Day 29: Black Raven Brewing Co.’s Kitty Kat Blues Pale Ale

Tis the last local day of 30 beers in 30 days and I chose a brewery that is one of my new favorites. Black Raven Brewing Company is one of my new favorite breweries in the area. Redmond Washington, to be exact, which is just a mere 20 minutes from downtown Seattle. I love the…

Day 28: Backwoods Brewing’s Imperial Maple Porter

For today’s new release I’m giving Backwoods Brewing Company’s Imperial Maple Porter a try. I haven’t had anything from Backwoods and was intrigued by fact that they use maple in making this brew. I like pancakes just as much as the next guy so lets pour the pint. -Appearance: Carbonation that forms a slight head…

Day 22: Fremont Brewing’s Kentucky Dark Star

Kicking off the last week of this beer odyssey with one of my favorite local breweries. Fremont Brewing company is a behemoth in the Seattle brewing community and has been for sometime. Whether it’s their standard line up of brews, or their limited releases they are definitely a brewery you should seek out when in…

Day 15: Urban Family Blind Tyger

For week three’s local pick I am going with one of my favorites. After last week’s mediocre IPA I had to go with a brewery I know and trust. Enter Urban Family Brewing. While they do have great graphic design, I have had a few of their brews so hopefully it won’t end up like…

Day 6: Heathen Brewing Mojito Sour

I hadn’t had a brew from Heathen Brewing company until I popped the cap on this bad boy. Heathen Brewing out of Vancouver Washington. Even though I mentioned that I was going to try and venture out of the state for brews in my introductory post, there are just soooo many here in state. So…

Day 1: 3 Magnets Little Juice IPA Smoothie Edition

For day numero uno of my month long sojourn through the world of beer I am Drinking 3 Magnets Little Juice IPA. 3 Magnets is based out of Seattle’s neighbor to the south Olympia. I have been continually excited to try offerings from this local brewery, and I must say that they are currently a…

30 Beers in 30 Days

Each quarter I usually put myself to task to complete a course that furthers my career aspirations. Last quarter was obtaining my level one certification in wine from the WSET. This quarter as I am pursuing my level one cicerone I have decided to give myself a project. 30 beers in 30 days. During this…

Field To Ferment

A couple of weeks ago before the flu took me down, I got a chance to sample all of Fremont Brewing’s Fresh Hop offerings. This year along with releasing their usual fresh hop offering, Cohiche Canyon, they also released the Field to Ferment series. This series represents the best of what a fresh hopped beer…

Darby Winery

  Mid September is an exciting time to visit wine country as crush has began. The grapes are freshly harvested and the wineries are all a bustle with the early stages of production. This past weekend I had my first opportunity to visit Washington’s wine country in Woodinville.   Woodinville is like an adult Disneyland. Multiple…

Wines of Substance Cs

I have a crush on just about everything Charles Smith Winery puts out. I first got interested when I had their stellar Kung Fu Girl Riesling. As a primarily red wine drinker I was hooked. Certainly a gateway drug to whites for me. Other than the fact that I’ve not had anything bad from them,…