The Best Beers In America – 2013


Zymurgy Magazine, the official magazine of the American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA), has released their 2013 list of the best beers in America (as voted on by Zumurgy readers/AHA Members).  This is the 11th year Zymurgy has released this list and, for the 5th year in a row, Russian River Brewing‘s Pliny The Elder has come out on top.  Congratulations to them and also to Bell’s Brewery who has taken the number 2 spot the past 4 years in a row with their Two Hearted Ale.

As I’m sure most of you know, Russian River Brewing does not currently distribute to Washington state, but I believe we have some excellent ‘stand ins’ that do a great job of satisfying our craving for hoppy tripple IPAs (including but not limited to ‘Whiny The Complainer’ from Big Time Brewery & Alehouse and ‘Cry Me A River’ from Naked City Brewery and Taphouse).  Bell’s Brewery beers are also quite difficult to find in Washington, but perhaps you can find a beer buddy or two futher East who you can make a trade with.

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Get Your Homebrew Canned On March 30th & 31st At Sound Homebrew


Filling The Can

An interesting opportunity has come up for local homebrewers.  Have you ever wanted to can your homebrew?  Now’s your chance.  The guys over at Sound Homebrew Supply have been working recently with Northwest Canning and have setup this event to make canning available to homebrewers on March 30th and 31st.  If you can have a batch of homebrew kegged and ready to go that weekend, then you can get your beer canned. 
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