New Guide to Washington Beer

The IPA Matrix

Imperial? Triple? West Coast? There are nearly as many styles of India pale ale out there as there are people eager to drink them.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

“Corporate Beer Still Sucks”

Elysian’s Hard Sell

Seattle’s beer community freaked out when the world’s biggest brewing conglomeration bought Elysian. Will anything really change?

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

The Beering of Ballard

A surfeit of industrial space near a large population that likes to drink local has created a legit brewery district.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

Why Lager Is the Next Big Thing

Germany’s signature beer style gains a toehold in the land of the IPA.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

New Guide to Washington Beer

5 New Beer Styles

The vast majority of beer produced and consumed here is some form of IPA. But that other-than-IPA spectrum is getting much more interesting.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion


The New Guide to Washington Beer

What's new, what's next, and why lager doesn’t really suck.

04/15/2015 Photography by Erik Skaar By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Mike Holm

The Explainer

It's Fresh Hops Season

Washington is one of the few places in the US where fresh hop beer is even possible. Here’s how it gets made.

09/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion


A Drinker's Guide to Five Promising New Breweries

And they're not all in Ballard.

06/02/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Super Booze

The Nosh Pit Super Bowl Drinking Game

Because your liver won't get this kind of workout again until next season.

01/30/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Fairs & Fests

5 Winter Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Celebrate the season by paying homage to the best cold-weather releases and craft winter brews.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Seasonal Brews

Seattle Winter Beer Guide

Another reason we love local beer—it changes with the seasons. We’ve waited all year for these malty, roasty, high-octane creations. So have the brewers.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Now in a Can

Airways Brewing Serves Up Another Seasonal Stout

The world didn't end... so coconuts!

10/08/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Department of Nostalgia

Redhook Releases Winterhook for the 29th Time

A beer tradition so old, Reagan could have gotten his Cold War buzz on this way

09/24/2013 By James Ross Gardner


The Seahawks 12th Man Gets Its Own Beer

Hilliard's has issued a pale ale, perfect fuel for cheering your brains out.

09/11/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Hopped Up

Two Bits of Beer News

Washington's getting its own beer awards, and Seattle Beer Week is back.

02/15/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Belgianfest Is February’s Hottest Beer Ticket

One of the year’s biggest beer festivals offers a break from heavy-handed hoppery.

01/23/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


New Breweries in Woodinville

Four new breweries stake a claim in wine country.

11/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion


Manny’s, Manny’s Everywhere

The secret history of a ubiquitous beer.

11/28/2012 By James Ross Gardner