(VIDEO) Episode 157 – Hulk Get Smashed

(2019)  Ready for a “Hulk Smash?!”  Actually, this romp through the Marvel universe feels more like a big #HawaiianPunch as we sample two different takes on Northwest-made Hard Cider?

On this week’s episode of Northwest Bar Night, host Brian Calvert and the stars celebrate the new #Avengers movie by describing their cider as Marvel heroes.  But as they explain why they picked certain characters, we learn a little more about certain crushes, and then there’s the phone call from #ChrisHemsworth.  Is this all about Thor’s hammer, or are we just #Hammered?

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:  Hard Apple 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   Dry Cider – Swift Cider – Portland, Oregon
BLUE      Excelsior Imperial Apple – Schilling Cider Co. – Seattle, 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 of  WSDOT

Jen Pirak, Star 101.5fm

Marina Rockinger of KOMO Radio

Jason Rantz, morning host on KTTH Radio





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