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(VIDEO) Episode 154 – Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night

(2019)  The ladies take over the bar for this episode, so we use a classic tune by “Kool and the Gang” to help mark the occasion. And we do it all while tasting two different takes on Northwest-made Pale Ale. Host Brian Calvert asks the ladies to describe their beers using some key phrases from …

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(AUDIO) Episode 250 – A Toast To a Big Milestone

(2019) It’s time to party! We begin this week’s show by taking a moment to celebrate our 250th episode.  A big thank you to all our sponsors who make this possible, and a special thanks to YOU for listening to the show.  We have 6 seasons under our belt, and are preparing for our 7th …

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(VIDEO) Episode 229 – You Are The Dancing Queen

(2019 – Season 8 Finale)  If you couldn’t tell from the title of this episode, there’s some dancing on the show tonight.  And why not?  Good wine always equals a good time! As we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Gewurztraminer, we play our own fun version of Match Game (complete with the best …

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(AUDIO) Episode 249 – The Hops Have It!

(2019) Drinking delicious craft brew is one thing; making it yourself is something completely different. That’s what our new friends at Single Hill Brewing of Yakima are discovering.  Yet as they brew, they’re do some new and different things themselves that you’ll enjoy hearing about.  We also learning the story behind Noble Estate Vineyard and …

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(VIDEO) Episode 153 – Smack That Stout!

(2019)  If we asked you to think of the title of the “sexiest” song you know, what comes to mind? What if we asked you that question after a couple of beers, namely two different takes on Northwest-made Stout? Thus is the set-up for this week’s episode of Northwest Bar Night, where host Brian Calvert …

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(AUDIO) Episode 248 – Breaking News: Cop Makes Wine

(2019) So, a police officer and a crime reporter walk into the same crime scene.  And after a few dates fall in love.  What’s Next? Wine! This week, we take you to the home of Guardian Cellars and Newsprint Wines to meet the couple behind these Woodinville labels.  You have the right to remain thirsty!  …

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(VIDEO) Episode 228 – Summer Movie Memories

(2018)   With wine in hand, we take you back to some fun summer memories at the movies! As we taste a couple of bottles of Northwest-made Red Blend, we talk about the big movies from the last year the wine reminds us of.  We’re not sure if it was the wine or what, but we …

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(AUDIO) Episode 247 – A River Runs Through It

(2019) One of the Northwest’s most beautiful areas has become one of the region’s newest AVAs. This week, we take you to Elkton, home of River’s Edge Winery, where we hear their tory and better understand the difference a little coastal influence can make!  Then, we’re off to Bend for a look behind the scenes …

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(VIDEO) Episode 152 – When Rum Meets Match Game

(2019)  We bring back our favorite game show #MatchGame for this week’s show, with a question that has the audience rolling before host Brian Calvert ever finishes reading it. First and foremost, we’re tasting liquor tonight, as in two different takes on Northwest-made Silver Rum.  Now that the drink are flowing, we have to fill …

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(AUDIO) Episode 246 – Rapunzel’s Favorite Rose’

(2019)  When Rapunzel lets her hair down from this high tower, someone usually climbs up with a great glass of wine! This week we meet the people behind Hightower Cellars of Red Mountain, and learn the story behind their success.  Then, we’re off to Mount Vernon, where the historic Skagit River Brewery is under new …

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