naked City head brewer Don Webb collaborated on the brew with Tomas Munoz, who gave Don is first commercial brewing opportunity at Stix Pizza and Brewing Company.

And so begins a beer odyssey known as the Décima, a poem in ten beers. Beer lovers can pick up a Décima punch card at either pub anytime after the first 10-for-10 beer is released. Beers will be released monthly until the big 10th Anniversary Parties at both pubs in October 2018, when completed Décima punch cards can be turned in for a complementary 10th Anniversary Décima pint glass.

At the Greenwood pub, a special series of ten anniversary Naked Sessions concerts will benefit charities chosen by the artists. Tomo Nakayama and Little Spirits take the stage in the Screening Room at 8pm, on Saturday, January 27, to benefit Facing Homelessness. Tickets are $10.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse strives to carry on the rich tradition of the American public house, where great food and delicious beer set the table for community life. The brewpubs in Greenwood and Camano Island host a variety of cultural events each month.

Check out the full list of official collaboration breweries, events, and other anniversary celebrations throughout 2018 at drink.nakedcity.beer.
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IPA Beer Festival at Lazy Boy Brewery and Taproom
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

IPA Beer Festival at Lazy Boy Brewery and Taproom

Stop into Lazy Boy Brewing for an afternoon featuring over 24 unique IPAs, provided by Lazy Boy and several other Washington breweries including:

  • 192 Brewing Company
  • Black Raven Brewing Company
  • Boundary Bay Brewing
  • Flying Bike Co-op Brewery
  • Island Hopping Brewing
  • Naked City Brewing

The following event requires no cover, pay as you go tasting one or as many 4 ounces tasters as you like. For $10 you get 6 tickets or can purchase one 4-ounce taster ticket for $2. Doors open at noon and with the festival concluding at 6 pm. Lazy Boy Brewery and Taproom is located at 715 100th Street Southeast in Everett, Washington.

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"Paints & Pints" with Modern Times Beer at Tap Station in Seattle
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

"Paints & Pints" with Modern Times Beer at Tap Station in Seattle

If your inner artist has been starving for some beer inspired revelry, Tap Station is conveniently hosting a guided painting and sipping session. All supplies will be provided by the artist, plus get a flight with the purchase of a ticket, which you can get here: 

www.tipsyfoxx.com/events/beer-and-brushes

Tap lists TBA

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Hellbent Sparrowhawk Belgian Blond release at Hellbent Brewing's Taproom
Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Hellbent Sparrowhawk Belgian Blond release at Hellbent Brewing's Taproom

Our third beer release of January will please all you Belgian lovers out there. Sparrowhawk Belgian Blond will make its appearance late January, but hurry, this one is sure to go quick!

Sparrowhawk Belgian-Style Blond Ale

Hellbent’s newest Belgian-style ale is named after the small raptors that inhabit that part of Europe. This mild, malt-forward blond beer is brewed with pale malt, malted white wheat, and Belgian carapils malt and is fermented with Belgian yeast, which imbues it with stone fruit and slightly spicy flavors. It’s accented with lemon peel, grains of paradise, elderberry, elderflower, chamomile, and jasmine flower.

6.7% ABV
20 IBUs
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"4th Annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Kickoff" at Brouwer's Cafe
Feb
1
3:00 PM15:00

"4th Annual Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Kickoff" at Brouwer's Cafe

Several years ago, a few Washington brewers got together and discussed a few topics concerning the industry. One of those topics centered on all the hype a certain early-year, California beer release received every year. Wanting to promote the terrific Triple IPAs that local brewers create, that band of intrepid brewers came together to create what was known as the Hop Mob.

What started out as 12 breweries showcasing their Triple IPA chops has now grown to over 50 Washington breweries coming together to create this amazing and unique event.

Brouwer’s has strived to be a platform to show off these wares and once again we’ll be tapping the lion’s share of the available IIIPAs for the annual kickoff event. We invite you to come out come out, drink some giant IPAs, and help support the mission of the Hop Mob – to promote the fantastic beers that Washington brewers are producing.

Look for a list of participating breweries in the near future.
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Oakshire at North 45 Pub
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Oakshire at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Firkin Frolic Happy Hour - Boise’s Firkin Beer Festival" at The Basque Center
Feb
8
4:30 PM16:30

"Firkin Frolic Happy Hour - Boise’s Firkin Beer Festival" at The Basque Center

Boise's Firkin Frolic Beerfest is back for another round, and it's bigger and better than ever before! We're featuring some of the best local breweries and will be pouring some LIMITED, ONE-OF-A-KIND firkins along with several other fantastic brews!


WHAT IS A FIRKIN?

>> A Firkin is a unit of measurement, and also the size of a particular kind of keg for cask conditioning. One quartre of a barrel, 72 pints, 9 imperial gallons…blah, blah, blah. 

The bottom line, the brass tacks, the nitty-gritty…or, if you will, the bottom of the glass…it is a specialty beer that is tapped in a unique way. A firkin is a “Real Ale” in that it has not been cold filtered, pasteurized, carbonated, or manipulated by any other processes. You will be drinking a free range, cage free beer, just like those back in the first days of beer drinking. So, essentially a firkin is a time machine to take you back to time when men were men, the west was wild, beards were not manicured, and beer was actually beer.


