Black Raven Flock Party 2014 – Details Announced

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It’s time to get ready for the Black Raven Flock Party. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the brewery in Redmond. Black Raven Brewing pulls out all the stops for this one, offering so many different beers that this event is kind of like its own little beer festival. Little? Maybe not. Some people call the Flock Party one of the area’s best beer festivals of the year.

And its not only about beer. There will be plenty of great food options, including some local food trucks, like Where Ya At Matt. New this year, a cigar lounge. And of course, great live music all day long. Sadly, my band, Four on the Floor, will not be playing the Flock Party this year, as we’ve done the past two years. I will be out of town and will miss the event this year. (No, the band has not forgiven me yet.)

Local Brewers Exhibit a “Can Do” Attitude

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Today I share news of two breweries now canning beer: Schooner Exact Brewing and American Brewing. Just in time for Earth Day. Just in time for Beach Cleanup. The Washington Beer Posse will be camping at the beach this weekend. When it comes to beer, camping and cans go together like peas and carrots. The…

Win Tickets To Hopscotch Beer & Scotch Festival

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We are giving away a pair of tickets. All you need to do to enter the drawing for a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Hopscotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival is leave a comment below and answer this question: What craft beer do you think best exemplifies life’s finer pleasures? Maybe it’s your favorite…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Brewshed Alliance Ballard Pub Crawl

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See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* We have done posts in the past about Washington Wild and the Brewshed Alliance. It’s pretty simple, really. To make good beer you need to have good water. Luckily, because of organizations like Washington Wild, we have great water in…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Local Chefs, Local Farms Dinner at Schooner Exact

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See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* Having attended beer dinners at Schooner Exact Brewing in the past, it was easy to add this event to the list. We know it will be good. On Monday, May 12 at 6:00, Schooner Exact will host a very special…

First Visit to Top Rung Brewing in Lacey

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As if first responders don’t do enough to help us already, these guys also make beer. Sheesh. Now they are just showing off. Looking around the tap room and brewery at Top Rung Brewing Company, you cannot help but notice a theme. Ladders, fire hydrants, fire extinguishers, and so on. The two people behind this newest…

Seattle Beer Week Pick: Erik & Rob’s Bluegrass & Beer Festival

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See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.* Last year, this was one of my favorite events of Seattle Beer Week. Not surprising, really. I love beer and I love bluegrass music. Mom’s a banjo picker, so I was raised on the stuff. Banjos and beer have something…

Washington Wins Big at World Beer Cup 2014

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As the Craft Brewers Conference drew to a close in Denver yesterday, the winners of the annual World Beer Cup were announced. Once again our Washington breweries brought home some impressive hardware from the event, which judges over a thousand beers from around the world submitted in nearly 100 different style categories. In all, nine…

Earth Day Beer Hike Across Seattle

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This is a follow up to the post we did the other day about Earth Week happenings at the Latona Pub (blog sponsor). Below is the official press release about the event happening on Sunday, April 20. Feet First and Latona Pub Toast Earth Day with the Great Beer Hike Seattle- For the fourth year…

Firkin Fridays at Safeco Field – “Everybody Scores!”

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Sat. April 12 – See our update at the bottom of this post to find out how the first Firkin Friday turned out. Original Post: Tomorrow will live in infamy. Friday, April  11, 2014 will rank right up there with the first time a father and son played together: Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey…