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2010 Washington Winter Beer Festival

December 11, 2010

DraughtE at the 2010 Washington Winter Beer Festival

A great time was had by all at the SOLD OUT first night of the 2010 Washington Winter Beer Festival.  Once again, the Hale’s Palladium was filled to its britches with merry folks celebrating the season with fine Washington Winter Beer.

LushC and I both love Winter Beers and love this festival!  We parted ways with many tokens last night and below is the list of what we got in return. From what I remember, our favorites of the evening were the Cozy Sweater, BBomb, Pumpkin Death, and the Hopocolypse.

The best surprise of the evening was the appearance of Paradise Creek Brewery from Pullman. Their Hopocolypse Cascadian Black IPA was terrific, a great example of one my new favorite styles of beer.  Cheers to Paradise Creek, and welcome to the scene.  I see a Good Beer Trip to the Palouse in the near future.

If you‘re going to the festival today you can get the complete list of beers at the official festival website to help plan your attack.

7 Seas Brewing Port Royal Export Style Stout w/Blackberries – Tasty, but I was hoping for more blackberry

Airways Brewing Hot Chocolate –Mild spice, and sweet, yum.

Big Time Brewing Holy Mole Chocolate-Chili Ale – Big and bold, the spicier of the two chocolate pepper beers.

Black Raven Brewing 2010 Bourbon Barrel la Petite Mort – missed this one last year, so I got it first, it was worth it!

Fremont Brewing Bourbon Abominable Ale “BBomb” – It’s the bomb!

Iron Horse Cozy Sweater ­ – a cashmere sweater for sure, nice and smooth.

Issaquah Brewhouse/Rogue Jolly Frog – a jolly frog is a happy frog.

Naked City Brewery French Dude Barrel Aged Beer – a crowd pleaser.

Paradise Creek Brewery Hopocolypse (Cascadian Black IPA) ­– Get ready for the Cascadia revolution.

Redhook Winterhook – A favorite back in the day when I could get a pitcher for $3 at the World Famous Up & Up.

Schooner Exact Hoppy the Woodsman ­– I love this one, it always kicks my butt though.

Scuttlebutt Brewing Oaked 10 Below Winter Ale – aged in a neutral barrel, not a virgin barrel.

Snipes Mountain Brewery Pumpkin Death – way to abuse those pumpkins!

Trade Route Brewing Sumatra Coffee Stout – A great pick me up!

Two Beers Cask Conditioned Jive Espresso Stout– LushC stamp of approval!



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