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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest invites you to enjoy an August afternoon in the shadow of one of Washington’s most historic beer sites, the old Olympia brewery. In fact, along with beer from 50 craft breweries, you can even get Olympia Beer at this brewfest, for nostalgia’s sake. We share the list of breweries below.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 18th and features over 100 beers from regional breweries along with food, music, and games (like supersized beer pong, a beer stein holding contest, giant Jenga, cornhole and more). There will also be cideries, wineries and distilleries serving at the festival.

New this year, the event features a”Brew-mentation” Tent. (Think “brewing” meets “experimentation.”) Meet the brewers, taste specialty brews, and learn about the art of brewing craft beer. Breweries rotate every hour.

Tumwater Artesian Brewfest 2017 - YouTube


Website: http://tumwaterartesianbrewfest.com/

Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
21+ ONLY
Tickets are $25 advance ($20 for military). Save $5 if you buy advance tickets, before Friday, August 17 at 11:00 pm. Designated driver tickets are $10.
Get tickets here. 

Tickets include 5.5 oz. taster glass and 5 tasting tokens. Additional tokens are $1 each


Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE
Tumwater WA 98501


North on Capitol Blvd to right on E St., go straight through yellow gate and cross over
the Deschutes River bridge which takes you down into the old brewery truck lot.
Parking opens at 12:30pm, closes at 9pm. Cost for parking – $5 (cash only). Parking fees benefit Special Olympics

You will have a short 5 minute stroll from the parking lot to the event. Shuttles available for those who require assistance.

List of Breweries

(more will be added)

  • 7 Seas Brewing
  • Aslan Brewing Brewing
  • At Large Brewing
  • Bainbridge Brewing
  • Brothers Cascadia Brewing
  • Cascacia Brewing
  • Chainline Brewing
  • Der Blokken Brewing
  • Dick’s Brewing
  • Dystopian State Brewing
  • Ecliptic Brewing
  • Everybody’s Brewing
  • Fish Brewing
  • Fort George Brewing
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Ghostfish  Brewing
  • Hellbent Brewing
  • Hoquiam Brewing
  • Iron Horse Brewery
  • Jellyfish Brewing
  • Kulshan Brewing
  • Lazy Boy Brewing
  • Lumber House Brewing
  • Manfish Brewing
  • Matchless Brewing
  • Mazama Brewing
  • Nisqually Valley Brewing
  • North Jetty Brewing
  • Olympia Beer
  • Port Townsend Brewing
  • Silver Moon Brewing
  • Singing Hops Brewing
  • Slippery Pig Brewing
  • Steam Donkey Brewing
  • Ten Pin Brewing
  • Three Magnets Brewing
  • Top Run Brewing
  • Triceratops Brewing
  • Wet Coast Brewing
  • Wild Ride Brewing
  • Worth Brewing

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

On Friday, July 13th Elliott Bay Brewing releases its first spontaneously fermented beer at Brother Barrel in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. The beer is referred to simply as Cabernet ’17. This beer won a gold medal at the 2018 Washington Beer Awards in the Belgian and Wild Sour Beers category.

“Cabernet is our first spontaneously fermented beer at Elliott Bay,” says Dan Ashley of Elliott Bay Brewing. “Using only the native culture of yeast and bacteria that were present on the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes themselves to ferment our sour golden wort, we fermented this beer in used red wine barrels from Cuillin Hills. The result is a brightly acidic, slightly funky spontaneous beer.”

This beer spent six months in the barrel, a syrah and mourverde barrel from Cullin Hills Winery of Woodinville. It was spontaneously fermented  using Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Red Mountain, which provided the wild yeast.

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

20 Corners Brewing invites you to join them for an anniversary block party. The brewery in Woodinville celebrates its second anniversary on Saturday, July 21st. The event features live music, special beer releases, games, food trucks and more.

Here’s the announcement from 20 Corners Brewing:

Please come join us for another block-party style celebration. Special small batch beer releases, fun games, food trucks, and limited time only merchandise….and maybe even a new beer can that we haven’t released to the public yet! What would a party be without live music?! This year’s lineup includes: The Sunshine Junkies, Fortress of the Bear, All-Star Opera and The Northshore Band!!

And for the second year in a row, we will be partnering with Butler Transportation to make parking easy! Attendants will be on hand directing traffic as well as shuttles to make getting to the brewery easy – we will post a shuttle map prior to the event to assist.

It’s been a great second year and we wanted to go big (again) for the event to show our appreciation to all of you that continue to support us! (all ages welcome and dog friendly)

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2025581591089267/

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Three great beer bars, one event. Hop Around West Seattle invites you to hop on the shuttle from one location to the next on Sunday, July 22nd. The westside triumvirate includes Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden, The Beer Junction, and Beveridge Place Pub.

Event Date:  July 22, 2018
Event Time:  12:00 – 5:00

Show up at any of the three participating locations between 12:00 and 5:00 and they will shuttle you between the three bars. Shuttles will come/go every 30 minutes and your ticket includes a pint or flight at each location.

Ticket Info:  

Tickets can be purchased online OR day-of event at any of the 3 locations.

Online tickets must be purchased by July 21st at 11:59pm.

For tickets purchased online you will receive an email confirmation for your ticket purchase. Print/show this confirmation at your starting location on July 22nd, anytime from 12-5pm.

What’s Included: 

1) A beer or taster flight at each of the 3 locations

2) Shuttle transportation from location to location

3) An official Hop Around pint glass!

BONUS!  Add a Hop Around T-shirt for $10 more!


