(VIDEO) Episode 151 – Spooning & Cider DO Mix

(2019)  When we film this show, we usually sit down for five episodes at a time.  Within minutes of watching this episode, it will be abundantly clear that this was the 5th this particular day, LOL.

The gloves are off and the #Spooning is rampant as we taste two different Northwest-made Ciders.  What begins innocently enough as comparing our fruity ciders to a tropical getaway becomes a lesson in who likes to be the big spoon, the small spoon, and apparently that #SizeMatters.  Faint of heart please don’t shy away, we have as much tasteful fun as the Internet allows in this unforgettable episode!

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:  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   Pineapple Express – Jester & Judge Cider Co – Stevenson, Washington
BLUE      Pineapple Cider – Portland Cider Company – Clackamas, 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:

Jason Rantz, morning host on KTTH Radio

Jake Whittenberg of KING 5 Morning News

Marina Rockinger, Star 101.5 and KOMO Radio

Lisa Van Cise of WSDOT






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