Aug 23, 2016
Every year during crush, people ask me where can I foot stomp grapes? Belltown Crush Block Party is a wine and beer party with live music, pig roast and GRAPE STOMPING! The 3rd annual Belltown Crush Block Party is Sunday, August 28 2016.
The grape harvest has begun in the vineyards and it is time to celebrate in the city! This popular summer event has expanded from being a one block party to two blocks...
Apr 19, 2016
The Washington Beer Commission is sponsoring a new beer festival, the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival. this weekend at South Lake Union April 22-23, 2016 featuring beers made by two different breweries. In addition to these special Washington collaboration beers, you can expect to see some flagship beers from each brewery as well as the occasional seasonal surprise.
Besides quality, Washington...
Apr 11, 2016
Washington beer is aged in Washington whiskey barrels to create the tasty and complex brews in Pike Brewing barrel aged series. The Barrel Thief welcomes Pike Brewing on Wednesday, April 13th for Barrel-Aged Pike Night from 6-8 pm.
The Barrel Thief will have kegs of whiskey-barrel-aged Pike Brewing beer:
Pike Kilt Lifter is a Scotch style ale aged in Westland Distillery casks
Pike Tandem is a Belgian...
Apr 8, 2016
We’ve all heard the dismal statistics about small business failure rates at five years, but Darren and Lissy Des Voigne have beat those odds. What’s been the secret to Des Voigne Cellar’s success? I didn’t directly ask them that question but I have had the pleasure of watching them over the years. My guess would be a helluva lot of hard work, creativity, a quirky sense of humor and...
Apr 4, 2016
Taste Washington’s Grand Tasting 2016 provided the showcase for Washington state to show off her talents this weekend. The Taste Washington Grand Tasting highlighted Washington’s glorious agriculture and her people’s expertise and creativity in food, wine, beer, spirits and organization. Although I certainly found some things that were more to my personal flavor profile than others,...