Friday, March 4, 2016

Bridgeport Brewing Releasing 10th Edition of Stumptown Tart

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing
PORTLAND, Ore. – March 4, 2016BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, announced today the release of STUMPTOWN Tart Cherry Saison. Each year, STUMPTOWN Tart celebrates and highlights different fruit. This year, a variety of Pacific Northwest sour cherries are made the star by incorporating 2,000 pounds of northwest sour cherries into the brew enhancing the real cherry flavor.

“Our annual Stumptown Tart is usually a Belgian Style Ale but we decided to go a different direction for this release,” states brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “We’ve been wanting to brew a Saison and are thrilled to introduce the style via our big brew STUMPTOWN Tart Cherry Saison.”

STUMPTOWN Tart Cherry Saison Stats:
IBUs:   15        ABV:    7.0%    OG:      15.85   Color:   Reddish-pink

For this beer, the brewers started with a malt base, which also contained wheat, and then used German and Czech hops to create a slightly hopped flavor to balance the sour cherries. The beer is fermented with Belgian Saison yeast. Following primary fermentation, they add the beautiful sour cherry puree and allow the beer to undergo a secondary fermentation of the natural cherry sugar. STUMPTOWN Cherry Saison brings together sweet and tart flavors producing a refreshing and drinkable beer.

STUMPTOWN Tart Cherry Saison Launch Party
Come join us on March 10 for the first tasting of BridgePort’s beloved STUMPTOWN Tart. Bottle model, Bernie Dexter, will be on-site for pictures, signed posters and a donation-only kissing booth. All donations for the kissing booth will benefit Oregon Wild.

WHEN:            March 10, 2016 
                         5:30 – 8:00 PM

WHERE:           BridgePort BrewPub
                          The Mezzanine
                          1313 NW Marshall St Portland, Ore. 97209

Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing
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 local hops and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes the STUMPTOWN Series, BridgePort IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, Kingpin, and seasonal offerings. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit          

Silver Moon Announces Release of Canned Core Beers

Courtesy of Silver Moon Brewing
Bend, Oregon- March 2, 2016- Just 3 months after holding a large scale Grand Opening event at its new production facility in November, Silver Moon Brewing releases three popular beer styles in a 6-pack can format. Several major grocers have already signed on to carry the new packaged offerings, which are available for distribution and purchase as of today.

Known for its arsenal of award winning beers and small batch creativity, Silver Moon Brewing has been in operation since 2000. The brewery is the third oldest in Bend with a current
count of 31 breweries. Since its inception, Silver Moon Brewing has claimed several medals at both regional and national events, including Great America Beer Festival, North American Brewers Association and the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, and the KLCC Brewfest. In September 2015, “IPA 97” was awarded top honors in a blind tasting IPA contest of local breweries, held by Bend’s historic Pine Tavern Restaurant.

“We’re extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished in just 2 1/2 years” said Matt Barrett, Founder and President, referring to the purchase of the brewery with business partner James Watts in June of 2013. “We have a terrific and loyal following, and the launch of cans this week will only strengthen our position in the regional craft beer scene, and fuel further projects for the brand over the next few years,” he added.

The initial can lineup includes what Silver Moon refers to as “A Moon for all Moods”.
Co-owner Watts says “from our light and enjoyable Chapter 2 Casual Ale, to our bold and flavorful Get Sum Pale Ale, and certainly our breakout IPA 97, we’re confident there’s something for everyone here.” Watts quickly added “our 22 ounce offerings aren’t going away however, our Seasonal lineup, Alpha Project Series and Specialties will remain on shelves, and continue to appeal to the more ambitious and adventurous craft beer lover.”

In preparation for this week’s can debut, Silver Moon Brewing launched an entirely new website, ordered a canning line for in-house packaging, and announced plans to hire additional brewers and sales managers. “Washington is a particularly important market for us, and we’re actively looking to fill the critical role of Sales Manager in the Greater Seattle Area”, said Pam Balmuth, the company’s Field Marketing Manager. Greater presence in key markets such as California and Idaho are also in the growth plan for the rapidly growing brewery. The process to determine the best distribution partner in these new regions will begin in Spring.

