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


Hoist a Stein This Weekend at These Oktoberfest Celebrations

Five places for beer, sausage, pretzels...and probably another beer.

09/19/2013 By Malcolm Griffes

Hopped Up

Brewery Preview: Stoup Brewing Coming to Ballard

A chemist, a Cicerone, and an English major walked into a bar...and decided to start brewing beer together.

08/16/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Good Cause

A Beer (or Two) and a Movie in Gas Works Park

New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour returns to Seattle.

07/22/2013 By Mike Lydon

This is a Real Thing

Why, Yes—Redhook and Hilliard's Made a Beer Celebrating Legalized Marijuana

It's called Joint Effort Ale. Brace yourself for wordplay.

07/15/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Recommended Reading

Nosh Pit Recommended Reading List

Wherein we parse nonexistent Shake Shack rumors, rank cheap beers, and ponder the dining proclivities of Game of Thrones.



Washington Brewers Battle Tax

Washington’s laid-back beer industry finds its political voice with a rally in Olympia.

07/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Here Are the Winners of the First-Ever Washington Beer Awards

Consider it an exceedingly handy compendium of exceedingly good beers.

06/25/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Life's Great Questions

Why Are So Many Breweries Opening in Ballard?

Meet the eight new breweries (and two stalwarts) driving the beering of Ballard.

06/11/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Scott Carsberg Does Bar Food at the Pine Box

What happens when a James Beard Award–winning chef reinvents the menu at a beer bar? Some of the best pretzels in Seattle, for starters.

05/14/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Where to Drink During Seattle Beer Week 2013

Honestly, there's so much great stuff on this calendar that it's silly to call out only a few events. But I did it anyway.

05/09/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Taxation Vexation

Where Are All the Brewers? Rallying in Olympia

Local craft breweries are up in arms over a proposal to significantly hike their taxes.

04/19/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

Four New Places to Drink Beer

Spoiler alert: Only half of these places are in Ballard.

03/14/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

On Tap

Three New Supersized Drinking Establishments

Is it just me or are our beer bars getting bigger?

03/07/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


St. Patrick’s Day, Updated

Where to find the best possible versions of the beverages people guzzle every March 17.

02/20/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Brew Matters

Would You Drink an IPA Out of This Glass?

Two nationally known brewers helped create a glass designed especially for IPA. We ask a pair of local hop heads whether it could ever replace the humble pint glass (or Solo cup).

02/11/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Hopped Up

New from Outlander: Medicinal Beer, an Ale for the Sexually Challenged

Fremont's one-barrel brewery keeps things weird.

02/08/2013 By Christopher Werner

Watering Holes

Standard Brewing Coming to the Central District

A local barman and beer geek is taking a claim with eight seats, eight taps, and one barrel.

01/29/2013 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


Super Deli Mart Pours the 'World's Most Expensive Beer'

A bottle costs $190, if you can find one at all. But you can get a once-ounce taste on Tuesday night.

01/18/2013 By Allecia Vermillion