The Brewer Blog

Beer is a big part of who we are at BJ’s, and each month our talented team of brewers will share their thoughts and insights into the wonderful world of beer in What’s Brewing at BJ’s. 

Wild & Crazy Rye: Authentic Finnish-style Sahti

A BJ's Special R&D Release with Colorado Malting Company! 

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Two Gold Medals for BJ's at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival!


The Great American Beer Festival was bigger than ever last week, including hundreds of new craft breweries. Throughout the course of the three-day festival in Denver, there were 750 breweries in the festival hall serving more than 3,800 beers to more than 60,000 attendees. The competition was even bigger – 6,647 beers t...

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2015 North American Beer Awards

We are very excited and honored to have received several awards at the 2015 North American Beer Awards!

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American Craft Beer Week

For those of you who haven’t seen somewhere on social media already, this week of May 11th-17th has officially been deemed American Craft Beer Week! For beer lovers across our country, this is a week to celebrate American Craft Beer and those that brew it.

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NitWit® Belgian-Style Witbier

We are thrilled to have tapped a seasonal favorite that has been away for a little while; welcome the return of NitWit®! This refreshing seasonal beer is a traditional Belgian-style Witbier that literally means “White Beer”, and it is phenomenal.

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Committed™ Double IPA

In the past couple of years, IPAs have taken America by storm. Everywhere you look, there are more and more IPAs popping up. As IPAs continue to gain popularity, Hop Heads all over the country are experimenting with recipes that take IPAs to new levels of intensity--higher IBUs and ABVs. It’s a fun and exciting brew-movement that we at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse decided lines up nicely with our philosophy to constantly push the envelope. After doing some experimenting of our own, we finally landed on a wickedly good recipe for a Double IPA that is a Hop Head’s dream. We proudly introduce this new and intense brew: Committed™ Double IPA.

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15th Annual Grand Cru Beer

If you frequent BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse around the holiday season, then you are probably familiar with BJ’s Grand Cru and are looking forward to its return this season. While you wait, here’s the story behind this sensational Belgian Style Pale Strong Ale that we have all come to crave, savor and love.

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BJ's Pumpkin Ale™

Fall is here, and that means that our palettes are beginning to crave certain flavors. One of the biggest of those flavors: PUMPKIN. Since the start of September we’ve seen all things pumpkin-spiced or pumpkin-infused: it’s in coffee, it’s in bread, it’s in pastries, it’s in ravioli, and of course, it’s in one of our most popular seasonal beers: BJ’s Pumpkin Ale™. A great deal of excitement surrounds this seasonal favorite every year, and this year is no exception.

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Field Day IPA™ 2014

If you follow @bjsrestaurants on Twitter, then you probably saw that on Friday August 22nd, the BJ’s Brew team headed out to the Crosby Hop Farm, LLC in beautiful Woodburn, OR to harvest all the hops for our seasonal, Field Day IPA™. We had a truly spectacular harvest. We worked from before the sunrise ‘til mid-afterno...

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Goose Island® Beer Tasting & Dinner

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2014 – Once every quarter of the business year, we host a beer tasting and dinner. Makes sense right? Some of you may be aware that we have these recurring beer dinner events, for others it might be news. In any event, we are really proud to offer these unique dinners for our guests to have the chance to taste beer and food together the way they were meant to be tasted.

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