Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Tacoma breweries on TV, North Bank Beer Week …

Ron Swarner

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Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. co-owner Steve Navarro is on TV!

MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14 2016: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to the bottom gunk. …

King 5 TV says, “There’s a whole new reason to visit Tacoma: the resurgence of the city’s 120 year old brewing scene.” King 5’s Saint Bryan tours Tacoma breweries.

North Bank Beer Week is a celebration of Southwest Washington Beer Sept. 22-30. From North Jetty Brewing at the mouth of the Columbia to Everybody’s Brewing upstream in White Salmon, and everything in between along the shores of the north bank of the Columbia River, cornhole tournaments, trivia nights, beer releases, fresh hop events, Oktoberfest events and more will be held at your favorite pubs and taprooms every single day. A collaboration beer was also brewed for the week.

Oakshire Brewing in Eugene will honor its 10th anniversary with “10 Beers for 10 Years” — 10 days of events and beer releases, at the Oakshire Pub and around Eugene, running Oct. 6-15.

As the beach season ends, you may be thinking it’s time to pack away the umbrellas and start scouting a good fall brew fest. Not so fast! Nobody ever said you couldn’t enjoy the beach and some craft beer on the same trip. Here’s a list of beach and brew hot combos to get you started.

According to a survey by the market research firm Mintel, “44 percent of craft beer drinkers say it is a source of pride to try as many different kinds of beer as they can.” Millennials, particularly, are “significantly more likely to select products they’ve never tried before.”

A sea of humorous signs are simply part of the college football tradition thanks to ESPN’s College GameDay show. One college student holding a sign requesting “beer money” received more than 2,000 beer money donations. Really.

Taking a cue from those inflatable bounce houses at kids’ birthday parties, The Paddy Wagon Pub is a blow-up version of an Irish Pub, including the very real beverages for an authentic experience (OK, somewhat).