Friday, May 8, 2015

Redhook Brewery Celebrating 20 Years of Moonlight Cinema Outdoor Film Series

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Woodinville brewery kicks off the 20th year of its anticipated outdoor movie series, featuring live music, great beer and more, July 9-August 27

SEATTLE — Break out your big blankets and beer koozies because Redhook Brewery will once again host its popular Moonlight Cinema film series, beginning July 9, celebrating its 20th anniversary . Enjoy live music, beer, delicious food and bigger-than-life lawn games before show time.

Redhook will offer beer, hard cider, wine and soda, all available at an outdoor bar, as well as an exciting new addition for food options—a new food trailer that will offer a variety of burgers and sandwiches. In addition to Redhook’s menu, Stella Fiore Wood Fired Pizza and Dante’s Inferno have been invited to serve up pizza by the slice and gourmet hot dogs. For guests with special dietary requests, Moonlight Cinema will also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available. No outside food or beverages will be permitted at the event.

Tickets are $5 per person, available at the gate or pre-purchased online at or at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville beginning June 1st.

WHERE: Redhook Brewery, Outdoor Grassy Bowl, 14300 NE 145th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072

WHEN: Thursdays, July 9—August 27
-       Gates and taps open at 6 p.m.
-       Band set starts between 7—7:30 p.m.
-       Lawn games before and after musical performances
-       Movies start at dusk, between 8:30—9 p.m.

WHY: It’s summer in Seattle. Come enjoy live music, play a game of life-size beer pong, enjoy some delicious eats with a beer and cuddle up under the stars for a good flick.

Movie and Band Schedule:
  • July 9: “Office Space”— R / 18+/ Band: Sunshine Junkies
  • July 16: “Spaceballs”— PG* / Band: Mts. & Tunnels
  • July 23: “Dazed and Confused”— R / 18+ / Band: The Pimpsons
  • July 30: “Dumb & Dumber”— PG-13* / Band: The Big Medicine
  • August 6: “We’re the Millers”— R / 18+ / Band: Longstride
  • August 13: “Jurassic Park”— PG-13* / Band: Heels to Hardwood
  • August 20: “Lone Survivor”— R / 18+ / Military Appreciation Night: present an active U.S. military ID or VA card and get in free / Band: C-Leb and the Kettle Black
  • August 27: “The Lego Movie”— PG* / Family Night / Band: Yesterday’s News (Huey Lewis cover band)

* Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Courtesy of Redhook Brewery
About Redhook
Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 80s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, WA, and Portsmouth, NH, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has “grown up” over the past thirty years, one thing has never changed—Redhook is still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA and Audible Ale. Most importantly, Redhook has fun doing it. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles around the country. For more information, visit Check out Redhook on Facebook and Twitter @Redhook_Brewery.

Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery

Bridgeport Brewing Releases Eighth Edition of Stumptown Tart

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BridgePort’s Big Brew, Stumptown Tart, Features Northwest Raspberries

PORTLAND, Ore.May 8, 2015BridgePort Brewing Company’s own pin-up gal and Stumptown Tart, Bernie Dexter, is back on shelves for its eighth year. While the past eight years have celebrated popular berry combinations, this year’s brew brings the focus back on a northwest favorite – the raspberry.

“It’s hard to believe that we have been making this beer for eight years now,” commented brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton. “We knew it was only a matter of time before we would want to bring back a fan favorite like the rasp

Available in limited quantities, this year’s Stumptown Tart is a Belgian Style Ale infused with northwest grown raspberries. Since the initial release of a raspberry infused Stumptown Tart, the fermentation process of this ale has evolved to deliver a subtle, yet noticeable, Belgian yeast characteristic. A perfect warm weather beer, this easy to drink ale carries a lighter body and a refreshing tart finish.

BridgePort will host a ‘Tasting with the Tart’ party Thursday, May 20 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the BridgePort Brewpub in Portland. Come by to taste this year’s beloved Stumptown Tart. Giveaways will be plentiful, and bottle model Bernie Dexter will be there ready to pose with guests for a Stumptown Selfie and to sign bottles of this new brew.