  • Choose from a pint or flight at each spot. Each of these location offer amazing tap lists, so you will have no problem find beers you’ll enjoy.
  • Taplist will vary from location to location.
  • Each location will feature the official beer on tap, the Seapine Hop Around IPA

*Note: $1 of all Seapine IPA pints purchased will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.

Shuttle and Transportation Info:  

Shuttles will arrive/depart every 30 minutes and make a full loop to each of the 3 locations. Last shuttle will depart each location at 5:40pm.

If you’re wondering how you get to West Seattle in the first place, consider taking a bus.

  • Bus routes that get within a block of Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden: Metro lines 50, 120 or 125.
  • Bus routes that get you within a block of The Beer Junction: Rapid Ride C Line, or Metro lines 37, 50, and 128.
  • Bus routes that get you within a block of the Beveridge Place Pub: Rapid Ride C Line, or Metro lines 22 and 128.

Coming from the Seattle waterfront? Take the water taxi over to West Seattle and hop on the Metro shuttle (route 773). It will deliver you within a block of The Beer Junction or the Beveridge Place Pub.

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Mark your calendar. Order your early bird tickets now. On Saturday, August 11th in downtown Tacoma, the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts hosts the sixth annual Brew Five Three beer and music festival. Along with a great lineup of live music, the block party features beer and wine from over 35 local producers as well as food from a variety of food trucks.

Event organizers anticipate a sell-out, especially for the beer festival part of the event, so get your early bird tickets soon. Tickets are $25 if ordered in advance before July 24th. ($10 for designated drivers). More ticket info below. This is a 21+ event.

Participants confirmed at this time include:

2 Towns Cider
7 Seas Brewing
Cash Brewing Company
D’s Wicked Cider
Dick’s Brewing
E2W Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Fox Island Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Ghostfish Brewing
Gig Harbor Brewing
Harmon Brewing
Kulshan Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing
Louis Raison French Cidre
Maritime Pacific Brewing
Matchless Brewing
Narrows Brewing
Northish Brewing
Odd Otter Brewing
Pacific Brewing & Malting Co.
Pear Up Cider
Powerhouse Brewing
Schilling Cider
Seattle Cider Co.
Sumerian Brewing
Tacoma Brewing
The Ram
Two Beers Brewing
Wingman Brewers
Wet Coast Brewing

Music Lineup:

1:30 p.m. Bryson Foster Band – A soul, blues, and hip-hip band that is passionate about cultivating the already-beautiful works and people of Tacoma.

3:30 p.m. Candy Shoppe – A sweet seven-piece dance band that dishes out hit after hit! They perform Disco, Motown, Blues, and 80s era music while incorporating their smooth and light sounds.

6:15 p.m. BoobooLala – A Tacoma band, by the way of Port Orchard, WA. The band emits its own three-word mantra with every note, “everybody love everybody.” As they take their music fresh out the oven, it looks easy. It isn’t easy. But it is easy to love Booboolala.

Food Vendors:

  • Stacks 571 Burger & Whiskey Bar
  • Arnold’s Happy Days Food Truck
  • Athena’s Gyros
  • Great Northwest Popcorn
  • Europa Bistro – Pizzarium,
  • Bliss Creamery

More Event and Ticket Info

  • Brew Five Three is a 21+ event and valid photo ID is required for entry; no exceptions.
  • The event entrance is at 9th and Broadway.
  • Brew Five Three will take place rain or shine.
  • Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.
  • Advance tickets are$25* through July 24, $35* from July 25 to Aug. 10, and $38 at the gate.
  • General admission include six tasting tokens and a souvenir glass. Tastes are 4 oz. pours.
  • Members of the military may purchase a $25* ticket without expiry.
  • Designated driver tickets, without glass or tokens, are $10* in advance or $13 at the gate and include free water and soda.

*Advance ticket prices listed do not include handling fees. Handling fees vary from $2.50 to $5 depending on the type of transaction. Day-of/at the gate ticket prices listed include fees.

To purchase advance tickets, call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District or get tickets online here. Tickets may be purchased at the gate with cash or credit card.

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

People living on the western shores of Puget Sound are probably aware of the 8th Annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest, but it’s still a mystery to a lot of people living on the Seattle-side of the water. Thing is, it shouldn’t be. For those on the east side of Puget Sound its no more difficult than visiting the Seattle waterfront.

I like a ferryboat ride. It’s a very, very Seattle kind of thing to do in the summer. The Bremerton Summer Brewfest takes place on the Bremerton waterfront, a very short walk away from the ferry terminal. Seriously, steps away from the ferry. It couldn’t be easier. Walk on the ferry, enjoy the festival, and then walk back on the ferry for a relaxing ride back across Puget Sound.

The 8th Annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is a two day event on the Bremerton waterfront on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. The festival features 36 Washington breweries pouring more than 100 different beers. We share the list of breweries below. A lot of the breweries are from the west side of the water, so you can sample some stuff that doesn’t often make across Puget Sound. For this event, the brewers focus fruit-infused beers. We should have the list of beers soon and will share that as soon as we get it.

Tickets are on sale now. For tickets and more festival information, visit the official event website.

