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NWBN Hop Tips, Mid-January, 2018

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Winter's in full swing. Here are some events to enjoy.


January 27, NW Coffee Beer Invitational 2018, Goose Hollow Inn, Portland, OR -
Enjoy coffee beers from 20 breweries, live music and food in a cozy tent. There will also be a collaboration beer from past fest-favorite brewers. Info:

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January 17, Mac and Jack's Brewer's Night, Malt and Vine, Redmond, WA -
Stop by and enjoy some great beers from this local Redmond brewery including a Barrel Aged CDA and an experimental beer. Info:

January 19, Renton Academy Pint Night, Brewmaster's Taproom, Renton, WA -
Help support Renton Academy by donating school supplies and drinking beer as $1 for each pint will be donated also. Info:

January 20, Winter Hop Brewfest, Historic Downtown Ellensburg, Ellensburg, WA -
This unique festival combines great beer with downtown businesses in an indoor/outdoor setting. As you browse local businesses you can sip your favorite beers being served inside. Info:

January 20, Optimism's 2nd Anniversary Celebration, WA -
Help them celebrate with a new beer release, brewery tours, bands and free swag. The first 200 guests will receive a free Optimism glass. There will be a charity auction with great prizes including a brew day with Optimism brewers and free beer for a year. It along with a portion of the proceeds for the day will benefit the Seattle Times Fund for the Needy. Info:

January 21, Dark Beer & Chili Competition, 192 Brewing, Kenmore, WA -
Participating breweries will compete in a chili competition and dark beers from each brewery will be on tap. Proceeds for this event will be donated to the Kirkland Food Bank. Info: http://

January 24, Bits and Bobs Release-Reuben's Brews + Trivia, Brewmaster's Taproom, Renton, WA -
Enjoy this new beer from Reuben's Brews and play trivia. Beat the Reuben's crew for swag. Info:

January 25, Aslan Brewer's Night, Brewmaster's Taproom, Renton, WA -
Enjoy beer from the great Bellingham brewery. Flights available and win swag. Info:

January 25, Barleywine Vertical Tasting 2018, Foggy Noggin Brewing, Bothell, WA -
2nd annual vertical tasting of their barleywines from 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2 specially brewed ones with historical brewing of Tennants 1954 Gold Label barleywine, one aged on Hungarian Oak for 12 months. Limited tickets available and pre-payment required. Info:

January 26, Fremont 2017 Barrel-Aged Tap Takeover, Mammoth, Seattle, WA -
Enjoy an amazing selection of Fremont Barrel-Aged beers in one place. They've been collecting them all year and will put them on tap all at once. Info:

January 26-27, Strange Brewfest, American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, WA -
This is a great event with unique beers. Brewers try to make the "strangest" beers they can. 30+ breweries will be pouring 60+ beers, most created specifically for this festival, live music all weekend, food and much more. Festival go-er's will vote for the People's Choice Awards. Info:

January 27, 9th Annual Belgian Fest, Fisher Pavilion-Seattle Center, Seattle, WA -
Enjoy 100+ Belgian style beers, all brewed by WA brewers, food and more. Advance tickets recommended. Info:

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British Columbia

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January 19-20, Great Alaskan Beer & Barleywine Festival, William Eagan Civic & Convention Center, Anchorage, AK -
Enjoy 400+barleywines and other big, bold beers from 75+ breweries, live music, special events and more. Info:

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Northern California

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That's it for now. If you have events you'd like posted, please email me at Cheers!