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Our New Strawberry Cream Ale Will Put a Spring in Your Step

Are you a fan of the Talking Cedar Raspberry Blonde ale? Then you might be excited to learn she’s got a cousin in town for a few weeks. Our brand-new Strawberry Cream ale is a blonde ale with a little extra twist. We started this blonde ale with the same classic, delicious recipe as our…

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A Pilsner Has Landed

Raise your hand if you wish there were more breweries making craft pilsners. We see you and we are excited to announce the release of our first one! The Talking Cedar Pilsner leans toward a German-style pils, brewed with German hops like Pearl and Saphir. We did include one variety of Czech hops, the Saaz,…

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Join the Heritage Distilling Cask Club at Talking Cedar!

Talking Cedar is proud to be the home of the newest location of the Heritage Distilling Cask Club! This unique spirit-aging program allows members to customize a Heritage spirit of their choice in an oak barrel that resides at Talking Cedar. New Cask Club members receive an empty ten-liter oak cask. They select the location…

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Two Fan Favorite Varieties Now Available In Cans

Well, we’re definitely doing something right. Inventory from the inaugural batch of IPAs we canned on December 23 was depleted quickly thanks to sales at a limited number of locations around the state. We had a feeling this might happen, so we lined up another canning session with our favorite mobile canning operation, Craft Canning…

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Get Ready to Shake Your BOTM Thanks to Our Latest Dessert IPA

The latest addition to our ever-popular milkshake series is pretty much guaranteed to make you dance. That’s why we had no problem calling it BOTM Shake. And yes, you guessed it: BOTM is an acronym. We blended Blood Orange, Tangerine and Mango fruit purees into this sweet, creamy dessert beer. We released our Milkshake IPA…

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The Eagle One IPA Has Landed for a Limited Time

Listen up, IPA lovers! Our brewers have concocted another delicious India Pale Ale for your enjoyment. Named for the moniker assigned to the site now home to our restaurant, brewing and distilling facility in Grand Mound, we affectionately refer to this brew as our Eagle One IPA. The Chehalis Tribe owns numerous parcels of land…

Can You Believe It? We Can!

The whole crew at Talking Cedar could not be more excited about this week’s big news. We successfully canned 150 cases each of our most popular IPAs, the Juicy and the PNW. That’s over 7,000 cans of delicious hoppy goodness ready for our fans to pop and pour! “This means a lot for Talking Cedar,”…

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Pepper and Patty Imperial Pastry Stout: Your New Favorite Winter Seasonal

The winter solstice is nearly upon us and we are proud to announce our very first winter seasonal! Pepper and Patty Imperial Pastry Stout is now on tap at our pub in Grand Mound and you definitely don’t want to miss out on a taste of this stuff. The newest member of our pastry stout…

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Our Bad Bear IPA is Bitter, Brown, and In Town (But Not for Long)

Big news, folks! We’ve decided it’s finally time to start straying from the basics and adding a little flair to the names of our beers. As we brought our brewing operation to life earlier this year, we felt it best to establish our tried-and-true line up and stick with calling them what they were: Kölsch,…

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Don’t Miss Our New SMASH IPA: A Simple, Tasty Beer

At first glance you might not guess this is a simple beer, but there’s a clue hidden in its name. We’re not just capitalizing “SMASH” because we want to shout about this beer. The name is an acronym, and it stands for “Single Malt And Single Hop.” We’ve brewed this classy IPA with just one…

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Hop Down to Grand Mound for a Pint of Scotch Ale

While there’s some debate around whether or not a Scotch Ale must have a smokey character imitative of Scotch whiskey, one thing is certain: This rich brew is all about the malt. Sweet and malty in both aroma and flavor, our Scotch Ale falls in line with this tradition. This style of ale originated in…

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Local Partner Spotlight: Whitewood Cider

At Talking Cedar Brewery, we love doing business locally. That’s why we are proud to pour cider in our restaurant from a fellow Thurston County producer: Whitewood Cider. Their wildly popular Red Cap cider is the only beverage on tap in our pub we don’t make ourselves. “Whitewood is just so consistent,” explains Jason Summers,…

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Love a Bloody Mary? Love Bacon? Don’t Miss Our Bacon Mary!

While we’re pretty huge fans of all our new brunch cocktails, there’s one that warms our hearts a little extra. Leveraging the bold, sweet-smokey flavors of Heritage Distilling Company’s (HDC) bacon vodka, we think we’ve hit on something pretty special with our Bacon Mary. The Bacon Mary starts with Talking Cedar’s very own bloody mary…

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South Thurston County Has a New Brunch Destination

Maybe you’re on your way from Portland to Seattle this weekend and you need a recharge at the halfway point. Maybe you live in Thurston or Lewis county and you’re itching to take a jaunt. We’ve got good news for you: Talking Cedar now serves brunch! We could not be more excited to offer a…

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Our Very First Pastry Stout is Now on Tap and It Tastes Like a Samoa Cookie

What is it about dark, chewy beers that lend themselves so well to mimicking the flavors of goodies? Whatever it is, we’re taking advantage of it! We could not be more excited to roll out our pastry program with our Samoa Cookie Imperial Pastry Stout. The brewing team here at Talking Cedar shares a deep…

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Craving a Treat? Looking for a Buzz? Grab a Beer That Does Both!

You deserve a treat. You also deserve a beer. How about a beer that is also a treat? Oh yes, we did: Our brand-new Milkshake IPA is on tap exclusively at our pub in Grand Mound! Ryan Myhre is our quality control lab technician, and he is responsible for the recipe creation of this exceptionally…

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The Annex: This Is Where We Make the Beer

Here at Talking Cedar, we’ve produced multiple batches of over a dozen varieties of beer in the six months since we started brewing. The large-scale brewing system in our primary facility is still being set up and tested, so where has all that magic happened? In a place we lovingly refer to as The Annex.…

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Enjoy Our Harvest Ale, Tapped Just In Time For Fall

The days are getting shorter, cooler, and damper, and that can only mean one thing for a passionate team of brewers like the ones here at Talking Cedar: It’s time to brew a fall-friendly beer. Our Harvest Ale is a nod to the traditional German-style Oktoberfest beers, with one key difference. Most Oktoberfest beers typically…

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Appreciating a Classic: Our American Wheat Will Stay on Tap

In late August we introduced a new player in our pub’s line up: the American Wheat. A three-and-a-half-barrel batch, or six kegs, has lasted us just a few weeks. Not to worry! Another batch is under way, and just in time for football season. If you haven’t had a chance to try the oh-so-drinkable American…

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Talking Cedar’s PNW IPA is Now on Tap in Olympia and Lacey!

The day has arrived! You can now order a cold pint of our PNW IPA at two exclusive locations in Olympia and Lacey. The Westside Tavern and Pints & Quarts now have the distinguished privilege of being the first bars in Olympia and Lacey, respectively, to offer a Talking Cedar beer on tap. “We are…

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Meet our Yeast Whisperer: Ryan Myhre

The secret weapon of any brewery worth its salt is a quality control person with a sensitive palate and a genuine understanding of how flavor is made in beer. Ryan Myhre, Talking Cedar’s quality control technician, has both of those traits on lock down. He also happens to be from Wisconsin, arguably the country’s original…

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Round Out Your Summer with Our Fresh Batch of Raspberry Blonde

Did you miss out on our Raspberry Blonde earlier this summer? Good news: We have a fresh batch on tap at Talking Cedar this week. We brewed a batch of Raspberry Blonde for our opening in late June and it was an instant sensation. By the time the warm weather finally hit in late July,…

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Flights Are Taking Off at Talking Cedar Brewing

Starting Monday, August 24, guests at Talking Cedar can enjoy four four-ounce pours of any Talking Cedar beer on tap for the same price as a pint! The new flights at Talking Cedar are the perfect choice for anyone who has been wanting to try a variety of Talking Cedar’s 11 offerings. For just $6,…