You can obtain Silver Moon Brewing products by contacting Silver Moon Brewing at, or Columbia Distributing at

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lompoc Brewing Announces Two Upcoming Beer Release Parties

Courtesy of Lompoc Brewing
Lompoc Brewing has two upcoming release parties this month, both taking place at Sidebar, Lompoc’s Barrel Tasting Room and Bottleshop, located at 3901 N Williams Ave, just around the corner from the Fifth Quadrant Brewpub.   

On Wednesday, March 9 from 4pm to close is the draft and bottle release of Barrel Aged Derail Olde Ale, a collaboration with Lompoc bartender Cody Bottorff. This English style Olde Ale was aged in Heaven Hill Distillery Rye Whiskey barrels for eight months and features a fruity nose with a malty body and flavors of toffee, oak and a hint of sherry. 5.6% ABV.

Courtesy of Lompoc Brewing
Then on Wednesday, March 16 from 4pm to close, enjoy “Night of the Living Red,” a party featuring six red Lompoc beers. Patrons can purchase a taster tray of all six beers for $12, or buy each beer individually. Look for the following on tap:

Courtesy of Lompoc Brewing
Dagda: Lompoc’s St. Patrick’s Day seasonal is a Pan-Gaelic Red Ale that features a malty body with caramel flavors, a touch of smoke and a tart finish. 5.5% ABV

Proletariat Red: Deep chestnut in color, this red features toasted malt with biscuit undertones leading to caramelized pear and cinnamon. This beer strikes a good balance between malt and hops. 6.2% ABV, 2015 GABF Silver Medal Winner American Style Amber/Red

2015 Cherry Christmas: This red ale was aged for two years in Maryhill Winery Merlot barrels on 45 pounds of sour cherries. It has a malty body, a strong oak aroma and hints of cherries and finishes. 6.2% ABV

2015 Cherry Bomb Smoked Red Ale: Brewed for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day, this was brewed with women brewers from Burnside, 10 Barrel, Heater Allen and Crosby Hop Farm. This red ale is crimson in color with a strong smoked flavor and aroma. Cherry smoked malt was used in the mash and in-house smoked dried cherries were added to the bright tank. There is a mild hop profile. 3.7% ABV

2013 Fleming Red Ale: Named in honor of former Lompoc brewer Dave Fleming, this is a blend of four different beers: Lompoc Wheat Wine, Stout Out Loud, Proletariat Red and a red ale aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 10 months. The resulting beer has a strong sour nose, a malty body with hints of raisins and oak, and finishes with a sharp sourness. 6.6% ABV

2012 Franc’ly Brewdolph: This Belgian style red ale was aged in Maryhill Winery Cabernet Franc barrels for 10 months and then blended with the non-barrel aged version of the same beer. It has an oaky aroma with a mild fruitiness and a spicy clove flavor. 7.7% ABV

Venue Details
Name: Lompoc Sidebar
Address: 3901 N Williams Ave (cross street Failing)
Phone: 503-288-3996
Twitter: @LompocBeer
Instagram: @LompocBeer

New Belgium Brewing’s Releasing New Spring Seasonal Hoppy Blonde

Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing CO
 New Belgium Brewing’s Spring Seasonal, Hoppy Blonde,
Offers a Sessionable Rush of Hops

This easy drinker is light and refreshing,
 with a full-flavored hop base perfect for warmer weather
Ft. Collins, Colo., March 3, 2016 – As most of the U.S. starts to usher in springtime weather, New Belgium Brewing’s new seasonal offers the perfect easy-drinking companion. Hoppy Blonde takes a leap into the tropics with an exhilarating rush of hops at the start, that softens into a light and refreshing finish. The delicate malt base of this beer combines with vibrant notes of mango, lemon, blueberry and pine thanks to Mosaic, UK Admiral and Centennial dry-hopping. The result is a sessionable blonde ale with a head rush of hops.

“Blonde ales offer the ideal beer for every occasion and for everyone,” said Lauren Salazar, New Belgium’s specialty brand manager and blender. “Hoppy Blonde is super easy drinking, flavorful and refreshing, yet it still has a hop base that even the biggest hops fans will enjoy.”

