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Black Raven Brewery Hochzeitsbier Pilsner

Black Raven Brewing Company‘s very first pilsener was crafted last month in honor of  Bar Manager Karen’s upcoming wedding.  The Hochzeitsbier Pilsner AKA: Karen’s Wedding Beer is not only the first pilsener brewed at Black Raven Brewery but it is their first lager. On a hot and sunny Wednesday, I headed over to Black Raven Brewing to check out the Scotchster they had on for cask night.... read more

Auction of Washington Wine Barrel Picnic 2010

Auction of Washington Wine is a three day celebration and fundraiser that kicks off with the Barrel Auction and Picnic with Wine Makers. This year, 20 wineries donated a barrel of their wine to the auction. Since each barrel is five cases of wine, there isn’t just one winner but five winners. The top 5 bidders for each barrel receive a case of that wine once it is bottled.  The highest bidder... read more

Hard Row to Hoe: Re-branding Success Story

Once upon a time there was a Lake Chelan Winery name Basalmroot Winery. They made some mighty fine Washington wine, had a pleasant tasting room and got  good reviews but that wasn’t enough to bring in sales. They needed a better story to attract their customers and the history of Lake Chelan provided them with one. They renamed themselves Hard Row to Hoe™ Vineyards in celebration of... read more

God, Family, Farm, Wine: Coyote Canyon Featured Winery for August 2010

We talk a lot about the passion for wine and the stories behind the wine makers. Mike Andrews shares not only his passion for wine but the essential ingredients that create that wine: farming, family and God. On the way back from the Wine Bloggers Conference of North America, (WBC10), we had the pleasure of spending the entire day with Mike Andrews as he offered us a tour of his winery and vineyards and... read more

Black Raven Brewery Scotchster

Every Wednesday, Black Raven Brewery taps a special cask at 4pm. These casks are often extremely popular and you are well advised to get there early to make sure to get some before the cask runs dry. On August 4th, the featured cask was the “Scotchster” and the description was more than enough to make me hop in my car and drive around the lake. Our Second Sight Strong Scotch with rum soaked... read more
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