For more information on BridgePort Brewing Company, visit:

BridgePort’s Stumptown Tart Stats:

IBUs:       15.0         ABV:        7.7%        OG:          17.0         Color:        Pink
Ingredients: Pale malt, wheat malt, crystal hops, Belgian yeast and raspberry puree.

About BridgePort Brewing Company

Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader committed to producing high quality craft ales. Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton, the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using hops from an hour away and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes the Conviction Pale Ale, IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, and Kingpin. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit                                                                      

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Three Magnets to Change Name of Flagship IPA

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 Three Magnets Brewing Company to Change IPA Names

OLYMPIA, May 7, 2014 – Three Magnets Brewing Company’s flagship beer, Rainy Day IPA, named after iconic Olympia record store Rainy Day Records, will change its name to 3Mag Rain IPA, and to keep brand consistency, Sunbreak IPA will change its name to 3Mag Sun IPA.
Message From the Brewery About the Change
In early April, we received a phone call from another brewery requesting that we change the name of our Rainy Day IPA, citing that it was too similar to the name of their brewery, and was causing confusion in the marketplace. While deliberating how to respond, we ran into the owner of the other brewery the following week at the Craft Brewer’s Conference in Portland, OR.
We shared the story behind the beer - it was named after Rainy Day Records, a record store that has been in Olympia since the 1970’s. It has helped us raise money for their charity of choice, The Northern: Olympia All Ages Project. We conveyed that we wished to try and search for an amicable solution that would retain both companies’ hard earned brand equity, while potentially being beneficial to both parties. We agreed to follow up with each other following the conference to discuss further.
At the end of April, the other brewery reached out to us and made it clear they were not interested in compromise, and insisted that we change the name of the beer. We asked to have until the end of May in order to have time to develop a well thought-out transition plan to mitigate any potential brand damage. The other brewery was hesitant to this idea, and said they would check in with their lawyer.
A week later, we received a letter from their lawyer, dated April 30, to immediately cease-and-desist calling our product Rainy Day IPA, due to violating their common-law trademark. Failure to comply within 10 days would result in legal action, which could include being sued for all profits we had made from our Rainy Day IPA. 

Wow. That escalated quickly!
We do recognize the similarity in names, and we very much respect their desire to protect their brand equity in an ever increasingly competitive market. That being said, we are disappointed that they declined a great opportunity to work together to see if there was a solution that could benefit both breweries. And we are even more disappointed that we were not afforded, what we considered to be the minimum reasonable amount of time necessary, to rebrand and transition to a new brand name.
But we won’t let this situation “rain on our parade”. We are instead going to turn this into a positive! We are starting with a rebrand of our IPA line. An emergency meeting was called between the brand specialists at Three Magnets and Whitewood Cider Company, and we are very pleased with the outcome. The beers, formerly known as Rainy Day IPA and Sunbreak IPA, will now simply be referred to as 3Mag Rain IPA, and 3Mag Sun IPA. The beers will remain the same recipe, and we will still offer it to our customers in the South Sound, Tacoma, and Seattle markets. We will be rolling out the new brand identity over the coming months.

