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Beer news: Elysian's new juniper brew, and a bittersweet beer event

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Occupational hazard: I love beer. Didn't used to, but that was in the dark days before Seattle mag's epic 24-page beer extravaganza, which could make a beerdo out of anyone. Neophyte that I am, I enjoy sidling up to Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones at beer events and asking him stupid questions, like I did last night at the Triple Door's big Elysian Brewing Company's brewlaunch of their new Triple Door Backstage Ale. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Japanese firm gets the contract to build the bore

*Updated 10/14 with new information (below)

Japanese firm Hitatchi Zosen signed a contract today to build the behemouth boring machine that will blaze the trail for the waterfront tunnel. Read cool details about this sci-fi creation here; then picture what $80 million gets you. My fave highlights from the always-fascinating DOT press release: Read more »

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Why we're psyched about the Seattle Center

Pleased as punch to be sprung from SoDo on this rare sunny day, Seattle mag staffers were treated to a tour of what's next for the 50-year-old Seattle Center. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: Occupy the Viaduct

Say a tearful goodbye to the south end of this behemouth next Saturday

I was driving into Seattle mag's SoDo world HQ this morning, gazing up at the Viaduct in all its splendor, when it hit me with a jolt: A huge chunk of that hulking concrete leviathan that has framed my view of Elliot Bay since birth will cease to exist in less than two weeks.

Like many of my co-workers who work in the shadow of the thing, I've been in an agony of logistical contortions of late, getting ready for ViaPocolypse 2011. But it never occurred to me until today that the whole thing could be a big party.

To wit, this item from the DOT website: Read more »

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Craft Beer + Food Pairing: Miss the Event? Here's Your DIY Guide!

Yet another excellent use for Seattle magazine: beer coaster

It's not every job that requires an appreciation of beer—only the best jobs, like mine. For the past few months, while our team was whipping up the October "Best Beers" issue, there has been beer a-plenty 'round here: Beer tastings, beer research, beer history and plenty of beer-related strategy meetings, for which we were joined in our suffering by beer blogger extraordinaire Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog. Read more »

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