Spring is in the Air!
I am sure that most of you have heard by now that Elysian Brewing was recently acquired by Anheuser-Busch, a move that sent shock waves through out the local beer scene. Though acquisition is nothing new to A-B, it has been many years since they have made a move up here in Seattle. Beer fans are worried and scared of the unknown. There is speculation that A-B will use Elysian to try and force out smaller breweries from the market. The uncertainty is palpable. I for one, hope that A-B just tucks their Elysian card into their enormous portfolio of brands and lets them keep doing their thing. One good thing for all of you out of towners- you will soon be able to find Elysian Beer in all 50 states
Fact of the Month
Washington is the second most-productive hop growing region in the world and over 75% of Hops grown in the US come from Washington state.
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co.– Irish Red Ale
Fremont Brewing – First Nail Imperial Stout, Triple Trifecta 3xIPA”
Georgetown Brewing –Kiss Ass Blaster 3xIPA, Lisa's Chocolate Stout
Hale’s Ales Brewery – Wheat Wine, English Porter
Outlander Brewing – Goats and Roses
Pyramid Brewing Co. – Belgian Dubbel, S.M.A.S.H. IPA
Upcoming Events in Seattle
February 21st - Washington Beer Open House, Over 50 breweries open their doors to celebrate beer!
February 21st - Hop Mob Finale at Pike Brewing
March 14th - Hardliver Barleywine festival at Brouwers
March 28th - Cask Beer Festival presented by the Washington Brewers Guild at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall