Kendall Jones

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Kendall Jones is the Washington Beer Blog’s primary contributor. He is a Seattle-based journalist and freelance writer. He’s published over 6,000 distinct stories over the past 15 years, sharing news and information about the beer and brewing scene in Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.

His work for Seattle magazine, Sip Magazine, USA Today, Beer Advocate, Outdoors NW, and others can be found at

Kendall is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the North American Guild of Beer Writers.

He is a trusted and recognized personality locally and nationally. Seattle magazine named him one of its “Most Influential People” in 2014. Largely because of his contributions, the Washington Beer Blog has been recognized many times as one of the top beer-related websites in the nation.

In addition to this outlet, Kendall Jones has written extensively for regional and national publications, including Seattle magazine, Sip Magazine, Beer Advocate, USA Today, Outdoors NW magazine, and others. He’s also appeared as a guest on the TODAY Show on NBC, as well as local television and radio programs. For more information about Kendall Jones and his work, visit

“All these years later, the bulk of the content is still created by me,” says Kendall. “My wife, Kim Sharpe Jones, helps with things like photography, social media, promotions, and the other less beery parts of the business, though she’s a confirmed beer geek herself.”

“When we started out on this adventure, there were fewer than 100 breweries in the state,” he says. “As of October 2020, there are over 400. It has been one heck of a ride. We’ve published an average of 1.25 stories per day for 15 years.”

“To learn more about my work with print publications, and to see some of the stories I’ve had published over the years, please visit my website at”

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For many years, my work appeared regularly in Seattle magazine and I was often in charge of creating the annual “beer issue,” which spanned as many as 24 pages. I am also a regular contributor to Sip magazine. I’ve also been published in Celebrator Beer NewsBeer AdvocateBeer West425 MagazineOutdoors Northwest, and many others. Sadly, many of those publications have been lost to the forces of time and technology.

What Drives This Beer Blogger

Although I am best recognized as a blogger, I don’t think of myself as a beer blogger: I’m a beer writer with a blog. One reason I can say that is because I’ve been published in print. Also, I hold myself to a different standard than most bloggers. Truthfully, to me the word blog suggests something much more personal than what I typically do.

I try to behave like a journalist and always make an honest attempt to abide by the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics. I write to inform and educate, and hopefully entertain my readers and myself.