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  1. December 2, 2009 11:41 pm

    Thanks for coming by our brewery and listing us on your site. I am envious of your beer travels and tastings. I hope you had a chance to try the Bourbon barrel/oak-aged Abominable Ale (a version of our winter seasonal Abominable Ale) and note that the Interurban IPA was released today. The Interurban is our second full-time release.


    Fremont Brewing Company

    • goodbeertrips permalink*
      December 3, 2009 8:22 am

      You’re welcome. I can’t wait to come back to Fremeont Brewing and try your new beers, and then post about it. I see you are now open on Saturdays, this will help. I’ll be at the Winter Beer Fest on Friday, hopfully you’ll be there too, pouring something special. Cheers, Eric

  2. December 7, 2009 5:54 pm

    Hi Eric and Cindy,

    I really dig your site. (I concur about Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown — I try to always have some in the fridge, but it ain’t easy!)

    Check out my site at . We are kindred spirits!

    Keep up the great work. See you on the road.

  3. December 25, 2009 9:24 pm

    Be sure to check out for all of your craft beer travel needs in the U.S. and Canada. Cheers!

  4. January 30, 2010 12:10 pm

    Fantastic site!!
    Check our site CAMRA for BC’s Craft Beer Scene information and more. We’re also involved with organizing the first Vancouver Craft Beer Week happening May 10-16.
    Cheers, Monica
    Corporate Liaison
    CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale

  5. February 11, 2010 8:38 pm


    Thank you for giving me your extra Mudhoney ticket the other night! It was lots of fun. You can see some of my photos from the show here .


    • Chief Beer Officer permalink*
      February 12, 2010 2:58 pm

      You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the great pictures!

  6. Jim Lee permalink
    April 5, 2010 12:32 pm

    Dude next time you are in Seattle make sure to visit Mac & Jacks Brewery and Manny’s

    • DraughtE permalink*
      April 5, 2010 12:47 pm

      Hey Jim,
      Thanks for visiting my site and the comment. I’ve been to Georgetown Brewing many times. I do need to get over to Mac & Jacks one of these days soon.


  7. August 29, 2010 8:20 am

    Great site!

  8. February 4, 2011 2:34 pm

    The parents of Summit Academy are serving up beer and brats – 20 local, hand-crafted ales, to be exact. The fund raiser includes Silvana Meats bratwurst and locally-grown oysters.

    With 10 participating local ale houses supplying 20 ales, local beer and brats, and live music, the first annual Base Camp Winter Ale Fest promises to be a fun event. The event takes place from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at The Conway Muse.

    “The Muse has such great character, with a loft and a stage, and the ambience of an artsy, historic barn right on the edge of Fir Island and the Skagit River,” said Ellen Hiatt, a parent organizer of the event. “It’s the right place to make this event fun.” Fresh grilled brats provided by Silvana Meats, and local oysters from Taylor’s Shellfish will also be available for sale.

    The local ale providers include DiamondKnot, Chuckanut Brewery, Skookum, Anacortes Brewery, and North Sound Brewing Company, among others.

    Alex Dorchak, a Summit Academy parent and a member of the Cask Club, is excited about the participating ale houses. “I’m buying a ticket myself just to be sure I get to taste all of these great ales!”

    Hiatt noted that the Winter Ale Fest includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, a commemorative tasting glass, and a souvenir tasting guide. Tickets are $30 and are available online at, or $40 at the door.

    Live music for the event will be provided by The Crying Shame, a Seattle-based band. “They’ll provide just the right kind of jive for this event. We’re so excited they could be there,” said Hiatt.

    All proceeds benefit Summit Academy, a 501(c)3 non-profit,; Summit Academy is an independent school that uses a field-based approach for intensive study in the environment, arts, sciences and community.

    Participants must be 21 to attend.

  9. February 25, 2011 10:03 am

    “Chuckanut Brewery Open House – Saturday, February 26th from 12-4pm”
    The Washington Beer Commission has organized a statewide Open House for all breweries in the state of Washington who choose to participate. This is a real treat for the huge supportive craft beer community we have here in the Northwest. The state wide Open House coincides with the Washington Beer Commission’s mission to promote Washington Beer by presenting a great opportunity for Washingtonians to go get a behind the scenes look at their local breweries.

    Chuckanut Brewery is no stranger to the Bellingham Community, open for service seven days a week and offering brewery tours every six weeks during the year, but this is a special opportunity to get to know us and our beers even better. Our brewers will be here to answer questions and discuss the more technical side of our beers and the brewing process. Co-owner and operator, Mari Kemper, will be welcoming guests with the lighter and more fun side of beer; with tips and techniques for drinking it! Did you know that using the right beer glass can offer a more complete and satisfying beer-drinking experience? Well, it’s true and Mari will be here to discuss the rationale behind using different glassware for different styles of beer and to give you tips for choosing the right one. Mari will also be offering guests suggestions for pairing beers with food; if you pair them correctly, you can bring out some really great flavors in your beer and food that could otherwise go unrecognized. It will be fun learning experience for everyone and it’s FREE!

    Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen, located at 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, is a brewery and restaurant offering a full-service menu. Started by the originators of Thomas Kemper Brewery in 1984, Mari and Will Kemper returned from traveling to foreign locations to welcome guests to their brewery & restaurant every day of the week. Well known for their European style award winning Lagers and Ales, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen was awarded National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009.

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