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Elysian Savant IPA Returns

First brewed in 2012, Elysian Brewing’s Savant IPA has returned after a five year hiatus. Available now through April 2017, the Savant IPA really knows how to make Nelson Sauvin Hops a star. The Elysian Brewing Savant IPA is a rich orange amber. Although not heavily aromatic, the nose is definitely tropical and citrus. The New Zealand Nelson Sauvin Hops is unique, in that is often referred to giving... read more

Celebrate Spring with San Juan Vineyard Siegerebbe

On our recent trip to Orcas Island we picked up a bottle of 2014 San Juan Vineyard Siegerebbe.  It was one of Ed’s highlight wines from last years Taste Washington and we wanted to used it for a wine pairing dinner. If you aren’t familiar with Siegerrebe it is not only a pleasant sipping wine, it is also a great wine for pairing with food.  San Juan Vineyard 2014 Siegerebbe is... read more

Dungeness Crab Salad with Thai Curry Dressing

The end of Dungeness Crab season may be drawing near, but a lot of the Washington beers and wines that pair so well with Dungeness Crab are being released or getting ready to be released. I released developed this recipe for a wine and food pairing dinner to pair with Siegerrebe using winter greens from the garden. I needed to tweak it a bit. The second time I made the curry dressing, Ed and I agreed that... read more

Pike XXXXX Mustard Wins Again

Pike XXXXX Stout Mustard recently won its second major award: 2017 Good Food Foods Award. The Good Foods Award is presented to products which exemplify, “tasty, authentic and responsible food systems”. Pike’s excellent stout mustard was recognized in the pantry category. Less than 200 foods and beverages were recognized by Good Foods, across all the categories nationwide. Pike XXXXX Stout... read more

Pyramid Triangulate Pale Ale

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Pyramid Brewery has released their new seasonal release: Triangulate Citrus Pale Ale.  It may still be winter but this bright citrusy beer brings all the promise of spring. Dry hopped with the unique Lemondrop™ Hops,  a Super Cascadian hop created specifically for dry hopping, and made with lemon peel this Washington Pale Ale has a refreshing citrus nose but... read more

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