Heading into Tofino, we knew we would make a stop at the local brewing company, but we actually ended up stopping by every other day. When its raining out, you need beer to survive right? They have a nice tasting room space in an industrial type building – standard brewery set-up. Day 1 we filled the growler with the lager, a nice easy drinker. The … Continue reading Tofino Brewing Co.
One of the original craft brews pubs of Canada, Spinnakers was a great spot to kick off vacation as we scored the corner table of the patio and a great view of Victoria harbor. BK got the Classics tasting flight while I chose the Seasonals, but of course we shared so we could taste them all. Overall, the beers were solid but nothing stood out as … Continue reading Spinnakers
One of my favorite beers in the world is the Wailua Wheat form Kona Brewing and the last couple years it has been impossible to find at my usual haunts in Seattle. Well, the hubby just got back from visiting friends in paradise and now we know why: Wailua Wheat is only sold in Hawaii now! Nooooo!!!!!! Luckily the hubby knew better than to come … Continue reading Wailua Wheat
On our last day in Spain, we stumbled across a Basque festival happening along the river in Bilbao. One of the stands featured a local craft beer, Boga – not bad. Keep an eye out for it if you’re in the area! and the night before we stumbled upon the Cathedral of Beer in the old town part of Bilbao – pretty nice selection: Continue reading Beer in Bilbao
It’s that time of year! If you haven’t picked any cookies up yet, you can use the Girl Scouts Cookie Finder app to find what’s close, or you can even order online! Once received, check out these beer pairings courtesy of Craft Beer & Brewing… Continue reading Beer Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies
The folks at Curbed have mapped out each Seattle Brewery – check it out here to start exploring! http://seattle.curbed.com/archives/2014/08/seattle-breweries-map-list-beer-every-brewery.php Continue reading Seattle Beer Map!
I cannot wait to try this with some Rachel’s Ginger Beer – yum! recipe courtesy of Food & Wine: Ingredients 3 11.2 ounce(s) bottles of chilled Hoegaarden beer 1 12-ounce bottle chilled ginger beer 1 thinly sliced lemon Mint springs, for garnish Directions 1. In a large pitcher, combine the Hoegaarden with the ginger beer. Stir in most of the lemon slices and mint springs. … Continue reading Pitcher of the week: Ginger Shandies
A super sunny spring day in Seattle but a birthday party at Von Trapps, one of the darkest spots you could run into – what to do? Make sure you get outside earlier in the day so that you can enjoy beer and bocce inside later without guilt. Mission accomplished! We enjoyed some yummy snacks to celebrate EG finally reaching thirty years, then challenged the … Continue reading Sunday at Von Trapps
after some beach time in Manly we grabbed lunch and BK ordered a beer – luckily the waitress mentioned the brewery was just down the street by the ferry terminal because we wouldn’t have known otherwise – plus 4 Pines was a brew we had already tried a couple times and become fans of. Of course we got a tasting paddle to share, and this … Continue reading 4 Pines Brewing in Manly
If we lived in Auckland, we would spend a lot of time at Brothers Beer – it’s like our fave spot in Seattle, Chuck’s Hop Shop: nice tap list, good bottle selection, chill vibe. Tucked into a retail/industrial area, we happily sunk into one of the mid-century vintage couches to enjoy a wide-ranging tasting paddle: Orange Coriander Wheat from Brothers Golden Ale from Brothers … Continue reading Brothers Beer in Auckland