Author Archives: Dave Richter

Asheville, NC: A Brewing Hotbed

Over the holidays I flew back east to visit with family on the coast of North Carolina. While there, I made my way up to the brewing hotbed that the Asheville area has become.  I’m not sure what the definition of … [More]

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Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

This week I had the good fortune to visit the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room here in Seattle and it was as wicked impressive as going to Willy Wonka’s … [More]

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Yakima Hop Harvest 2015

I recently had the opportunity once again to drive across the Cascades from Seattle to Yakima for the start of the hop harvest.  Hosted by YCHHops (formerly Yakima Chief and Hop Union) it’s a great opportunity to talk … [More]

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NHC beers are fermenting away!

This past week I spent the day with the crew at Ballast Point Little Italy brewing two of the four beers we’ll be serving at the AHA National Homebrew Challenge event in San Diego next month.  This event is always a great time getting to mingle with … [More]

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The next extreme smoked beer fad???

So not too long back I finally made it over to Reykjavik, Iceland for a few days–it’s a sister city to where I am located in Seattle.  And yes going straight from the 7 hour overnight flight directly to the giant geothermal spa in the pic above to watch the “sun” come up around 10 am was a … [More]

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