(VIDEO) Episode 39 – “Insert Chewbacca Cry Here”

(2018) To mark the release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” we bring some of the most beloved characters of the movie franchise to the bar with us!  As we taste delicious, Northwest-made Pilsner, we match our beers to characters.  And every time a certain wookie comes up, we make a certain wookie sound.  Well, we try at least.  Hey, we made a drinking game out of it, so all wasn’t lost.

Enjoy this edition of Northwest Bar Night as we taste two products, 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!  Don’t forget to include our hashtags when you tweet about @NWBarNight:  #DrinkLocal  #Beer  #Pilsner  #Chewbacca  #ChewbaccaFail


This Episode’s Category:  Pilsner

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   Pike Pils – Pike Brewing Company – Seattle, Washington
BLUE      Good Chit Pilsner – Rogue Ales – Newport, Oregon


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:

Lisa Van Cise, former newscaster now with WSDOT

Jake Whittenberg of KING5 News

Jen Pirak of STAR 101.5fm

Frank Lenzi of KOMO Radio, Seattle


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:

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018






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