Beer and Spirits

August 29, 2013 4:48 PM
Summertime, I think, is wine cocktail time. Why? Because they tend to be super refreshing, easy-to-make, flavorful, and a little lighter on...
August 22, 2013 4:25 PM
Sure, it’s Seattle, and there is always (well, almost always) a bit of a breeze coming in off the water. But still, in late August when the...
August 15, 2013 4:44 PM
Recently, we wrote about the five essential home bar tools, and cocktail mixers you should make yourself instead of buying. So now that you...
August 13, 2013 10:25 PM
BALLARDJolly Roger Taproom Maritime Pacific Brewing Company is Ballard’s oldest brewery, having opened in 1990 at a location just west of...
August 13, 2013 10:23 PM
There are a lot of craft beers in the world, but our current favorites include old faithfuls, new tastes and recently acclaimed local brews...
August 8, 2013 8:47 PM
Gin and TonicA perfect G&T on the veranda as the sun sinks is a true pleasure. But to get there, you need four things: good ice, good...
August 8, 2013 5:05 PM
In a previous post, we talked about essential bar tools you can buy. But when setting up your home bar, and especially when getting...
August 1, 2013 8:27 PM
Okay, no one likes getting a good cocktail in a bar more than me (well, a few people do). With a happy bartender making me well-crafted...
July 30, 2013 4:41 PM
Makes 1 cocktail 1 1/2 oz Martin Miller’s Gin3/4 oz fresh lemon juice1/4 oz Green Chartreuse4 oz Le Merle Saison or biere de garde style...
July 30, 2013 4:38 PM
Where do the grandmasters of cocktail culture collide with the best and brightest in the spirits industry over phenomenal libations? Tales...
July 25, 2013 5:15 PM
As we bask in a nearly unprecedented stretch of amazing weather (it feels like we’ve had pretty swell temps since May and that we missed “...
July 22, 2013 4:55 PM
We called it the Best New Bar of 2012. It's been celebrated by Andrew Knowlton in Bon Appetit and written about in Details. And last...
July 18, 2013 4:42 PM
While I think any time may be a good time to try out new spirits or liqueurs, mid-summer is definitely one of the best.  Why?  ...
July 16, 2013 6:13 PM
Red Mountain is full of interesting sights. Like movie-star-handsome Christophe Hedges, stripped to the waist, heaving huge stones into...
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July 16, 2013 6:09 PM
Ever since the tweaks in the liquor laws made distilling in Washington state legal, we’ve seen a pretty wide assortment of spirit and...