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2009 in the rear view mirror

January 8, 2010

WashingtonBeerBlog’s challenge to guess how many breweries they visited this year got me to thinking, how many did we visit? I’ve been tracking new breweries we visit for some time now, but have never actually done a list of all the breweries we visited during a year. Well, after doing so, I was a bit surprised. In 2009 we made it to a total of 65 breweries or brewpubs, 27 new ones, in five states. We had a litlte extra motivation this year, as we were trying to turn in 3 WABL passports to get a six pack of WABL Tankards… well we did it. For those of you that aren’t WABL Members, everytime you visit a Washington Brewery, Brewpub or Sponsor you get a stamp in your WABL Passport. When you get fifteen different stamps in your passport, you send it in, and get a special WABL gift, a tankard in 2009.

Outside of Washington we made trips to Maui and the Big Island, Austin, Hood River, Portland and Astoria. We also made it to our 200th Brewery… (512) in Austin. Of course, the other big development was the creation of GoodBeerTrips, where we are now documenting our trips. I look forward to 2010 as we continue on our Good Beer Trips and sharing our thoughts about them here.

Here is the 2009 list, new ones in Bold….

  1. (512) Brewing, Austin TX
  2. Amnesia, Portland OR
  3. Anacortes Brewpub, Anacortes WA
  4. Astoria Brewing Co., Astoria OR
  5. Baron Brewing, Seattle  WA
  6. Big Al’s, Seattle WA
  7. Big Horse Ales, Hood River OR
  8. Big Time, Seattle WA
  9. Black Raven, Redmond WA
  10. Boundary Bay, Bellingham WA
  11. CB Potts, Cenntenial CO
  12. Chuckunut, Bellingham WA
  13. Deschutes, Portland OR
  14. Diamond Knot, Mukiteo WA
  15. Dick’s Brewing, Centralia WA
  16. Double Mountain, Hood River OR
  17. Draught House, Austin TX
  18. Elliot Bay, Seattle WA
  19. Elliot Bay, Burien WA
  20. Elliot Glacier, Parkdale OR
  21. Elysian, Seattle WA
  22. Elysian Fields, Seattle WA
  23. Fish Brewing,  Olympia WA
  24. Fort George, Astoria OR
  25. Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg TX
  26. Freemont Brewing, Seattle WA
  27. Full Sail, Portland OR
  28. Full Sail, Hood River OR
  29. Georgetown Brewing,     Seattle WA
  30. Gilligan’s, Seattle WA
  31. Gordon-Biersch,  Seattle WA
  32. Hale’s, Seattle WA
  33. Harmon, Tacoma WA
  34. Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland OR
  35. Issaquah Brewhouse, Issaquah WA
  36. Jolly Roger Taproom, Maritime Seattle WA
  37. Kona Brewpub, Kailua-Kona HI
  38. Maritime Pacific, Seattle WA
  39. Maui Brewing Company, Lahaina HI
  40. McMenamins – Edgefield, Troutdale OR
  41. McMenamins – Queen Ann, Seattle WA
  42. McMenamins- Six Arms,  Seattle WA
  43. McMenamins-Dad Watson’s,  Freemont WA
  44. Mehana Brewing, Hilo HI
  45. Mount Hood Brewing Co, Government Camp OR
  46. Naked City, Seattle WA
  47. New Old Lompoc, Portland OR
  48. North Fork, Deming WA
  49. North By Northwest, Austin TX
  50. Pike Brewing, Seattle WA
  51. Pyramid Brewery, Seattle WA
  52. Ram – Northgate, Seattle WA
  53. Ram – U-village, Seattle WA
  54. Real Ale, Blanco TX
  55. Red Hook Brewery, Woodinville WA
  56. Rock Bottom, Seattle WA
  57. Rock Bottom , Denver CO
  58. Schooner Exact, Seattle WA
  59. Scuttlebutt, Everett WA
  60. Skagit River, Mount Vernon WA
  61. Skookum Brewery, Arlington WA
  62. Snoqualmie Brewery, Snoqualmie WA
  63. Two Beers, Seattle WA
  64. Uncle Billy’s Brew&Que, Austin TX
  65. Upright Brewing, Portland OR

Cheers!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2010 3:23 pm

    Impressive! Is there anything more fun than this? We like to try and get a pint glass or growler wherever we visit to help keep track. I think you might just have inspired me to sit down and compile my list.

    • Chief Beer Officer permalink*
      January 9, 2010 5:39 pm

      Thanks.. I think it’s a bit crazy. I think we will tone it down a bit in 2010. Did hit number 1 for the year today, Pike Brewery. Look for a post in the next few days.

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