Friday, November 25th, 2016

Double Mountain Dry Cider release, Bourbon County Stout history and Fish Brewing dinner

Ron Swarner

Peaks and Pints will host the South Sound release party for Double Mountain brewery’s Dry Cider Monday, Dec. 5.

MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, NOV. 25: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom exploding cans. …

Double Mountain Brewery has long toyed with releasing their own hard cider, occasionally featuring housemade cider on at the taproom made from owner Matt Swihart’s own apples. The Oregon Hood River Gorge-based brewery finally releases its own Dry Cider (6.7% ABV) blending freshly harvested heirloom apples from Double Mountain Orchards and Hood River Newtowns, Braeburns, and Hanners for old world complexity. Peaks and Pints will host Double Mountain owner Matt Swihart and the South Sound release party for Dry Cider at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. In addition, Double Mountain Imperio Stout (nitro) and Meadowlane Farmhouse Ale will pour for the first time in Washington state, right from the Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log. Also on draft will be Double Mountain’s Devil’s Kriek Lambic and Fa La La La La Winter Ale.

Join Fish Brewing Co. head brewer Paul Pearson and Fish tale Brewpub chef Rick Mullins for a memorable evening of food and drink in the brewery’s barrel room Dec. 7.

Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout is released today (including at Peaks and Pints!). “I’ve concluded that there’s almost no chance that Bourbon County Stout came into this world in 1992.” Josh Noel nails it in his hunt for the real birth year of Goose Island’s BCBSBourbon County Stout is a legend, but probably not as old as we think

New Albion remains a chocolate-box-perfect inspiration for a startup brewery in the United States. For Food Republic, Tom Acitelli dissects why we’re still talking about New Albion Brewing Company 40 years on. Why We’re Still Talking About The New Albion Brewing Company 40 Years Later

The Seattle Weekly has local gift suggestions for beer lovers.

Here are 10 of the coolest beer labels to swot up on and write-up witty “off-the-cuff” remarks about, just in time to give you an awkward conversation “get out of jail free” card from the office Christmas party bore.

A spectacular video started making the rounds on the Internet. Two guys wearing sunglasses and plaid shirts turn beer can throwing into Dude Perfect-style trick shots, which invariably end with each of them being soaked by a shaken-up can. It’s wonderful.