As of today, we have asked all of our wholesale accounts to change their tap lists to reflect the new name, updated all references to the beer on the web, and updated all in-store promotional material. Rainy Day IPA is officially dead. But to quote the great Obi-Wan Kanobe, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."
About the Beers
3Mag Rain IPA - 6.8%AVB, 65IBU
This IPA, perfect for a cold, rainy day in the Pacific Northwest, has a gently toasted malt profile, balanced by Magnum hops for bittering, and Cascade and Centennial for aroma. It is given an even bigger aroma hit coming from Mosaic, Amarillo, and Cascade dry hops, and our northern English yeast strain lends light pit fruit nuances.
3Mag Sun IPA - 6.4%AVB, 75IBU
This IPA, perfect for those rare Pacific Northwest days when the sun pokes out from behind the clouds, is light in color with a medium body that finishes dry on the palate, but with enough malt to support the overall hoppy character. A blend of Citra, Centennial and Chinook hops give this beer aromas and flavors of citrus, with notes of tropical fruit and pine.
Where to Find 3Mag Rain IPA, 3Mag Sun IPA, or Other Three Magnets Beers
Beveridge Place
Duck Island Ale House
Super Deli Mart
The Beer Junction
The Masonry
The Pine Box
Engine House 9
Parkway Tavern
Pint Defiance
The Copper Door
The Red Hot
South Sound:
Cooper Point Public House
Darby's Café
Farelli's Pizza
G3 Liquors
Gravity Beer Market
NW Beerwerks
Old School Pizzaria
Oly Taproom
Oly Underground
Olympia Film Society
Pints and Quarts Barn
Rhythm & Rye
Shelton Liquor & Wine
Skep & Skein
Smokin' Mo's
South Bay Pub and Eatery
T Brothers
The 4th Ave Tavern
The Eastside Club
Topside Bar & Grill
Vic’s Pizzeria
Westside Tavern
About Three Magnets Brewing Company

Three Magnets Brewing Company is a 15 barrel brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Downtown Olympia. We keep our distribution to Olympia area bars and restaurants, and hand-picked locations outside of Olympia that take pride in offering quality beer. Though less than a year old, we have a barrel program that will have its first releases in mid 2015.

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Redhook Going Back To Its Roots and Events During the 2015 Seattle Beer Week

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Last week Redhook dropped a nice little surprise that its going back to its Seattle roots and actively seeking a location in the Ballard or the Fremont neighborhoods to build a new brewpub, opening in 2017. Redhook will keep current Woodinville and Portsmouth, N.H. locations open. On the heels of that announcement is the coming release of new retro package design for the popular ESB that includes new 16oz retro/tallboy cans (only available in Washington) and Redhooks participation in the 2015 Seattle Beer Week, see events below.

Courtesy of Redhook Brewery

Redhook Events - May 7 through May 17, 2015.
May 9: Bell + Whete, “ESB and Whiskey Pairing.” Redhook has teamed up with
Westland Distillery to create a Redhook ESB and whiskey flight. Redhook brewer Nick
Crandall and Westland master distiller Matt Hofmann perfectly paired three
variations of ESB, original, oak aged and dry hopped with the Westland flagship,
Peated Malt, and Sherry Wood. Bell + Whete will be hosting the event on May 9 at
7pm. Reservations through Bell + Whete.

Rick Buchannan - Courtesy of Redhook Brewery

May 12: Bitterroot, “Meat and Greet.” Redhook Brewery and Bitterroot are teaming
up with Hilliard’s Beer to bring a one-of-kind beer and meat pairing. Beers from both
breweries, including a brand new collaboration Ballard Brown Ale, will be paired side-
by-side with delicious, hand-crafted meat offerings from Bitterroot BBQ in Ballard.
Ballard Brewery - Courtesy of Redhook Brewery
May 13: Red Door. Redhook and Red Door are taking it back to 1984 by featuring
Redhook’s original lineup—ESB, Blackhook and cask Big Ballard. We’ll also be
pouring a few new creations from the brewing team, which include oak-aged ESB,
dry-hopped ESB and Belgian ESB.

Courtesy of Redhook Brewery
May 14: Add-a-Ball, “Throwback Thursday.” To celebrate the release of the retro ESB tall can, Add-a-Ball in Fremont will be hosting a Throwback Thursday party to playsome old-school arcade games and to throw back some ESB cans.
Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

No-Li Brewhouse Releases Crony Your Dads Favorite Beer

No-Li Launches Second 6-Pack
Courtesy of No-Li Brewhouse
Spokane, WA…It’s been less than 3 months since No-Li Brewhouse launched its first, mother-loving, craft-beer-for-the-masses 6-pack – Poser.  Because No-Li equally adores fathers and couldn’t bear the thought of any of them wandering the world without a beer to call their own, No-Li has just launched CRONY – your dad’s favorite beer.

“Crony is the culmination of our search to pair robust dark malts with citrusy Northwest hops,” says No-Li’s Brewery Operations Manager, Damon Scott.  “Boo-yah,” adds Head Brewer, Carey Fristoe.