Hoppy Blonde is a medium body beer that pours bright golden. It starts toasty sweet and has a tropical fruit aroma that quickly turns into an approachable bitterness.  
Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing CO

Hoppy Blonde Ale
Base Malt: Pale
Specialty Malts: Caramel 80 and Munich
Hops: Nugget, Simcoe, UK Admiral, Mosaic and Centennial
ABV: 5.75%
IBU: 45
Food Pairing Ideas: spaghetti and meatballs, complements the flavorful and refreshing qualities of Hoppy Blonde; Swiss/pepper jack cheese, which brings out the freshness of the hops; chicken Caesar salad, the dressing pairs perfectly with the sweet malt and ester notes; sugar or snickerdoodle cookies, which celebrates the elegant simplicity of blonde ales.

Hoppy Blonde will be available in New Belgium markets now through April. To find it near you, use the New Belgium Libation Location tool: or download New Belgium’s Beer Mode app.

For more information about New Belgium Brewing, visit You can also follow New Belgium on Facebook at and Twitter @NewBelgium.
Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing CO
 About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100% employee-owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses, and a Certified B Corp. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews thirteen year-round beers; Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Slow Ride Session IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Learn more at

Local Craft Breweries Support First Ever Sequential Thru Hike of the Continental Divide and Pacific Northwest Trails

Seattle, WA (3/3/16) – Local resident and longtime beer industry professional Ryan Rosen announces that he will sequentially thru-hike the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT).  The estimated mileage of this thru hike is 4,000 miles during six months of backpacking. By completing the CDT, Ryan will earn the coveted Triple Crown of long distance hiking, a feat accomplished by less than 300 people. By hiking the two trails sequentially, he aims to become the first person to connect the three respective termini of these two trails in one season. He will traverse from Mexico to Canada entirely on foot along the route of the CDT through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. From the northern terminus of the CDT in Glacier National Park he will cross Montana, Idaho and Washington on the PNT to Cape Alava on Washington’s Olympic Coast. Ryan sets foot from Antelope Wells, New Mexico on April 8, 2016.

Ryan is an experienced long distance hiker who has covered thousands of trail miles on complete thru-hikes of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Vermont’s Long Trail and Washington’s Wonderland Trail. Ryan is a Virginia native and has lived and worked in Seattle since 2010. Utilizing his expertise and conditioning, Ryan will cover an average of 25 miles a day along the 3,000 mile CDT and 1,200 mile PNT through 6 states, 30 national forests, 5 national parks and 24 wilderness areas.

To support this endeavor, Ryan is working with craft breweries from the Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Colorado:

Backwoods Brewing, Carson WA
Boneyard Brewing, Bend OR
Everybody’s Brewing, White Salmon WA
GoodLife Brewing, Bend OR
Payette Brewing, Boise Idaho
Pier Coffee, Seattle WA
Trinity Brewing, Colorado Springs CO
Two Beers Brewing, Seattle WA
Walking Man Brewing, Stevenson WA

 “We are really excited to support Ryan’s spirit of adventure and resolve to accomplish a hike of this scale.  To us, he is a true ‘Walking Man’ and I’m looking forward to following his progress as he returns home to Washington,” said Tabatha Wiggins of Walking Man Brewing.

Ryan will be posting photos from along the trail to the Instagram handle @embracethebrewtality and maintaining a trail blog so followers can see his progress and discover more about his journey ( He will be hosting a presentation on planning a long distance thru-hike at Walking Man Brewing in Stevenson, WA at 6pm on Thursday, March 24th. Also, kick off Ryan’s adventure at the Two Beers taproom The Woods in Seattle at 4pm on Saturday, March 26th.

For more information about this endeavor or if you are interested in sponsoring a section of the hike, please contact Ryan Rosen at or (804) 335– 6394.

Hillsboro Hops and BridgePort Brewing Company Extend Partnership

Courtsey of Bridgeport Brewing & Hillsboro Hops
Hillsboro, OR (March 3, 2016) The Hillsboro Hops and BridgePort Brewing Company announced today that they have extended their partnership. BridgePort will continue to produce the award-winning Hillsboro Hops special brew known as “Long Ball Ale”. The popular brew is available at Ron Tonkin Field during Hillsboro Hops home games, at BridgePort Brewing’s BrewPub located in the Pearl District of Portland, on-tap at select bars and restaurants, and at select grocery stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

The BridgePort Brewing partnership also includes BridgePort brands featured throughout Ron Tokin Field through signage and logos. An official BridgePort Beer Garden located off of the first base line will continue to offer access to food, craft beer and a great view of the field.  

“We created Long Ball Golden Ale specifically to welcome the Hops to Hillsboro three years ago. It’s been a fan favorite since day one.  It’s certainly my favorite while I’m at their beautiful ballpark watching the MLB stars of tomorrow play great baseball," stated Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. "We’re excited to continue as a partner with the Hops and wish them continued success in the coming season.”

Long Ball Ale won gold in the English-Style Gold Ale/Summer Ale category at last year’s European Beer Star Awards held in Doemens Brewing Academy in Gräfelfing, near Munich, Germany. Long Ball Ale, dry-hopped with Meridian hops from Willamette Valley, is a golden ale with refreshing lemon notes crafted by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. The European Beer Star Awards is considered the Champions League of the international brewery world.

The back-to-back defending champion Hillsboro Hops will host their home opener at Ron Tonkin Field on Monday, June 20th against the Eugene Emeralds. 2016 season tickets and mini plans are on sale now by calling the Hillsboro front office at (503) 640-0887 or online at

About Hillsboro Hops:
The 2014 & 2015 Northwest League Champion Hillsboro Hops are the Single-A baseball affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. The team’s season runs from mid-June to early September. The franchise relocated to Hillsboro in 2012 and began play in 2013 in a new state-of-the-art 4,500 capacity ballpark, Ron Tonkin Field. The Hops are part of the 58-year old Northwest League, which includes teams in Boise, Eugene, Salem-Keizer, Tri-Cities, Spokane, Everett and Vancouver BC. Major League stars who rose to prominence via the Northwest League include Ken Griffey Jr., Felix Hernandez, Edgar Martinez, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, Rickey Henderson and Tony Gwynn.  Follow the Hops on Facebook at and on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @HillsboroHops.  

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 local hops and clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of ales includes the STUMPTOWN Series, BridgePort IPA, Hop Czar Imperial IPA, Kingpin, and seasonal offerings. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information or visit          

4th Annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival Returns Saturday & Sunday March 26th & 27th

Courtsey of Portland Farnhouse and Wild Ale Festival
Portland, OR - As spring blossoms and the weather milds the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival falls again to Saraveza, the Bad Habit Room and side street of N. Michigan for it's 4th year. Oregon's largest and perhaps the Pacific Northwests largest Farmhouse dedicated beer festival continues to highlight American made wild and rustic ales that take their inspiration from the beers of olde of France and Belgium. This year the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival introduces a new VIP early entrance and an exclusive bottle and draft release called 'The Croze' from The Commons Brewery. Tickets are on sale now.

This years festival will have the largest selection yet of over 60 different beers from more than 25 breweries with outdoor booths featuring Ale Apothecary, Perennial Artisan Ales, The Commons, pFriem Family Brewers and Agrarian Ales.

Participating Breweries: De Garde, Jester King, Block 15 Brewing, Sante Adairius, The Ale Apothecary, Perennial Artisan Ales, Crooked Stave, The Commons, Upright Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, The Bruery, Solera Brewery, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Propolis, Agrarian Ales, Three Magnets Brewing, Stillwater Artisan Ales, Hair of the Dog, Almanac, Breakside, Culmination, Russian River, Blackberry Farms, Urban Family Brewing, Golden Valley Brewing and more...
Courtesy of The Commons Brewery
The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival will be the only place to get 'The Croze', a primarily bottled wild saison brewed exclusively for the festival by The Commons. One keg of The Croze will be pouring at the fest for attendees to sample before purchasing bottles.The Croze is an open oak fermented saison brewed with pilsner malt, malted wheat and german hops, bottled and keg conditioned. The Croze was made using a unique technique of fermenting in open top oak barrels. 5.3% Abv and very limited.

Tickets are on Sale Now and remain an affordable $25 which includes a collectible Glass and 10 drink tickets. Additional tickets are $1 and beers range from 1-4 tickets for a 4oz pour. 

New in 2016 is a special VIP session for $35 that allows ticket holders a 3 hour early entry at Noon before regular admission at 3pm

This year we are partnering with Habitat for Humanity Portland, a portion of each entry will be donated to them in order to help support all of the great work they do in our community.

Point Blank Distributing also has helped to make this years festival possible with equipment and brewery support.

