Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Washington Beer Open House, American Craft Beer Week and Deschutes Brewery cans

Ron Swarner

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MORNING FOAM FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14 2018: A seven-taster flight of craft beer news, from the fluffy head all the way to the Gold Medal. …

Saturday, Feb. 24, more than 130 Washington breweries will open their doors for a simultaneous open house, which gives beer lovers a unique opportunity to create their own adventure. Plot an itinerary for a personalized brewery crawl, travel to a few destination breweries you’ve always wanted to try or simply drop into the nearest participating craft brewer in your neighborhood. Each featured brewer will have their own lineup of surprises in store, including samples, tours, souvenirs, rare barrel tastings, savory food pairings and more.

Last fall Greg Doss was promoted to become the latest Brewmaster at Full Sail Brewing in Hood River, Oregon. Doss took the role of Brewmaster after longtime brewer and most recently Brewmaster, Jim Kelter, retired after spending 27 years at Full Sail. BrewPublic tossed Doss a bunch of questions.

It’s not just straight, white men who drink beer. Brewers Association board member, Diversity Committee member, and brewery co-owner Julie Verratti can’t emphasize that enough.

Monday, Feb. 12, San Diego County-based Stone Brewing filed a lawsuit against the giant brewing conglomerate known as Molson Coors Brewing Company and MillerCoors LLC. Check out this amusing video in which Stone co-founder Greg Koch explains why they’re embarking on this lawsuit.

Returning for its thirteenth consecutive year, the 2018 American Craft Beer Week has officially been slated from Monday, May 14 to Sunday, May 20. This is the time of year that craft brewers and beer enthusiasts alike come together to explore the world of small and independent craft breweries.

Deschutes Brewery has announced a bevvy of new beer news like a fruited rotating year-round Sour Series, a new Reserve Series barrel-aged beer called The Ages, new cans and much more. Look for cans of Pacific Wonderland Lager, Fresh Squeezed IPA and Mirror Pond Pale Ale in March.

Sitting in second place with just one run remaining, Shawn White found his way back to the top of the podium. In the final run of the halfpipe final on Wednesday, White scored 97.75 to overtake Japan’s Ayumu Hirano to capture his third Olympic gold medal.