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Fremont B-Bomb 2018 releases at Fremont Urban Beer Garden
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Fremont B-Bomb 2018 releases at Fremont Urban Beer Garden

Fremont Brewing is excited to celebrate the release of 2018 B-Bomb, their annual bourbon barrel-aged winter ale! B-Bomb, formerly known as Bourbon Abominable, will be released in Fremont’s Urban Beer Garden on #BBombFriday, November 23rd. B-Bomb will be on-tap and available to-go in 22oz bottles at 11am. Then at 5pm, the legendary Yeti will join the party to help tap three release-party-only B-Bomb infusions! B-Bomb bottles are $20 each with a four bottle limit per person. Full distribution will follow the event.

About: This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8-12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel-aged Winter Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that B-Bomb will age gracefully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Crystal-120, Munich, Roast Barley, Carafa-2, and Chocolate malts with Columbus, Willamette, and US Golding hops.
ABV: 14.0%           IBU: 65
Color: Deep black
Aroma: Vanilla, wood, caramel
Flavor: Cocoa, bourbon, dried fruit

Awards: 
2018 Sip Northwest, Barrel Aged – Gold
2017 Sip Northwest, Best Barrel-Aged – Double Gold
2016 WA Beer Awards, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Gold
2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards, Specialty Wood-Aged Beer – Gold
2015 Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers, Strong Dark Beer – Bronze
2015 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Fest – Best Winter Beer
2013 WA Beer Awards, Wood-Aged Beer – Gold 
2012 World Beer Cup, Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Bronze

 B-Bomb Friday Returns / © Fremont Brewing Company

B-Bomb Friday Returns / © Fremont Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Beerfest at New Seasons Market on Mercer Island
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Barrel Aged Beerfest at New Seasons Market on Mercer Island

To go along with our '20% off 6 or more barrel-aged beers' sale on Black Friday, we will be tasting some heavy hitters ALL DAY! Come on by to taste this years vintage of your favorites and maybe discover something new along the way. Fremont's Dark Stars, Founders KBS & CBS, Maui Imperial Coconut Porter, and some lovely Barrel Aged Sours from Dirty Couch over in Ballard to name a few. Don't miss out on the chance to try these artfully crafted, extremely limited brews!

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"Black Friday. A celebration of dark beer" at Payette Brewing
Nov
23
1:00 PM13:00

"Black Friday. A celebration of dark beer" at Payette Brewing

Black Friday, a Celebration of Dark Beer, features imperial stouts and porters by Payette Brewing and craft breweries from around the world. This annual event also serves as the release of Twelve Gauge Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Enjoy live music and food truck fare inside the brewery while tasting incredible (hefty) imperial stouts and porters the day after Thanksgiving. Skip shopping at the mall and score Black Friday deals on Payette Brewing merchandise!

 image courtesy Payette Brewing Company

image courtesy Payette Brewing Company

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Flying Lion Brewing's 5th Annual Dark Beer Fest at Flying Lion Brewery
Dec
21
to Dec 24

Flying Lion Brewing's 5th Annual Dark Beer Fest at Flying Lion Brewery

  • Flying Lion Brewery and tasting room (map)
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Every year near the Winter Solstice we celebrate (and tolerate) the middle of the winter by taking over our taps with the darkest, richest, tastiest beers hand picked from our own brews (as well as a couple of our guest tap favorites). This year we're extending the celebration through the whole weekend.

Join us Friday through Sunday for 25 of the darkest beers we brew + a couple guest taps, and special releases from barrel-aged, to cask-conditioned, to IPAs, to Imperials, and everything in between!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2014726025492976/

No cost or tickets, 21+

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Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise with Hellbent Brewing and Waterways Cruises and Events
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise with Hellbent Brewing and Waterways Cruises and Events

Join us for a special Beer Pairing Dinner Cruise featuring the delicious beers of Hellbent Brewing Company. Learn about craft beer brewing, as you enjoy these outstanding beers expertly paired with a delicious three-course dinner crafted by our Executive Chef.

Hellbent started with three longtime friends and restaurant industry veterans. According to these proud owners, “starting Hellbent was the natural (and the coolest) thing to do, growing directly out of their experience and love of beer.” For years they home-brewed and toiled over their business plan. Finally, after years of fierce determination and hard work they opened their doors in the thick of microbrew country. From their crisp golden ale to their floral jasmine wheat, Hellbent meticulously craft brews with the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality beer every time.

Visit https://www.waterwayscruises.com/2897-2/ for more information.

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Barrel-Aged Invitational hosted by Elliott Bay Brewing and Brother Barrel
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Barrel-Aged Invitational hosted by Elliott Bay Brewing and Brother Barrel

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In a little over a month Lake City Way’s Brother Barrel and Elliott Bay Brewing Company are set to host the annual Barrel-Aged Invitational. For the uninitiated, this is your opportunity to enjoy beers from breweries across the Pacific Northwest, paired by Elliott Bay Brewing’s Restaurant kitchen. All that’s asked of you is $55.00, a strong constitution, and the willingness to spend four hours with some award winning breweries.

Join us for an afternoon filled with tastings of limited release barrel-aged beers, food pairings, and good times. Ticket purchase includes 4 ounce tastes of beer from each brewery, food pairings, charcuterie, and focaccia pizza.