Crony is designed to highlight the unique tropical fruit aromas and piney character of Simcoe hops.  Layer these distinct hops on a smooth malt body and you get a NW Brown Ale with hints of garnet red.

6-packs hit the stores this week and Crony will be tapped at the No-Li pub this Friday (5/8) at 5pm!
About No-Li Brewhouse
Born & Raised in Washington’s Inland Empire, No-Li Brewhouse is an internationally award-winning brewery, crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries: innovative beers brewed with locally sourced ingredients. No-Li has won fourteen international awards, including a gold medal from the 2012 Great American Beer Festival.  For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub,
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Central Oregon Beer Week Events

Courtsey of Central Oregon Beer Week

Central Oregon Beer Week Main Events*
Annual celebration of craft brewing will take place Friday May 22 thru Saturday May 31, 2015

With ten days to celebrate the craft beer industry, this years Central Oregon Beer Week is a great chance to taste beers, ciders, food, and listen to live music. Taste and vote on specially crafted single malt and single hop (SMaSH) beers from Oregon breweries at the 2nd Annual SMaSH Fest; Check out events around Central Oregon with Deschutes Brewery, Broken Top Bottle Shop, Wild Ride Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, and more. Once again this year, participate in the Epic Brewery Challenge with a grand prize including a DrinkTanks 64 oz. Growler and one night stay at the Sunriver Resort.

Here’s a list of scheduled events, with more added daily online at

Friday May 22
11am  - 12am Bend
Deschutes Brewery The Stoic Release Party
Join Deschutes Brewery and kick-off Central Oregon Beer Week the right way with the celebration and release of their Belgian-Style Quad, The Stoic. Gather to celebrate this unique, complex but light bodied, whiskey aged beer.  The pub will be serving culinary specials all day, handing out complimentary samples, 22 oz. bottles available for sale, vertical flights (The Stoic, Not the Stoic, Not the Stoic 2015, and The Must Have Tripel) and more.  Come enjoy the festivities or just grab a bottle to put in your cellar for next year.

1pm - 9pm Bend
Central Oregon Beer Week Kick-Off and SMaSH Fest Invitational at Hugh O’Kanes at McMenamins
Featuring one of a kind SMaSH (Single Malt Single Hop) craft beers made just for Central Oregon Beer Week from Bend Brewing Co., Deschutes Brewery, McMenamins, North Rim Brewing, Oblivion Brewing, RiverBend Brewing, Shade Tree Brewing, Worthy Brewing, Solstice Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewing, Wild Ride Brewing, Juniper Brewing, Three Creeks Brewing Co, and Sunriver Brewing Company. Breweries from outside Central Oregon include, Ecliptic Brewing, Salem Ale Works, and Portland Brewing. This will be the release party for the SMaSH beers and main event for Central Oregon Beer Week. Tickets are $25 which include a punch card for 4oz tasters and a commemorative glass. Additional Punch Cards will be available for purchase. For more information on this years SMaSH beers and to purchase tickets online, visit:
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Ten days of live music and beer tastings at Broken Top Bottle Shop. Each night, breweries will offer tastings from 6pm - 8pm and bands will play from 7pm - 9 pm. All tastings and the live music will be free!
Tastings › Bend Brewing Co., GoodLife Brewing Co., Back Drop Distillery

Live music › Sweatband

Saturday  May 23
3pm - 8pm Bend
Primal Cuts/Growler Phil’s Mini Brewfest!
$10 to get in, which includes food and tastings.
This will be an epic afternoon with tastings from Deschutes Brewery, Silver Moon, Crux Fermentation, NorthRim Brewing, Bridge 99, Wild Ride Brewing, Red Tank, Oblivion Brewing, Basecamp Brewing, Volcano Vineyards, and Shade Tree Brewing!
5pm - 8pm Bend
Three Way IPA Release Party!
Head over to Crow’s Feet Commons and join the folks from Ft George, pFriem and possibly Georgetown. They will be featuring 3 beers inside from each brewery, some core brands and some specialty, as well as the much anticipated 3-Way IPA!
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Crux Fermentation, Worthy Brewing Co, The Commons Brewery

