I hope you enjoyed our white Christmas. If nothing else, it provided us with proof that Winter is indeed here, and Winter means Stout season. There’s been a virtual flood lately of big, dark, bold and barrel-aged Stouts. Have you been stocking up your cellar with them like I have?
Even though I love all those rich, heavy barrel-aged Stouts (and Porters), sometimes that 12% – 14% ABV can be a bit daunting to face – especially if you’re trying to down a whole 22 oz bottle by yourself. So perhaps it’s time for a stout that’s a bit more approachable. Arriving this Friday, and clocking in at just 6%, Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is releasing their Feather Weather Mocha Stout.
2013 is here. The holidays are behind us, and Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. That means Love is in the air, but it also means that Pike Brewing Company‘s annual Chocofest is fast approaching.
Each year since 2009, Pike Brewing has hosted this wonderful event, which features dozens of chocolate, wine, spirits, cider and mead vendors pairing their libations with chocolatiers, restaurateurs, bakers, and cheese-makers, culminating in an evening of love-inspired gastronomic delights. Or, as Pike puts it: “a virtual orgy for food and drink lovers!” All proceeds from Chocofest 2013 will benefit the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance – which helps protect the waters of Puget Sound both now and for future generations.