Breweries currently featured at this year’s Barrel-Aged Invitational include:

  • Elliott Bay Brewing Company

  • Alesong Brewing & Blending

  • Beardslee Public House

  • Breakside Brewing

  • Engine House #9

  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

  • North Coast Brewing Company

  • Odin Brewing Company

  • Redhook Brewery

  • Stoup Brewing

  • Wild Ride Brewing

 image courtesy Brother Barrel

image courtesy Brother Barrel

To visit brotherbarrel.com for ticket or for more information or questions contact Brother Barrel via info@brotherbarrel.com.

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Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Sandy Paws Baltic-style Porter release at Heater Allen Brewery

We will be releasing Sandy Paws, our Baltic Porter, at the Tap Room on Saturday November 10th. This year we have two different labels, each with a different dog; Lottie, a sheep-doodle, graces one of the labels and Noci, a terrier, is on the other (labels can be viewed at the bottom of the email). We'll be pouring tastes and steins, and selling bottles of Sandy Paws along with our other beers. The beer is tasting delicious--malty, roasty, and rich, and we will have soft pretzels available for purchase. Also, Lisa recently collaborated on two beers over at Modern Times in Portland, Tentbier (a fest bier/marzen hybrid) and Path of Perspective (a hazy IPA), which we will have on tap for the event as well. 

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Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley

Taste your favorite microbrews, explore new ones, and hobnob with brew folk at the Orcas Island Beer Fest. More than a dozen small artisan breweries from around the Northwest will tap their kegs under a heated tent on Prune Alley (so named for the historic fruit orchards that used to stand on this site) in the heart of the charming village of Eastsound on Orcas Island. There will be tasty local food to catch all that delicious beer and live music to sip to. 

The Hops on the Rock festival is literally shutting down the streets of Eastsound to host a weekend of drinking, dancing and NovemBEER events all across  Orcas Island. Live music, local food, and 20+ local breweries from around the region will be in attendance for a destination beer festival like no other. Breweries attending will include Aslan, Georgetown & Black Raven Brewing - among others - who will be showcasing their talents alongside local chefs and the sounds of Bellingham’s hometown heroes, Babycakes.

Admission is free for guests under 21 years of age, but access to festivities will be limited to our live music and food vendor areas.
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Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl along the Kenmore's Brew Row
Nov
9
1:00 PM13:00

Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl along the Kenmore's Brew Row

Have a "Ball" at the Family Jewels Kenmore Ball Crawl!  Enjoy a taster tray at each of Cairn Brewing, 9 Yards Brewery and 192 Brewing Co., our own local craft breweries located on Kenmore's Brew Row, right on the Burke Gilman trail.  The beers will be individually curated by each brewery for this special fundraising event.  Enjoy the locally-famous Nut Hut, Beer Bingo, swag and a hot meal from Cairn Brewing's featured food truck or 192’s kitchen.  Registration is only 25 bucks - the beer alone is worth more than that!  And because the breweries are just blocks from each other, THERE'S NO RUNNING NECESSARY!  You can walk or you can crawl, but however you do it, come on down!

The Ball Crawl benefits the Family Jewels Foundation, a Bothell charity whose vision is to eradicate preventable testicular cancer deaths.  Did you know that testicular cancer is the #1 cancer in males ages 15-44?  Importantly, it is 95-98% curable when caught early.  Unfortunately, due to the very nature of young men -- feeling invincible, not wanting to seek medical care and, perhaps most of all, embarrassment -- half of all males with testicular cancer do not seek medical care until the cancer has spread to other parts of their body. Tragically, over 400 guys every year die of this highly-curable disease.  

In loving memory of Bothell athlete Jaimeson Jones, who died of testicular cancer at age 20 (first diagnosed at age 14), the Family Jewels Foundation uses passion for men’s health to deal head-on with the uncomfortable but critical topic of testicular cancer, pushing through awkwardness and embarrassment with a tongue-in-cheek, humorous approach to stop males from dying from this highly-curable disease.

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"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub
Nov
7
7:00 AM07:00

"The Pint is Right: 12 Year Anniversary Party" at the North 45 Pub

North 45 Pub is proud to celebrate 12 years of serving libations and mussels & frites on NW 21st on Saturday, November 17th from 6pm to midnight! 

Join us for our game show themed 12th anniversary party, “The Pint is Right”. The game show wheel spins every hour from 6pm to midnight with guests in the pub and on our heated, covered patio enjoying prizes that include custom pop sockets, trucker hats, beer koozies, and lip balm not to mention celebratory cupcakes, complimentary champagne, and discounted pints. This event is free and open to all pub patrons and guests!

Enjoy exclusive specials like the Vanna White (Pinnacle vodka, grapefruit juice, thyme simple syrup, soda) and our Next Contestant (smoked buffalo chicken sandwich, bacon, crispy mozzarella, iceberg-blue cheese slaw and a side of onion rings), and take home cool prizes as we toast a dozen years at North 45 Pub!

From Kentucky Derby to Brew Hog beer tastings to Timbers games to tours of the whiskey wall, thank you for a dozen years of friends and frolic at our travel themed pub on the 45th parallel...cheers to a dozen more!