Live music › Keez

Sunday  May 24
5pm - 9pm Bend
Worthy Brewing Party with a Randall infusion, a special firkin, and folked up, genre-bending tunes from the Los Angeles band, The Crockett Sisters.
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Red Tank Cider, Atlas Cider, Nectar Creek

Live music › Pitch Fork Revolution

Monday  May 25 - Sunday May 31
Only at GoodLife Brewing! Bend
From May 25th – May 31st, GoodLife Brewing is extending their typical Wednesday $3 GoodLife Pints for a whole week.

Monday  May 25
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › 10 Barrel Brewing, Solstice Brewing, Basecamp Brewing Co.

Live music › Tone Red

Tuesday  May 26 - Thursday May 28
6:30pm - 9:30pm Bend
Only at RiverBend Brewing!
From May 26th – May 28th, RiverBend Brewing is having live music and special tastings.

Tuesday  May 26
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Silver Moon Brewing, North Rim Brewing, Flat Tail Brewing

Live music › Moon Room

Wednesday  May 27
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Cascade Lakes Brewing, Sunriver Brewing, Caldera Brewing

Live music › Voodoo Highway
6pm - 9pm Redmond
Only at Wild Ride Brewing!
Special food and beer pairing event.

Thursday  May 28
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Three Creeks Brewing, Plank Town Brewing, Double Mountain Brewery
Live music › The Cutmen
7pm - 9pm Sisters
Three Creeks Brewers Dinner!
To celebrate Central Oregon Craft Beer Week, Three Creeks invites you to their Brewers Dinner.  Indulge in a four course meal that has been carefully paired with their finest ales by their head brewer and chef as they walk you through each course.
 $50/person (gratuity included). Space is limited. Reservations Required. Call (541) 549-1963.

Friday  May 29
5pm - 8pm Bend
Three Creeks Production Facility Grand Opening Party!
To celebrate Central Oregon Craft Beer Week, Three Creeks would like to invite you to their Production Facility Grand Opening Party! Stop by for brewery tours, tastings, light appetizers, music by Greg Botsford and more! Please RSVP to
5pm - 9pm Bend
High Desert Museum - Brewing Culture Closing Event
Join the High Desert Museum for beer tastings, food and live music by Truck Stop Gravy. This will be the closing event for Brewing Culture:  The Craft of Beer exhibit (closes 5/31). The exhibit will be open during the event. The cost is $8 per adult, $5 per child or student with I.D. Beer tasting packages are $10 and include a souvenir glass and 5 tasting tickets. Additional tastings are $1 per ticket. We’re asking for RSVPs so we can plan the right amount of food for the evening. RSVPs:
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Oblivion Brewing, RiverBend Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing

Live music › Mark Ransom & The Mostest

Saturday May 30
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Wild Ride Brewing, Mazama Brewing, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Live music › Trailer 31

Sunday May 31
6pm - 9pm Bend
Beer Geek Week only at Broken Top Bottle Shop!
Tastings › Payette Brewing, Hop Valley Brewing, Bend Distillery

Live music › Jive Coulis

*Dates and events are subject to change, but pretty solid. More events are being planned, and will begin to be posted daily..

About COBW
Now in their third year, Central Oregon Beer Week unites breweries, brewers, businesses, and beer lovers for an annual week-long celebration of craft brews. Central Oregon Beer Week also supports the local community by donating a portion of proceeds to a charitable organization, last year Bethlehem Inn was their primary beneficiary. Visit

Las Vegas Brewery Sin City Releases its First Ever Maibock

This is a bit out of usual Pacific Northwest press release coverage area, but we have personally enjoyed Sin City Brews while visiting Las Vegas on many occasions. So if your out local in Vegas or going to Vegas, check out Sin City Brewing and look for its new Maibock.
Courtesy of Sin City Brewing Co

 LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas craft beer fanatics can experience a never-before-tasted seasonal from Sin City Brewing Co. as the local brewery debuts its first-ever Maibock draft May 5. The Maibock is the latest brew of a series of high-alcohol seasonals Sin City plans to unveil this year and will be available at its locations on Las Vegas Boulevard at Harmon Corner and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

“I’ve noticed that nowadays when people order seasonal beers, they want that extra oomph! Our Maibock is like an amber lager on steroids,” said Sin City’s Master Brewer Rich Johnson. “It is strong, but not hoppy at all. So guests will enjoy a very smooth, malty and balanced beer that packs a punch.” 

