This year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is scheduled for Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th and will be held at Elysian Brewing‘s production brewery facility in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. This will be the 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF), and it just seems to get bigger and more popular each year. If you’ve never been to the festival and/or have never tried a pumpkin beer, I urge you check it out. You’ll be amazed at the diversity and complexity you’ll find in pumpkin beers.
Foggy Noggin Brewing is one of Washington’s smallest production craft breweries. All of their beers are produced using a small 1/2 barrel brewing system at a small, neighborhood location in Bothell, Washington by head brewer Jim Jamison. Producing a wide variety of mostly English-styled ales, they are probably best known for their English Bitter, known as “Bit O’ Beaver”. Other offerings include ales with whimsical names like: Christmas Duck (Porter), Oski Wow-Wow (Scotch Ale), Kastrated Dawg (English Strong Ale) and more.
Are you ready for a 3-way? No, not that kind you sex-depraved drunk! Fort George Brewery presents 3-Way IPA; a collaboration between Fort George Brewing, Gigantic Brewing and Ol Lompoc Brewing. The Pine Box is holding a release party for this collaborative IPA this coming Saturday, July 20th starting at 4:00PM.
Each year, the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA) hosts a Summer Beer Tasting. This year will be the 8th year for this fun event, which is scheduled to take place next Saturday, July 20th at the Phinney Neighorhood Association. Their motto is: “Big Beertha: No Boring Beers Here!” Here is the full press release from the PNA:
Welcome to the first in a series of articles, where I will search my soul to share with you some of my favorite brews. Every few months, there will be another volume, where I’ll keep adding to the list of my all-time favorite beers.
It’s a question I get asked a lot: What is your favorite beer? or What is your favorite brewery? Really? Do I have to pick just one? I mean, isn’t one of the joys of craft beer the fact that there are so many choices? It would be a pretty boring World if you were only able to select a single beer to drink for the rest of your life. Most people I know have an extremely difficult, if not impossible time answering this question.
Are you ready to help one of Seattle’s newest brewery startups hit the ground running? Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Company, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, has launched their Kickstarter campaign and they need your help to reach their goal of raising $13K by Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. Your donation of as little as $3 will put you among an elite group who are excited to see Bad Jimmy’s succeed. They are also offering incentives to their backers. The more you donate, the greater your reward. Click HERE to see the full list of incentives and rewards including: Keychains, Bottle Openers, T-Shirts, Posters, Private Parties, Tank Naming Rights and more. I’ve been keeping you up to date with what’s going on at Bad Jimmy’s since February and, now that all their licenes are in place and things are ramping up, it looks like July will be the ‘magic’ month they’ve been waiting for to finally open their doors.