WHAT: 4th annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival

WHEN: VIP Noon - 3pm on Saturday & Sunday March 26th & 27th. General Admission 3pm - 10pm  on Saturday & Sunday March 26th & 27th

LOCATION: Saraveza 1004 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217, Bad Habit Room and N. Michigan and Killingsworth

COST: VIP Tickets $35 Advance, General Admission $25 Advance or at the Door


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival

Saturday March 19, 2016, 12-4pm & 6-10pm - Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

(Seattle, WA) March 2, 2016- Washington Brewers Guild will present its annual Washington Cask Beer Festival at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, March 19. The event is one of the longest-running and largest beer festivals that focus exclusively on cask-conditioned beer.

Once feared it might become an antiquated art on its way out, cask-conditioned beer is still cherished, and even gaining popularity here in Washington State thanks to continuing efforts by many brewers and pubs committed to keeping cask beer flowing. Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that still contains live yeast. It finishes secondary fermentation once the beer is transferred to a “cask” where it is naturally conditioned and carbonated without artificially introducing CO2. Beer is then served straight from the cask by gravity or a hand pump at cellar temperature (50-55F). Result is a smooth mouthfeel and fuller flavors thanks to lower carbonation and warmer temperatures.  

Here are some of the beers that will be available at this year’s Cask Festival:

Dry-hopped to the max  It’s no secret that we love hoppy beers at the Cask Festival. Many brewers decided to add even more hoppiness to their beers by dry-hopping them to the max. Anacortes Brewery dry-hopped both of their IPA’s while Hale’s Ales Brewery (extra) dry-hopped their Supergoose Double IPA and Maritime Pacific Brewing dry-hopped their Hop Surge Triple IPA.

UK Classics Cask-conditioned beer originated in England centuries ago. Some brewers chose to pay homage to the roots by brewing classic English style beers including Knuckle Boom ESB by Beardslee Public HouseEnglish Brown Ale by Paradise Creek Brewery, and 2-Bit Bitter by NW Peaks Brewery

Beer + Fruits Brewing beer with fruits is quite common but the choices of fruits for this year’s Cask Festival are decidedly sunny and tropical while we anxiously wait for the arrival of spring. Try Peach Sour by Silver City Brewery and Peach Berliner Weisse by Schooner Exact BrewingTreasure Island Pale Ale with passionfruit by McMenamins, and Grapefruit IPA by Mac & Jack’s Brewing and Grapefruit Keller-Kolsch Radler by Bainbridge Island Brewing.

Oatmeal Stouts There are many beer styles that are suitable for cask-conditioning and Oatmeal Stout is definitely one of them. Its smooth mouthfeel is accentuated and roasty chocolate, coffee notes come through nicely. Try Yardam by Island Hoppin’ BrewingBuilt for Comfort Stout by Rainy Daze Brewing and Over and Out Oatmeal Stout by Fish Brewing, and Rooftop Brewing’s version.

People’s Choice Winners  Apple-Cinnamon ESB, a Cask Festival People’s Choice Award reigning champion by Diamond Knot Brewing will once make an appearance at the event. This beer won the first place for the second session in 2015 and has won more People’s Choice Awards than any other beer in the festival history. North Sound Brewing’s Cheeky Monkey Brown Ale which won the second place for both sessions last year will also return.

2016 Herbert's Brew Crew - Courtesy of Washington Cask Beer Festival
This year’s Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale was brewed at newly re-branded Mollusk Brewery. Herbert’s is a collaborative beer that is brewed every year at a different host brewery in honor of Bert Grant, a Northwest craft beer icon. It is a tradition that truly exemplifies the spirit of the Washington brewing community and has been treasured by many Cask Fest enthusiasts. This year’s Herbert’s was brewed with Washington grown and processed malt, and each participating brewery was asked to bring a pound of their favorite hop. The result is a medium bodied Pale Ale with an intense bouquet of hops from around the world.  The beer will make its debut prior to the Cask Festival at the release party hosted by The Latona Pub (6423 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, on Wednesday, March 16.

The Cask Festival will host two sessions; from noon to 4pm and 6pm to 10pm on Saturday, March 19 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Admission is $40 in advance or $45 at the door, if tickets are still available. This event may sell out so advance purchase is recommended. Separate tickets are required for each session. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 sample tastes. Tickets are available online at This is a 21-and-over-only event.