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Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium
Nov
3
2:00 PM14:00

Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium

What better way to launch the holiday season than with eleven breweries and eleven tastes of winter brews at the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival!

Participating breweries include Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing. Each will bring two winter beers, one of which will be released for the first time at the festival.

In addition to delicious beer there will be live music by the Gus Clark Trio at 2:30 PM and Planet Fly at 4:30 PM. Food will be available for purchase from So So Good Food Truck and Big Mario’s Pizza.

Proceeds will benefit Bellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider. Raise a glass while raising money for affordable homes!

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Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Camano
Nov
3
11:30 AM11:30

Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in Camano

Décima Beer Flights & Food Specials

… Naked City is incredibly grateful to all the craft beer lovers, families and neighbors who have supported the Brewery over ten years. Thank you!

Naked City has a bundle of exciting news to celebrate, including anniversary parties at both pubs, a new Mug Club in Greenwood, and the big announcement that most Naked City beers are gluten removed. Naked City is also running a photo contest for the best memories of Naked City—the winning entry gets a prize package valued at $300 that includes a Greenwood Mug Club Membership. All eligible entries must be submitted via Facebook by October 14.

Come on down and “Do the Décima” on Saturday, October 20, at the Greenwood pub, with flights and samples available of all ten Naked City anniversary collaboration beers. Try each unique 10-for-10 beer brewed with Pike21stAmendmentSilver CityFarmstrongLazy Boy,VarietalFlying Bike/Lantern/Lowercase, Aaron Blonden, Tomas Munoz, and Larry Rock. Customers who complete a Décima punch-card will receive a complimentary 10th Anniversary beer glass.

The Greenwood party features Louisiana-inspired food specials and a petting zoo with Madison Grove Farms. Bring the kids to hang out with the rabbits, goats, and miniature horses. At 3pm, 3-Play Ricochet plays live bluegrass in the Screening Room, followed by the legendary California punk roots duo Dead Rock West at 8pm.

Surprise! Naked City has been secretly removing gluten from most of its house-brewed beers for nearly two years. During this time, Naked City’s pub in Seattle has been the highest-rated brewpub in Washington on Ratebeer.com. Naked City is brewing the same great beer you love—the announcement doesn’t change a thing! Unless you’re keeping an eye on your gluten intake. Naked City beers are gluten removed using Brewer’s Clarex®, a natural way to break down the gluten in malted barley to less than ten parts-per-million.

And to celebrate ten great years of beer with friends, the Greenwood pub is launching its first Mug Club. There are many sweet perks for Club Members—find out all the details at the anniversary party and get the Early Bird Special on a 2019 Membership, which includes two free months! Folks can also pre-order limited edition brewer’s shirts, and pick up special anniversary t-shirts, Yankee Drifter 6-packs, and the 2018 vintage of Naked City’s award-winning The Big Lebrewski, available on draft and limited edition 22 oz bottles.

The Décima party continues at the Camano pub on Saturday, November 3, with Décima flights and food specials. Both Naked City pubs feature the best beer, food, and culture in the region, with award-winning house and guest beers, wines, and ciders alongside gourmet comfort food prepared in kitchens with gluten-free fryers. 

Check out complete beer lists and event schedules at drink.nakedcity.beer.

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"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station
Nov
2
to Nov 7

"A Celebration of the Dark Side of Beer" at Belmont Station

As we "fall back" to standard time, we are going to The Dark Side with special drafts of imperial stouts which will run running through the darkest day of the year.

Along with the release of Founders CBS we will also be tapping special kegs from Prarie, AleSmith, Great Notion, Fremont, and others.

Founders CBS Bottle and Draft Release Party

Friday, November 2| 5-8 PM

We are hosting Founders for the release of CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), both on draft and in bottles.

For those whom may not yet be familiar with this beer. CBS is a maple syrup Bourbon barrel aged coffee chocolate imperial stout, which Founders describes as a beer with rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

On tap in the Biercafe will be:

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2017

  • Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

  • Founders KBS 2018

  • Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half 2018

Along with this great draft list Monk’s Deli will be serving up a “Canadian Breakfast Sandwich” using the very maple syrup that was once aged in the same bourbon barrels as CBS!!!

Come to The Dark Side! We have beer!…and sandwiches!

The Dark Side of Beer w/ the Deconstruction of Pairie Bomb!

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a tapping of Prairie’s famous Imperial Stout, Bomb!, which has been deconstructed for you.

Each component listed below will be on tap and served together in a flight for you to create your own “Bomb!” blend.

  • Coffee

  • Vanilla

  • Chocolate

  • Chili

All of the above beers are an imperial stout base with a the single adjunct added.

Along with these components we will also be pouring the “constructed’ Bomb! for comparison.

AleSmith Speedway Stout Variant Tapping

Our Days of Darkness celebration continues with a Speedway Grand Prix Event.

We will be tapping AleSmith’s famed Speedway Stout along side some pretty cool variants.