Sin City’s Maibock is 7.2 percent ABV, 25 IBU, and boasts a beautiful amber hue. Bock beers are stronger versions of classic German lagers, usually brewed for the separate seasons, "Mai" meaning the month of May in German. The Maibock was historically used as a source of nutrition for Bavarian monks during times of fasting. Sin City’s Maibock will be available on tap through June.

About Sin City Brewing Co.
Sin City Brewing Co. is a Las Vegas-based craft brewery launched by beer expert Richard Johnson in 2003. Produced to satisfy both the savvy beer drinker and those with a preference for a traditional domestic-style brew, Sin City beers accentuate the indulgent nature of Las Vegas. The beers are brewed in small batches (100 kegs at a time) using premium raw materials and traditional methods that differentiates Sin City beers from the big guys. Sin City beers are brewed and distributed exclusively in Las Vegas. Sin City Brewing Co. also features a popular retail line that is available through its online store and at its branded bars in Miracle Mile Shops, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and Harmon Corner. For more information, visit, follow @sincitybeer on Twitter check-in on Yelp!

Reuben's Brews Ready To Unveil New Brewery And Taproom

Courtesy of Reuben's Brews
SEATTLE, Wash. (May 5, 2015) The wait is finally over. The taproom that RateBeer named 2014 Best Taproom in Washington is getting even better…and bigger!

At noon on Saturday, May 9, Reuben’s Brews will open the doors to its new, larger brewery and taproom at 5010 14th Ave NW! The celebration will include special beers from the cellar, complimentary Reuben’s Brews bottle openers for the first 100 people, brewery tours and more. The Burgerphenia food truck will be onsite as well.

“We’re really excited to show people the new brewery!” said Adam Robbings, co-founder and head brewer of Reuben’s Brews. “We’ve aimed to make the new taproom really comfortable but still open to the wonders of the brewing space. We are excited to brew more styles, add to our line-up with sours and lagers, and expand our barrel-aging program.”

The 4,000 square-foot space, located at 5010 14th Avenue NW, is only two blocks south of the existing brewery and will feature a 15-barrel brewhouse, 30-barrel fermenters and a larger taproom with 24 taps, an outside deck, more seating, and a 10-foot video screen for showing Sounders and Seahawks games and other major sports events. Beer fans will also be able to enjoy Reuben’s seven days a week! The new taproom will be open MondayWednesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and ThursdaySunday from noon to 9 p.m.

When Adam, wife Grace and brother-in-law Mike Pfeiffer opened Reuben’s Brews in August 2012, they had five of their beers available in the taproom. Since then Reuben’s has regularly had 12 of their own beers on tap. They quickly became a well-respected brewery and have won more awards for their beers than any other brewery in Washington since opening their doors.

“Keeping our existing brewery as a pilot brewery and barrel house was key to us continuing to be able to brew a wide variety of beers,” said Robbings. “We already have bourbon, whiskey and tequila barrels on their way and sherry and red wine puncheons are ready to start our sour program. We are also really excited to also expand our distribution as at last we have beer for existing and new customers.”

Saturday, May 9 will mark a major milestone for Reuben’s.  Since opening in August 2012, they reached brewing capacity within six months and started searching for expansion spaces exactly two years ago – in May 2013. After a long, difficult search for a suitable space they signed their lease for the new brewery in August 2014, having ordered their new brewhouse four months earlier.  In January 2015 they signed with Click Wholesale Distribution in anticipation of the new brewery coming online to help make their brews more widely available.

