Brewing with spices

Some “beer purists” might eschew the use of spices in beer brewing, but spices have been used much longer than hops. By many accounts, beer was first made more than 9,000 years ago, but using hops in beer has only been traced back about 1,000 years. Before hopped beer, gruit beer (also grut [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:28-07:00

Winter warmers and holiday beers of Bellingham and beyond

Last weekend, after recovering from my Thanksgiving Day food coma and then my Black Beer Friday beer session, I woke up to my neighbor hanging Christmas lights. It’s official, I thought, ’tis the season for winter warmers and holiday beers. As the pumpkin beers, fresh hop beers and other seasonal offerings [...]

2018-10-18T13:23:31-07:00

Sierra Nevada’s first German-American collaboration Oktoberfest

The last two times I spoke with my mom, she raved about Sierra Nevada’s new, special-release Oktoberfest, and she badgered me to try it. I love a well-made Oktoberfest or Festbier as much as the next beer lover, such as Chuckanut’s delicious Festbier for example, but so many breweries these days [...]

2018-10-18T13:24:25-07:00

Celebrate the coming of spring with Chuckanut Märzen

In celebration of March and the coming of spring, Chuckanut Brewery will be tapping its Märzen Lager this Friday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. This malt-forward beer, which literally means March in German, has a deep golden hue, a smooth texture, a subtle sweetness and a gentle hop profile. Its mild [...]

2018-10-18T13:31:15-07:00
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