Another beer blog (as if you needed another one) reviewing anything I can get my hands on, but specializing in the Pacific Northwest.

Please leave a comment-tell me how I’m doing, recommend some beers, answer the question of the day, or just BS with me.

Everything is under construction and will change.

You can find me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/atattooedtale

  1. June 19, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Your forgot Celis White from the Michigan Brewing Company!

    If in St. Louis, go to John D. McGurk’s. They won the coveted St. James Gate Brewery Crystal Canes award for one the the very best Guinness draught Nitro charge delivery systems. And the Irish Traditional Music at McGurk’s can’t be beat! http://www.mcgurks.com

    • atattooedtale
      June 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm

      Unfortunately, I havn’t been able to get my hands on Celis White.

  2. July 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    If you can get your hands on some, try a Double Dog Double Pale Ale from Flying Dog Brewery. Love to hear what you think.

    • atattooedtale
      July 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

      Flying Dog is hard to source where I’m at, but if I see any, I’ll be sure to pick it up!

      • July 20, 2009 at 12:32 pm

        Lovin’ these reviews man! I added you to my blogroll, so keep them coming.

      • atattooedtale
        July 22, 2009 at 4:04 pm

        Thanks, Frank. I’ll add your blog on here as well.

  3. July 31, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Hello fellow blogger, don’t worry, Im in wine ; ) I recently attended a tasting/food pairing dinner for Great Lakes Brewery, their Dortmunder Gold Lager was my top pick. Its actually a really neat micro brewery in Cleveland, thought you might be interested. Thier web is greatlakesbrewing.com, hope you enjoy!


    • atattooedtale
      August 2, 2009 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks for the comment Heather, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I definitely know of Great Lakes, but I’m not sure if I can get them out in Washington, but if I do happen to see any I’ll pick some up. Looks like you got a great blog going on there (I’m a bit of a wine geek too). I’ll add ya to my blog roll.

  4. July 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the write up on Boundary’s Ski to Sea ESB. I was wondering if I could have permission to use the photo you took for my online portfolio. It’s so much better than any of mine. Perhaps a trade?

  5. July 31, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Nice blog you got here. The pictures also look really good. It looks like we’ve reviewed a lot of the same beers from lesser-known Washington breweries. Where do you buy most of your beers from? I mostly buy from my local bottle shop in Snohomish but occasionally make it down to Malt & Vine and Bottleworks.
    Do you review on Beer Advocate or Rate Beer?

  6. atattooedtale
    August 1, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the comment Justin! I get most of my beer from my local QFC and a wine store near me. Sometimes I’ll make a trip out to 99 Bottles or something. I miss Bellingham. Great beer selection up there. I only review on here, and even this blog will be moving shortly to something a little more professional. You’ve got a nice looking blog. Keep up the good work!

  7. Amy
    August 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    If you can, try Brooklyn Lager and currently for the season, Brooklyn Summer Ale. I think Whole Foods should carry them, since you’re out West and not in Brooklyn. Cheers!

    • atattooedtale
      September 23, 2011 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Amy! I havn’t seen any Brooklyn out here, but I got a chance to try Brooklyn Lager when I was in NOLA. Tasty beer!

  8. January 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    First, I want to say thank you for being a voice for craft beer and for guys like us. We appreciate all that you do and your work is truly an asset for the craft beer community.

    Lucky Town Brewing Company is a new planned brewery in Mississippi, and although there is no brewery within 150 miles of Jackson, the craft beer community here is thriving. As many of you know, Mississippi suffers from some of the strictest beer legislation in the country, which is one reason why there is only one production brewery located in Mississippi currently. Since the laws do not allow for many to bring their beer to Mississippi, we at Lucky Town intend to give the local craft beer enthusiasts a broader choice.

    Lucky Town recently launched a Kickstarter project, and our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to help cover some of our up front costs such as license fees, insurance costs, keg expenses, and ingredients costs among others. We raised over $6,000 in the first 10 days, and with the support we have locally we feel confident that we can reach our goal. We need your help to reach those who haven’t heard our story yet – please help us spread the word.

    You can find our Kickstarter page here:

    If you need any more information from us or if you would like to talk with us at Lucky Town, we would be more than willing to speak with you. For more information on our beers and bios, visit our website listed below in my signature. Feel free to follow us on twitter and facebook as well.

    Again, thank you for all that you do.


    Chip Jones
    Co-Founder | Distribution & Sales | Lucky Town Brewing Company
    chip@luckytownbrewing.com | 601.201.0988

    Be Bold. Rediscover Beer.

  9. April 24, 2012 at 7:57 am


    I am in the early stages of planning/opening my brewery, and I have a 60-day Kickstarter.com campaign running until June 1st. I was wondering if you would be willing to help me get the word out on my campaign so I can raise the funds I need for equipment, licensing, and getting my location set-up. Below is a brief description of my plan.

    About Us:

    Heartbreak Brewing was fermented in the mind of Dan Haggerty Jr, an experienced home brewer who found that he couldn’t get enough experimenting with different ingredients and processes, and loved to share his beer with anyone old enough and willing to drink. After his first extract-batch, he was hooked on brewing his own beer and making his own recipes. A LOT of trial, error, and equipment later, …and Heartbreak Brewing started to become reality.

    Though we have almost everything we need, our goal is to open in 2014 to give us enough time to build the best equipment, perfect our brewing process, get all of our licenses sorted, and make our recipes to the best they can be.

    By brewing in smaller batches, we have the ability to focus on quality and experimentation. When building recipes, we don’t build to suit a certain style of beer. Instead, our beer is formulated by how we want to make the drinker feel with each sip. Whether drinking to remember summers gone by, or to be warmed in the cold Iowa winters, to toast to new love, or to celebrate newly being single.

    We are also planning two barrel-aged, limited releases each year, the first (hopefully) coming out on 2/6/14 for The Feast Day of Saint Amandus, the Patron Saint of Brewers.

    Please feel free to email me or follow me @Heartbreakbrew on Twitter.

    Dan Haggerty Jr
    Owner/Head Brewer/Dreamer: Heartbreak Brewing

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