Friday, September 16th, 2016

Blinding tasting Imperial IPAs, Ballard Oktoberfest …

Ron Swarner


complete-ipa-bookMORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom gunk. …

Northwest Beer Night blind tastes two Imperial IPAs with the KOMO News folks and Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews. It’s always amazing and sometimes scary what pops into the minds of the panelists behind the bar.

Stoup Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Lucky Envelope Brewing and Populuxe Brewing are turning Ballard into a mini Bavaria on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Portland Cider Co. has released Passion Fruit cider, available year-round in 22oz bottles, while also debuting a refreshed packaging design.

Noted Brooklyn based beer writer Joshua Bernstein’s new book, Complete IPA, “is a breezy guide to IPAs — from their earliest origins to modern off-shoots.”

Online retailer announced the release of the Oktoberfest Beer Gift Basket as the newest addition to their Craft Beer Gift Collection. Featuring six Oktoberfest-style beers from America’s most popular breweries, beer enthusiasts can have the Oktoberfest experience delivered directly to their doorstep.

Munich brewers wish they and their U.S.-brewer friends would come up with another name for their Oktoeberfest beers. The people at both Spaten and Paulaner point out that “Oktoberfest Beer” and “Munich Beer” are registered trademarks of the Club of Munich Brewers and fall under the protection of the European Union.

Jimmy Fallon goes where few have dared to caress: The pouf of Donald Trump.