Issaquah Brewhouse honors Year of the Rabbit

February 22, 2011

In honor of the Year of the Rabbit, Rogue has added a Nano brewery to Issaquah Brewhouse.

It joins the Buckman Village Brewery Nano in the Green Dragon and one at the Rogue Public House in Eugene, Ore. The brewers for the Nano are local homebrew clubs and sales of the brews benefit the clubs.

Issaquah Brewhouse is a 15-barrel system artisan brewery that has earned more than 35 national and international awards for quality and taste.

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Santa Claus joins Eastside Fire & Rescue to collect toys Thursday

December 22, 2010

NEW — 2 p.m. Dec. 22, 2010

Christmas cheer comes to the Issaquah Brewhouse on Thursday evening, as Eastside Fire & Rescue and the pub partner to collect toys for the less fortunate.

EFR plans to park the “Reindeer Engine” outside the brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. People can drop off a new, unwrapped toy and receive a ticket for use at the eatery. Santa Claus is also expected to pick up the donated toys.

“This has been our biggest year yet,” Firefighter Danny Evanger, public relations officer for Union Local 2878, said in a statement. “We work hard to stay connected to the community we serve and there’s no better time to collect food and toys from our generous community than during the holiday season.”

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Jolly Frog celebrates the season at Issaquah Brewhouse

December 9, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Dec. 9, 2010

’Tis the season at the Issaquah Brewhouse.

Jolly Frog — a beer described as sweet potato pie in a glass — is on tap for the holiday season.

The list of ingredients includes brown sugar, sweet potato and, of course, hops.

The brewery crafts a family of beers in a 15-barrel brew system at the downtown brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. The brewery has earned more than 30 honors for taste and quality.

The brewhouse opened in 1994. Rogue Ales snapped up the pub a decade ago. The pub is a frequent gathering place for community groups.

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Issaquah Brewhouse pours on packaging awards

November 18, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 18, 2010

Issaquah Brewhouse bottles and tap handles scored higher than entrants from beverage giants and nabbed first-place packaging awards.

The bottle for Issaquah-brewed White Frog Ale took first place in the special packaging category in the San Francisco POP Awards. The awards honor best in point-of-purchase displays. The green-and-white bottle label features — what else? — a frog in mid hop.

The brewhouse also received a first-place award for the tap handle for White Frog Ale. The handle received the second consecutive first-place honor in the Beverage Dynamics Packaging and Design Competition.

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Issaquah Brewhouse invites beer enthusiasts to Wednesday brewing

November 16, 2010

NEW — 1 p.m. Nov. 16, 2010

Enjoy a morning pint and watch the brewing start at the Issaquah Brewhouse on Wednesday.

Bob Brenlin, a craft beer publican, joins the brewmaster at the Issaquah brewery, Steve Luke, to brew the 23rd batch of Contraband at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The downtown Issaquah brewery has brewed Contraband for Brenlin since 2005. The brew — American-styled IPA — is brewed slightly different each time to lend each batch a unique flavor.

The brew is available only at the brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way, plus Fiddler’s Inn, Hopvine Pub and Latona Pub in Seattle.

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Issaquah Brewhouse features hops, frogs and dogs at weekend fest

October 14, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Oct. 14, 2010

The beer lineup at the Issaquah Brewhouse includes a number of options named for frogs — but the downtown pub hosts actual amphibians Saturday and Sunday.

The family-friendly Frogs & Dogs Festival has a lineup of amphibian- and canine-related activities, including a dog parade, a dog-food eating contest, a leapfrog competition, free dog washes and a dog agility and obstacle competition.

The festival runs from noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and noon – 5 p.m. Sunday at the brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way.

Proceeds from the festival benefit Reach for the Sky July — a three-week, all-scholarship arts camp for Issaquah and Snoqualmie Valley children.

The brewhouse hosted the inaugural Frogs & Dogs Festival last September.

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Celebrate Pints for Prostates at brewhouse Thursday

September 29, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 29, 2010

Enjoy a pint and benefit prostate cancer research at the Issaquah Brewhouse.

The brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way, hosts the third annual Pints for Prostates from noon – 6 p.m. Thursday.

Employees dressed in doctors’ attire will host a full day of events: hourly bathroom tours and latex glove contests, a toast to Pints for Prostates and bleu ball specials.

Members will be on site with prostate cancer prevention information and apparel. Participants can show their support by wearing prostate cancer awareness wristbands provided by the brewhouse.

One in six men is at risk for developing prostate cancer, the second most common type of cancer among men in the United States. Every year, more than 200,000 American men are diagnosed with the cancer.

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Golf tournament returns to Salmon Days sporting weekend

September 14, 2010

You can search for hidden treasure or your golf ball. The Salmon Days Sporting Weekend has a little something for everyone.

The annual event takes place Sept. 25-26.

Geoteaming and orienteering kick off the weekend Sept. 25. In the interactive and high-tech scavenger hunt, participants use GPS units to navigate to hidden treasures in and around Issaquah. Each found cache earns a team valuable points toward its final score. All equipment is provided along with a lunch catered by Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse.

Location of the geoteaming event is at Issaquah Highlands, on 10th Avenue Northeast between Northeast Park Drive and Northeast High Street. There are three sessions. Session one runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with teams signing in at 8:30 a.m. Session two runs from noon – 2 p.m. with sign-ins at 11 a.m. Session three runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. with sign-ins at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

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Issaquah Brewhouse is in the running to be best brewpub

September 7, 2010

NEW — 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 2010

The downtown Issaquah Brewhouse could be named the best brewpub in Western Washington in the annual Best of Western Washington guide to local restaurants and attractions.

The brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way, crafts a family of beers in a 15-barrel brew system. The brewery has earned 30 awards for taste and quality. Vote for the brewhouse here.

The brewhouse opened in 1994; Rogue Ales snapped up the pub a decade ago. The brewhouse is a popular gathering spots for community groups.

KING-TV organizes the annual Best of Western Washington rankings.

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Brewhouse beer wins award

August 31, 2010

Ménage À Frog just added more bling to the display case at the Issaquah Brewhouse.

The brew earned a silver medal at the World Beer Championships for the second year in a row, brewhouse operator Rogue Ales announced Aug. 24. Read more

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