beer cools you from the inside out. #Heatwave
Beer Loves Food at Tankard & Tun
Tankard & Tun, the new NW
seafood restaurant at Pike Brewing, is heating up with new items on
the menu (fried oyster sandwich, anyone?) and a late night ‘hoppy’
hour. Chef Gabe and his team will update the menu frequently and have
already bolstered the ‘land’ side of the menu by adding a grilled
pork cheeks sandwich and burger along with Dungeness crab and King
Salmon from the sea. All dishes have suggested craft beer pairings to
bring out complementary and contrasting flavors.
Late night ‘hoppy’ hour starts at 10 PM and is just the
way to end your evening after a ball game or show. Stars of the hoppy
hour menu are the Pike Place Ale Battered Fish & Chips ($10) and
a rotating selection of fresh, local oysters on the half shell ($2
ea). Pair these with a beer cocktail, Washington wine or house brewed
Leave the Seattle freeze behind with Seafair Summer
Ale. Bright, light and lemony, this beer is crafted to be enjoyed
with friends over long nights at the campfire or even longer days at
the beach. Summer can be short yet perfect here in the Northwest, so we've
made this summer ale sessionable at only 4.2% ABV.
I'm single. I have been for several years.
I was really enjoying my single state during those years. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. It was pretty glorious.
I've started thinking though, that I would like some companionship too.
Now that I have popped by head up and looked around, I realize I have no idea how one goes about meeting people.
I have friends. But there's not a pool of potential dates within that friend group. Or anyone with a secret stash of available friends of friends they have somehow kept from me until now.
How did I used to get dates?
I would start playing a new sport. Or go to the bar.
I'm middle-aged now. There is no bar.
I don't think.
Is there one?
God, if there is, someone tell me where it is!
I understood the etiquette of meeting people at bars.
I do not understand this whole internet dating and hooking up thing.
I wish there was a book - How to Internet Date for Middle-Aged Dummies
There is this cheatsheet, but geesh, how old do …
THE NEW FACE OF CRAFT BEER IS HERE
REBECCA WHYMAN • MARCH 8, 2019 Tara Rafiq illustration
You know that phenomenon when something, seemingly out of nowhere, tickles your brain, then takes up residence, and has you ruminating for months? That’s what happened to me at Bart Watson’s key-note speech at the B.C. Brewers’ Conference back in October. The chief economist for the American Brewers Association gave an engaging talk about the state of craft brewing, chock-full of brain tickling stats and his interpretations of what they mean now and for the future. Including this innocuous little slide:
Nothing controversial here, folks. Just that some craft beer drinkers are drinking more craft beer, and say they are doing so because they visit breweries. Isn’t that nice? The industry must love when the already-converted are drinking even more craft. And all breweries had to do was offer appreciators a way to visit them at the source? Pure gold! …