Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Rhein Haus opening in Tacoma, 25 most important American craft beers and Matching beer to your horse problems

Ron Swarner

Rhein Haus opens in Tacoma Saturday. Photo courtesy of

MORNING FOAM FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 16 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom horse issues. …

The Rhein Haus officially opens its expansive beer hall in Tacoma’s Stadium neighborhood Saturday. The menu features German leaning dishes — spaetzle, schnitzel, cabbage rolls, goulash, sauerbraten, schweinschaxe among them — as well as pub food built for pairing well with more than 20 beers on tap.

The 25 most important American craft beers ever.

If you are a homebrewer who can’t make it to the National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis this June, you might consider signing up for the Second Annual Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference in Vancouver, Washington, March 17 and 18.

2 Towns Ciderhouse has released Flight of the Kiwi, an electrifying, oak-aged cider made from Northwest-grown hardy kiwi berries, fresh-pressed apples and gooseberries.

There are a few reasons brewers want you to drink their beer ASAP. One has to do with the artistic nature of craft brewing.

Wal-Mart’s “craft beers” have come under fire by craft beer purists who argue that they don’t fit the true definition of craft. The new lawsuit filed Feb. 10 makes the same claim.

Matching beer to your horse problems.