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Reuben's Brews Wins Big; Elysian's Pumpkin Royalty

Here now, a weekly roundup of beer news from some of Seattle's finest microbreweries.

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[Fremont Brewing. Photo: Renata Steiner]

BALLARD—Reuben's Brews continues its apparent takeover of the microbrewing world with a new slate of awards. At the 2014 U.S. Beer Tasting Championships, Reuben's Cream Ale won Best Kolsch/Cream/Blonde in the Pacific Northwest. Their Blimey That's Bitter took home Best Imperial IPA in the Pacific Northwest and their Belgian Imperial Rye IPA nabbed Best Belgian IPA in the Pacific Northwest. They also won Honorable Mention for Best IPA in the Pacific Northwest with their Expat IPA. [Facebook]

FREMONT—Fremont Brewing has announced plans for relocating its brewery to an 80,000-square foot space in Ballard by next fall. They're also planning to hire 35 to 40 new full-time employees to keep up with brewing demands. The current space in Fremont will act as an "experimental brewery" and they're renovating it to add 20 taps and a fireplace, just in time for crummy weather. [PSBJ]

GEORGETOWN—Elysian Brewing is offering the opportunity to win tickets to the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest, transportation in an orange limo, and some sweet swag via their Pumpkin Royalty Contest. Submit a one-minute video saying why you should be the winner before September 15. [WA Beer Blog]
—Megan Hill