Northwest Beer Night – “Naughty AND Nice” (ep124) 12.16.16

Episode 124:

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, host Brian Calvert wanted to weed-out the stars at the bar, and figure out who was naughty, and who was not naughty.  And he did it on a #Cider Night!  We taste two delicious takes on Hard Cider, and then face the challenge of assigning each of them a Christmas song.  Probably not something you should attempt after drinking, just sayin’.

So, enjoy this edition of Northwest Beer Night as we taste two ciders, 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 #HardCider #TapLocal #JingleAllTheWay.


This Episode’s Category:  Hard Cider


Remember, this is a blind tasting.  We only identify the brews as “Cider Green” and “Cider 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 ciders.  Again, if you keep reading, you’re going to see this information.






Tonight’s Ciders:

BEER GREEN     Hard Apricot Cider – Atlas Cider Co., Bend, OR

BEER BLUE        Rhubarb Lumber Jack – Schilling Hard Cider, Seattle, WA



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 and cider.  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 23rd










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