Northwest Beer Night – “Seasons Greetings, Season Finale” (ep125) 12.23.16

Episode 125:

‘Twas two nights before Christmas, and up at the bar…

Perched up on the stools, sat Beer Night star after star.

Each one enjoyed drinking, and tonight they’d not fail…

To enjoy two different types of local Winter Ale.

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 #WinterAle #TapLocal #SeasonFinale


This Episode’s Category:  Winter 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     Abominable Winter Ale – Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland, OR

BEER BLUE        Double Diamond Winter Ale – Dick’s Brewing Co., Centralia, 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.  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 when Season 6 premieres:

#BeerFriday April 7th, 2017









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