Northwest Beer Night – “Great Scott, Great Scotch” (ep122) 12.02.16

Episode 122:

What do you know about Scotland and the Scots?  On this week’s show, we get an education on Scottish actors and singers as, for the first time, we taste Scotch Ale.  And man, was it good!  The stars at the bar had a great time with these delicious beers, and you’ll never guess what actor was on the minds of everyone!

Think Scotch, and enjoy this edition of Northwest Beer Night as we taste two beers, offer our first impressions, then play a game to better describe these great brews.  And we do it all from the confines of “The Factory Luxe” at the Old Rainier Brewery, a piece of local brewing history!  Don’t forget to include our hashtags when you tweet about @NWBeerNight:  #BeerNight #ScotchAle #TapLocal #NiceWillie.


This Episode’s Category:  Scotch Ale


Remember, this is a blind tasting.  We only identify the brews as “Beer Green” and “Beer Blue.”  Once the panel tastes the beer and picks a favorite, we reveal what they’re drinking.

If you want to be surprised, stop reading here.  Come back after the show to find out the names and makers of the beers.  Again, if you keep reading, you’re going to see this information.






Tonight’s Beers:

BEER GREEN     Second Sight Scotch Ale – Black Raven Brewing, Redmond, WA

BEER BLUE        Hopscotch – Gilgamesh Brewing, Salem, OR



Host Brian Calvert (KOMO News by day) enlists his friends in the media and from local brewing circles to sit at the bar and drink all this great beer.  Joining Brian at the bar this week:

Jeremy Grater of the Ear Goggles Podcast

Marina Rockinger of KOMO Radio, Seattle

Hanna Brooks Olsen of

Tyson Schiffner of Sumerian Brewing Co.



Episode Presented by:   Washington Beer Commission

Episode Filming Location:  The Factory Luxe at the Old Rainier Brewery

Catering Provided by:  Pyramid Seattle Alehouse



Thank you for watching this episode of Northwest Beer Night.  Be sure to share it with your friends, and keep in mind our next new episode of the show will premiere here on the website:

#BeerFriday December 9th










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