Spokane is an area of immense beauty and tasty libations, where many of the local establishments rely on homegrown local ingredients. Fresh and natural creations are abundant in these parts and Zane and Steve plan to taste as much as they can. The boys will hit up some local breweries and distilleries as well as some local bars that speak to the spirit of Spokane. Then they forget all that and shoot each other with paintball guns and Zane pours a two story shot for Steve…fun stuff, can’t miss it!
WHERE WE WENT
- Steam Plant Grill: The Steam Plant Grill was once a working a steam plant providing power to Spokane for nearly 70 years. After the plant was closed it sat idle for a decade until reopened as the Steam Plant Grill. Now the plant operates as a brewery, grill, and pub offering up fresh native brews and an award winning restaurant. 159 South Lincoln St # 1 Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 777-3900
- Dry Fly Distillery: On the waters of the Gallatin river during a fly fishing venture, the idea for Dry Fly was born. Dry Fly describes itself as true craft distilling. They create award winning gins, whiskeys, and vodkas all using local ingredients and German manufactured equipment. 1003 East Trent Avenue Spokane, WA # 200 99202 (509) 489-2112
- Bon Bon: A quaint and friendly bar located next to the historic Garland Theater, the Bon Bon offers up craft cocktails, a wine list of affordable hidden gems and an awesome rotating selection of micros on tap. 924 W Garland, Spokane, WA 99205 (509) 847.1234
- No-Li Brewhouse (Formerly Northern Lights Brewery): A true Spokane brewery created by a spokane native using local ingredients for their beers and for their restaurant. Northern Lights is known for their original flavored beers that embody the nature of Spokane. 1003 East Trent Ave Spokane, WA 99202-2185 (509) 242-2739
- Stealhead Bar and Grill: Located in the heart of Spokane, Stealhead is your place for great drinks, good food, and a fun atmosphere. The design of the bar is interesting and inviting, not-to-mention its a perfect spot for the “tall pour shot”. 218 North Howard Street Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 747-1303
- Baby Bar: Baby Bar got its name because it is baby sized and it more than likely was the cause of a few babies as it is located across from the Davenport Hotel. Good people, good times. 827 W. 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 847.1234
WHAT WE DRANK
Huckleberry Martini Recipe
Monkey Gland Recipe
Citrus Breeze Recipe
What We Featured
- Steam Plant Vanilla Ribbon Stout
- Dry Fly Washington Wheat Whiskey
- Northern Lights Chocolate Dunkel
- Northern Lights Blueberry Cream
- Tieton Blind Cider (Goes great with Washington Wheat Whiskey)
- During operation, the Steam Plant would burn coal, oil, wood, and saw dust to produce about 250,000 pounds of steam pressure every hour.
- Huckleberries range in color from bright red to blue to dark purple.
- The high-proof liquor will be diluted with distilled water which lowers it to 80 proof before bottling.
- Dry Fly Distilling makes vodka, gin, whiskey, and bourbon using only locally grown grains and botanicals.
- Dry Fly embraces the farm to bottle approach, producing every drop of liquor it sells from only raw materials grown locally by sustainable farms.
- A “thief” is the device used to remove a sample of liquor, wine, or beer being tested.
- The Monkey Gland is named after a surgical technique where monkey testicle tissue was grafted onto humans.
- The Monkey Gland was created in the 1920s by Harry Macelhone owner of Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, France.
- Dunkel was the first beer to be regulated by the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516.
- Fifteen pounds of fresh Oregon blueberries are added to each barrel of the Blueberry Creme beer.
- Cream Ale is an indigenous American beer style. In its heyday, it was also known as Common Beer or Present Use Ale.
- Esters are flavor compounds naturally created during fermentation that add fruity flowery and/or spicy flavors to beer.
- Lemon juice can be used to make a disappearing ink.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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