BREWERIES

>> Boise Brewing
>> Lost Grove Brewing
>> Mother Earth Brew Co. - Nampa
>> Sawtooth Brewery
>> Sockeye Brewing
>> Powderhaus Brewing Company
>> White Dog Brewing Boise
>> AND MORE...stay tuned to www.boisefirkinfrolic.org for a more complete list


FOOD TRUCKS

>> Foxy Franks
>> Wetos Locos


TICKETS
>> Tickets include a collectable glass and 6-4oz pours.
>> On-line “EARLY BIRD” tickets sales start December 1st @www.boisefirkinfrolic.org for only $12
>> Price increases to $15 after January 26th and $20 at the door

Must be 21+ to attend.

Brought to you by Rotary Club of Boise.

For more information visit us @ www.boisefirkinfrolic.org

Tickets can be purchased at http://boisefirkinfrolic.org

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"Beerlesque" at Brouwers' Cafe
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

"Beerlesque" at Brouwers' Cafe

BEERlesque– an Evening of Beer and Burlesque featuring Sailor St. Claire as MC,  with 2 performances from: Sara Dipity, Ruby Mimosa, and Amara Strutt

Breaking from the normal fare of Brouwer’s Café, we’ll be hosting a wonderful night of entertainment featuring some of Seattle’s finest burlesque performers. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to PAWS, a Washington animal service organization dedicated to treating injured wildlife and finding loving animals their forever homes.

To help fundraising, this will be a ticketed event. We will pre-sell tickets and have a few available for purchase the evening of the event. Pre-sold tickets will be $20 and includes a chair and a beer from one of our partner breweries – Samuel Smith’s, Lindemans, Ayinger, Weihenstephaner, and Dupont.

The show will begin around 9 pm and run until 11 pm. A limited menu will be available during the event. Ticketing details will be released soon.

Click Beerlesque for Tickets

Find out more about the entertainers by following the provided links:

www.sailorstclaire.com

www.theatomicbombshells.com

www.AmaraStrutt.com

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Pacific Science Center presents Brewology
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pacific Science Center presents Brewology

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Taste craft brews from the greater Seattle area and learn how they were made directly from the brew masters themselves while exploring Pacific Science Center after hours. Ticket includes unlimited tastes from some of your favorite local breweries plus hop filled demos and activities. The following breweries will be present at Brewology:

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Bad Granny Hard Cider
  • Cash Brewing Company Inc.
  • Chuckanut Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • Dirty Bucket Brewing Co.
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Icicle Brewing Company
  • Jellyfish Brewing Company
  • Lucky Envelope Brewing
  • Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.
  • Optimism
  • Pear UP
  • Redhook Brewery
  • Portland Cider Company
  • Schilling Hard Cider
  • Silver City Brewing
  • Sumerian Brewing Co.

Tickets are $45 for Pacific Science Center Members and $50 for non-Members.

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Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company
Feb
11
6:00 PM18:00

Chocofest at Pike Brewing Company

Fall in love with beer, chocolate and savory bites at Chocofest. This culinary adventure celebrates Valentine’s Day in Seattle and is a food and drink lovers delight. Your night will be complete, with unlimited food bites from premiere local restaurants and talented chocolatiers, alongside delicious sips from local brewers, wineries and distillers.  There’s even a cask beer section, with unique cask beers available for just this one night.

Chocofest benefits Puget Soundkeeper, protecting and preserving the waters of Puget Sound.

Chocofest is a 21+ only event and admission includes all food, commemorative Chocofest glass, 10 drink tickets and live music.

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"4th Annual Black & Brew" at Watershed Pub & Kitchen
Feb
15
to Feb 21

"4th Annual Black & Brew" at Watershed Pub & Kitchen

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  • Google Calendar ICS
Stout lovers rejoice! Black & Brew is back again to soothe the darkest part of your beer-drinking soul. These are incredible times to be alive if you're a fan of these rich, strong, insanely complex, black brews, and collecting them has been more fun this year than ever before. The only hard part is narrowing them down to 15! As always our chefs will be cooking up some rich, hearty specials to sustain you on your journey into dark beer nirvana so bring your appetite too.
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ridgewalker at North 45 Pub
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ridgewalker at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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Rails and Ales along Wenatchee’s Brewing District
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Rails and Ales along Wenatchee’s Brewing District

Wenatchee has long been known for its orchards, outdoor recreation and scenery. Now, it’s becoming known for craft beer! Come and check out Wenatchee’s new craft brewery district located along the city’s Columbia River waterfront. In addition to the three independent craft breweries, you’ll find great restaurants, shops and lodging, and outdoor pursuits such as skiing at Mission Ridge.