2018 Dates & Times
Friday, July 20, 4:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, July 21, Noon-6:30pm

Bremerton Boardwalk
100 2nd Street
Bremerton, WA 98337


192 Brewing
7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
Bad Bulldogs Brewery
Bainbridge Brewing
Bent Bine Brew Co.
Brothers Cascadia Brewing
Cash Brewing Company
Chainline Brewing Company
Der Blokken Brewery
Dirty Bucket Brewing
Dog Days Brewing
Downpour Brewing
Elysian Brewing -Georgetown
Everybodys Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Ghostfish Brewing
Harmon Brewery and Eatery
Hood Canal Brewery
Icicle Brewing
Illuminati Brewing Company
Jellyfish Brewing
Kulshan Brewery
LoveCraft Brewing Company
Mac and Jacks Brewing
No-Li Brewhouse
Rainy Daze Brewing
Silver City Brewery and Taproom
Slippery Pig Brewing
Sound Brewery
Sumerian Brewing
Ten Pin Brewing
Two Beers Brewing
Valholl Brewing
Western Red Brewing
Wet Coast Brewery

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Each year since 2013 the Ales for ALS campaign sees dozens of breweries across the nation brew beers to support ALS research. This year the list even includes a couple of breweries outside the USA: one in Japan and the other in Germany. In all, about 170 breweries are involved this year. To date, Ales for ALS has raised over $1.5 million for the cause.

Here’s a basic rundown of how it works. A unique, blended hop variety is made available to participating breweries. The breweries create a beer and donate $1 for every pint sold. Simple.

This year the list of Washington’s participants includes Bale Breaker Brewing, Dog Days Brewing, The Ram (various locations), Iron Horse Brewery, Triplehorn Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Varietal Beer Company, Waddell’s Brewpub,

Perhaps no brewery is more tightly and personally connected to the effort than Bale Breaker Brewing. Mike and Cheryl Smith, who’s children own Bale Breaker Brewing, founded the Ales for ALS campaign in 2013. So while dozens and dozens of other breweries are creating beers and hosting events, I’d like to share some details about what Bale Breaker Brewing has going on for Ales for ALS this year, in their own words. For Bale Breaker Brewing in particular, this is a big deal.

Bale Breaker Brewing Company part of national Ales for ALS™ campaign, with local events planned July 14 and July 27, 2018

Founded by Mike & Cheryl Smith of Yakima in 2013, the Ales for ALS™ program has now raised over $1,750,000 for ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Participating Ales for ALS™ brewers receive a unique hop blend, created and donated annually by Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops. Ales for ALS™ brewers donate $1 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for each pint of the result- ing Ales for ALS™ brew sold. The funds raised are spent immediately on their mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.

Now in its sixth year, Ales for ALS™ is a national fundraising and awareness campaign that was developed in Yakima and has raised $1.65 million to date for ALS research. A Yakima Valley fundraising event and a golf tournament are hosted by Bale Breaker Brewing Company, one of eight participating Washington breweries.

Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops created Ales for ALS™ in 2012 to support a very worthy cause – ALS research. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.

Bale Breaker and the other 170 participating breweries across the country (and one each in Germany and Japan!) have access to a unique proprietary Ales for ALS™ hop blend. This year’s blend is composed of 40% Ekuanot®, 15% HBC 438, 15% HBC 344, 10% Simcoe®, 10% Loral®, 5% HBC 630, and 5% HBC 520. There is no charge to brewers for this amazing hop blend. Ales for ALS™ brewers agree to donate $1 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for each pint of the resulting Ales for ALS™ brew sold. The funds raised are spent immediately on its mission to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.


On July 14, Noon-9pm, everyone is invited to the Bale Breaker lawn to enjoy great beer, food, and games at this free & family-friendly event. Check out live music by The Shreds and food by Chronic Foods, Hop Town Pizza and Kim’s Got Smoke BBQ. Bale Breaker donates $1 from ANY pint sold that day to ALS TDI, the research organization dedicated to ending ALS.

BEER: Bale Breaker used the Ales for ALS™ hop blend to create Bubba’s Brew Hazy IPA and Double Bubba Imperial IPA. Both beers will debut at the Fundraising Event at the brewery. After the event, Bale Breaker continues to donate $1 to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for each pint of Bubba’s Brew and Double Bubba sold.

NEW THIS YEAR! glassybaby, the seattle-based artisan glassblowing company, will be hosting a pop up shop from Noon-5:00pm at the event. 10% of all glassybaby sales at this event will be donated to ALS TDI. Can’t make it? From July 14- July 21, enter giving code ‘als’ and 10% of your online order will be donated to ALS TDI.


Join Bale Breaker at River Ridge Golf Course for the 3rd Annual Birdies for Bubba Golf Tournament on Friday July 27. Part of our Ales for ALS™ fundraising efforts, this is a great way to spend a Friday! Our 9-hole two-person scramble tourney at River Ridge Golf Course includes prizes for KP’s, fun side games on every hole, putting contest, food specials from River Ridge, and local craft brews. Single players $60, Teams $120 and 100% of proceeds go directly to ALS TDI. 1:00pm Shotgun start at River Ridge. All ages welcome to visit the Spectator Green for yard games and music where you can enjoy the sun and fun.

Special thanks to Title Sponsors Morgan Stanley, Fieldstone Communities and Crafted Eatery & Bar and Albatross Sponsors Poppoff Concrete and PayneWest Insurance.