Drafts will include:

  • Vietnamese Speedway - w/ Vietnamese coffee

  • Mokasida Speedway - w/ Ethiopian coffee

  • Jamaican Blue MountainSpeedway - w/ Jamaican coffee

  • Hawaiian Speedway - w/ Ka'u Coffee, Coconut, and Vanilla

  • Celestial Dawn Speedway - w/ NOLA Celestial Dawn coffee


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"Beer N Bones" Halloween party at Hellbent Brewing Company
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

"Beer N Bones" Halloween party at Hellbent Brewing Company

Press Release

SEATTLE- On Saturday, October 27th, from noon to midnight, Hellbent Brewing Company (13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125) will magically transform our normally cozy decor to host the terrifying Blacklight Forest of Doom Hell-o-ween Party! We’re hoping to raise thousands of dollars for Puerto Rico! There will be a costume contest, dozens of raffle prizes, and a silent auction. No cover.

We’re roasting a pig and have veggie options that’ll be ready (with rice and beans from Mojito) around 3pm! Suggested donation: $10. The entire profits from the food will go directly to Solarize Puerto Rico.

We're toasting this spooky celebration with the release of the 2018 Warm Fuzzies Winter Ale....and what could taste better than a freshly tapped ale? Knowing that your purchase is helping a great cause. We'll be donating $1 of each glass purchased to Solarize Puerto Rico.

To continue our efforts to support Puerto Rico, for the entire month of October, Hellbent will donate $1 to Solarize Puerto Rico when you buy a pint of Funky Red Patina.

Solarize Puerto Rico is committed to rebuilding a stronger and greener Puerto Rico by engaging communities and their youth to develop local and sustainable energy solutions.

Their current project is to solarize and complete an energy retrofit for: Escuela Ecológica Niños Uniendo al Mundo, in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The school educates children about environmental sustainability, gives children direct contact with nature, and develops their ecological responsibility and their love to our land and its resources as part of their academic growth.

Help us solarize this school to make it resilient during times of disasters and also to create a solar power oasis for their community.

SPR is a 501c3 non-profit, all of your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.

Learn more at: SolarizePuertoRico.org and like our Facebook page:

facebook.com/SolarizePuertoRico/

www.hellbentbrewingcompany.com

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Belltown Red Dead Double IPA release at Belltown Brewing
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Belltown Red Dead Double IPA release at Belltown Brewing

Belltown Brewing is hosting a Halloween party on Friday, October 26 at 6pm to celebrate the release of their newest beer, Red Dead Double IPA. This fun, festive beer is a blood-red double IPA brewed with dark crystal malts and loaded with Simcoe, Cascade, and Citra hops for a bitter hoppy flavor profile. This delicious seasonal beer will be available in 12oz pours for just $7 throughout the night, until it’s gone!

Guests will enjoy a special Halloween raffle with spooky prizes. Costumes are highly encouraged!

In addition to the Halloween fun, the bar team will be tapping a firkin of cask of Speakeasy IPA that has been dry hopped with fragrant floral Columbus hops and juicy, fruity Citra hops! Pints will be available for $6 until it’s gone!

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Lomporter Lomparty at Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Lomporter Lomparty at Lompoc Brewing's Sidebar

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. …  Lompoc Brewing recently took home a Gold Medal for its Lomporter Premium Northwest Porter at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colo. The Portland brewery will celebrate its historic win with a Lomporter Lomparty on Friday, October 26, from 4pm to 10pm at Sidebar, Lompoc’s barrel tasting room located at 3901 N Williams Ave. The event is for ages 21 and up.

The Lomporter Lomparty will feature a Dark Beer Taster Tray for $16 that will include its award-winning Lomporter, as well as 2009 Bourbon Barrel Aged Monster Mash, 2010 Batch 69 Baltic Porter, 2012 Black Mamba Sour Stout, 2016 8 Malty Nights, and 2018 Monster Mash Imperial Porter. 

At 7pm, Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter and Head Brewer Bryan Keilty will oversee a cake cutting ceremony featuring a rich chocolate cake made with Lomporter, with complimentary slices for attendees.

Guests who wear black in honor of the occasion will receive a gratis raffle ticket; there will be several drawings for a number of Lompoc prizes. The event will also offer Lomporter six packs for sale, with one six pack featuring a hidden gold coin. The lucky purchaser who finds the gold coin will win a brew day at Lompoc Brewing. Attendees can also visit and take photos with Lompoc’s cast of mascots, including Geraldo Brewvana and Sir Pamplemousse.

Lomporter is a classic robust porter that offers a creamy taste of dark chocolate complemented by dark cherry and hints of coffee. Brewed with dark wheat, rauch, and chocolate malts, this beer strikes a fine balance between heavy and light. It’s robust enough to sip, but smooth enough to have another. It comes in at 6.4 percent ABV and is available in 12-oz. cans and on draft.

Lomporter won its gold medal in the robust porter category, out of a total of 91 entries. This marks the second GABF medal win for Lompoc; the Portland brewery took home a silver for its classic Proletariat Red in 2015.

About Lompoc Brewing
Established in 1996, Lompoc Brewing is a longtime Portland favorite that brews eight year-round beers and an ever-rotating lineup of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in bottles, cans and on draft at locations throughout Oregon and Washington, and at its three Portland neighborhood pubs: 5th Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, and Oaks Bottom in Southeast. Lompoc beers are proudly brewed in #LompocOregon, a state of mind. For more information, visit LompocBrewing.com and follow @LompocBrewing on social media.