Rails and Ales is Friday, February 2

Come watch some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the state in a ski and snowboard rail jam contest on Orondo Avenue in the heart of Wenatchee Brewers Row. Mission Ridge provides the snow (truck load after truck load) to cover the street, and the portable lighting for this evening event. The spectator area is right outside Badger Mountain Brewery, where the brewery hosts a big outdoor beer garden. There will also be a vendor village with food, hot chocolate, heaters, fires and sponsor tents. More than 3,000 spectators have showed up annually. It is truly an event for all ages. Check out the event from beginning to end here https://vimeo.com/87915548!

About Wenatchee’s Brewing District
Columbia Valley Brewery is Wenatchee’s oldest commercial brewery, opening in 2012 adjacent to Riverfront Park and the Columbia River. Enjoy some of their fresh homemade food while you sip on one of their many craft beers.

Badger Mountain Brewery opened in 2013 as Wenatchee’s largest craft beer brewery. They currently have 24 taps that pour their beer, guest beer, and cider. Located in an old fruit warehouse building, the brewery is filled with charm.

Wenatchee Valley Brewing opened its doors in 2017 after converting an old house next to Riverfront Park. It’s a family run business with a huge love of beer!

All the breweries are within walking distance of each other, via the region’s landmark Apple Capital Loop Trail along the banks of the Columbia. From craft beer to old industrial areas to recreation and wildlife, Wenatchee Brewers Row highlights the community’s best!

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Festival of Dark Arts at Fort George Brewing Company
Feb
17
10:00 PM22:00

Festival of Dark Arts at Fort George Brewing Company

Press Release

[Astoria, Oregon] There is no darker place than Fort George Brewery during February Stout Month. Every year the faucets flow in a rich tapestry of pitch-black colors, with specialty stouts and bottles releases all month. And it’s all anchored by the largest single-day stout & art celebration in the world – the Festival of Dark Arts.

Prepare Yourself
Limited tickets to the 2018 Festival of Darks Arts go on sale starting Wednesday, November 29th, and this year they are more limited and coveted than ever. Bearers will be granted entrance on Saturday, February 17th into a magical menagerie of dark art and macabre entertainment, all the while surrounded by the most awe-inspiring collection of stouts ever assembled in one place. You’ll be entranced by the iron, glass, ice, and chainsaw craft. Live music, dark art galleries, and roaming practitioners of the fanciful arts will delight you. All told, over 60 rare and unique stouts will be tapped, tempting all of your darkest senses.

New to the Fest
Stretch out into expanded festival areas on 14th Street and onto the new upper deck of the Fort George Building where new surprises await you. Arrive at your leisure starting at noon and come and go as you please. You can look forward to rare stouts tapping throughout the day and night, with all-new live entertainment until festival end.

And then, save stout room for the boldest Fort George barrel aged bottle release ever, starting Sunday, February 18th at noon. Five unique variations of Matryoshka will be available in wax-dipped bottles, plus very limited quantities of cellared 2017 Matryoshka and Matryoshka variations to construct your vertical tasting. It is indeed a Sweet Virginia bottle release worthy of Stout Month.

The Details
For more information and a link to tickets go to www.festivalofdarkarts.com. Entertainment and stouts will be added as they are confirmed. Tickets are $55 each. All tickets this year allow festival access starting at noon. Every ticket holder will receive a Festival of Dark Arts Grimoire, a 2018 festival glass, and twelve drink tokens with additional tokens for sale at the festival. You must be 21+ and have a ticket to attend.

Festival of Dark Arts
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018
Time: Noon to 10pmPlace: Fort George Block – 1483 Duane Street, Astoria, OR
Details: All tickets are $55. 21+ only & IDs required for entry.

Buy your tickets and book your hotel rooms early, then prepare to paint your palate black with the awe inspiring essence of Stout Month.

Legal Disclaimers
Be forewarned: stout will stain your clothes. Dress appropriately. Tickets are transferrable but not refundable. Voted by the Willamette Week Oregon Beer Awards in 2016 & 2017 as the best beer festival in Oregon. 2018 will only get darker….

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"Steal the Glass" with Modern Times Beer at Eureka
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

"Steal the Glass" with Modern Times Beer at Eureka

It is common knowledge that Modern Times glassware is as sexy as they come, and if you've been waiting for the chance to snag some, your window of opportunity just flew open. Eureka! in Huntington Beach will be hosting a Steal the Glass night, so if you like cool cups, it may behoove you to stop in and grab a pint.
 

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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Vertigo at North 45 Pub
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Vertigo at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"HARDLIVER Barleywine Fest" at Brouwers' Cafe
Feb
24
to Feb 26

"HARDLIVER Barleywine Fest" at Brouwers' Cafe

Out of the bleakness of the Seattle Winter comes a shining beacon of hope. After conditioning (or pickling) your bodies during the holiday season, it’s time to do some real heavy lifting and again show your body whose boss. That’s right! Hard Liver is upon us once more.

Now in its 16th year, we’ll be showcasing the best the world in barleywine has to offer. Old stalwarts of the style will mix it up with recent releases in a no-holds-barred event where the winner is surely to be you.

We will be tapping at least 50 barleywines that’ll make you taste buds tingle and your body mourn what could’ve been had there not been such a thing as barleywine.

