Author Archives: Dave Richter

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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Highlights from the Briess Wyoming barley operation and grower dinner

This past week I had the pleasure of visiting the Briess WY barley operations and growers appreciation dinner in Powell, WY.  I traveled with my guests Joe Casey of Craft Brew Alliance, Matt Johnson of Karl Strauss Brewing … [More]

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150 brewers walk into a winery…

This past week I attended the technical summit combo of the Northern and Southern California MBAA districts in Paso Robles.  The meeting was held underground in the wine cave at Robert Hall Winery and we… [More]

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