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Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming at the Worthy Garden Club
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming at the Worthy Garden Club

Two Simple Proofs of Global Warming:

The "smoking guns" that prove fossil fuels are warming the Earth.

Saturday, October 24th: Doors open @6:30 lecture @7pm

Free event - Seating is limited, come early!

Location: Worthy Hop Mahal

Humans burning fossil fuels are responsible for 100% of the excess heat building up in our oceans and atmosphere, but half the people you know are ideologically preconditioned to reject that fact. Too much of its supporting evidence comes from sources they don't trust, and the sources they do trust provide them with an ample supply of alternative facts.


Fortunately, basic science has given us two "smoking guns" that provide the solid proof laying the blame squarely on fossil fuels. They are easy to understand, and no part of either proof is in any dispute. Here are your two talking points that will make you invincible in any global warming conversation.

About the speaker:
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast (skeptoid.com) with a weekly audience of 127,000 listeners, and the author of seven books on scientific skepticism. He has appeared on numerous radio shows and television documentaries, and also hosts the science video series inFact with Brian Dunning (infactvideo.com). A computer scientist by trade, Brian uses new media to showcase the rewards of science and critical thinking. He is a member of the National Association of Science Writers and lives in central Oregon with his family.

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6th Annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

6th Annual Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub

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On a brisk Saturday in November, Wilsonville’s McMenamins will herald the return of the Boones Ferry Autumn Fest.

We're back for the sixth year with more than 20 different beers and ciders that are perfect for the season. Help choose the best beer or cider of the bunch, whose maker will be awarded the famed Boone's Ferryman oar trophy. We'll have beer and cider from McMenamins and local guests, and live music!

With doors opening at 11 am, guest will have the option to purchase a brewed onsite McMenamins beer or one of 20 unique beers and ciders from breweries both nearby and across the state, including:

  • Ancestry Brewing Hazy Pale. A 5.6% ABV Fall Pale Ale

  • Bent Shovel Brewing International Waters. A 8.5% ABV Rum Barrel-Aged American Strong Ale

  • Breakside Brewery Amateur Hour Red IPA. A 6.3% ABV India Red Ale

  • Cornelius Pass Roadhouse Brewery Black Barrel. A 8% ABV Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

  • Culmination Brewing’s Bier De Garde

  • Edgefield Brewery’s Peach Pie Berliner Weisse. A 6.32% ABV Berliner Weisse with peaches and rum-soaked cinnamon sticks

  • Fort George Brewery’s Magnanimous. A 7% ABV India Pale Ale

  • John Barleycorns Brewery’s Coco Porter. A 5.55% ABV Chocolate Porter

  • Level Beer Vienna Lager

  • pFriem Family Brewers’ Rauch Helles. A unique 4.8% Smoked Helles Lager

  • SunRiver Brewing’s Shred Head. A 7.4% Winter Warmer

  • Thompson Brewery’s Oregon Night. A 5.68% Boysenberry Ale with Tequila-soaked Peppers

  • Vanguard Brewing’s Blackberry LPR. A 8.5% Imperial Stout.

  • Wayfinder Beer Time Spiral. A 5.5% Munich Dunkel

  • Wilsonville Brewery’ Blood on the Hops Double IPA. A 9.03% Double IPA

  • Anthem Cider’s Honeycrisp. A 5.5% Cider.

  • Vanilla Bean Pear from AVID Cider Co.

  • Bauman's Cider Oregon Cranberry Cider weighing in at 6.70%

  • Edgefield Cider

  • Portland Cider Company Pumpkin Spice. A 5.5% Spiced Cider

  • Nectar Creek Mead’s Top Bar. A Coffee Session Mead at 6.5%

Besides live music from the Garcia Birthday Band, two presentations will be held starting at 11 am with “Walt Morey: Oregon Author”, an un-moderated slideshow presentation showcasing the life and times of one of Oregon’s iconic children’s books writers. Shortly after, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm, guests are encouraged to listen to panelists present “Women in Brewing: A Discussion with McMenamins Employees”. Listen to McMenamins employees both current former as they share their experiences as well as take audience questions.

Finally, the brewery encourages its guests to take advantage of brewery tours (from 1 pm to 5 pm), spirit and wine tastings (from 2 pm to 6 pm), and of course live music from 7 pm to 10 pm.

For more event information, visit the brewery at McMenamins Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, 30340 SW Boones Ferry Road, in Wilsonville (Oregon) or goto https://www.mcmenamins.com/event.aspx?id=183230.

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Anderson School Pumpkin Party at McMenamins Anderson School
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Anderson School Pumpkin Party at McMenamins Anderson School

Free to attend; pumpkin and carving kit: $18 per person, $20 at the door

All ages welcome

It isn’t officially Halloween until the pumpkins have been carved! Come out for a day of carving pumpkins while watching some Halloween classics like Hocus Pocus, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and The Nightmare Before Christmas at McMenamins Anderson School’s Haynes Hall. Head outside to the Square to enjoy some live music by The Best Intentions, BBQ, face painting, a costume contest and more.

