Win Tickets to Tacoma’s Beer & Blues Festival

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We now have the complete list of participating breweries (see below). Last month we told you about the Brew-Five-Three Beer & Blues Festival happening in Tacoma on August 9th. Now we’re ready to give away a pair of tickets to the event ($60 value). All you need to do is leave a comment below or on our Facebook page and tell us which brewery or breweries you’re most excited to see at the festival. We’ll announce the winner on Friday morning.

Brew-Five-Three is Tacoma’s 2nd annual Beer & Blues Festival. The event takes place on Saturday, August 9th in downtown Tacoma at the Broadway Center For the Performing arts. In addition to an impressive list of breweries and cideries, Brew-Five-Three features some of the area’s best blues artists. Tickets are now on sale via the event website, where you can also find more details about the event. You can also see our previous post for more information.

New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour Stops in Seattle this Friday Night

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New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer and Film Tour stops in Seattle this Friday night. It’s simple, really. You go watch some short films at Gas Works Park while enjoying beers from New Belgium Brewing, including beers from the Lips of Faith series, and the proceeds support a local non-profit group. Craft beer aficionados know that…

Silver City Brewery Dinner at The Masonry

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Next Tuesday, The Masonry hosts a special brewery dinner with Silver City Brewing. Located in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, The Masonry specializes in craft beer and woodfire pizza. The Silver City Brewing dinner will include five courses paired with five beers. Also, a very special toast featuring a rare treat from the Silver City…

Lowercase Brewing Offering Beer in Crowlers. Meet the “Mutumbo”

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You already know about growlers, and you already know about cans, but have you heard about crowlers? Somewhere between the glass jug and the normal aluminum can, the crowler™ is a single-use, filled-to-order, 32-ounce aluminum can. The vendor (usually a brewery) fills, caps, and labels the crowler at the time of purchase. At least, that’s…

3rd Annual Imperial IPA Invitational at The Sixgill on August 1st

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August 1st is National IPA Day and the folks at The Sixgill plans to celebrate in a big way. That is, with big IPAs. For the previous two years, the Imperial IPA Invitational happened at The Noble Fir in Ballard. This year, it’s moving to The Sixgill in Fremont. In case you’re unaware, The Noble…

Pints and Poses: Finding Nirvana with Beer

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- by North Seattle Sarah, Washington Beer Blog’s North Seattle Bureau Chief – Summer is such a tricky time for me.  On the one hand, I’m trying to get active and outdoors, look “okay” in a bathing suit (hey, I’m still single), stay in shape and clear my head.  On the other hand, summer is…

Bellevue Brewing Presents Beer Camp – Learn to Brew Like a Pro

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Bellevue Brewing Company is hosting a Beer Camp later this summer (August 18-22). The camp is for people wishing to advance their brewing knowledge and skill in a commercial brewery environment. It will cover everything from recipe creation to racking-out kegs full of fresh beer, and everything in between. They are looking for six, highly…

Anacortes Brewery’s 20th Anniversary Bash, Saturday July 26

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For 20 years the Rockfish Grill in Anacortes has been serving beers brewed right next door by Anacortes Brewing. On Saturday July 26, 2014, the brewery celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Heart of Anacortes, which is located directly behind the Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Along with great beer from Anacortes Brewery and live…

Black Raven Releasing Splinters Strong Scotch Ale

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Tomorrow at noon the brewery unlocks the cage and lets another rare bird spread its wings. Be kind. Be polite. Remember, it’s only beer. Very good beer, but only beer. That said, tomorrow (Saturday, July 19) Black Raven Brewing releases this year’s version of Splinters Strong Scotch Ale, one of its barrel-aged masterpieces. “Last Splinters…

PNA Summer Beer Taste This Saturday in Seattle

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Just a quick not here to remind you all about Saturday’s PNA Beer Taste in Seattle. BEERZILLA! 9th Annual PNA Summer Beer Taste Saturday, July 19, 2014, 4-7 pm Phinney Center Lower Parking Lot Tickets: $25 for PNA members, $30 for General Public and $10 for Designated Drivers