Northwest Bar Night – “The Show That Eclipses All Shows” (ep 19)

The celestial event of the decade inspires this week’s show, featuring some really great, Northwest-made India Pale Ale (IPA).  And just like the eclipse, looking directly at this episode could affect your eyesight…because you just might laugh so hard that tears will form.  This one is fun, complete with the most epic “sing-a-long” we’ve had to date!

Enjoy this edition of Northwest Bar Night as we taste two products, offer our first impressions, then play a game to better describe these great beverages.  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 @NWBarNight:  #BarNight  #DrinkLocal  #IPA  #TotalEclipseOfTheShow


This Episode’s Category:  India Pale Ale


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

If you want to be surprised, STOP READING HERE and go watch the show!



Tonight’s Drinks:

GREEN    Giant Pacific Octopus – Narrows Brewing of Tacoma, Washington
BLUE       Top Cutter IPA – Bale Breaker Brewing of Yakima, Washington



Host Brian Calvert (KOMO News by day) enlists his friends in the media and beyond to sit at the bar and drink all these great, locally-made beverages.  Joining Brian at the bar this week:

Jeremy Grater of the Ear Goggles Podcast

Corwin Haeck of KOMO Radio, Seattle

Jen Pirak of Star 101.5fm

Tami Brockway of Seattle Distilling



Episode Presented by:

Woodinville Wine Country

No-Li Brewhouse

Heritage Distilling Company


Filming Location:

The Factory Luxe at the Old Rainier Brewery


Thank you for watching this episode of Northwest Bar 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:

#ThirstyThursday September 10th, 2017






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