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival
Participating Breweries

7 Seas Brewing- Gig Harbor 

American Brewing- Edmonds
Gin Botanical Saison (Saison)
Blood Orange Blonde (Blonde)
Mosaic Monkey (Pale Ale)

Anacortes Brewery- Anacortes
Anacortes IPA (IPA)
Scarlet Letter IPA (IPA)

Bainbridge Island Brewing- Bainbridge Island
Grapefruit Keller-Kolsch Radler (Radler)
Battle Point Stout (Stout)
Eagle Harbor IPA (IPA)

Beardslee Public House- Bothell 
Four Ginger IPA (IPA)
Knuckle Boom ESB (ESB)

Bellevue Brewing- Bellevue
Scotch Ale with Chocolate Almonds & Rye Whiskey Soaked Oak Chips—First session only
Pineapple IPA (IPA)—First session only
Scotch Ale with Almonds & Wasabi—Second session only
Cascadian Dark Ale (Black IPA)—Second session only

Big Time Brewery- Seattle
Whiny the Complainer (Imperial IPA)
Citra S.M.A.S.H. IPA (IPA)
Buck Mulligan Dry Irish Stout (Stout)

Black Raven Brewing- Redmond
White Wine Barrel & Brett Aged Belgian Golden
Grandfather Raven (Imperial Stout)
Wisdom Seeker (Double IPA)

Boundary Bay Brewery- Bellingham
Cedar Dust (IPA)
Cabin Fever (Winter Warmer)
Ramblin' Rose ESB (ESB)

Cloudburst Brewing- Seattle
An IPA, duh
Probably not an IPA
Quite possibly another IPA

Diamond Knot Brewing- Mukilteo
Apple Cinnamon ESB (ESB)
Belgian Blonde Ale (Belgian Blonde)—First session only
Tangerine Rose Knot Red (Red Ale) —Second session only

Dirty Bucket Brewery- Woodinville
Naughty Autie (ESB)
Sicyne (IPA)
Dirty Confessions (Belgian Quadruple)

Elliott Bay Brewing- Burien/Seattle
Dry-Hopped Saison (Saison)
Lake City Anniversary Ale #4 (Saison)
In Like a Lion Spring Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

Elysian Brewing- Seattle
Dayglow (IPA)
The Wise ESB (ESB)
Ambrosia Maibock (Maibock)
Saison Poivre (Belgian Farmhouse Ale)

Fish Brewing- Olympia
Double Hodgson’s Imperial IPA (Imperial IPA)
Over and out oatmeal stout (Oatmeal Stout)
Beyond the Pale (Pale Ale)
Maple Bacon Porter (Porter)

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery- Seattle
Pale Hoppy Thing (American Pale Ale)
Bike Rye’d Saison (Rye Saison)

Fremont Brewing- Seattle 
Interurban IPA with Turmeric, Rosemary and Orange (IPA)
Interurban IPA with Pak and Spruce Needles
Fernet Inspired 1st Nail
Kentucky to Scotland

Georgetown Brewing- Seattle
Gusto Crema
Bodhizafa (IPA)
Lily Double IPA (Double IPA)

Hale's Ales Brewery- Seattle
Cask Extra Dry-hopped Supergoose IPA (Double IPA)
Cask Andele Supergoose IPA (Double IPA)
Cask Sidekick ASA (American Session Ale)
Cask Whiskey Barrel Aged Shed Stout (Stout)

Harmon Brewing- Tacoma
Don’t Fear the Ghost-Scorpion-Reaper (IPA)
Cask Fest 2016 Chocolate Johnnie Stryker Stout (Stout)
Duck Face Sour Raspberry Blonde (Blonde Ale)
Lukes Cask-O-Nuts Hazelnut Mocha Bitter Brown

Hellbent Brewing- Seattle
Citra IPA (IPA)
Lavender Saison (Saison)

Hi-Fi Brewing- Redmond
Sex Bob-omb (Sour Ale)
Sitar IPA (IPA)
Dobro (Amber)
Matcha Green Tea Citrus Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

Island Hoppin' Brewery- Eastsound
Rosario Hopscotch (Amber)
Yardarm (Oatmeal Stout)

Mac & Jack's Brewing- Redmond
Bourbon CDA (CDA)
Grapefruit IPA (IPA)
Toffee Porter (Porter)

Machine House Brewery- Seattle
Porter (Porter)
Barleywine (Barleywine)
Bramling Cross IPA (IPA)

