(VIDEO) Episode 48 – Barflies, Lushes & Secret Crushes

(2018)  If the above picture isn’t enough to get you to watch, we’ll try to lure you in with what sounds like the start of a joke…”Your ex, your current love, your secret crush, and RuPaul walk into a bar…”

Got your attention?  We have another fun night at the bar as we drink two local takes on delicious, Northwest-made India Pale Ale (IPA).  Once we get beyond a little “dank-ness,” we settle in for a big decision:  Who will we serve this beer to?  Scandal erupts as ex-lovers are served good beers for nefarious reasons, and a secret crush becomes a secret no more.

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 follow our social media stream on Facebook (we’re NorthwestBarNight) and on Twitter (where we’re @NWBarNight).



This Episode’s Category:  India Pale Ale (IPA)

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   Raine Maker IPA – Flying Bike Co-Op Brewery – Seattle, WA
BLUE      Gimme Mo IPA – Crux Fermentation Project – Bend, 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:

Lisa VanCise of  WSDOT

Ken Thoburn of Wingman Brewers in Tacoma

Hanna Brooks Olsen, Seattle-based writer

Seth Wayne of the KOMO 4 Morning News


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 be available on:

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018





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