Join us the last weekend in February for this time-honored tradition where we will once again find out, “How hard is your liver?!”

 

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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ecliptic at North 45 Pub
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ecliptic at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Fearless at North 45 Pub
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Fearless at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ordinance at North 45 Pub
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Ordinance at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Leikan at North 45 Pub
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Leikan at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Grixsen at North 45 Pub
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Grixsen at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"Brew Hog" Blowout Party at North 45 Pub
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" Blowout Party at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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"4 years | 4 beers: A Lowercase Soirée" at Lowercase Brewing Taproom
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

"4 years | 4 beers: A Lowercase Soirée" at Lowercase Brewing Taproom

Can it be true?! Of course it can!! Lowercase Brewing is celebrating our 4th anniversary!

Come join us to celebrate 4 years of simply, delicious beer! To commemorate the festivities, we will be celebrating with four beers: two favorites and two brand-new brews. Pair that with food and music... and we have a "soirée" on our hands! We'd love to have you join.

Ticket includes entrance to the event and two beers. Food tickets and additional drink tickets will be available at the door.

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"+10-for-10 Series #1 Beer Release Party" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Jan
20
3:00 PM15:00

"+10-for-10 Series #1 Beer Release Party" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Ask any man what they wanted to be when they grew up and they would recall a shiny fireman’s hat, a brass shield adorning a rimmed police hat, or maybe it was a fishbowl helmet while floating in space as an astronaut. These are the fantasies of a mind unbridled by the limitations of reality. But if you were to ask Don Webb co-owner and head brewer of Naked City Brewery and Taproom, he’d tell you the dream of owning brewery followed shortly after the contents of homebrew, resting in a 5-gallon carboy, were released into bottles.

Today, along with co-owner Bryan Miller, the brewery and taproom are celebrating their 10th anniversary of business the only way they can, by taking a year-long journey, starting with the release of their first beer this Saturday, January 20th where it all began, at 8564 Greenwood Avenue North, starting at 3 pm. Those up north, who can’t make it to Seattle, can expect an encore release at the brewery’s Camano Island taproom at Terry’s Corner, starting at 6 pm, January 25th.  In addition, to release parties, Seattle’s Naked City Brewery and Taproom are hosting a special Naked Sessions w/Tomo Nakayama & Little Spirits, January 27th.

For more on this year-long celebration, Naked City Brewing has the following to say, in their own words.

Seattle, WA – The year 2018 brings a special milestone – the 10th anniversary of Naked City Brewing. With hearts full of gratitude, the Naked City crew is celebrating ten years with ten months of collaboration beers, food pairings, charity concerts, and the Décima, a craft beer odyssey.

In partnership with many beloved brewers, including 21st Amendment, Pike, Silver City, and Flying Bike, Naked City will release one official beer each month from January to October—and a handful of surprise beers to be announced along the way.

The first beer in the 10-for-10 series is an imperial saison brewed with a variety of malts and infused with lemongrass, orange peel, and tart Montmorency cherries. Naked City head brewer Don Webb collaborated on the brew with Tomas Munoz, who gave Don is first commercial brewing opportunity at Stix Pizza and Brewing Company.

And so begins a beer odyssey known as the Décima, a poem in ten beers. Beer lovers can pick up a Décima punch card at either pub anytime after the first 10-for-10 beer is released. Beers will be released monthly until the big 10th Anniversary Parties at both pubs in October 2018, when completed Décima punch cards can be turned in for a complementary 10th Anniversary Décima pint glass.

At the Greenwood pub, a special series of ten anniversary Naked Sessions concerts will benefit charities chosen by the artists. Tomo Nakayama and Little Spirits take the stage in the Screening Room at 8pm, on Saturday, January 27, to benefit Facing Homelessness. Tickets are $10.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse strives to carry on the rich tradition of the American public house, where great food and delicious beer set the table for community life. The brewpubs in Greenwood and Camano Island host a variety of cultural events each month.

Check out the full list of official collaboration breweries, events, and other anniversary celebrations throughout 2018 at drink.nakedcity.beer.
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"Brew Hog" brewery night with Great Notion at North 45 Pub
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

"Brew Hog" brewery night with Great Notion at North 45 Pub

In case you didn't know, North 45 Pub on NW 21st St. is currently in the middle of their 10th annual “Brew Hog" beer tasting and BBQ series! Every Thursday from 6-9pm, now through April 5th, guests are invited to meet local brewers, enjoy free beer tastings, $4 pints, and delicious bbq specials.

During the "Brew Hog" series, North 45 Pub hosts a different local guest brewery each week to showcase their brews with free tastings, and Chef Ashley Waechtner prepares different delicious smoked ribs and pork specials to pair with that week's beer selection.

It's also a great time to check out North 45's newly renovated large year-round patio, complete with a new domed tent with high efficiency duct tent heaters! 

Below are the upcoming "Brew Hog" featured brewers! The series will end with their annual Brew Hog Blowout Party on April 5th, from which a portion of proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington.

In addition to the headlining brewery, the following will be in attendance, a different one each week.