The existing taproom will continue to operate on its regular schedule through March 8. Additional information and photos of the construction can be found on the Reuben’s Brews Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About Reuben’s Brews
Reuben’s Brews is a small, family-owned brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been awarded several local, regional, national and international awards. We were a top 10 brewery at the 2014 and 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championships, have won 21 medals at the World Beer Championships, and were runner up Best Small Brewery in the 2013 Washington Beer Awards. It’s been an amazing journey since we opened in 2012, and we expect it to get even busier in 2015 with the addition of our new taproom and production brewery.

2015 Fort George 3-Way IPA Release & Tour

Fort George Brewing has announced the details of its latest version of its super popular 3-Way IPA. The 2015 version is a collaboration between Fort George, Pfriem Family Brewers, and Georgetown Brewing. 3-Way IPA will be available in the Pacific Northwest on draft and 16oz 4-packs starting on May 22nd.

Courtesy of Fort George Brewing Co.
Behind the Scenes of 3-Way IPA 2015
  A Fort George Collaboration with Georgetown Brewing And Pfriem Family Brewers

Preparations for a 3-Way IPA can be intricate, as you may imagine. Where do you begin? How does one approach a 3-Way IPA with a collaborator? With all of the amazing brewers out there, how do you choose? Well, it turns out the first step is to invite them out to dinner.

This year’s collaboration began back in January at the Fort George Indian & IPA Brewer’s Dinner. Manny Chao arrived from Seattle with a keg of Eddie IPL, and Josh Pfriem brought along a Double IPA from Hood River. Jack Harris and Chris Nemlowill (and Beta IPA and Vortex) filled out the table. After five courses of spicy food and hoppy ales, a leisurely tour around Astoria’s nighttime establishments, and a few awkward late night photos in front of “The Pig,” everyone retired for the night in their respective rooms.

Courtesy of Fort George Brewing Co.

The following day - bright and early at 11 am sharp - the recipe meeting commenced behind closed doors in the Lovell Taproom.

Jack: I really like the way you guys make your IPAs.

Manny: Thanks Jack. So, do we shoot for something different, or keep it something West Coast?

Jack: We can make anything you guys want, as long as it’s an IPA.

Potential hop varieties, packed into 8-oz Mason jars, circulated around the table. Aromas were analyzed, ideas were bandied about, and samples were sampled.

“I think we all agree, we want it to be dry, we want it to be aromatic, and we want it to be hoppy,” Manny summarized.

“And bright!” Josh added, diving into the specifics of the hop additions - amounts, times, and temperatures. “A little bit of Citra makes Equinox pop,” he explained.

“Landing in that sweet spot, right around five and a half percent,” Manny continued.

“A 5.7% ABV beer with over four pounds per’re going to get a LOT of hops,” Jack noted.

Duly noted.

Courtesy of Fort George Brewing Co.
From the moment you pop the can, hop aroma hits you right in the nose. Fruit forward, with a crescendo of tropical and citrus flavors - 3-Way IPA presents an ensemble of Simcoe, Meridian, Citra, and Equinox hops. Enjoy a lustrous and lively play across the palate.

Fort George’s 3-Way IPA is a collaboration of craft, a chance to exchange ideas and knowledge with brewers who are doing fantastic things with IPAs. Every summer features a new collaboration, a different recipe, and a unique 16-oz can design, but with the same 3-Way IPA name.

Courtesy of Fort George Brewing Co.
Come hang out and grab a pint of 3-Way IPA, along with several other IPAs from Fort George, Georgetown, and Pfriem. The 3-Way IPA Tour is coming to a Pacific Northwest city near you.

