Do you dominate the outdoors and perpetuate better living in an inspiring way? Many Ninkasi Brewing Company fans do, so Ninkasi is pleased to announce: “Team Total Domination.”
According to Ninkasi: “Team Total Domination is a crew of explorers, adventurers, professional athletes and artists who we think totally dominate. No matter the season or terrain, you’ll find this bunch out in the wild, doing what they love. We’re thrilled to be a part of the action and share a few beers along the way.”
For most craft beer fans, seeking out a particular beer is a simple matter of checking a few of your local craft bottle shops to see if they have any in stock. This works just fine for most beers out there. However, there are those occasional and highly sought after beers where, if you really want to get your hands on a bottle or two, you’ll want to head to the bottle release at the brewery.
Fremont Brewing Company brews several beers that are popular enough to draw a line on the day of their release. The most recent was last month’s release of The Rusty Nail – a delicious, bourbon barrel aged Oatmeal Stout. Now, Fremont is ready to release another beer that could draw a crowd: The Lamb.
As a serious hop head, I’m pretty excited that Fresh Hop season is nearly upon us. It’s quite a process most brewers go through to produce those wonderful beers, hopped with fresh hops right off the vine. In fact, hop growers and brewers need to either start using or kiln drying those hops within just a couple of days, or they’ll start to decompose. We can’t have that!
Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is usually first out of the gate with their Fresh Hop IPA, and this year seems to be no exception. Tonight (8/2) is the fresh hop picking party at The Woods (the taproom Two Beers Brewing shares with their sister company, Seattle Cider Company), and the brewing of this year’s Fresh Hop IPA will be underway before the day is out.
They make pie out of it. They put it in your latte. They put it’s scent into air fresheners. Heck, they put it in just about everything these days the moment any hint of Fall is in the air. Of course, the very best way to use that wonderful gourd known as the pumpkin is in beer.
Elysian Brewing Company understand this, and they have for a very long time. So, back for 2016 is the 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. For the past few years, this event has been taking place at Elysian’s relatively new production brewing facility in Georgetown. This year, however, it’s moving to Elysian Fields on 1st Avenue South.