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Fresh Hop Block Party + Fall Harvest Swap
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Fresh Hop Block Party + Fall Harvest Swap

Our neighbors have delivered the fresh hops, now we are going to enjoy the fruits of everyone’s labor with the Fresh Hop Block Party. Fresh Hopped Beer, games, food trucks, music with the Naughty Blokes and Groovebot and extra special this time – a cider press and harvest swap with the Chuckanut Center who will receive a percentage of proceeds of beer sales.

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Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Naked City "Do the Décima" at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse

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Décima Beer Flights & Food Specials

Events Open to All Ages & Free

12-4pm    Madison Grove Farm Petting Zoo

3-6pm      3-Play Ricochet (Live Bluegrass)

8-10pm    Dead Rock West (Live Rock) 

… Naked City is incredibly grateful to all the craft beer lovers, families and neighbors who have supported the Brewery over ten years. Thank you!

Naked City has a bundle of exciting news to celebrate, including anniversary parties at both pubs, a new Mug Club in Greenwood, and the big announcement that most Naked City beers are gluten removed. Naked City is also running a photo contest for the best memories of Naked City—the winning entry gets a prize package valued at $300 that includes a Greenwood Mug Club Membership. All eligible entries must be submitted via Facebook by October 14.

Come on down and “Do the Décima” on Saturday, October 20, at the Greenwood pub, with flights and samples available of all ten Naked City anniversary collaboration beers. Try each unique 10-for-10 beer brewed with Pike21stAmendmentSilver CityFarmstrongLazy Boy,VarietalFlying Bike/Lantern/Lowercase, Aaron Blonden, Tomas Munoz, and Larry Rock. Customers who complete a Décima punch-card will receive a complimentary 10th Anniversary beer glass.

The Greenwood party features Louisiana-inspired food specials and a petting zoo with Madison Grove Farms. Bring the kids to hang out with the rabbits, goats, and miniature horses. At 3pm, 3-Play Ricochet plays live bluegrass in the Screening Room, followed by the legendary California punk roots duo Dead Rock West at 8pm.

Surprise! Naked City has been secretly removing gluten from most of its house-brewed beers for nearly two years. During this time, Naked City’s pub in Seattle has been the highest-rated brewpub in Washington on Ratebeer.com. Naked City is brewing the same great beer you love—the announcement doesn’t change a thing! Unless you’re keeping an eye on your gluten intake. Naked City beers are gluten removed using Brewer’s Clarex®, a natural way to break down the gluten in malted barley to less than ten parts-per-million.

And to celebrate ten great years of beer with friends, the Greenwood pub is launching its first Mug Club. There are many sweet perks for Club Members—find out all the details at the anniversary party and get the Early Bird Special on a 2019 Membership, which includes two free months! Folks can also pre-order limited edition brewer’s shirts, and pick up special anniversary t-shirts, Yankee Drifter 6-packs, and the 2018 vintage of Naked City’s award-winning The Big Lebrewski, available on draft and limited edition 22 oz bottles.

The Décima party continues at the Camano pub on Saturday, November 3, with Décima flights and food specials. Both Naked City pubs feature the best beer, food, and culture in the region, with award-winning house and guest beers, wines, and ciders alongside gourmet comfort food prepared in kitchens with gluten-free fryers. 

Check out complete beer lists and event schedules at drink.nakedcity.beer.

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"Big, Bold, & Old" Night at Beveridge Place Pub
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

"Big, Bold, & Old" Night at Beveridge Place Pub

We're digging into the cellar again and pulling up some vintage kegs that all weigh in at 9% abv or more!

Avery Samael's Oaked Strong 2014 (16%)

Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2016 (18%)

Evil Twin Yin Imperial Stout 2016 (10%)

Great Divide Oak Yeti Imperial Stout 2016 (9.5%)

pFriem Cognac Barrel Belgian Dark 2017 (10.3%)

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2nd Anniversary at Teku Tavern
Oct
15
4:30 PM16:30

2nd Anniversary at Teku Tavern

We are celebrating our 2nd anniversary with a collaboration between two of our favorites, Stoup Brewing and Mirage Beer Co.

Limited Cans and draft available while supplies last. We will also be tapping some rare and special beers from the past all day.

We will also be selling our 1st anniversary beer from Urban Family Brewing Company & Matchless Brewing, Primus Potus bottles to go. 1/person while they last!

Full Taplist Coming Soon with Beers from:
Alesong Brewing and Blending Senor Rhino
Alpenfire Cider Glow
Anchorage Brewing Company An Eternity
Art+Science Cider Humble Perry Cider
Block 15 Brewing Co. Foam IPA & Snozzberry Sour
Breakside Brewery Big Bug Hunter
Cascade Brewing Apricot 2017
Cloudburst Brewing
De Garde Brewing Citra Hose
Dirty Couch Brewing Forager Huckleberry Sour
Engine House No. 9 Nectarberry & Tayberry
Finnriver Belgian Querc
Founders Brewing Co. CBS
Fremont Brewing BBomb 2016
Garden Path Fermentation Dry Hopped Streams Well & The Subtle Blend Raspberry 
Great Notion Brewing Wiggley IPA & Key Lime Pie
Holy Mountain Brewing Barrel Aged Bonne Nuit 2016, Bourbon Barrel Aged King’s Head 2017, & The Ox
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Dexter Smashed, Grabbed, & Hop Dusted
Liberty Ciderworks Kingston Black
Oakshire Brewing Hellshire VIII
Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas 2017
Structures Brewing Devoid
Urban Family Brewing Company Primus Potus & Primus Plotus
Whitewood Cider Co. Hen’s Teeth Fresh Hop

Onsite Bottle List coming soon!
The Ale Apothecary
De Dolle Brouwers
Dogfish Head
Engine House No. 9
Fremont Brewing

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Willamette's Week's Beer & Cider Pro/Am at Leftbank Annex
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Willamette's Week's Beer & Cider Pro/Am at Leftbank Annex

Press Release

PORTLAND, ORE. – Tickets are on sale now and the teams have been announced for Willamette Week’s 6th annual Beer & Cider Pro/Am, happening Sunday, October 14 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Leftbank Annex (101 N Weidler Street). The Pro/Am is Portland’s original home brewer and professional brewer collaboration event, and benefits Oregon Wild.Guests meet 30 teams of homebrewers and pro brewer/cider makers, who debut (and pour for themselves) their new beer or cider available for the first time at this event!

Entry allows samples of all beer and cider in the competition, no tokens, no tickets, no huge lines. Guests can also vote for their favorite in the People's Choice competition, and see which beer and cider the esteemed judges (including Jeff Alworth, Ryan Spencer, Kat Martin and others TBA) decide are best. Music by DJ Lemix.Food by Tamale Boyand PDX Sliders,Tickets include commemorative, reusable, recyclable pint glass, made possible by Gnome Grown Gardens.


General admission tickets ($30) allow entry from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets ($40) allow entry one hour early for an exclusive, line-free tasting opportunity and the chance to win a special beer experience giveaway to be announced soon. A non-drinker / designated driver ticket ($10) is available. 21+ only allowed at this event,


For more information, visit bit.ly/ticketsproam2018 or email Steph Barnhart at beer@wweek.com.

2018 Beer & Cider Teams

Erik Nelson with 54-40 Brewing Co

Kristen Walters with Alameda Brewing Co.

Jason Jaimie with Ascendant/PINTS Brewing Company

Ezra Johnson-Greenough & Heather Egizio with Baerlic Brewing Co.

Andrew Bisbee with Bianary Brewing

Ritch Marvin with Breakside Brewery

Jarret Creason & John Moore with Coalition Brewing

Bill Schneller with Culmination Brewing Company

Felicia Reninger with Dirty Pretty

Dean Ehnes with Ecliptic Brewing

Coyan Corder with Evasion Brewing

Chad Graham with Ex Novo Brewing

Dwayne Smallwood with Fort George Brewery

Will Minderhout with Funhouse Brews

George Dimeo with Gigantic Brewing Company

Stephen Smith with Great Notion Brewing

Dan Schlegel with The Green Dragon Brew Pub

Barry Webb with Leikam Brewing Company

Jack Hall & Gordon Penner with Level Beer

Dan Trimarco with Lompoc Brewing

Mike Marsh with McMenamins Edgefield

Brandon Kilpatrick with Sasquatch Brewing Company

Margaret Havlik with Second Profession Brewing Company

Jeff Roth with Three Mugs Brewing Company

Parker & John Hall with Upright Brewing

Ashley Rose Salviti with Widmer Brothers Brewing

Craig Vanaken with Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Corrie Heath with AVID Cider Company

Nathan Mock with Bauman's Cider

John Drake with New West Cider

Roxanne Kilpatrick with Portland Cider Co.

Jenn & Jeremie McPolanders with Schilling Cider

Miranda Karson with Swift Cider

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Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival at The Roslyn Yard
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Roslyn Mountain Ale Festival at The Roslyn Yard

We will return to the beautiful Roslyn Yard on Saturday, October 13th with nine breweries, a distillery, and a cidery! All from the PNW! Live music from Feather River!

Enjoy your time in the quaint, historic town of Roslyn WA and make a weekend of it with shopping, dining, and strolling though small shops in the Upper Kittitas County.

Rain, snow, or shine - we'll bring the tents! But you still might want a raincoat and rubber boots!

Burn off some energy beforehand with Bikes & Brews, a bike ride through the woods along the historic Coal Mines Trail. Two rides to choose from!

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Fresh Hop Beer Dinner with Fremont Brewing at Brave Horse Tavern
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fresh Hop Beer Dinner with Fremont Brewing at Brave Horse Tavern

Fall is here! As we welcome in the new season we also have the great pleasure of featuring one of fall’s finest offerings: fresh hopped beer.

Brave Horse Tavern is partnering with Fremont Brewing to host an evening of amazing food and exploration of some of their most popular creations– Field to Ferment and Cowiche Canyon. In attendance will be one of Fremont’s knowledgeable lead brewers, to answer questions and give insight into the process of creating these delicious and award-winning beers. Chefs Bradley Layfield and Brendon Bain will be curating a smashing menu to complement the fresh, dynamic flavors of fresh hops. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn a little, drink a bit and to enjoy the delicious offerings of the fall season.

