Friday, August 19th, 2016

Seattle Cider Company anniversary, Olympia brewery tours …


Olympia-Brewery-1906-Brew-HouseMORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, AUG. 19 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom gunk. …

South Puget Sound Community College offers a Historic Brewery Tour of the original Olympia brewery Saturday Aug. 20. Paul Knight, who began his lengthy brewing career at Olympia in 1961, will lead the tour. He even helped train a craft brewing legend, Larry Sidor, founder of Crux Fermentation Project and formerly the brewmaster of Deschutes Brewery, when he spent a good portion of his early brewing career at Olympia.

The Tumwater Artesian Brewfest will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Tumwater Valley Driving Range. Only a short distance from the Olympia Brewing facility, the festival will feature more than 45 craft breweries along with a few wines, ciders and one distillery spread across the 10 acres of the festival grounds.

Wrapping up what will be its biggest year yet, Seattle Cider Company is excited to celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 27 at its Seattle tasting room, The Woods. Now available in 12 states, the rapidly expanding cidery has seen growth of 71 percent over last year, with no signs of slowing down.

Populuxe Brewing in the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is moving into a larger space, right next door to the brewery’s current location, which will allow for more of everything: more beer, a larger taproom and expanded days and hours.

In Seattle, getting your growler filled is easy if you know where to look. Here are six excellent beer choices from local craft breweries.

Q&A with Julia Herz, craft beer program director at the Brewers Association (publisher of, who also wears many hats and has become one of the most influential advocates and thought leaders in the craft beer industry.

Soviet Estonia does not know how to make a commercial for food anyone would want to eat.