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,...
Mar 28, 2016
The Grand Tasting is the big finale of the Taste Washington experience and I do mean BIG! Here are our Top Ten Tips to help you enjoy the Taste Washington Grand Tasting to the fullest. It has evolved over it’s 19 years into a two day venture in the almost cavernous Century Link Field Event Center. Featuring over 230 wineries and 65 restaurants, in addition to special lounges and event areas and...