Plus! Ticket holders for this dinner will also have access to our Fremont Fresh Hop Tasting Tent (from 4pm-7pm) with Brave Horse Beer Club Members and complimentary samples of two featured fresh hop beers that will be highlighted during the dinner. 

Welcome
Field To Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale – Simcoe (profile: orange, dank, pine)

First Course
Field To Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale – Centennial (profile: warm pine needles, fresh grass)
paired with - clothbound cheddar, chanterelles, toast

Second Course
Field To Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale – Citra (profile: Rich tropical, citrus)
paired with - poached leek, scarlet turnip kimchi pureé, salt cod floss, duck egg 

Third Course
Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale (profile: grass, citrus, spicy) 
paired with - braised lamb neck, huckleberries, carolina gold rice risotto

Dessert
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star: Spice Wars (2017) (profile: clove, bourbon, roast, vanilla)
paired with - acorn squash gingerbread upside down cake, sorghum caramel 

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Brewer’s Shoptalk at Redhook Brewlab
Oct
11
5:30 PM17:30

Brewer’s Shoptalk at Redhook Brewlab

Press Release

SEATTLE, Wash. – September 26, 2018 – Redhook and Seattle Made will host a Brewer’s Shoptalk discussing the future of beer in Seattle with some of the city’s best breweries: Georgetown Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Pike Brewing and Populuxe Brewing. The event will be held at Brewlab’s back bar in Capitol Hill on Thursday, October 11 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Brewlab’s front bar will still be open to the public.

Kendall Jones, who has spearheaded Seattle Magazine’s beer awards issue for the past two years, and is the founder of Washington Beer Blog, will moderate a panel of brewers from the five prominent Seattle breweries. Head Brewer Nick Crandall will represent Redhook, where the event will be hosted. The storied brewery’s return to Seattle where Crandall and his team produce small batch brews, and its ongoing partnerships with other Washington breweries made it the ideal spot for the event. Georgetown’s Matt Edwards, Stoup’s Brad Benson, Pike’s John Hall, and Populuxe’s Peter Charbonnier round out the panel.

 Topics for the evening will include sustainability practices, what’s made Seattle such a hot spot for brewers, and the future of the brewing industry in Seattle. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session and tickets include a pint from Redhook or one of the participating breweries.

Seattle Made is an organization that celebrates Seattle’s unique cultural identity by growing and supporting urban manufacturers and producers. Their goal is to  expand opportunities for the city’s business community. All participants in Seattle Made’s Brewer’s Shoptalk are Seattle-based and topics include what makes the Emerald City such a brewing hot bed.

Event Details

When: October 11, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

What: Seattle Made Brewer’s Shoptalk

Where: Redhook Brewlab – back bar

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Cost: 15 dollars (includes a pint of beer) | Purchase advance tickets by visiting Seattle Made: https://www.seattlemade.org/events/seattle-made-brewers-night/

For additional information on Redhook Brewery, visit redhook.com and follow the brewery on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

 

About Redhook Brewery

Redhook was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of early 1980s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first craft breweries with a focus on creating a better beer. Redhook recently returned to its Seattle roots with Brewlab, its small batch innovation hub in the heart of Capitol Hill. At Brewlab, head brewer Nick Crandall has a knack for crafting inventive beers born out of innovation, creativity and experimentation. Redhook’s beer lineup includes ESB, Long Hammer IPA, Big Ballard Imperial IPA, Bicoastal IPA and a variety of seasonal and limited release beers, including My Oh My Caramel Macchiato Milk Stout, Tangelic Halo Tangerine IPA, Winterhook, and more. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles and cans around the country. Redhook Brewery, Est. Seattle, WA 1981.

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"Fremont Fresh Hop Showcase" at Brouwer's Cafe
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

"Fremont Fresh Hop Showcase" at Brouwer's Cafe

By this time, if you’ve been around for a fresh hop season, you’ve become familiar with Cowiche Canyon. It is one of the best hop producing regions in the greatest hop producing region in the world.  We will be putting all of this seasons Fresh Hop Beers from Fremont as well as a couple other goodies.

Draftlist will be:

Field to Ferment Centennial
Field to Ferment Simcoe
Field to Ferment Citra
Head Full of Fresh HOP
Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Citra/Simoce

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Fresh Hop Beer Dinner at Urbane Restaurant
Oct
9
to Oct 31

Fresh Hop Beer Dinner at Urbane Restaurant

3-course menu paired with beer for $45. Available for dinner only. Menu items are also available a la carte.
• Oregon Albacore Poke: sesame, soy, chili, fresh Centennial hops, avocado puree, scallion, potato chip
4 oz tasting of Georgetown Brewing Company Fresh Hop Lucille IPA
• Smoked Pork Chop: bone-in pork chop, poblano and Beecher’s white cheddar grits, grilled haricot verts, pickled Tonnemaker peppers, pork jus
14 oz of Georgetown Brewing Company Fresh Hop Johnny Utah Pale Ale
• Spiced Chocolate Pot de Crème: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, star anise, house made churros 
4 oz tasting of Georgetown Brewing Company Fresh Hop 9lb Porter

Through the month of Oct. or until supplies last.

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