Maritime Pacific Brewing- Seattle
Barrel Aged Salmon Bay Bitter (ESB)
Hop Surge Triple IPA (Triple IPA)

McMenamin's Breweries- Seattle
Treasure Island (Pale Ale)
Thunder Ryed (Red Ale)
Campfire Smoked Session Ale

Mollusk Brewery- Seattle  
Herbert's Legendary Cask Fest Ale (Pale Ale)

Naked City Brewery- Seattle
Dry Hopped Crossfire IPA (IPA)
Mint Chocolate Porter (Porter)
Barrel Aged Dark Cherry

North Sound Brewing- Mount Vernon
Mango Infused 101 IPA (Imperial IPA)
Double Nut Cheeky Monkey (Imperial Brown Ale)

NW Peaks Brewery- Seattle
Ingall's Ginger with Jalapeno Lime (Pale Ale)
Callenger IPA (IPA)
2-Bit Bitter (ESB)

Old Stove Brewing- Seattle
Dry-hopped Inaugural IPA (IPA)
Grapefruit Citra NW Wheat

Paradise Creek Brewery- Pullman
Blood Orange IPA (IPA)
Oaked Scottish (Scottish Export)
Dry-hopped Berliner Weisse (Berliner Weisse)
English Brown Ale (Northern English Brown)

Pike Brewing- Seattle
Pike Octopus Ink Black IPA (Black IPA)
Pike Space Needle Golden IPA (IPA)

Postdoc Brewing- Redmond
Barrel-aged Alpha Factor IPA with Brett (IPA)
Wee Heavy (Wee Heavy)
Postdoc Porter (Porter)

Rainy Daze Brewing- Silverdale
Rainy Rye IPA (IPA)
Built For Comfort Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
Sunrise Coffee Porter (Porter)

Ram Restaurant & Brewery- Seattle
Paradisi Pale (Pale Ale)
Sir Mash-a-lot Stout (Stout)
Rabbit Punch (Red Ale)

Redhook Ale Brewery- Woodinville
Bourbon Barrel Blackhook (Porter)
Double Dry Hopped Longhammer (IPA)

Rooftop Brewing- Seattle
Ladro Sul Tetto (Pale Ale)—First session only
Oatmeal Stout (Oatmeal Stout)—First session only
Bourbon Oak Belgian Quad (Quad)—Second session only
Mosaic Single Hop IPA (IPA)—Second session only

Schooner Exact Brewing- Seattle
Cask Peach Berliner Weisse (Berliner Weisse)
Double Dry Hopped Hopvine IPA (IPA)

Silver City Brewery- Bremerton/Silverdale
Nice Day IPA (IPA)
Imperial Stout (Imperial Stout)
Bourbon Barrel Fat Scotch (Scotch Ale)
Bourbon Barrel Old Scrooge—Limited quantity. Arrive early!
Peach Sour (Sour) —Limited quantity. Arrive early!

Two Beers Brewing- Seattle
Wonderland Trail IPA (IPA)
Basil Mint Cider (Hard Cider)

Walking Man Brewing- Stevenson
Big Black Homo Erectus (CDA)

WABL Beer*
*Available to WABL members only.

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Session 1: Noon-4pm
Session 2: 6-10pm
Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins. Taps close 30 minutes before each session ends.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA  98109

$40 advance tickets or $45 at the door, if still available
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 sample tastes.
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
Separate ticket required for each session.
21 and over only. Non-refundable. No Dogs allowed.

Tickets are on sale online at This event may sell out so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

Washington Cask Beer Festival is a major highlight of the Pacific Northwest beer festival scene. It’s a rare opportunity to sample over 100 mostly exclusive or limited release cask-conditioned beers from 40+ Washington breweries. To stay true to the tradition of cask-conditioned beer the Festival requires brewers to naturally condition the beer in a firkin or other vessels without artificially introducing CO2. All beers will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine and the result is smooth ale with a thick creamy head that brings out subtle, nuanced flavors.

Also featured at the event is the Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale, a special cask beer brewed collectively by the Washington brewers in honor of Bert Grant, a legendary Washington beer icon. This year’s Herbert’s was brewed at Mollusk Brewery in Seattle.

Athena's Food Truck—Greek gyros & falafels
Brave Horse Tavern— House-made pretzels and mustards
Brewmaster's Bakery—Granola and other baked goods made with spent grain from WA breweries.
Dante's Inferno Dogs—Assortment of hot dogs
Mt. Townsend Creamery—Artisan cheese and salami skewers
Sockeye Catering—Fresh local oysters

Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of Washington State brewers, advance their common interests through the legislative process and promote the quality and value of their beers.

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Coronoado Brewing Releases Cans And A New Core Beer, Easy Up Pale Ale

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Cans bring a new approach to the Coronado's exceptional, award-winning beer

CORONADO, Calif. - March 2, 2016 - For the first time in the company's 20 year history, Coronado Brewing will be releasing it's beer in cans. The new can launch comes as part of a brand refresh that highlights a coastal lifestyle; encouraging consumers to get out and enjoy their beers anywhere they may find themselves. Two Coronado classics, Islander IPA and Orange Avenue Wit, will be the first to make it into cans. Additionally, Coronado Brewing is introducing their brand-new pale ale into the canned lineup, Easy Up Pale Ale. This is an exciting new step forward for the company and the industry as a whole. 

The can launch is also the first time we will see Coronado Brewing unveil its new branding and logos on packaged product. This is a transition they plan to roll out over the next few seasons with the release of new limited, brewer's series, and eventually core bottles. 

Coronado Brewing has become a global name over the past few years, but the core of the brand stems in staying true to its roots. "The growth of Coronado Brewing has been amazing, and we want our beers to represent who we are as a brand," said Ron Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Coronado Brewing. "Adding cans to our lineup just helps enhance who Coronado Brewing is." 

"We are very excited about the release of our new Stay Coastal cans; this is something we have been talking about for many years," said Brandon Richards, vice president of sales and marketing. "Here at Coronado Brewing our lives are very much tied to the outdoors and west coast lifestyle. Having our beer available in a can, opens us up to many of those drinking occasions that lend well to us living that lifestyle." 

Launch Events: 
Since this is such an exciting time for the Coronado Brewing brand, we will be having a can launch party at The Lafayette Hotel. The Lafayette Hotel is a well renowned hotel located in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego. The party will take place on Sunday, April 3rd and will feature the band Chug Boat, a 'meet the brewer' pool session, and of course, our new cans. Other launch parties will be taking place in California, Chicago and Boston markets throughout March and April including Flagship Hops on the Harbor intimate Beer Dinner Cruises with our brewers and a DJ. 
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All three canned brands will be available to purchase at the Coronado Brewing Tasting Room on Knoxville Street and Imperial Beach Seacoast Drive, starting Friday, March 6th. The cans will hit shelves and restaurants in the middle of March. 

Please visit for more info on event details and distribution. 

Can Beer Specs 
Easy Up Pale specs: *New Core Beer Offering 
Style: Pale Ale 
ABV: 5.2% 
Bitterness: 35 IBU 
Package: 12 ounce can in 6-packs, cases and draft Release: Cans in March 2016, bottles and draft currently available 
 Hops: Cascade and Mandarina 

Islander IPA Can specs: *2014 World Beer Cup Gold Award Winner 
Style: West Coast IPA 
ABV: 7.0% 
Bitterness: 65 IBU 
Package: 12 ounce cans in 6-packs and cases, 12 ounce bottle in 6-pack and cases, 22 ounce bottles in cases and draft 
Release: Cans in March 2016 
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus 

Orange Avenue Wit Can specs: 
Style: Wheat Beer Brewed with Honey & Spices 
ABV: 5.2% 
Bitterness: 15 IBU 
Package: 12 ounce cans in 6-packs and cases, 12 ounce bottle in 6-pack and cases, 22 ounce bottles in cases and draft 
Release: Cans in March 2016, bottles and draft current available
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About Coronado Brewing Company: In 1996, when craft beer was still a foreign term and San Diego County was home to only a handful of breweries, the Chapman brothers Ron and Rick opened a brewpub in their hometown of Coronado. Today CBC stays true to their San Diego roots, brewing abundantly hoppy West Coast-style ales, which are available today in nineteen US states and ten countries. In addition to the long-established pub in Coronado, the company opened a tasting room inside their newly built San Diego production facility in early 2013, and a tasting room and restaurant in Imperial Beach, California in 2014. Coronado Brewing Company was honored in 2014 with one of the brewing industry's most prestigious awards-World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for a Mid-size Brewing Company.
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