Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Craft beer in 2016 and 2017, Great Notion Double Stack Imperial Stout and Holy Mountain Three Fates Pilsner

Ron Swarner

Each of these Ninkasi beers profile a different take on a traditional IPA

MORNING FOAM FOR SATURDAY, DEC. 31: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom news. …

CRAFT BEER IN 2016: Much like the 12 months before it, 2016 brought plenty of headlines about the continued evolution of the beer segment. Dozens of craft brewery owners sold all or parts of their businesses, key executives at many of the country’s top beer companies vacated their positions and taproom culture began to boom at a time when sales for some of the largest and most established players softened. Brewbound takes a look back at some of the more noteworthy craft beer storylines in 2016.

CRAFT BEER IN 2017: Market watch says beer in 2017 will be a turf war, and it will be less about breweries being bought and more about breweries claiming space for their local brands.

YouTube craft beer reviewer Chauncey Jackson visits Great Notion Brewing in Portland, Oregon, and gives his thoughts on the brewery’s Double Stack Imperial Stout. Spoiler alert: maple syrup.

In 2007, Christian Ettinger brewed the first beer, Organic Hopworks IPA, at the then soon to open Hopworks Urban Brewery in Southeast Portland. Yesterday, HUB opened another location in Vancouver, Washington.

Draft magazine falls in love with Three Fates Pilsner from Holy Mountain in Seattle.

Known for its hop-forward and deliciously balanced craft beers, Ninkasi Brewing Co. unveils a new look and lineup for its 12-ounce Variety Pack. Available in stores through April 2017, the IPA Variety Pack will include three, 12-ounce bottles of Ninkasi’s year-round IPA lineup: Easy Way IPA, Total Domination IPA, Dawn of the Red IPA and Hop Cooler Citrus IPA.

And finally, 2016 wasn’t such a great year for TV news people. Check out the best live news bloopers of the year.