ABOUT BALE BREAKER BREWING CO. Bale Breaker Brewing Company makes handcrafted ales that showcase the world-class hops grown in the heart the Yakima Valley. Hops are in the family’s DNA: the great-grandparents of sibling-owners Meghann Quinn, Kevin Smith, and Patrick Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Over four generations, their love of hops has evolved into a passion for craft beer. Today, Meghann, Kevin and Patrick are in the midst of running an independent production brewery surrounded by their family’s hop fields, just down the road from where they were born and raised. www.balebreaker.com

ABOUT THE ALS THERAPY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE The ALS Therapy Development Institute and its scientists actively discover and develop treatments for ALS. It is the world’s first and largest nonprofit biotech focused 100 percent on ALS research. Led by people with ALS and drug development experts, it understands the urgent need to slow and stop this disease. As the world’s foremost drug discovery center focused solely on ALS, ALS TDI spends 87% of every dollar raised on research to find effective treatments and cures. Its innovative science and cutting edge approach have resulted in the identification of AT-1501, a promising treatment for ALS. It also pioneered the ALS Precision Medicine Program, the world’s premier program and partnership with ALS patients to discover additional potential treatments. www.als.net

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Washington breweries brought home 11 medals from the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Congrats to Reuben’s Brews, Georgetown Brewing, Bron Yr Aur Brewing, and 20 Corners Brewing.

I should preface this news with a caveat: I do not know what breweries did and did not submit beer. Maybe your favorite brewery did not enter the competition. Still, a whole lot or breweries around the world submit beer to the U.S. Open Beer Championship every year and bringing home a medal is impressive.

Breweries from South Carolina to South Korea submitted more than 6,300 beers to the competition. Breweries from Italy to Indian were awarded medals in more than 110 different styles. The judging panel included judges from England, Canada, and the USA.

Of the Washington winners, Reuben’s Brews of Seattle made the list of the competition’s top 10 breweries, bringing home a total of 6 medals: 3 bronze, 2 silver, and 1 gold.

Some notable gold medal highlights for Washington breweries: Reuben’s Brews won the gold for New England Style IPA, Georgetown Brewing won the gold for West Coast IPA, and Bron Yr Aur Brewing won the gold for American Stout.


Bronze – Robust Porter – Reuben’s Brews (Category: Imperial Porter)

Bronze – Dry Stout – Reuben’s Brews (Category: Classic Irish Dry Stout)

Gold – Reuben’s Triple Crush – Reuben’s Brews (Category: New England Style IPA)

Silver – Black Imperial IPA – Reuben’s Brews (Category: American-Style Black Ale)

Bronze – Crikey IPA – Reuben’s Brews (Category: International Style Pale Ale)

Silver – Gose – Reuben’s Brews (Category: Gose)

Gold – Gentlemens Stout – Bron Yr Aur Brewing (Category: American Stout)

Bronze – Bonnie Doon – Bron Yr Aur Brewing (Category: Scottish Ale)

Gold – Lucille – Georgetown Brewing (Category: West Coast IPA)

Bronze – HSP – Georgetown Brewing (Category: Session IPA)

Bronze – Pepper Lager – 20 Corners Brewing (Category: Chili Beer)


Golden or Blonde Ale

Gold – Wildland – Goodlife Brewing – Oregon

Silver – Scottsdale Blonde – Huss Brewing – Arizona

Bronze – Mae West – 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing – Virginia

English Summer Ale

Gold – City Flea – Taft’s Brewing – Ohio

Silver – Golden Ubu Ale – Lake Placid Craft Brewing – New York

Bronze – Family Vacation – Roadhouse Brewing – Wyoming

English Pale Ale

Gold – Special Pale Ale – Wellington Brewing – Ontario

Silver – Royal Scandal – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

Bronze – 10/6 English Pale Ale – Rabbit Hole Brewing – Texas

English IPA

Gold – Birra Morena IPA – Drive Beer s.r.l. – Italy

Silver – IPA – Yee-Haw Brewing – Tennessee

Bronze – Recess IPA – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado

Imperial IPA

Gold – Not a Double IPA – Appalachian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina

Gold – Dare Devil Rip Cord – Daredevil Brewing – Indiana

Silver – Double IPA – Randy Sauter – Homebrewer

Bronze – Double Overhead – Maui Brewing – Hawaii

Triple IPA

Gold – Dire Wolf IPA – Alameda Brewing – Oregon

Silver – Simtra Triple IPA – Knee Deep Brewing – California

Bronze – Big Mother – Mother Earth Brew Company – California

Bronze – Citra High – Madtree Brewing – Ohio


Gold – Beer 101 Bitter – Niagara College – Ontario

Silver – You Bitter Beware – American Harvest Brewpub – Michigan

Bronze – Automatic Amber Ale – Mash Lab Brewing – Colorado

Bronze – Rio Blanco Pale Ale – Real Ale Brewing – Texas


Gold – Hooligans – Hopstix – Georgia

Silver – Broken English – Gino’s Brewing – Illinois

Bronze – Santa Fe Pale Ale – Sante Fe Brewing – New Mexico

English Mild Ale

Gold – Hold the Reins – Brink Brewing – Ohio

Silver – Barn Find Brown – Mash Lab Brewing – Colorado

Bronze – Saddle Bronc Brown – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming

