Northwest Beer Night – “The Godfather of Growler” (ep123) 12.09.16

Episode 123:

Oh the places we go!  This week, as we enjoy delicious Brown Ale, the stars at the bar are challenged to feel a little soul.  There’s dancing, there’s singing, and plenty of laughs as we introduce you to two more really good “Nut Browns” and an entire bar of nut jobs.

So, 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 #BrownAle #TapLocal #SexMachine.


This Episode’s Category:  Brown 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     King Street Brown – Schooner Exact Brewing, Seattle, WA

BEER BLUE        Moose Drool Brown – Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT



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

Frank Lenzi of KOMO Radio, Seattle



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 16th










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