Friday, July 14th, 2017

Bremerton Summer Brewfest beers, Cider Summit Seattle tickets and Ecliptic UltraViolet variants

Ron Swarner

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To celebrate the Summer, Washington brewers will be focusing on fruit infused beers at the Bremerton Summer Brewfest. Photo credit: Pappi Swarner

MORNING FOAM FOR FRIDAY, JULY 14 2017: A seven-taster flight of craft beer and cider news, from the fluffy head all the way to shocking snorting. …

The 7th annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest will be held July 16-16 on the Bremerton waterfront again this year, just a short walk from the Seattle – Bremerton ferry. This event features 35+ Washington breweries pouring more than 100 craft beers, with an emphasis on fruit beers.

The 8th Annual Cider Summit Seattle will be held Friday, Sept. 8-Saturday, Sept. 9 at the South Lake Union Discovery Center in downtown Seattle. The 21 and older event features nearly 200 ciders from local and not-so-local cider producers. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $35 for VIP admission and are on sale now.

No-Li Brewhouse pulls out of Oregon to better serve Washington state and parts of Idaho. “We want to thank all the beer enthusiasts who enjoy and support No-Li so much that we’ve been sold out of beer,” explains No-Li founder and owner John Bryant. “It made us pause and appreciate the communities across the Pacific Northwest that support No-Li, community and the craft beer movement.”

Ecliptic Brewing’s seasonal UltraViolet Blackberry Sour Ale has been barrel-aged and a fresh new batch will be released a Syrah wine barrel-aged version and a Rye Whiskey aged version. You can purchase bottles of all three or for a very limited time find them on draft in Oregon and Washington.

Strawberry has made its debut in the Portland Cider Company seasonal line of ciders. It’s a blend of Portland Cider Co.’s award-winning Pearfect Perry made with 100 percent Northwest Bartlett and D’ Anjou pears and Oregon strawberries.

Modern Times, one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country, announced this week that it is now employee-owned. Through the repurchase of shares held by outside investors, 30 percent of Modern Times is now held in an employee stock ownership plan. At only 4 years old, Modern Times has become the first brewery in the state of California to become employee-owned.

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