Author Archives: Craft Beers NW

Our Version of the Cascade Loop

This weekend my wonderful wife and I took a trip through what I would call the mini-Cascade Loop. The traditional Cascade Loop takes you around a good chunk of the center of the state by following Highway 2 east of Seattle, heading north on Highway 97, then back west on Highway 20, over to Whidbey Island… Read More »

Steam Donkey Brewing

On Friday, we were able to swing into the first brewery to open in Aberdeen, WA in over 70 years. Steam Donkey Brewing is a smaller venue currently housing 4 of their own beers, as well as a couple of guest taps. The Steam Donkey was a machine first used in the logging industry to… Read More »

Spam Control

It looks like the blog is starting to gather some momentum, but today I noticed that there were a lot of accounts that had fake email addresses. Because of this, I am going to start implementing some form of spam control. I want this to be a reputable site, and as part of that I… Read More »

Bottling Day – Stormy Hot Rod Red

Today is the day I get to bottle brew #3 in my new adventures as a home brewer. I have done a single hop IPA, an Amber IPA, and now I’m doing my bottling my first Red Ale. I took a recipe called ‘Hot Rod Red’ and made it my own. The yeast is different… Read More »

Peaks and Pints

Last week we got to stop by a previously unknown taproom in Tacoma called Peaks and Pints. They were having a 6 brewer fest type thing, and well, I had to try out some different beers. Fortunately, even with about an hour notice, the wife was happy to take me up there. You could tell… Read More »

A Salute

I just read my twitter feed to find that Big Al’s is closing. For those of you that have read the blog, you might remember this post from August. We visited Big Al’s and were fortunate to be able to try a few of their brews. I brought home one of their growlers filled with… Read More »

Pondering Thoughts On This Blog

Yep, you are probably wondering what that title means. Usually, when someone ponders thoughts on their blog, it’s because they are getting ready to shut it down and haven’t convinced themselves it is time to do so. Hopefully I can allay those fears when it comes to this post. I started this blog with an… Read More »

I have come to the conclusion that I suck at this

Seriously, I have found myself not updating as often as I would like. I go out, try new beers and then don’t write about them. Not only is that something that I feel bad for in regards to the site, but I also feel bad for the beers I try and end up not reviewing… Read More »

The Move Is Complete

Well, I promised some news and now I’m ready to deliver. For the past year, we’ve had a great time living down in Vancouver, but it has become too expensive for us to stay down there. The downside is that we’re a little further from the great beers and people down in the Vancouver/Portland area.… Read More »

Changes Coming!

Well, I’ve kinda teased it on the Facebook page, and I’m here to make it official. We’re moving. No, we’re not leaving the great Pacific Northwest, where the best beers are created. We’re moving a little north from where we’re at now. Soon, we’ll have a “studio” of sorts where I can build videos about… Read More »