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PIKETOBERFEST – Beer, pretzels and much more

The annual event known as Piketoberfest is a sure sign that fall has arrived!  The sold out event held at Pike Brewery down in Pike Place Market welcomed 250 people to celebrate the season with samples of beer, wine, mead, distilled spirits and a variety of food, including pretzels in many forms. The vendors were an intriguing mix spread out through two levels of brewery. In the Museum room I immediately... read more

Washington Whiskey Aged Pike Beer Night

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... read more

2nd Annual Woodinville Winemaker, Brewer and Distiller Triathlon

Ever wondered what other hidden talents your favorite beverage producer might possess? They boast of their creative exploits with guitar displays on their walls and serenading us at events but what about athletic? How fast can your favorite wine maker run, paddle or bike? Woodinville Wine Country, the nonprofit trade association responsible for building awareness of the quality and diversity of... read more

Debut Discoveries 2015

Discover the newest Washington state breweries, cideries, distilleries and wineries this Saturday, March 21, 2014. Under on roof, at Hanger 30 at Magnuson Park, the newest Washington beverage makers will gather to show off their stuff. Come meet the new kids on the block and see what they have to offer. I remember Debuts and Discoveries being the introduction to some very special wine makers. I met Rachel... read more

Cochon 555 Returns to Seattle

Traditionally Cochon 555 is a culinary competition with 5 local chefs, 5 family winemakers and 5 heritage pigs. This year, the 5th anniversary of Cochon 555 it is SO much more. Sample the best of the Pacific Northwest in a St. Patrick’s Day showdown, March 17, 2013 at Cedarbrook Lodge. Cochon 555 Seattle is unique in the fact that SEVEN chefs, from six restaurants, will be preparing  a lip smacking... read more

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