New beer from Fast Fashion for The Beer Junction’s anniversary

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Releases tomorrow, June 28th. In cans and on draft. Raise a toast at The Beer Junction at 6:00 PM.

A Diaroma of Paleoculinology is a West Coast IPA brewed by Fast Fashion. The Beer Junction releases the beer on Wednesday, June 28th to commemorate its 13th anniversary. The hop bill for this one includes Nelson Sauvin hops from Freestyle Hops in New Zealand and Anchovy hops from Segal Ranch in Grandview, WA.

We’re like siblings. Both of us were born in West Seattle and we’ve grown up on the same timeline. We share a lot of memories of ups and downs, good times and bad, both personal and business. We’ve both seen a lot of things change in the realm of craft beer during our existence. We remain.

If you cannot make it Wednesday, you should stop by The Beer Junction in West Seattle sometime soon and hoist a pint to commemorate the occasion. Get some beer to go while you’re there. Below, the Beer Junction’s owner, Alison Herzog, shares some memories and insights about the last 13 years.


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Our 13th Anniversary Beer releases tomorrow!

The Beer Junction officially turns 13 years old in less than a week.  We opened the doors in our original location (across the street from Jefferson Square) on July 3rd, 2010 as a bottle shop.  Less than two years later, we would move into our current location and add draft beer. 

I get nostalgic looking back at how things have changed in the beer industry in these thirteen years.  In 2010, most craft beer was sold in 22oz bottles.  Oskar Blues was the outlier, pushing for people to accept craft beer in cans.  Now, most craft beer is in cans and the bottles are the outliers.  Back when we opened, IPAs were darker, much more bitter, and tasted like pine.  There were no Hazy IPAs (“Unfiltered”, yes, but nothing like the Hazy IPAs we see today). 


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And in 2010, most beers were year-round or repeated annually with the seasons.  In The Beer Junction’s first years, I could honestly say I had tried about 75% of our inventory of 1,000 beers.  Today, I doubt that I’ve even tried even 10% of what we have in stock–beers are often brewed once and never again, and our inventory rotates constantly.  It’s not unusual for us to get 75 new arrivals in one week.

One thing I like most about the beer industry today is the sheer amount of new breweries and new ideas.  Trends come and go, but brewers continue to innovate.  It keeps things interesting.

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I am pleased to announce that our 13th Anniversary Beer will be brewed by Fast Fashion.  Fast Fashion started in 2020 as a pandemic project between Stillwater’s Brian Strumke and The Masonry’s Matt Storm.  They originally focused on one-off Hazy IPAs, but have expanded to brew West Coast IPAs, Lagers, and more.  Originally they brewed at other breweries that had excess capacity (called “gypsy brewing”), until four months ago, when they started brewing and canning on their own system in Sodo.

Matt and Brian have deep roots in the beer industry, and we were thrilled when they agreed to brew our 13th Anniversary beer.  A Diaroma of Paleoculinology is a West Coast IPA brewed with Freestyle Nelson and Segal Ranch Anchovy hops.  I tasted it on Friday out of the tank, and unsurprisingly for this team, it’s delicious.  Cans and draft will go on sale tomorrow!  Please join us at 6:00pm this Wednesday, June 28 to celebrate 13 years!

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For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.

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