  • 1/11 Three Creeks
  • 1/18 Great Notion
  • 1/25 Ninkasi
  • 2/1 Oakshire
  • 2/8 Upright
  • 2/15 Ridgewalker
  • 2/22 Vertigo
  • 3/1 Ecliptic
  • 3/8 Fearless
  • 3/15 Ordnance
  • 3/22 Leikan
  • 3/29 Grixsen
  • 4/5 Blowout Party! (Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington)  
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Brewery Tasting with Firestone Walker at The Beer Junction
Jan
18
5:00 PM17:00

Brewery Tasting with Firestone Walker at The Beer Junction

As a lead up to Barrel Junction (which starts January 20th), we're doing a rare beer night with Firestone Walker on January 18th! We'll have all these on tap on January 18th at 5PM! 

- 20th Anniversary
- 21st Anniversary
- Agrestic American Wild Red Ale
- Sucaba 2014
- Stickee Monkee 2015
- Parabola 2016
- Helldorado 2016
- Velvet Merkin 2014
- Bravo 201

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Hellbent Big Island Toasted Coconut release at Hellbent Brewing's Taproom
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Hellbent Big Island Toasted Coconut release at Hellbent Brewing's Taproom

Comfort food. By their very definition, are foods which warm the hearts, inspired the minds, and salivate the senses. No one can tell you what comfort is. Instead, you'll have to dig into your olfactory memory and recall that first slice of juicy meatloaf, the pearl whiteness escaping a recently baked or a crispy skinned chicken wing.

What about a 'comfort beer'?

Most would immediately point to a nearby can of light-American-lager or a German beer with a familiar white and blue-dressed blonde. Hellbent Brewing's co-owner, Randy Embernate, might have the closest thing to a 'comfort beer' with the release of Big Island Toasted Coconut Stout. 

An expat from 'The Big Island' of Hawaii, Randy and his assistant brewer (Ryan Fitts) conceived of a beer inspired by the natural hybrid of the botanical kingdom, the coconut. Which is why they collaborated on Big Island Toasted Coconut Stout, an Oatmeal Stout aged with toasted coconuts. 

Be the first to get this year's batch of our Big Island Toasted Coconut Stout - one our most sought after beers!!! This year we will have a limited number of 22oz bottles for sale alongside the release of the Nitro and CO2 versions of this stout. For those of you who have not yet tried the Toasted Coconut Stout, prepare yourself for a beer that is rich with roasted malt flavor, yet smooth and drinkable. Our Big Island Coconut Stout is a traditional oatmeal stout aged on toasted coconut, creating a beer with a heavenly flavor and aroma. You don’t want to miss this beer before it’s gone!

Big Island Toasted Coconut Stout will be on sale, January 17th when the brewery's taproom opens at 12 pm. Hellbent Brewing Company is located at 13035 Lake City Way NE in Seattle's Lake City neighborhood. While you're there, ask Randy or Ryan where what town they are from. The answer might put a smile on your face.

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1st year Anniversary at Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver
Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

1st year Anniversary at Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver

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It’s hard to believe that we opened the doors to our beautiful Vancouver brewpub one full year ago. We are overjoyed with the support we’ve received from our Vancouver guests, the local brewing community, and our thoughtful employees throughout 2017. We love our new neighborhood and we are looking forward to celebrating our first anniversary with you all on Wednesday, January 17.

For the anniversary we are releasing three new Vancouver-brewed beers: Pillow Fight, Lacamas Porter, and a Vancouver-only Secession CDA. Beers will be at happy hour prices all day, and we’re also preparing a number of new food specials. We are giving away Mug Club Memberships to a guest every couple hours and we’ll also have raffles throughout the day. If you want to bring in the kiddos, treat them to special face painting between 5-8pm.

The list of beers:

Pillow Fight NEIPA - We took VIPA (Vancouver IPA) but clipped the bite from its fangs and re-imagined it as a New England-Style IPA. Super hazy and super aromatic without the bitterness of it's big brother. This one goes down easy with nothing to stand between you and your next sip.

Lacamas Porter - A porter with rich sweetness, an abundance of chocolate malt, and a sturdy body. This beer will taste fantastic on those hard and cold winter nights.

Secession Cascadian Dark Ale - An alliance of Northwest hops as formidable as the Cascade Mountain Range and roasted malts as dark as a cloud-covered night sky. We brewed this Cascadian Dark Ale in Vancouver, for Vancouver, months before the planned release in Portland.

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"Drinking Buddies Pub Crawl" with Bale Breaker and Jameson Whiskey
Jan
16
3:00 PM15:00

"Drinking Buddies Pub Crawl" with Bale Breaker and Jameson Whiskey

  • 1801 Birchfield Road Yakima, WA, 98901 United States (map)
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Buddies that drink together stick together, and that’s just what we’ll do for the release of The Ossifier IPA, part of the national Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies program.  The Drinking Buddies Pub Crawl starts at 3pm at Bale Breaker Brewery, then on to Bill's Place (4pm), Norm's of Yakima (5:30pm) and ending at SportsCenter (7pm).