Brown Ale

Gold – Father G’s Bees – Brink Brewing Company – Ohio

Silver – Bye Felicia! – Hansa Brewery – Ohio

Bronze – Nut Brown – Zipline Brewing – Nebraska

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale

Gold – Queen Melba – Spider Bite Beer Company – New York

Silver – Hooter Brown Ale – Oyster City Brewing – Florida

Bronze – #InsertHypeHere – Grand Junction Brewing – Indiana

Brown Porters

Gold – Clifford Porter – Clifford Brewing – Ontario

Silver – Black Butte Porter – Deschutes Brewing – Oregon

Silver – Maduro – Cigar City Brewing – Florida

Bronze – Capella Porter – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon

Robust Porters

Gold – Donner Party Porter – FiftyFifty Brewing – California

Silver – Porter – Blue Pants Brewery – Alabama

Bronze – Smoked Pecan Porter – Lost Signal Brewing – Missouri

Bronze – Black Strap Molasses Porter – Waikiki Brewing – Hawaii

Imperial Porter

Gold – Black Eye – Scratchtown Brewing – Nebraska

Silver – Imperial Tanilla – Knee Deep Brewing – California

Bronze – Robust Porter – Reuben’s Brews Taproom – Washington

Classic Irish Dry Stout

Gold – Dry Irish Stout – Little City Brewing – North Carolina

Silver – Revelation Stout – Public House Brewing – Missouri

Bronze – Dry Stout – Reuben’s Brews – Taproom – Washington

Foreign Stout

Gold – Ziko’s Rage – 26 Degree Brewing – Florida

Silver – Seven Seas Stout – Hopstix – Georgia

Bronze – Foreign Exchange Stout – The Exchange Brewery – Ontario

Bronze – Black Bear Stout – Alameda Brewing – Oregon

American Stout

Gold – Gentlemens Stout – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Washington

Silver – Session RIS – David Byer – Homebrewer

Bronze – IMOS – Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery – Georgia

Cream Stout

Gold – 7 Layer Stout – Bowigens Beer Company – Florida

Silver – Moozie – Brink Brewing – Ohio

Bronze – Vespers Nine – Moonraker Brewing – California

Oatmeal Stout

Gold – Stout – Feather Falls Brewing – California

Silver – Skinny Dipping Stout – Sawdust City Brewing – Ontario

Bronze – Grinding Stone – Morgan Territory Brewing – California

Bronze – Sweet Miss – Beaver Island Brewing – Minnesota

British Imperial Stout

Gold – Marshall Zhukov’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – Florida

Silver – Brusier – Emmett’s Brewing – Illinois

Bronze – Putin Tang – Lynnwood Brewing Concern – North Carolina

American Imperial Stout

Gold – Black Curtain – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

Silver – Little Betty – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Bronze – The Troll – Raleigh Brewing – North Carolina

American Imperial Stout non-traditional(brewed with coffee, maple, chocolate etc)

Gold – Morning Delight – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa

Silver – Sasquatch – 903 Brewers – Texas

Bronze – O.A.S.I.S – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Motivator – Crank Arm Brewing – North Carolina

Old Ale

Gold – Beer 101 Strong – Niagara College – Ontario

Silver – Pilgrim’ Dole – New Holland Brewing – Michigan

Bronze – Bearded Man – Spilled Grain Brewhouse – Minnesota

English Barley Wine

Gold – Big Barleywine – Zaftig Brewing – Ohio

Gold – Thresher – Motorworks Brewing – Florida

Silver – Melisseus Barleywine – Alameda Brewing – Oregon

Bronze – Shipfaced – Silver Harbor Brewing – Michigan

American Barley Wine

Gold – Birthday Brew #8 – Wormtown Brewery – Massachusetts

Silver – Sledge Hammer – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

Bronze – Hog Body – Metazoa Brewing – Indiana

Scottish Ale

Gold – Great Scot! – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

Silver – Scottish Ale – White Street Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Bonnie Doon – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Washington

Strong Scottish Ale

Gold – Duncan Clan – Brink Brewing – Ohio

Silver – Velvet Charmer – Yee-Haw Brewing – Tennessee

Bronze – Wee Bit Left – Metazoa Brewing – Indiana

Irish Red Ale

Gold – Bomber Mountain Amber – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming

Silver – Vixen Irish Red Ale – Old Bust Head Brewing – Virginia

Bronze – Alaskan Amber – Alaska Brewing Company – Alaska

American Amber / Red

Gold – Mississippi Red – Stormbreaker Brewing – Oregon

Silver – A-10 Hop-Hog Copperpoint Brewing – Florida

Bronze – Waimea Red – Maui Brewing – Hawaii

Bronze – Insane Mane – White Lion Brewing – Massachusetts

Imperial Red Ale

Gold – G’Knight – Oskar Blues Brewery – Colorado

Gold – Velvet Hammer – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

Silver – Recovery Red – Municipal Brew Works – Ohio

Bronze – Wreak Havoc – Bootstrap Brewing – Colorado

American Pale Ale

Gold – American Harvest Pale Ale – American Harvest Brewpub – Michigan

Silver – Ghost Ship – Moonraker Brewing – California

Bronze – Pompano Pale – 26 Degree Brewing – Florida

Bronze – Samuel Adams Pale Ale – Samuel Adams Brewing – Pennsylvania

Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale

Gold – Mashing of Teeth – Soundgrowler Brewing – Illinois

Silver – Batch 1020 – Big Grove Brewing – Iowa

Bronze – Major Haze – Strike Brewing – California

American IPA

Gold – Hops De Leon – Torched Hop Brewing – Georgia

Silver – You Can Feel the Love in This Room – Woodland Empire Ale Craft – Idaho

Bronze – SoDank – Lost Cabin Beer Company – South Dakota

West Coast IPA

Gold – Lucille – Georgetown Brewing – Washington

Silver – BGB IPA – Big Grove Brewery – Iowa

Bronze – 7K IPA – Santa Fe Brewing – New Mexico

New England/Juicy IPA

Gold – Hop to Trot – Columbia Craft Brewing Company – South Carolina

Silver – State of Haze – Revision Brewing – Nevada

Bronze – WTF(Where’s the filter) – Copperpoint Brewing – Florida

Bronze – You Like A Da Juice – Brothers Cascadia Brewing

New England/Juicy DIPA

Gold – Reuben’s Triple Crush – Reuben’s Brews – Taproom – Washington

Silver – Thunder Theif – Red Brick Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Freak Parade – Drekker Brewing – North Dakota

