We’ve been having a great Summer here in the Northwest. The long days and warmer temperatures have turned our taste buds on to the lighter, crisper beers of the season and it’s with this in mind that Bellevue Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has released their first lager ever, a Bohemian Pilsner.
Perfect for those long Summer evenings and weekend barbecues, Bellevue Brewing’s own John Robertson believes it to be one of the best representations of the style that he’s ever tasted.
I enjoy a good cider, but I don’t seem to drink enough of them. When I go to a bar or taproom that serves both beer and cider on tap, it can be difficult to go for a cider when I see either a favorite beer or tap or one I haven’t tried before. There are far more ciders up on most tap lists that I haven’t tried yet, but I still tend to go for the beer more often than the cider. I’m trying…
Perhaps Summer Cider Day will help. This is the Fifth Annual Summer Cider Day and it takes place on Saturday, August 8 from 12 PM to 5 PM at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend out on the Olympic Peninsula. They’ll have more than 60 ciders available to taste, on tap or from the bottle, from some of the best cideries in from Washington, Oregon and Montana.
Are you a fan of rich, lush, complex, barrel-aged beers? If you are, then you’re probably already a fan of Firestone Walker Brewing Company. Many of their beers, particularly those in their Proprietor’s Vintage Series, are some of my favorites in this particular category.
Firestone’s Proprietor’s Vintage Series includes beers like: §ucaba Barleywine, Parabola Russian Imperial Stout (one of my all time favorite beers), Stickee Monkee Central Coast Quad (which Firestone released recently for only the 2nd time in bottles – find some if you still can), Velvet Merkin, Double DBA and more. Plus, of course, their entire Anniversary lineup (X through XVIII). Now, for the first time in bottles, joining the Proprietor’s Reserve Series, is Firestone Walker’s Helldorado Blonde Barleywine.