Beer Church IPA Arrives This Saturday

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If there’s two things Seattle area breweries do well, besides brewing great craft beers of course, it’s collaboration and doing what they can to benefit worthwhile charitable causes.  That’s what Beer Church is all about.

This year, Beer Church has teamed up with Georgetown Brewing Company (recent winner of the GABF Gold Medal for their Bodhizafa IPA), Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), Big Al Brewing Company and Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) to brew this year’s Beer Church IPA.  Proceeds from this beer will go to benefit the the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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Airways Brewing Has A New Look And A New Location – UPDATED

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Back in March of this year, I told you about some coming changes for Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor).  Since opening six years ago on 196th Street in Kent (and the opening of Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro one year later), they’ve continued to grow, pushing the limits of their current brewery space.  The time had come to expand.

Well, Airways has been working on that expansion as well as re-branding themselves with a new logo which debuted earlier today, and now they’re ready to share some more details about the new space, their expanded hours and the grand opening date for the new brewery.

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Airways Brewing Company Is Moving And Expanding For Their 6th Anniversary

 

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Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has been at their location on South 196th Street in Kent since they first opened 6 years ago.  They’ve expanded the taproom since then and added a second location (Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro on West Harrison Street), but their main location has remained the same.  That’s about to change.

For the past few months, Airways Brewing has been working diligently to prepare a new 9,000 square foot space a bit father South on 212th Street, and they’re nearly ready to unveil it to the public.  It’s won’t be ready to open until early to mid Spring, but that won’t stop Airways from celebrating their 6th Anniversary now.

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Airways Brewing Prepares For Their 5th Anniversary

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Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) first opened their doors to the public on March 11th of 2010.  Since that time they’ve really grown.  They added a second location (The Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro) just a year after launching.  They expanded their taproom and, of course, continued to offer tasty new beers including several seasonal and special releases.

On opening day, the first beers offered from Airways included: T-Tail Blonde, Jet City ESB, and Starliner Stout.  Their signature Sky Hag IPA wouldn’t exist for another seven months and many of their popular, special releases and seasonal offerings were months or years away.  It seems like such a long time ago but it’s only been five short years, and now Airways is preparing to celebrate their 5th Anniversary.  There will be special beer releases (including a special 5th Anniversary Mosaic Pilsner), food, music and fun for all (21+).

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Airways Brewing Company Releases #AvGeek Hoppy Pale Ale

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Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is obsessed with all things having to do with aviation.  This should come as no surprise based on their name, and is obvious to anyone who has visited the brewery in Kent.  Now, to help celebrate that obsession, Airways Brewing is releasing #AvGeek Hoppy Pale Ale.  A limited edition Pale Ale Brewed in conjunction with AirlineReporter.com, #AvGeek Hoppy Pale Ale will be available in time for the annual Aviation Geek Fest (Feb. 21-22 in Seattle).

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10 Great Upcoming Events And Releases

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The holiday season kind of snuck up on me this year.  Just yesterday, my wife and I had to go out to run a few errands and we were amazed at how large the holiday shopping crowds were.  Granted, it was pretty nice out this weekend; cold but sunny and clear, so I suppose there were a lot of people trying to get a jump on their shopping.

As busy as everyone gets this time of year with family, shopping and general holiday preparations, it’s important to schedule a few diversions; y’know, to get your mind off all the happy, merry, cheery, I’m going to go insane if I hear ‘Jingle Bells’ one more time, omnipresence of the season.  To help you out on that front, here are 10 great craft beer events coming up between tomorrow, November 18th and Thursday, December 18th, just one week before Christmas.

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Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro Celebrates 3 Years

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Airways Brewing Company first opened their doors to the public in March of 2010.  A mere year and a half later, in November of 2011, their second location, Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro, opened their doors.  Featuring Airways Brewing beers, guest taps and an ever changing menu, the Bistro became very popular.  So much so that they are currently in the midst of an expansion to meet demand.

Coming up this Friday, November 7th,  Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro will be celebrating their third anniversary.

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Sky Hag Turns 4 With A Halloween Party & Costume Contest

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Located in Kent, Washington, Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) first opened their doors to the public in March 2010.  In October of that same year, they introduced their signature IPA: Sky Hag, the first new beer to be added to the Airways Brewing lineup since their launch earlier in the year.

Now, with Halloween fast approaching, it’s time once again to celebrate Sky Hag’s birthday and Airways Brewing has decided to combine that celebration with a Halloween party and costume contest at the brewery on Friday, October 31st.  Also on tap for the celebration will be a keg of Ol’ Wooden Hag – Sky Hag’s ‘sister’ (aged on toasted oak), as well as Loud Lady Imperial IPA.

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Airways Brewing Introduces Seat Kicker IPA

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Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is having quite a Spring this year.  They’ve been busy expanding the Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro to increase capacity, and also just won their very first World Beer Cup medal for their 3rd Anniversary Belgian Dark Strong Ale.  Now, fresh off that medal win and the recent release of PSA Summer Ale, Airways Brewing Company is proud to introduce their newest beer: Seat Kicker IPA.

Airways has been keeping the wraps on this beer for a while now and are proud to introduce it along with their latest airline-themed character, the Seat Kicker; created by Brett Nilsson, the same Washington artist who helped Airways Brewing Craft their well known Sky Hag and Loud Lady characters, which you’ll find on the labels of Sky Hag IPA and Loud Lady Imperial IPA respectively.

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Airways Brewing Celebrates Their First World Beer Cup Medal

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Only a smattering of Washington State breweries won medals at this year’s World Beer Cup competition in Colorado.  As the proliferation of craft breweries continues unabated, there’s more and more competition each year from all across the nation and the World.  This year’s competition had 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries, representing 58 different countries.  That’s a lot of competition!

Each medal won at the World Beer Cup is a badge of honor for the winning breweries, proclaiming to the World that their beers are considered some of the best available on this small, blue marble we call Earth.  ‘Best’ is always subjective, of course, but it’s nice to be recognized by your peers for all the hard work that goes into your brews.

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