Geaux Brewing Celebrates 1st Anniversary on Oct. 11th

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Geaux Brewing celebrates its 1st Anniversary with a party at the brewery on Saturday, October 11th. I assume that by now everyone understands that Geaux is pronounced go. Beyond teaching us a little bit about French orthography, Geaux Brewing has accomplished a lot in one year. They’ve brewed some fantastic beers and built a loyal audience, especially at the brewery’s taproom on Northup Way in Bellevue, which is usually the only place you can drink the beer.

Geaux recently upgraded to a new, larger brewing system. As I understand it, that means you may start to see the beers out an about at local bars more often. Until recently, Geaux Brewing had to brew a batch of beer every day, and that was (for the most part) just to keep up with demand at the taproom.

Pacific Brewing & Malting is opening this Saturday

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Updated Saturday, September 20: Last night we got a sneak peek. Pictures below. Updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014: We just received word that Pacific Brewing & Malting will open this Saturday, September 20. The tasting room will open at 1:00 and stay open into the evening (maybe as late as 10:00 or 11:00). This new…

Piketoberfest offers more than beer and oompah music

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Pike Brewing Company presents the 2nd annual Piketoberfest, a benefit for the Pike Place Market Foundation. The event features beer, wine, cider and spirits along with artisan food, charcuterie and sausage. Compare offerings from local producers with those from their German counterparts. The event takes place on Sunday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the…

Inland NW Craft Beer Festival – Spokane’s Big Beer Fest

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When was the last time you tipped back a cold IPA from Perry Street Brewing or savored a Goatmeal Stout from Iron Goat Brewing? How long has it been since you enjoyed a delicious River City Red from River City Brewing? The Inland NW Craft Beer Festival offers beer from these and 27 other breweries,…

Wingman Brewers hosting Made in Tacoma on Saturday

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- by Casey McLain, South Sound Bureau Chief – The first day I walked into Wingman Brewers was more than two years ago. Head Brewer Ken Thoburn and Wingman friend Jason were transferring fermented wort from their fermenter to an oak barrel followed by peanut butter, and I quickly became aware of two things: Wingman…

Resistance is Futile: AB Inbev Will Assimilate SABMiller

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On Saturday, Heineken announced that it rejected an overture from London-based beer giant SABMiller. One of those merger-acquisition things you hear about on TV that seems alien to our world of small, privately owned craft breweries. The overture was intended to help SABMiller fend off a possible takeover. Now, SABMiller is considering its next steps…

Washington Breweries Bring Home Medals from International Beer Cup

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The winners of the 2014 International Beer Cup were announced on Saturday. Two Washington breweries brought home hardware: Scuttlebutt Brewing and Schooner Exact Brewing. The International Beer Cup, held each year in Yokohama, Japan, attracts more than 600 beers from 25 countries. The beers are judged by a panel of more than 60 judges from…

Bellingham Beer Week: Beer Dinner at The Local

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Bellingham Beer Week officially kicked off last Friday and runs through Sunday, September 21st. All five of Bellingham’s breweries, along with regional breweries, beer bars, restaurants, and retailers, are hosting events. Now in its third year, the object of Bellingham Beer Week is to celebrate the city’s growing craft beer scene. Visit the official website…

Naked City and Band in Seattle Announce Fall Lineup

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I don’t know about you, but for me just about any excuse to visit Naked City Brewery is a good one. Band in Seattle and Naked City happily announce the autumn lineup of artist performing in the Screening Room. These shows are taped and then appear on Band in Seattle, Friday nights at 11:00 p.m….

Odin Brewing Announces Grand Opening of New Taproom

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Updated September 15: Odin Brewing Company just announced the date for the official grand opening event at its new taproom: Friday, September 19th. The new brewery and taproom is located at 402 Baker Blvd. in Tukwila, about a half-block due east of the South Center shopping mall and a block west of the Green River…