Beer and Spirits

June 21, 2012 5:39 AM
For Nathan Kaiser, it's all about the hard work of his grandfather and his grandfather's fathers before him. Five generations of his family...
June 14, 2012 4:58 PM
Sure you could get him a tie. Or maybe a wallet. But really, what dad wants is a drink (and don’t you think he deserves one after putting...
June 4, 2012 4:43 PM
As mentioned in numerous news stories, articles, Tweets, placards, and even an earlier blog post, the booze-selling landscape changes that...
April 19, 2012 6:17 PM
In the April issue of Seattle magazine, I shake up five new (to me) local spirits. But they aren’t the only new local liquors or liqueurs...
April 8, 2012 6:38 PM
The local trend toward Belgian-style beers shows no sign of slowing; however, local beer drinkers are not willing to entirely abandon their...
April 8, 2012 6:37 PM
Washington state’s spirited landscape is changing rapidly, as both new and well-established distilleries introduce a wide array of...
January 14, 2012 12:04 AM
When writing about aged cocktails, I feel I should start with, “It all starts a long time ago, in a faraway place,” as if my grandfather...
January 13, 2012 11:53 PM
The Gin’s the Thing Sitting on a stool at the long wooden bar—and I strongly suggest it—is a singular experience. While sipping, you can...
November 22, 2011 10:00 PM
Ebb+Flow Vodka$32 A big, full-bodied vodka whose 100-percent malted barley construction doesn’t keep it from leaving a little sweetness and...
November 22, 2011 9:51 PM
After recently living in Italy for seven months, I returned to Seattle and made a trip to my local liquor store. (I do write about...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
By official definition, a microbrewery produces less than 465,000 gallons of beer per year. Around here, we simply think of a microbrewery...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
Washington brewers produce a wide variety of delicious beers that span virtually all beer styles. Our favorite picks are from the styles...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
At first glance, it seems retro: high-end local craft beers packaged in cans. But to Travis Guterson of Gig Harbor's 7 Seas Brewing,...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
Barley WineNamed so because it has an alcohol content similar to wine (around 8–12 percent), barley wine falls into the beer category...
September 16, 2011 8:14 PM
Travis Guterson (left): Cofounding 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor in 2008 at the ripe old age of 24, Guterson rocked the beer world when he...