(VIDEO) Episode 40 – “A Pair To Remember”

(2018)  Mind you, the topic of the evening was supposed to be “pears.”  After all, we were tasting a different take on delicious, Northwest-made Cider.  But what began not-so-innocently enough as “pears” quickly became “pairs,” and that brought a little cheeky-ness to our night out!  Especially when someone made sure we all appreciated her “lovely pair.” Good Lord!

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  #CiderNight  #LovelyPair



This Episode’s Category:  Cider

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   Sparking Perry – Tieton Cider Works – Yakima, Washington
BLUE      Pear Cider – Goose Ridge Orchards – 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:

Lisa Van Cise, former newscaster now with WSDOT

Corwin Haeck of KOMO Radio

Jen Pirak of STAR 101.5fm

Marina Rockinger of KOMO Radio


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 30th, 2018






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