Beer Goddess holds Court in Wine World

Lisa Morrison, Beer Goddess

Lisa talking beer and books at Wine World

Lisa Morrison, aka the Beer Goddess, reigned supreme at Wine World last night with her humor and vast beer expertise. Not everyone walking into a wine store expects to be greeted with a complementary beer tasting. If someone came to the tasting bar with that “deer in the headlights” look. Lisa was quick to greet them and answer their questions about beer styles and breweries.  Three beers from Fremont Brewing and three beers from Ninkasi were available for complementary tasting at the Wine World tasting bar and Lisa helped beer neophytes navigate the world of IPAs, Pale Ales and Summer seasonals. It was fun to watch Lisa, an Oregon beer blogger, gravitate customers to the Ninkasi while the shameless Washington beer promoter that I am, tended to favor the Fremont brews.  The Fremont Solstice and the Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale were the crowd favorites.

Lisa Morrison was in town to support American Craft Beer Week, which overlaps with Seattle Beer Week. Lisa was at Wine World to sign copies of   her new book Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

Lisa saw the need for a comprehensive guide to the Pacific Northwest Craft Beers of which she is so fond. There really isn’t a true guide to the beers, brewmasters and brew pubs of this region. Her book not only boasts 18 different pub crawls in the Northwest but tells the story behind the craft beer movement and icon craft brewers like the Finkels and Kemplers.  Look for Vivian’s book review of Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest in the coming weeks.

Miss Lisa at last night’s book signing? The Beer Goddess will be signing books at Pike Brewing tonight, May 17 , 5-8pm.

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2 Responses to “Beer Goddess holds Court in Wine World”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Lisa Morrison will also be at 99 Bottles in Federal Way on Wednesday, May 25th from 4:00 ’til 6:00 p.m. for book signing and beer tasting.

    Getting there:
    Take I-5 to Exit 142B
    Go 2 blocks West
    Turn left onto Pacific Hwy S
    Turn immediate left into Crossings Center & park

    This is a “grab bag” event, so come early for widest selection. Choose any FOUR from the tasting bin to try, all are Pacific NW Craft Beers from breweries listed in the book. There’ll even be a couple bottles of Deschutes Reserve Series vintages, The Abyss 2008 & Black Butte XXI, while they last! Tasting fee $3 per person w/ID.

    Bring your own copy of “Craft Beers of the Pacific NW” or pick one up at 99 Bottles (MSRP $18.95). Lisa will be signing and sharing thoughts on exploring craft beer in the Pacific NW.

    See you there!

    • Bean says:

      Thanks for the heads up on another opportunity to meet Lisa Morrison, get a signed copy of her book and drink some great beer!

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