Monday, November 14th, 2016

Seattle Cider Company medals, Winter Beer Festival and Fa La La La La Winter Ale

Ron Swarner

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Seattle Cider Company medaled at the 2016 Festival of Barrel Aged Beer in Chicago.

MORNING FOAM FOR MONDAY, NOV. 14 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom zeptoseconds. …

The world’s largest barrel-aged beer competition, held at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beer (FoBAB) in Chicago, is in the history books. The FoBAB 2016 awards have been announced. The winners include Seattle Cider Company, which took second and third place for its Red Wine Barrel Aged Berry and Wild Fermented Heirloom, respectively.

The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival returns to Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle Dec. 2-3. This holiday tasting event benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.

As the snow is now starting to pile up on Mt. Hood, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom brings back its seasonal favorite, the Fa La La La La Winter Ale, throughout the Northwest, British Columbia, and Southern California from now through the end of the year.

Boston Beer produces a beer that’s nearly a fine spirit, but a recent collaboration with a craft distiller indicates a path the brewer could take to ignite new sales growth.

Sierra Nevada Sidecar Orange Pale Ale will be one of the first new beers in the brewery’s portfolio in 2017. The India Pale Ale has dominated the style category in sales for years. One of the fastest movers in the IPA family has been the fruited variety. The same goes for Pale Ales. Sierra Nevada has taken notice of this trend, and is ready to release its own fruited spins on some of their iconic beers.

Blake Horsburgh, owner of Fifty West brewing Co., offers 10 things a craft brewer can do to reach an ideal state of mind.

Holy crap! Some lunatic physicists have measured changes in an atom happening in “zeptoseconds,” the newest, smallest measurement of time (which is 10 to the negative 21st power of a second). Goodnight, everybody!