American Brown Ale

Gold – Handsworth – Main & Six Brewing – Florida

Silver – Broad Hammer – Meddlesome Brewing – Tennessee

Bronze – Unfashionable – West Palm Brewery – Florida

American-Style Black Ale

Gold – Cowboy in Black – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina

Silver – Black Imperial IPA – Reuben’s Brews – Taproom – Washington

Bronze – Bet on Black – Feather Falls Brewing – California

American Strong Pale ale

Gold – Even Par – La Quinta Brewing – California

Silver – Cardinal Pale Ale – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Bronze – 1347 – Black Pague Brewing – California

International Style Pale Ale

Gold – Running Walker Pale Ale – Braman Brewery – Texas

Silver – Arcus Southern Pale Ale – Big Storm Brewing – Florida

Bronze – Crikey IPA – Reuben’s Brews Taproom – Washington


Gold – Amber Altbier – Liquid Mechanics – Colorado

Silver – Alt Acquaintance – Wiseman Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Southern Peak Altbier – Southern Peak Brewery – North Carolina

Bronze – Samuel Adams Boston Ale – Boston Beer Company – Massachusetts

German Kolsch

Gold – Kolsch – von Trapp Brewing – Vermont

Silver – Warren Peace – Loma Brewing – California

Silver – Endless river kolsch – Mother Earth Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Eventide Kolsch Style Ale – Eventide Brewing – Georgia

German Wheat

Gold – EOS Hefeweizen – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Silver – Edelweiss – KC Bier Co. – Missouri

Bronze – DTB German Weizen – Desperate Times Brewery – Pennsylvania

German Hefeweizen

Gold – Samuel Adams Hefeweizen – Samuel Adams Brewing – Pennsylvania

Silver – Uberweizen – Locavore Beer Works – Colorado

Silver – Hefeweizen – The Exchange Brewery – Ontario

Bronze – Weisstheimer – 8th Wonder Brewery – Texas

French / Belgian Saison

Gold – Tomorrow’s Verse – Urban Roots Brewing – California

Silver – Ocean’s Gold – Big Hart Brewing – Michigan

Bronze – Bend the Elbow – The DreamChaser’s Brewery – North Carolina

Belgian Pale Ale

Gold – Garnet – Middletown Brewing – Texas

Silver – Crazy Train – Fretboard Brewing Company – Ohio

Bronze – That Boy – Brice’s Brewing – North Carolina

French / Belgian Ale

Gold – Abby Blonde – Thirsty Monk Brewery – North Carolina

Silver – 3 Legged Elvis – Quarter Barrel – Ohio

Bronze – The Citizen – DC Brau Brewing – Washington DC

Belgian Dubbel

Gold – Sugar Creek Dubbel – Sugar Creek Brewing – North Carolina|

Gold – Westmalle Dubbel – Brouwerij der Trappisten van Westmalle – Belgium

Silver – Belgian Dubbel – Sprecher Brewing – Wisconsin

Bronze – Kodiac – Big Bear Brewing – Florida

Belgian Tripel

Gold – Trippel – New Belgium Brewing – Colorado

Silver – Freaky Deaky – Oak Highlands Brewery – Texas

Bronze – Tripel Carmel-ite – Flix Brewhouse – Indiana

Belgian Quadrupel

Gold – Baby It’s Cold Outside – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina

Gold – Quadrophobia – Brasserie Saint James – Nevada

Silver – Twelve – Sprecher Brewing – Wisconsin

Bronze – Curse – Emmett’s Brewing – Illinois

Belgian Strong Specialty Ale

Gold – Bru Man Chu – Fat Point Brewing – Florida

Silver – Quid Pro Quad – Alameda Brewing – Oregon

Bronze – Tim the Enchanter – Cedar Springs Brewing – Michigan

Bronze – Siren Song – Roadhouse Brewing – Wyoming

Sour/Belgian Lambic

Gold – Benedictum – Real Ale Brewing – Texas

Silver – Lambic – Lindermans – Belgium

Bronze – Fleur Cerise – Max Lager’s – Georgia

Belgian Witbier

Gold – Alpine White – Big Bend Brewery – Texas

Silver – Rocket Surgery – Hop Dogma Brewing – California

Bronze – Celis White – Celis Brewing – Texas

Bronze – Scattered Sun – Southbound Brewing – Georgia

Berliner-Style Weisse

Gold – Ain’t That a Peach – Red Hare Brewing – Georgia

Silver – Tropical Lover – Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Peach Uber – Nickel Brook Brewing – Ontario


Gold – Dany Made Me Do It – Red Brick Brewing – Georgia

Silver – Land Of Rainbows – Maui Brewing – Hawaii

Silver – Gose – Reuben’s Brews – Washington

Bronze – Gose Face Killa – Melvin’s Brewing – Wyoming

Fruit Gose

Gold – Whiskey Sour – Carolina Bauernhaus Ales – South Carolina

Silver – Briney Melon Gose – Anderson Valley Brewing – California

Bronze – Tru Love – Martin House Brewing – Texas

American Light

Gold – Dreamers – West Palm Brewery – Florida

Silver – Kraftig Light – William K Busch Brewing – Missouri

Bronze – 3 Speed – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario

American Lager/Pilsener

Gold – Lager – Castle Island Brewing – Massachusetts

Silver – Captain’s Log Lager – Cameron’s Brewing – Ontario

Bronze – Golden Pilsner – Yuengling Brewery – Pennsylvania

American Premium Lager

Gold – El Cerrito – Temblor Brewing – California

Silver – Tejas Clara – Big Bend Brewing – Texas

Bronze – Sessions Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

American Amber/California Common

Gold – Toasted Lager – Blue Point Brewing – New York

Silver – Unseasonal – Arches Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Wisconsin Amber – Capital Brewing – Wisconsin

Bohemian Pilsener

Gold – Turntable Pils – Great Lakes Brewing – Ohio

Silver – Normcore – Burning Beard Brewing – California

Bronze – Check Pils – Beaver Island Brewing – Minnesota

German Lager / Pilsener

Gold – Brau Pils – DC Brau Brewing – Washington D.C.

