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BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Spring 2009

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Openings

  • Seattle beer lovers have a new friend in Everett, Washington. Balefire offers an extensive beer and wine selection perfectly paired with small plates.
  • Bridgetown Beerhouse is the only bottleshop – and a welcome addition – in Portland’s Mississippi neighborhood.

What’s Brewing

  • Patience is a virtue, and one most people don’t have the time to prescribe to. 
    Enter: Rick Allen of Heater Allen Brewing and his all-lager lineup. Committing to lagers means patience, delayed gratification, and some serious waiting.

Chef: The Anatomy of a Seasonal Beer Dinner

  • So you want to plan a beer dinner using fresh ingredients but don’t know where to start? Get help from Chef Sean Paxton, and create an outstanding dinner prepared with your favorite local and seasonal ingredients.

Pairings

  • Ole, ole! Learn which beers go best with your favorite South-of-the-Border eats.

Brewer’s Basement

  • Most discussions of Farmhouse-style ales provoke two buzzwords: rustic and local. Upright Brewing in Portland is introducing these beers – defined by philosophy and geography – to the Northwest.

Last Call

  • What does a “Beer Guy” do, anyway? Walk through a day in the life of a local beer distributor.