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WHAT’S BREWING | Republic Bottleshop Opens + more news

Marysville’s Republic Brewing OPEN for business

TJ and Emily Borden, the couple behind the beer Instagram account, The Great American Beer Quest, recently teamed with the guys from Everett’s The Independent Beer Bar, Doug Hall and Jeff Sadighi, to open a bottleshop in Marysville. The new bottleshop, The Republic Bottleshop, opened on April 24.

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the owners felt it was important to open up and get their business off the ground. On Friday, opening day, there was a line of about a dozen beer fans waiting for the doors to open.

Until they can serve pints to customers, The Republic Bottleshop plans to have a collection of great beer to-go, both bottles and draft. On Friday, the beer list included taps from locals like At Large and Skookum, and an eclectic cast of bottles from hard-to-find breweries like Great Notion, Level and de Garde Brewing.

To find out more, visit them at marsysville.beer and look for an interview with TJ, Doug and Jeff on the blog soon.


Monroe’s Dreadnought joins ‘All Together’ movement

We’re all in this together. That’s the message that Monroe’s Dreadnought Brewing and the other more than 700 breweries are delivering by joining Other Half’s All Together IPA Project. The worldwide beer collaboration has breweries across the globe brewing the same beer with proceeds from the sale going to support hospitality workers via the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund.

Dreadnought Brewing brewed the IPA recipe (6.5%, 81 IBUs) last week and sold the beer over the weekend. It was one of only five Washington breweries to take part in the cool project. If you’d like to read more, visit Dreadnought Brewing at dreadnoughtbrewing.com.

Fremont Brewing Continues To Help

Fremont Brewing can add The Plate Fund to its most recent list of charitable work during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last few weeks Fremont has partnered with the Ballard Food Bank and provided lunches for essential healthcare providers with their Heron Rising Lunch Program. And now, Fremont will be donating 1% of gross profits from the sale of their Golden Pilsner and Space Danger IPA to The Plate Fund.

As we all know the restaurant industry has been devastated due to the pandemic. Many are now closed or operating with a limited staff, displacing workers like wait staff, dishwashers and cooks. People whom are now missing paychecks and trying to make ends meet. The Plate Fund aims to help those workers with direct cash payments to help hold them over financially.

The Plate Fund has raised $7 million so far and distributed $5.25 million to over 10,000 industry workers. To help directly go to theplatefund.com and while you’re at it buy a 6 pack (or two) of Space Danger or Golden Pilsner.

Skookum cans up more goodness

Another week and another intriguing release from this Arlington brewery. Six months after running out its first run of canned four packs, Skookum Brewery has decided to can again. Four packs of a pilsner Brumation and two IPAs, Image of Objects and Gene Pool, were released this week.

One of my favorite Skookum IPAs, Image of Objects is brewed with Mosaic (Image) hops and Talisman (Objects) malts. Gene Pool is a double IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe and Nugget hops. Brumation is a lager brewed with German pilsner malt and Czech Saaz hops.

Currently, these four packs are available to-go at Skookum along with the Arlington brewery’s collaboration with Bellingham’s Structures Brewing: Farewell Transmission, a double IPA brewed with Citra, Sabro, Mosaic and Simcoe hops.

Reuben’s readies Triple Crush

Tomorrow Triple Crush returns. One of the smoothest triple IPAs to grace the lips of beer nerds, Triple Crush is a returning U.S. Beer Open Championship gold medal winner in the hazy IPA competition. Wednesday, Reuben’s Brews unleashes it on the world once again.

Clocking in at an astounding 10%, this hazy IPA is smooth and balanced. Purchase the beer online at reubensbrews.com/shop or at the Reuben’s taproom. Just remember to keep your triple distance of 6 feet.

Silver City’s Charming Disarmer

The latest iteration of Silver City’s Charming Disarmer Wild Ale is available to the general public with a limited 500ml bottle release at the Silver City Taproom on Tuesday. This yearly offering is an approachable wild ale aged in chardonnay barrels, which produces a peach, wheat and vanilla notes.

The beer boasts a light tartness and an ABV of 5.4%.

Hellbent Brewing offers two new releases

Hellbent Brewing in Seattle has two new offerings available when they open at noon on Tuesday: Hazy at Home IPA and Helles Lager. Hazy at Home is a 6.4% ABV New England IPA-style with fruit juice and coconut hop aromas.

The Helles Lager is a light pale lager at 4.5% ABV that is lightly hopped with Hallertau Mittelfruh and Tardif De Bourgogne. The beer can be purchased online at biermi.com/brewery/hellbent and picked up at the brewery or delivered to your home if you’re within the delivery area.


| Images courtesy of The Republic Bottleshop, Reuben’s Brews and Skookum Brewery.

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