Keep track of your buddy for the night by dressing to impress in matching outfits. Prizes will be awarded, so twin like you’ve never twinned before.   

The Ossifier India Pale Ale has been aged in Jameson barrels and is kegged in extremely limited quantities.The Ossifier will be on tap (until it's gone) at each location of the crawl, and each venue will feature a Jameson & Bale Breaker drink special. Of the beer, Kevin Smith, Head Brewer, says, "The beautifully layered malt bill is not only enhanced by time spent aging in Jameson barrels, but the dry hops were carefully chosen to pair with the aromatics of the whisky."

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Fremont Barrel Aged Dinner at Toronado in Seattle
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fremont Barrel Aged Dinner at Toronado in Seattle

Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3220769

Welcome beer, from 5:30 pm to 6 pm

Cask Conditioned Fremont Lush

Dinner at 6 pm

Course 1, Salad

  • Beer: Foudre Aged Saison with Brett and Lacto
  • Course: Red Watercress and Arugula with Foudre Beer Citrus Vinaigrette, Grilled Granny Smith Apples, & Dried Pear and Cranberry

Course 2, Pasta

  • Beer: 2017 B-Bomb, Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale
  • Course: Beer Braised Wild Boar House Made Ravioli with Cream Sauce, Organic Roasted Rainbow Carrots, Fresh Micro Green Garnish

Course 3, Main

  • Beer: Fremont Red Wine Barrel Aged Bier De Garde
  • Course: Orange Glazed, House made Bacon-wrapped Organic Chicken Thigh, with Beer Braised Cabbage, Roasted Purple Fingerling Potatoes, and Fremont Beer Demi Glace

Course 4, Desert

  • Beer: 3 Matts Barrel Magic. A blend of Vintage 2015 Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged "BBADS", Vintage 2015 Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Aged "BBADS", Vintage 2016 Cruzan Rum Barrel Aged B-Bomb Winter Ale, Vintage 2016 "B-Bomb" Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Ale, Vintage 2016 Heaven Hill 12yr Whiskey Barrel Aged Rusty Nail , Vintage 2016 Heaven Hill Bing/Van with Cherries.
  • Course: Lemon Turnover Pastry with Cherry Syrup Glaze and 3 Matts Beer Chocolate Mousse

And with your purchase, you get to take home a bottle of 3 Matts Barrel Magic.
We will provide nerdier beer descriptions very soon

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"Fifth Annual High Gravity Extravaganza" at McMenamin's Old St. Francis School
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

"Fifth Annual High Gravity Extravaganza" at McMenamin's Old St. Francis School

Cozy up around the fire pits at Old St. Francis School where you can sip on more than 25 IPAs, stouts and ciders made by the Bend McM brewery + guests. Plus, don’t forget about the live music, a given for any McM event! From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. you can enjoy tunes from Maxwell Friedman Group, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Company Grand will be jamming, and finally at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. you can dance to Swatkins and the Positive Agenda. Isn’t it HIGH time you get to Bend for this one?

Free admission; $2.00/Token (one per 4oz. taste) All ages welcome; 21 and over to drink

Learn more: https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/176870-5th-annual-high-gravity-brewfest

Participating breweries:

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Boneyard Beer
  • Crux Fermentation Project
  • Kobold Brewing
  • Riverbend Brewing Co.
  • Sunriver Brewing Co.
  • Three Creeks Brewing Co.
  • Wild Ride Brew Co.
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Atlas Cider Co.
  • Red Tank Cider
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Beer Release Varietal - Foggy Noggin Bastón at Foggy Noggin Brewing
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Beer Release Varietal - Foggy Noggin Bastón at Foggy Noggin Brewing

A special release of our collaboration brew we did with Varietal Beer Company ... 

Bastón (Mexican Old Ale) 7.4% ABV - 66 IBU.  The Mexican Styles Dark Old Ale collaboration is brewed with English malts, British treacle and Mexican piloncillo cane sugar. The result is a rustic black ale with a smooth, dark roast flavor. Very limited beer, so come early before it's all gone.
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Oyster Pop Up with Hama Hama Oysters at Cascade Barrel House
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Oyster Pop Up with Hama Hama Oysters at Cascade Barrel House

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Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. ... The Cascade Brewing Barrel House has announced its first ever Oyster Pop Up featuring fresh Hama Hama Oysters. The one-day event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1pm until 6pm, or until the oysters run out. The Cascade Brewing Barrel House is located at 939 SE Belmont St

The Oyster Pop Up will feature a raw bar set up inside the pub with shucked to order oysters on the half shell, and a special menu featuring Hama Hama oysters – including seafood chowder, oyster pâté, and oysters Rockefeller – plus traditional accompaniments and sour beer mignonettes. 

The event will also offer limited Cascade Brewing rarities from the cellar and special beer pairings.

There is no admission to the event, and reservations are not required. All ages are welcome. 

About Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Known as the House of Sour, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House is Cascade Brewing's Eastside pub. It features at least 20 sour beers on tap at any given time, including two taps reserved for sour beers straight from the barrel. It also offers taps dedicated to nitro, blender reserve, and non-sour beers. To complement the beers, the Barrel House features a limited menu of small plates, sandwiches, salads and desserts, all made with local Northwest ingredients. Cascade Brewing’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call 503-265-8603 or visit CascadeBrewingBarrelHouse.com and join the pub on social media @CascadeBrewingBarrelHouse. Cheers to the sours; enjoy in a profoundly wise 

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"Proctor Peaks IPA Release Party" at Peaks and Pints
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

"Proctor Peaks IPA Release Party" at Peaks and Pints

  • Peaks and Pints at Basecamp Proctor (map)
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No cover charge.

To celebrate its first year in business, Peaks and Pints is excited to announce its special India Pale Ale release in collaboration with Two Beers Brewing Co. The outdoors/lodge themed bottle shop, taproom and restaurant has a special place in its heart for the outdoors-themed brewery in Seattle.

“We dropped our carabiners bottle openers with glee when Two Beers founder Joel VandenBrink asked if they could brew us a house IPA,” says Peaks and Pints co-owner Ron Swarner as he typed this event announcement. “They’re the 15th largest brewery in the state with awesome beer and pine needles stuck to their clothing. We’re huge fans.”

Coming in at 6.7 percent ABV and 60 IBUs, Proctor Peaks IPA will be pine (naturally) and dank on the nose and palate featuring Warrior, Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe hops with kettle and dry hop additions.

“And, it has clear, copper coloring,” adds Swarner, because that’s a thing.
Proctor Peaks IPA will be released at Peaks and Pints Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m., along with other Two Beers and Seattle Cider draft delights. In addition, expect mountain-themed music, movies and raffle prizes. 

The night will also serve as a benefit for Citizens For A Healthy Bay, thanks to Drinking for Conservation’s endeavor to raise funds for the Tacoma organization’s efforts to keep Commencement Bay clean and healthy.
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Fremont Stone Squirrel Coffee Porter Release at Fremont Brewing's Urban Beer Garden
Jan
2
11:00 AM11:00

Fremont Stone Squirrel Coffee Porter Release at Fremont Brewing's Urban Beer Garden

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Spring is the season of Renewal and Invention, and that’s cool with Fremont, so we decided to offer not one, but three different beers for our Spring Seasonal this year. Each beer will be made for one month from January through March. Although these are Spring beers in the Alternate Universe of Beer Seasons, there is still snow in the mountains, a nip in the air, and it’s cold. The January beer is Stone Squirrel, a Coffee Porter. Snuggle up to the Stone Squirrel, and enjoy the gentle embrace of rich chocolate, coffee, and roasted toffee flavors. Stone Squirrel is brewed with locally roasted, cold- brewed coffee, and chocolate and roast malts on top of a base of pale malt and Yakima Valley hops. “A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.” – Douglas Adams
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Munich, C-60, Carafa 2 Special, and Chocolate malts, Rolled Oats, Columbus hops, and Tony’s Café Carmelita coffee.
ABV: 5.4% IBU: 25
Color: Deep, rich brown
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, sweet
Flavor: Roasted malts, caramel, coffee
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Western Themed New Year's Eve party at Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Western Themed New Year's Eve party at Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro

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On New Year’s Eve, Boundary Bay’s Tap Room and Bistro will transform into a Western themed dance hall, complete with line dancing and BBQ food.

Doors open at 9 pm.  The fabulous Charlene Lenn, of Lynden Line Dancers, will get the dancing started at 10 pm. There will be a champagne toast and Boundary Bay’s traditional keg drop at midnight.

““Boots, Buckles, beer and cowboy hats!  Yehaw!” said Charlene. “I can’t think of any place I’d rather be than boot scootin’ the night away at Boundary Bay.  A little stomp and shuffle and you’ll all be line dancing the night away!”

Tickets cost $35 per person or $60 per couple, and can be purchased in the Tap Room at Boundary Bay, or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3174400.  Tickets include admission and BBQ style cuisine.

Boundary Bay Brewery is an independently owned and operated brewpub located in downtown Bellingham. Since 1995, they’ve been making handcrafted beer and fresh, local food for the Bellingham community. Boundary Bay Brewery houses a Taproom, family-friendly Bistro, outdoor dining with a patio and a beer garden.

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"16 Tons New Year’s Eve Coast to Coast Toast!" at 16 Tons
Dec
31
to Jan 1

"16 Tons New Year’s Eve Coast to Coast Toast!" at 16 Tons

16 Tons’ New Years Party celebrates Midnight in the four American time zones with flair and panache.

On Sunday, December 31st, 16 Tons at 13th & High will host their first New Years Eve bash: A Coast to Coast Toast! The Coast to Coast toast will feature some of the best that each American time zone has to offer in terms of craft beers. Starting at 8 p.m., we will be dimming the lights, lighting the candles, and generally enjoying each other’s company in the presence of 18 delicious beers on tap (with more than a few barrel aged beers and Hazy IPAs).