Silver – Pils – KC Bier Co. – Missouri

Bronze – Pivo – Firestone Walker – California

International Style Pilsner

Gold – Samuel Smith’s Lager – Samuel Smiths – England

Silver – Vlad – Fretboard Brewing – Ohio

Bronze – Lechuza – Dry County Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Mexican Lager – 1323 R&D – North Carolina

American Imperial Pilsner

Gold – Wild Boy Hopped Lager – Straub Brewery – Pennsylvania

Silver – Citra Blanc – August Schell Brewing – Minnesota

Bronze – No Medal

Munchner Helles

Gold – Eternal Gates of Helles – 3 Punk Ales – California

Silver – Brew Lab Helles – Atl Brew Lab – Georgia

Bronze – Helles Creek – Kros Strain Brewing – Nebraska

Munchner Dunkel

Gold – Thirsty Pretzels – Crooked Lane Brewing – California

Silver – Kusterer Munich Dunkel – Cedar Springs Brewing – Michigan

Bronze – Dunkel – KC Bier Co. – Missouri

Marzen / Oktoberfest/

Gold – Das Umlaut – Flix Brewhouse – Indiana

Silver – Marzen – Liquid Mechanics – Colorado

Bronze – Oktoberfest – SA DAMM – Spain


Gold – 914 – Yonkers Brewing – New York

Silver – Sexi Mexi – Big Sexy Brewing – California

Bronze – Pretzel Assassin – Denver Beer Company – Colorado


Gold – Dark Skies – Vista Brewing – Texas

Silver – Luchador – Platform Beer Company – Ohio

Bronze – Dark Bier – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina


Gold – Dunkel Bock – 1323 R&D – North Carolina

Silver – Bike Lock Bock – Crank Arm Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Bock Bier – Von Trapp Brewing – Vermont

Heller Bock/Maibock

Gold – Daredevil Maibock – Daredevil Brewing – Indiana

Silver – Rockin’ Like Bock’n – New Realm Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – DTB Helles Bock – Desparate Times Brewery – Pennsylvania

Dopple / Strong Bock

Gold – Smooth Like Jazz – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina

Silver – Goldie’s Big Bock – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Samuel Adams Double Bock – Samuel Adams Brewing – Pennsylvania

Bronze – Bockscar Bock – Old Rail Brewing – Louisiana

Baltic Porter

Gold – Midnight Excursion – Mason Jar Lager Company – North Carolina

Silver – Right Proper – Leveneleven Brewing – North Carolina

Bronze – Darth Malt – Flix Brewhouse – New Mexico

American Cream Ale

Gold – Rod’s Cream Ale – Public House Brewing – Missouri

Silver – Cream Ale – Anderson Craft Beer – Ontario

Bronze – Unicorn Milk – Twenty-Six Acres Brewing – North Carolina

American Wheat Pale

Gold – Kottbusser – Eppig Brewing – California

Silver – Golden Censer – Apocalypse Ale Works – Virginia

Bronze – Float Trip Ale – Piney River Brewing – Missouri

American Wheat Dark

Gold – Black Walnut Wheat – Piney River Brewing – Missouri

Silver – No Medal

Bronze – No Medal

American Specialty Wheat

Gold – Screen Wheat – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado

Silver – Expeditions Wheat – Grand Canyon Brewing – Arizona

Bronze – Sex A Peel – Infamous Brewing – Texas

American Style Fruit Beer

Gold – Cherry Bomb – Melvin Brewing – Wyoming

Silver – Mango Wheat – Blue Moon Brewing – Colorado

Bronze – Hidden Paradise – The Dayton Beer Co. – Ohio

Belgian Style Fruit Beer

Gold – Celis Raspberry – Celis Brewing – Texas

Silver – Desert Dawn – Southbound Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Razzieblaster Busey – Sun King Brewing – Indiana

Vegetable Beer

Gold – Florida Ave Cucumber Berliner-Weisse – Brew Bus Brewing – Florida

Silver – Lime Cucumber Gose – Urban South Brewery – Louisiana

Bronze – Claypso – Captain Fatty’s Brewery – California


Gold –  Coconut Marshall Zhukov’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – Florida

Silver – Coconut Porter – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia

Bronze – Double Vespers – Moonraker Brewing – California

Bronze – White Mountain Porter – Big Island Brewhaus – Hawaii


Gold – 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice Barley Wine – Philipsburg Brewing – Montana

Silver – Brandy Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin – Lakefront Brewing – Wisconsin

