I have a dream. I dream that a Washington brewery will finally climb into clouds of beer lore. That a Washington brewery will find the perfect balance of capacity, craft, and artisanship to be mentioned in the same breath as Deschutes, The Bruery, 3 Floyds, Founders, and Russian River. I want my global beer friends to look upon my Washington beer access with the envy of a younger sibling watching their older sibling enjoy the benefits of being a few years older and wiser.
A ton of Ballard breweries are participating in the Washington Beer Commission's 2014 WA Beer Open House
this Saturday, the 22nd, and from what I've seen our neighborhood breweries are going to have some great stuff on tap.
I made my way over to Brouwer's for the first of five Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadhshow events and took some time to try all three of Ballard's breweries that are participating; Populuxe, Reuben's and Stoup.
always looks like one of the best Washington Beer events out there but for a variety of reasons I haven't ever been able to make it. Unfortunately this year is no different (I'll be in India). But for those in town it seems like a perfect way to kick off Super Bowl weekend. Plus, Ballard breweries are well represented.
IPA lovers rejoice. According to the Washington Beer Blog, Reuben's, Populuxe and Stoup will take part in the Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow
. What exactly is that? It's a series of events around the city that will be showcasing the hoppiest of hoppy beers from breweries around Seattle.