Category: Beer

Cascade Brewing releases Sang Rouge 2015 in bottle and draft

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jan. 12, 2018 – Cascade Brewing will release Sang Rouge 2015 today in 750ml bottles and on draft. It will be made available through Cascade Brewing’s worldwide distribution channels, as well as at its two Portland pubs: the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St. and The Lodge at Cascade Brewing at 7424 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy.   Sang Rouge is a blend of sour red ales aged in select red wine barrels and oak puncheons for up to 24 months, highlighting the depth and complexity of Cascade’s base red ale without the influence of additional fruits or spices. This rare project features...

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Last Call: The Columbia Room (Washington, D.C.)

Take a walk down Blagden Alley in Washington, D.C., and you might think you took a wrong turn. Could there really be a bar among the commercial alleyway’s unmarked brick buildings? Keep going, and liquid rewards await at The Columbia Room, Derek Brown’s temple to superbly crafted cocktails. The bar originally opened in 2010 as a 10-seat space within a speakeasy, and was reimagined in 2016 when Brown moved it to a 2,400-square-foot building in D.C.’s Shaw district. It’s now comprised of three distinct areas—the Tasting Room, Spirits Library, and Punch Garden—each offering a different experience. “I think the...

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The Crawl: Washington, D.C.

No matter which side of the aisle you’re on, politics in our nation’s capital can drive a person to drink. Fortunately, there are plenty of great places to do just that in Washington, D.C. The city was once known as the domain of buttoned-down bars and stodgy steakhouses, but thanks to an influx of millennials in recent years, D.C. has become a hotbed of epicurean innovation and variety. The District is also home to a vibrant craft brewing and distilling scene, so there are lots of intriguing local libations to explore.   U Street Corridor This historic neighborhood has...

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KONA BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE AVAILABILITY OF NEW KANAHA BLONDE ALE

Hawaii’s favorite craft brewery makes their first national launch of 99-calorie blonde ale Kona’s Koko Brown Ale also now available across the United States KAILUA-KONA, HI (January, 10, 2018) – Kona Brewing Company today announced its first blonde ale, Kanaha Blonde Ale, will be available nationwide. Kanaha (pronounced ka-NA-ha) Blonde Ale is a bright, sessionable beer made with real mango fruit, adding a juicy, tropical flavor that is easy like the island. Previously available in only California and Hawaii, Kanaha Blonde Ale, named after the Kanaha Beach winds where colorful domed kites can be seen flying over the blue...

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5 to Try: Winter Ales

Our species has been using colder weather and holiday seasons as an excuse to drink special beer for centuries. Whether Christmas/holiday ales, winter warmers, old ales, juleøl, jólabjór, or myriad other titles, the seasonal releases of the coldest months tend to aggregate around a core set of distinctions: often stronger in alcohol, darker in color (with a heavier focus on the malt contributions), and frequently spiced. But a quick glance at Sierra Nevada’s hop-focused Celebration—zero spices; malt in the back seat—reminds us how variable those bounds are. Ultimately, consumers tend to be a bit more inclined to embrace sweeter,...

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