Pumpkin Carving and Horror Flicks

pumpkinhorrorSince opening, The Pine Box has made a point of hosting some fun events during the Halloween season. This should come as no surprise, being a beer hall inside a renovated funeral home comes with certain responsibilities. This Wednesday (10/22, 7-1030PM) The Pine Box will be hosting a pumpkin carving and horror flick showcase, one of our favorite events every year. This year they will be showing Evil Dead II and Poltergeist. 

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Grand Opening of Fremont Brewing’s New Urban Beer Garden

Fremont OpeningMost of you who visit Fremont Brewing fairly often, or have stopped by lately, have clearly noticed the big changes taking place in the Urban Beer Garden. The outdoor component of the UBG, one of the most popular spots to enjoy great beer while soaking in some sun, has gotten much larger. But that was just part of the major renovations taking place, inside there were even bigger things happening. Fremont has expanded their internal area as well, installing a second bar area with even more taps pouring their fantastic beer!

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Great Artisan Beverage Craft Beer Festival at the EMP Museum

gacbfInformation from Great Artisan Beverage Company:

Please join us for an evening of craft and import beer, music, and fun with over 25 local and import breweries and cideries sampling a wide range of styles, ranging from dry to sweet ciders, IPAs, Double IPAs, lagers, pilsners, stouts…..you name it, we are pouring it!  This is an event that music lovers and beer aficionados should not miss. Guests of this event will have access to galleries and exhibits at the EMP Museum and much more. Light snacks by Wolfgang Puck will be served.  We look forward to seeing you! This is a 21 and over event, so ID will be required.

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Celebrate a Great First Year of Geaux Brewing

Geaux AnnivGeaux Brewing in Bellevue, one of our favorite breweries in the Seattle area, is celebrating their first anniversary this weekend with a party on Saturday (10/11, 12-10PM) in much the same style as their grand opening (which was a blast!). Geaux produces some of the best beer around Seattle in one of the coolest themed taprooms you’ll find; it feels like you’ve stepped onto Bourbon street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. To celebrate, Geaux will be serving up their standards along with a few awesome limited time beers and Where Ya At Matt will be there with some authentic New Orleans cooking. Make sure you don’t miss this event. Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Get a Taste of Victory at The Beer Junction

unnamedVictory Brewing was founded in 1996 in Downington, Pennsylvania by Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski (they met on a school bus in 1973 when they were in the fifth grade), and they opened the brewery in an old Pepperidge Farm Bakery. Victory is one of only a few breweries in the country that uses whole flower hops in its beer. Almost all breweries used pelletized hops instead. Whole flower hops are a purer form, and the brewers at Victory believe they impart better flavor and aroma to beer. In 2010, Victory brewed 58,850 barrels of beer (approximately 19,520,545 12-ounce servings) and their 2013 annual production was 102,973 barrels (approximately 34,156,144 12-ounce servings)! On Thursday, 10/9 (5-8PM) at The Beer Junction, you will have the opportunity to meet Melissa Twist from the brewery, try some of their beers, and see for yourself why they are so popular. And with their recent Great American Beer Festival win, we can only expect more exceptional beers from them in the future! Our tasting event with them will feature the beers listed below.

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Hi-Fi Brewing’s 1st Anniversary Party

HiFiBdayHi-Fi Brewing, the brewery made for vinyl audiophiles, is celebrating their one year anniversary this weekend (Oct. 11, 2-5PM) . The year has really flown by, it feels like just yesterday we were telling you about their Grand Opening. Unfortunately for us, given that the brewery is located in Redmond, we haven’t gotten there as often as we would have liked in the year since, but we enjoy it every time that we do. Making the delicious beer drinking experience even better is the constant flow of great music in the brewery played on, you guessed it, vinyl. As huge vinyl fans ourselves it’s a perfect environment for us. If you haven’t made it out to Hi-Fi Brewing since they’ve opened then this is the weekend to take a quick drive out to Redmond for some good music, fun, and great beer!

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Brouwer’s Hop Fest

Brouwers HopFest 2014

Release from Brouwer’s:

Hopfest our annual celebration of all things hoppy, starts tomorrow October 8th at 11am and runs through Sunday, October 12th.  We are very proud of the amount of Fresh Hop, and other hoppy gems that we have collected in the past few weeks.   We made a few road trips and were able to amass some rare beers for the Seattle market.  It sure is hard work driving around and meeting great brewers all in the name of this festival.  Hard work I say!  We have a little different format this year, usually we fill all the taps with a beer or cider that fits in with the festival.  This year we are starting with 42 different hoppy  beers.  Throughout the 5 days of this festival we will rotate in other beers as the ones we start with blow.  This gives you many reasons to come back day after day to enjoy a new fresh hop or hoppy beer that wasn’t on the previous day. It  all so allows us to accommodate those folks that for one reason or another aren’t in to hoppy beer.  We are really excited about the line up that will be on draft tomorrow upon opening, I’ve said enough.  What follows is what you can expect to see on draft,  remember sometimes we make game time decisions and things change, this here is mostly if not exactly what you will see on draft tomorrow.

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