Showing posts with label Washington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washington. Show all posts

February 4, 2013

First Taste with Burial Beer Co.

Asheville Burial Beer CompanySet to open this spring, Burial Beer Co. will be one of several businesses sure to revitalize Asheville's South Slope neighborhood and convert the somewhat defunct, semi-industrial part of town into Asheville's new beer district. Burial Beer Co. will be within walking distance of Green Man Brewery and Asheville Brewing Company, and soon, Twin Leaf Brewery and a number of new restaurants will join them nearby.

I recently sat down with the three owners of Burial Beer Co. to talk about their plans. There's something about looking into the eyes of young entrepreneurs as they share their dreams with you -- you can't help but take part in their excitement.

April 28, 2012

WA: Churchkey Can Company

You know it's big when even the celebs are getting on board.

Are you a fan of the HBO show Entourage?  Inc. and Techcrunch report that actor Adrian Grenier is a co-founder of Churchkey Can Company, a brewery start-up out of the Seattle area.  Their "shtick" is nostalgia for something most of us don't remember.  Instead of packaging in standard beer cans, Churchkey throws back to the old-style flat top beer can that you have to open with the pointy end of a can opener.  So that's what it's for...


The Washington Beer Blog tells us more about Churchkey Can Company and its interesting arrangement with the brewery next door.

So far Churchkey is keeping it local.  It can currently be found in these locations in Portland and Seattle.

March 19, 2012

Grist: Taste-Testing Organic Beer

To follow up on last week's post, check out this synopsis of the organic beer market from Grist Magazine.

Several of the organic beers tested by the Grist staff received - at best - lukewarm reviews, and yes, New Belgium is phasing out its organic Mothership Wit.  Nonetheless, the organic beer trend is gaining momentum.  After all, the entirely organic Pisgah Brewing Company is the reigning top local brewery in the 2011 Best of WNC (Western North Carolina) poll.  A nice achievement considering their Asheville competition.  Peak Organic Brewing Company out of Portland, Maine, is also worth a mention.

For all you homebrewers, do you want to brew some organic beer of your own?  Many LHBS's (local home brew supply shops) carry organic malts and hops.  Alternatively, you may want to check out the California-based Seven Bridges Cooperative, which offers the most extensive catalog of organic ingredients I have found.

Any other respectable organic beers out there I should know about?  Please feel free to leave a comment.

Cheers!