(VIDEO) Episode 33 – “May I Have This Chicken Dance?”

(2018) Grab your lederhosen, your accordion, and your favorite German as for the first time ever, we enjoy delicious, Northwest-made Kolsch.   And we go all-out during this tasting, complete with everything fun that’s German…and then some.  While there could have definitely been more chicken dancing, we had plenty of schnitzel with our beers.

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  #Kolsch  #LostInTranslation


This Episode’s Category:  Kolsch

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    Kiteboard Kolsch Ale – Sound to Summit Brewing in Snohomish, WA
BLUE      Kolsch Ale – Ordnance Brewing in Boardman, OR


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:

Marina Rockinger of KOMO Radio, Seattle

Hanna Brooks Olsen, Seattle area writer

Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews

Lee Stoll of KOMO 4 News, 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, February 21st, 2018






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