Craft Brewery Craze: Seattle Edition

Greetings and good tidings fellow Seattle beer lovers! We are back and ready to showcase the best-kept secret brewery finds and local labels. This week we will be heading to BREWPUBLIK’s newest location Seattle, Washington to share some of our team’s favorite places to drink and procure beer you’ll love.

Georgetown Brewery: Nestled in Seattle’s historic district, Georgetown Brewery has been called the “wonder bread” of Seattle since it’s inception in 2002. Regarded as a craft beer staple in the Seattle community, Georgetown is the largest independent brewery complete with their own tasting room. That’s right, an entire section dedicated to tasting a variety of beer! There are 13 taps to choose from including their passion fruit infused Pretty In Pink Pale Ale to their citrusy Lucille IPA. And don’t forget to try their two best sellers Manny’s Pale Ale and the silky Bodhizafa IPA. Prefer carryout? Take home some of their free samples to enjoy!

Reuben’s Brews: Since opening in 2012, Reuben’s Brews has made major waves in the brewing community. Reuben’s has won multiple awards at events such as the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and was named Mid-Sized Brewery of 2015. Why the hype you ask? One word, Tap Room. Reubens signature 20-tap room rotates a variety of beer and is constantly changing to give you new brews to try. From traditional beers to newly crafted brews, you are sure to find the perfect beer for you.

Fremont Brewing: Since its opening in 2009, Fremont Brewing has committed itself to sourcing local, quality ingredients for their home-brewed organic artisan beers. Fremont is not only committed to quality beers but also sustainable lifestyles. Owner Matt Lincecum takes “Activism Through Beer” to heart. Fremont is committed to sustainable business practices socially, economically and of course, environmentally. While saving the environment is definitely a plus, sitting and sipping in their beer-garden is another whimsical feature. The brewery expanded its already-appealing little patio to take up the entirety of the parking lot out front. Make sure to check out the Lush IPA as it is, without a doubt, the crowd favorite. Filled with a hand-selected blend of malts, lush, lime, mango, and guava, Lush IPA is their specialty. Drink at Fremont and save the planet one beer at a time!

Stay tuned for our next edition of Craft Brewery Craze, featuring San Francisco!

BREWPUBLIK provides the best beverages for the best businesses. Email events@brewpublik.com to inquire about our delivery and event offering or to request a complimentary tasting at your office!

Craft Brewery Craze: Charlotte Edition

Some of the best-kept secrets in craft brews are local labels that can actually be found in your own city! We’ve decided to loop you in and provide the 411 on some of the best hidden gems in Charlotte, NC to kick off our Brewery Series…

  • Lenny Boy Brewing Company: Want more than a drink? Stop by the Lenny Boy Brewing Company where culture comes first and the beer is certified organic. Not only will you be surrounded by an endless selection of beverage selections ranging from Beer to Kombucha, but also weekly art shows, food trucks, fitness events and so much more. While you enjoy the experience, make sure to try Lenny Boy’s “Dat Pale American Pale Ale” (we dare you to try and say that 10 times fast!).
  • Legion Brewing: Whether you are shopping the high-end retail of Southpark or moseying down the eclectic streets of Plaza Midwood, you can’t help but notice the legion of love coming from our friends at Legion Brewing. If you’re not going for the fan favorite, Juicy Jay IPA, then check out these other go-to’s: the citrus filled Orange Chick Saison Farmhouse Ale and the feisty “Bite Me” American Amber Ale, all brewed in house.
  • Heist Brewery: Last but certainly not least, Heist has stolen the Queen City’s heart since its opening in 2012. Heist is officially Charlotte’s only Craft Brewpub. Starting small out of a 10HL German brewhouse, they have shown exceptional growth and have now added a 30 barrel production facility!  Heist focuses on small-batch beer ranging from traditional Hazy Belgian Table Beers and Saisons to IPA’s and Double IPA’s. You’ll also find some very solid Porters and Imperial Stouts. If you prefer to mix things up, there’s an extensive Craft Cocktail program with over 100 whiskeys, as well. Heist is the go-to brunch locale with wood-fired specialties and signature home brewed beers like their “Zeal of Approval” pineapple infused IPA.

No matter what hidden gem you choose to visit, continue to support small businesses and invest where you nest!

Providing the best beverages for the best businesses. Email events@brewpublik.com to inquire about our delivery and event offering or to request a complimentary tasting at your office!

Five Refreshing West Coast Beers to Stock Your Fridge with This Summer

Summertime is our favorite season here at BREWPUBLIK – outdoor parties, long days and no excuse to skip happy hour – what’s not to love? Okay, it can get a little hot – so crank up the air conditioning and crack open a few of our favorite summer beers (all from the west coast!) to help keep you cool and refreshed.

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When Was the Last Time You Did Something Creative?

Last week, our friends at Eden/OrgOrg & Poppin teamed up to put on a fantastic event – a night of beer, wine, food, community and calligraphy! They always host great events that offer awesome networking opportunities, so we knew this would be no different, especially when our friend Mary Best from Eden (the brains behind the whole operation) was added into the mix!

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Drinking for a Good Cause at the Bay Area Brew & FanFest

In case you didn’t make it out to the Bay Area Brew & FanFest on May 12th, we’re here to fill you in on what you missed (or you can check out the highlight reel here!). This was the first Facebook Festival of the season, benefitting local youth sports and mentoring programs in the Bay Area. This family-friendly event featured a farmer’s market, dozens of food trucks, face painting, an obstacle course – and there was even a battle of the bands, high school edition!

BREWPUBLIK Beer Garden

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A Night to Celebrate Our Favorite “Administrative Badasses”

Some of the hardest workers in the business–administrative and executive assistants–often don’t receive the appreciation or recognition they deserve. And let’s be honest – sometimes, they are the only people who ever know heads from tails of what’s going on within a company, right?

That’s why we were so thrilled to be a part of the OrgOrg Executive Assistant Appreciation Dinner on May 2nd at the Feastly Kitchen in San Francisco, with representatives from Yelp, Square, Slack and so many other incredible companies from the Bay Area.

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Five Must-Have Drinks for your Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day, but rather a celebration of a very low odds Mexican victory at Puebla, against the then mighty French army. The French army actually came to collect debt from the Mexican government and the Mexicans sent them off…woohoo!

Unfortunately, Cinco de Mayo in the United States can be a little basic (frozen margaritas and Coronitas, anyone?) But it doesn’t have to be this year! Here are some authentic Mexican beverages that will make you feel like you’re right there in Puebla celebrating with the locals.

Cinco de Mayo Drink Ideas

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How BREWPUBLIK Is Helping Craft Breweries

Over the course of the craft beer boom, North Carolina has established itself as the craft beer mecca of the south, with cities like Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh leading the charge.  In just the past 5 years, the state has gone from having less than 50 craft breweries to over 180.  The vast majority of these breweries are small, and due to NC state laws concerning production and distribution of beer, getting bigger often comes with some difficulties.

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