At 9 p.m., Midnight in New York City, a surprise East Coast keg will be tapped. At 10 p.m., the East Coast keg will be swapped for a surprise Central time zone keg. At 11 p.m., we will toast with a surprise Mountain time zone keg and finally, at midnight, a secret Pacific time zone keg will be put on to celebrate the arrival of 2018 in Eugene.

Guests will enjoy FREE ONE OUNCE TASTERS of each of the surprise beers with the choice to purchase a glass or pint for that hour thereafter. The party will stay classy until 1 a.m. Fancy dress is encouraged but not mandatory.
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"NYE Party: Celebrating twice, because 2018 is going to be so nice" at Stone's Throw Brewery
Dec
31
to Jan 1

"NYE Party: Celebrating twice, because 2018 is going to be so nice" at Stone's Throw Brewery

A New Year’s party for the family at 9pm, and then one for the adults at 12pm. We are celebrating twice, because 2018 is going to be twice as nice! Psychedelic Cowboys will be helping us celebrate from 8pm – 12pm, with delicious food from Back East BBQ arriving at 7pm. Come and join us at 9pm, 12pm or all night long!
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Christmas Party with Modern Times Beer at Bailey's Taproom
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

Christmas Party with Modern Times Beer at Bailey's Taproom

NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY AT BAILEY'S TAPROOM IN PORTLAND
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31st 7:00PM

New Year's resolution suggestion: Never miss an opportunity to get down on some scrumptious suds. Bailey's Taproom is making it easy to start off on the right foot by hosting a glorious NYE party. Let the new year embolden the new you to fete like never before. 

  • Tap List TBA
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New Year's Eve Dinner at The Front Door
Dec
31
6:00 PM18:00

New Year's Eve Dinner at The Front Door

Wow I can’t believe another year has passed, so let’s end this year with a bang!!! We are happy to have our New Year’s bash with the fantastic Mother Earth Brew Co. Sunday December 31, 2017 from 6-9pm. Let’s get straight to the goods….

 

Reception/Appetizer

 

Born Blonde- a light & crisp ale for easy drinking

Caramelized onion & roasted garlic dip

 

Salad

 

4 Seasons Winter 2017- Bourbon Barreled aged Imperial Brown- notes of caramel & toffee

Chopped salad with daikon sprouts, bitter greens & candied walnuts tossed in honey vinaigrette

 

Pasta

 

4 Seasons Summer 2016- Belgian Golden Ale - fruity & perfectly balanced

Lobster ravioli with a garlic butter sauce

 

Entrée

 

Boo Koo- hoppy with notes of fruit & pine

Herb crusted prime rib with smashed fingerlings & creamy asparagus

 

Dessert

 

Quit Stalin- Bourbon Barrel aged Stout- roasty with a velvet finish

Almond sponge with a rum/raspberry sauce

 

Cost is $60 per person. Reservations will be required for this event 

(208)287-9201. Tickets sell fast so don’t delay

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"New Year's Eve presented by Pfriem" at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
Dec
31
to Jan 5

"New Year's Eve presented by Pfriem" at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

Pfriem Presents New Year’s Eve Celebration at Mt. Hood Meadows

  • Lifts run past midnight, Fireworks at 10:15 PM, Dinner Buffet and Dance Party with Counterfeit Hits
  • Presented by Pfriem Brewing

It’s a Party on the Mountain - New Year’s Eve Mt. Hood Meadows style. For the 50th time a new year will dawn on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows. This 50th anniversary edition includes extended night operations until after midnight, a rail Party in the Park freestyle event, a delicious dinner buffet, a tween party with games and music, a 21 and older party with Counterfeit Hits, champaign toast and balloon drop, and a fireworks display (at 10:15 PM).

Lifts run until after midnight

How “suspenseful” it will be to start the New Year suspended between one year and another. Lifts run until after midnight to give you this special “uplifting” sensation. A special 3 - midnight ticket is available online for just $49, or can be purchased at the resort. If you already have an unlimited, night or value pass, you’re Golden!

Party in the Park presented by ReRack

It’s a free rail jam with great grinding and styling. Swag will be distributed, there’ll be some Meadows 50th anniversary trivia for more prizes and music to create a great vibe. The New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will be presented in Shipyard - a free rail jam. Thanks ReRack!

Spectacular New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner

Talk about a feast - it may be the best dinner you’ll have this entire year! New Year's Eve is a showcase for the culinary talents of new Executive Chef Daniel Dehay and the entire culinary services team. There are three seatings at 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 8:00 PM. Seating times are limited so should be reserved online. Any remaining seating can be purchased on a first come, first served basis at the Concierge Desk upon your arrival at Meadows.

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New Year's Eve at Beveridge Place Pub
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve at Beveridge Place Pub

What would you rather do on this night:

A) head downtown, struggle to find parking, stand in the rain and cold at Seattle Center with a bunch of strangers, then get stuck in traffic for hours trying to get home; or

B) go to Beveridge Place, enjoy excellent beverages, relax with some friends, make new friends, wear goofy hats, and have a midnight toast with bottles of Deus Brut de Flandres, Shingleback Black Bubbles, Delmas Blanquette, or another tasty beverage?  

We thought so
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