Bronze – No Medal

Herb and Spice Beer

Gold – Marshmallow Milk Stout – Garage Brewing – California

Silver – Madam Basil – Holy City Brewing – South Carolina

Bronze – Mint Cookie Stout – Fifth Street Brewpub – Ohio

Chili Beer

Gold – Westside Popper – Wabasha Brewing – Minnesota

Silver – Cortez the Killer – Cherry Street – Georgia

Bronze – Pepper Lager – 20 Corners Brewing – Washington

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer

Gold – Somebody Else’s Dream – Fort Myers Brewing – Florida

Silver – Aphrodisiac Imperial Stout – Cranker’s Brewery – Michigan

Bronze – Dark Lylith Chocolate Stout – The Phoenix Brewing – Ohio

Coffee Beer

Gold – Iron Joe – Rahr & Sons – Texas

Silver – Calfeine – Half Moon Bay Brewing

Bronze – Cold Brew Coffee Lager – Copperpoint Brewing – Florida

Rye / Roggen Beer

Gold – Rickshaw Rye – Crank Arm Brewing – North Carolina

Silver – Ryeght Angle IPA – Fat Point Brewing – Florida

Bronze – Stong Bob – Short Fuse Brewing – Illinois

Smoked / Rauch Beer

Gold – My Turn Series: Kristin – Lakefront Brewing – Wisconsin

Silver – I’ll have another 2018 – Barnaby Brewing – Alaska

Bronze – Smoked Alt – Kinkaider Brewing – Nebraska

Honey Beer

Gold – Honey Kickback Kolsch – Hairless Hare Brewery – Ohio

Silver – Honey Queen – Samuel Adams Brewing – Pennsylvania

Bronze – Summer Honey Wheat – Blue Moon Brewing – Colorado

Wood / Barrel Aged Pale Beer

Gold – Lonesome Dove – Sun King Brewing – Indiana

Silver – Ein Fass 1850 – The Dayton Beer Company – Ohio

Bronze – Trip in the Woods – Barrel-aged Tripel – Sierra Nevada Brewing – California

Wood / Barrel Aged Dark Beer

Gold – Merry World – Wise Man Brewing – North Carolina

Silver – Barrel Aged Porter – Sibling Revelry Brewing – Ohio

Bronze – Richard the Coffee Whale – Big Grove Brewery – Iowa

Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

Today marks the kickoff of the 5th Fremont Brewing CANpaign. This year the brewery teamed up with two other organizations to help encourage you to get outside and enjoy all that our natural environs offer. The #FremontCANpaign is basically an Instagram-based photo contest involving cans of Fremont Brewing’s beer. The contest runs through September 24th.

Get out there, take a stunning photo of a Lush IPA with a breathtaking background, or a Universale Pale Ale in spectacular surroundings, and you can win stuff. Learn all the details below.

The 2018 #FremontCANpaign

The #FremontCANpaign returns on July 9th for its 5th Summer, and this year it’s new and improved and bursting with flavor! We’ve combined Wonder Triplet Powers with our friends at REI and Forterra to make it even better! Why activate the Wonder Triplet Powers now? Is the galaxy in trouble? No, not that…it’s because…

  • REI’s mission is to inspire, educate, and outfit so that we CAN enjoy a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship;
  • Forterra secures lands for a sustainable future so that we CAN continue to enjoy and thrive in this place we call home;
  • Fremont provides world-class, sustainably made, independent craft beer so that we CAN savor the moment, the people, and the places that surround us.

What is the #FremontCANpaign?

The challenge, should you choose to accept it (and should you be 21+), is to capture Fremont beer cans in scenic, outdoor settings. Next time you’re getting your nature on, do this:

  • Snag some Fremont cans
  • Snap a topnotch photoSick of Mount Si? Need some photo inspiration? Join Forterra on three guided hikes to keystone areas of the Pacific Northwest and learn about how Forterra, REI, and Fremont partner to help create a more sustainable future. Details below.
  • Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #FremontCANpaign, and tag @fremontbrewing, @rei, and @forterranw!

Each week, from July 9th through September 24th, we (Fremont, REI, and Forterra) will select a winning photo and award the owner of that photo with a $25 Fremont gift card and REI gear (item changes each week). The weekly winners will then go head-to-head in an online vote. The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • Brewery Tour & Brewing Session for Two (BONUS: you get picked up in the Fremont Beer Patrol car!)
  • $50 Fremont Gift Card
  • REI Gear Package ($550 value): REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent, REI Co-op Quarter Dome Air Hammock, REI Co-op Hammock Underquilt

Photos are judged on clarity of the can and overall epicness. Weekly winners will be announced every Monday.

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

As we reported earlier, Machine House Brewery opened a second location, a taproom in Seattle’s Central District. Today (Friday, July 6th) is the official opening day. The location is near the corner of 14th Avenue and E. Jefferson Street, just across the street from Seattle University’s Championship Field. The new taproom is on the ground floor of one of the neighborhood’s new apartment buildings.

As you would expect from a brewery that focuses on traditional English-style real ales, this place is something of a cask-beer mecca. There are nine beer engines, imported from England, built into the bar. They also have a few “regular” taps that will pour guest beers — stuff that keeps at least somewhat in tune with what Machine House does, and maybe a lager too.

Out front, large glass doors open to the patio seating. There isn’t a lot of it, but it’s there. Sidewalk seating in a vibrant Seattle neighborhood is pretty cool. Right across the street, Championship Field is the home of the Seattle University Redhawks.

Behind the scenes, the walk-in cooler keeps the beers at a perfect cellar temperature, appropriate for this style of beer, of about 53 degrees Fahrenheit.  It is located right behind the bar.

That s-shaped piece of metal pictured below is actually a spring. The kegs (casks) sit on spring loaded racks that tips the keg as it empties. Remember, there’s no forced carbonation here, so gravity does some of the work.

Not only does the spring-thingy help the beer pour, but it helps keep it nice and clear and free of turbidity. The result is a perfectly poured pint of delicious, cool (but not icy cold) real ale, just like they serve in the old country.

For the latest news and information about beer in and around Washington, visit Washington Beer Blog.

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