Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest and is commonly known as The Emerald City for its lush green landscape. Due to its size, Seattle has a number of different districts, each offering up its own distinct style and culture. In this episode, Zane and Steve will speak with the “Godfather of Micro-Brewing Industry”, Charles Finkel, as well as explore Seattle’s many different bars to get a taste of their different styles…literally.
WHERE WE WENT
- Pike Brewing Company: Pike Brewery Company is the brewery of one of the forefathers of the craft beer revolution, Charles Finkel. The brewery produces a number of original brews that stay true to craft brewing tradition. They also offer a beer museum and a pub which not only carries Pike brand brews but also a large selection of local beers. While you sip your beer you can also watch the brewers navigate the Pike Brewery. 1415 1st Ave Seattle, Washington 98101 (206) 622-6044
- Sun Liquor Distillery: Sun Liquor was the first bar in Seattle to distill and sell its own liquor with the distillery located on the bar premises. They offer great drinks specially prepared with their own liquor made freshly just a few feet away. 512 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA (206) 720-1600
- Zig Zag: Zig Zag offers up an exceptional cocktail list with original creations and traditional favorites. With friendly bartenders, who make you feel right at home, and it’s eclectic vibe, Zig Zag truly is a fun and traditional cocktail bar. 1501 Western Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 625-1146
- Rob Roy: With an ever changing cocktail list filled with seasonal drinks, you can find the perfect cocktail to hit the spot at the Rob Roy. Their bartenders are friendly, professional and will help you decide between a classic cocktail or a new age innovative libation. 2332 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 (206) 956-8423
- Liberty: Liberty is focused on providing some of the freshest cocktails around with their scratch cocktails and expansive liquor menu. A scratch cocktail is made with fresh juice when you order it, not from juice pressed earlier in the day or simply poured from a can. There’s no comparison between a scratch drink and any other. At any time Liberty may have over 50 Bourbons and Ryes, 20+ Scotch, Irish and Canadian Whiskies, and a premium selection of Gins, Vodkas and Tequilas and Mezcals in addition to quality liquors. 517 15th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98102-4512 (206) 323-9898
- Sky City Cafe: Located at the top of the famous Seattle Space Needle, everything at the sky city cafe is fresh, the food, the conversation, even the view! Yes, the entire restaurant moves 360 degrees allowing you to take in each course of the city as you take in each delicious course of your meal. 400 Broad Street Seattle, WA (206) 905-2100
WHAT WE DRANK
What We Featured
- Pike Belgium Ale Monk’s Uncle
- PIKE XXXXX EXTRA STOUT
- Woodenville Whiskey
- Manny’s Pale Ale
- Sun Liquor’s Hedge Trimmer Gin
- The “Southside” was first created to hide poor liquour taste by mixing with sugar, mint, and lime.
- Charles Finkel and his wife, Rose Ann, also run a beer museum inside the Pike Brewing Company.
- Charles is often called the “Godfather of the Mico-brewin industry”.
- The third phase of malting is called kilning; it dries the grain down to 3-6% moisture and arrest germination.
- Sun Liquor’s Hedge Trimmer Gin is made from 100% organic wheat.
- Fernet is a type of bitter, or aromatic spirit, purported to have medical benefits.
- Bitters can be aged, and is done so most often in a used whiskey barrel.
- An aperitif is usually served before a meal to stimulate the appetite.
- Whiskey can be spelled “Whiskey” (Irish English or American English) or “Whisky” (Scottish English or British English).
- A bung is a large cork like object used to cap a bunghole in a barrel.
- Chartreuse is a french liqueur made by the carthusian monks since the 1740′s.
- There are approximately 130 herbal extracts in Chartreuse.
- The Space Needle sways approximately 1 inch for every 10 mph of wind.
- Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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