Jul 9, 2011
You probably don’t think of Lacey, Washington when you think of Tempranillo, but Amy and Josh Stottlemyer are going to change your mind about that.
The 2008 Stottle Tempranillo is one of Stottle Winery‘s first releases and it makes a statement. With fruit sourced from Eldering Vineyards, this garnet colored Tempranillo doesn’t taste like a freshman release of a new winery. This...
Jul 8, 2011
The annual Debuts and Discoveries, produced by Seattle Uncorked, is a great opportunity to taste wines side by side from some of Washington’s newest wineries. Four of the contributing writers to the Wine Beer Washington Blog attended the event and three of us were on the judging panel. We all have slightly different palates and preferences, so all had our own favorites, but a number of wines really...
Jul 7, 2011
The Session Beer Fest kicks off on Thursday, July 14th at about 6pm at Naked City Tap House and Brewery. The brain child of Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, Session Beer Fest is designed to:
Celebrate the brew instead of the buzz.
Session Beer Fest Opening Night will start off with 12 Washington beers all at 5.0% or less alcohol by volume (ABV). I don’t know what beers will be on tap for...
Jul 7, 2011
I know that a lot of you are looking for Lavender Wheat beer, at least that is what Google tells me. Last year, we fell in love with the Snipes Mountain Brewery Lavender Wheat beer. It was a huge hit at the Rails to Ales Brewfest last year where it emptied SO fast that we were lucky to get a glass and even luckier to get the last drops from the keg to bring home to our colleagues.
Lavender Wheat Beer...
Jul 6, 2011
The first annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is Saturday, July 23rd, noon to 9pm. Bremerton is a pretty port town that knows how to show people a good time. Mountains serve as a dazzling back drop to this town across the sound from Seattle. Although best known for the military presence, Bremerton offers a lot more to it’s visitors. This summer it will be highlighting beer at the first Bremerton Summer...