2016 Washington Beer Awards - GAB Winners

June 22, 2016

Congratulations to all the winners at the fourth annual Washington Beer Awards for 2016! 950 beers were entered in the competition by 139 Washington breweries. The... Read More

2016 Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow

February 09, 2016

On Thursday, February 04, 2016, the official Washington Hop Mob Kickoff took place at Brouwer's Cafe. 41 Washington-brewed Triple IPAs were on tap. At the kick off... Read More

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Merchant du vin - Samuel smith Winter welcome ale 2016-2017

Throughout history, beer of somewhat higher alcohol and richness has been enjoyed  for the winter holidays, when old friends get together to enjoy the deason.  Wassail, a festical to celebrate wonter and the beer that goes with it, predates the Christian era.  Winter Welcome is vintage-dated with a special label each year, and was first shipped to the UD in 1990 - it was the first imported winter seasonal beer.  Serve in a a traditional Sam Smith tulip or nonik glass for the holidays.  Winter Welcome has a honey-amber colored, creamy head of small bubbles, floral aroma and delicious caramel malt flavor with great finesse.  Fine hop aroma finish and a fruity note from fermentation in opne-topped stone "Yorkshire Squares."





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