Vancouver, WA - Thursday May 14th - By the Bottle - 5pm to 8pm
Cannon Beach, OR - Thursday May 14th - Cannon Beach Hardware - 4pm to 7pm
Portland, OR - Friday May 15th - Roscoe’s - 5pm to 8pm
Eugene, OR - Saturday May 16th - The Bier Stein - 5pm to 8pm
Longview, WA - Wednesday May 20th - Porky’s Public House - 5pm to 8pm
Bend, OR - Saturday May 23rd - Crow’s Feet Commons - 6pm to 9pm
Bellingham, WA - Thursday June 4th - The Archer Ale House - 5pm to 8pm
Seattle, WA - Saturday June 13th - The Pine Box (Tricycle Races) - 4pm to 7pm
Spokane, WA - Friday June 19th - Lantern Tap House - 4pm to 8pm
Seattle, WA - Saturday June 20th - The Masonry - 5pm to 8pm
Seattle, WA - Friday June 26th - Beveridge Place Pub - 5pm to 8pm

A Seattle craft brewery focused on doing one thing right... draft beer. Started by Roger Bialous and Manny Chao... a couple of beer loving local boys who brewed up a pretty darn tasty beer in the garage (actually it was the back deck, but garage sounded better). Sorry, no brewpub, but they do have a retail shop where you can pick up kegs to go, growlers, and perhaps get a taste of their newest beer before it's released. Or you could be social and get out to your favorite local watering hole. If Georgetown beer is not on tap, let them know and they'll do their best to pester 'em into submission.

The goals for the brewery were modest: to build a business that was tightly integrated with their family lives, to honor the place they call home, and to create a warm, friendly space where others could experience the creations. The goals for the creations themselves are anything but modest.
Pfriem artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Belgium, but unmistakably true to their homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world.           

Locally owned and operated in historic downtown Astoria, Oregon, Fort George crafts original beers available only in the Pacific Northwest. Whether in cans or kegs, at the pub or on your front porch, Fort George beer brings people together in aromatic headiness and lupulin ecstasy. For more information about Fort George, go to or follow them on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @FortGeorgeBeer.

3-Way IPA is available in 16-oz four-packs and draft starting May 22nd. Fort George beer is distributed only in the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Redhook Brewery's 20th Annual Tour De Brew Ride May 16th

Courtsey of Redhook Brewery


Beer and Cycle Enthusiasts Ride 42 Miles Round-Trip, Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Mount St. Helens Eruption

SEATTLE — Redhook Brewery will kick off cycling season in the Pacific Northwest with its 20th annual Haul Ash Tour De Brew on Saturday, May 16. The ride commemorates the 35th anniversary of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Hundreds of cyclists will embark on the 42-mile round-trip ride from Redhook Brewery in Woodinville to LTD Bar & Grill in Fremont, pedaling their way on the scenic Burke-Gilman Trail. Upon arriving in Fremont, participants over the age of 21 can quench their thirst with a cold pint before biking back to the brewery for a post-ride celebration. The ride will last about 2.5-4 hours.

Preregistration is $40, or you can register on the day of the event for $45. Participants may register online now at, or at Redhook Brewery’s Forecaster’s Pub in Woodinville, beginning February 28.

All participants will receive a Haul Ash t-shirt, pint glass, a pocket-sized cyclist survival tool complete with a beer bottle opener, two beer tickets and entry to the Post Pedal Party.
Admission to Redhook’s Post Pedal Party is included in the registration fee and will include beer, delicious hot food and live music. The event is open to all ages, with a suggested $5 donation to The Hope Heart Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit dedicated to research, education and prevention of cardiovascular disease in the Northwest. 

WHERE: Redhook Brewery
14300 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ride begins at 10 a.m., Post Pedal Party lasts 12:30-4 p.m.

            COST: $40 preregistration, $45 day of ride
online or at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville

                       PARKING: Available at Redhook Brewery and designated neighboring lots
About Redhook
Redhook was born out of the energy and spirit of the early 80s in the heart of Seattle. While the term didn’t exist at the time, Redhook became one of America’s first “craft” breweries. From a modest start in a former transmission shop in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard, to the current breweries in Woodinville, WA, and Portsmouth, NH, Redhook has become one of America’s most recognized craft breweries. While Redhook has “grown up” over the past thirty years, one thing has never changed—Redhook is still brewing great beers like ESB, Long Hammer IPA and Audible Ale. Most importantly, Redhook has fun doing it. Redhook beers are available on draught and in bottles around the country. For more information, visit

Twitter and Instagram: @Redhook_Brewery

Courtesy of Redhook Brewery