Beer seems to get all the attention in early fall, a consequence of all those Oktoberfest celebrations and seasonal beer releases.
But not this fall. Another kind of adult beverage is finally getting its due: hard cider.
The inaugural Cider Swig will be held Saturday at Sehmel Homestead Park in Gig Harbor.
The festival is a fundraiser for the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation and features a dozen Northwest cideries serving 50 hard ciders (that’s alcoholic ciders, for those keeping track). Apple ciders comprise the bulk of the menu, but pear ciders also will be served. See a list below of ciders. Read more »
Here’s some great brew news: Pacific Brewing and Malting will open at 1 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tacoma. “After what feels like an eternity we are finally ready to open our doors to the public this Saturday,” wrote Pacific Brewing co-owner and head brewer Steve Navarro in an email.
After months of permit delays, everything’s been signed off and the brew is ready to flow. Read more »
Bacon, artichokes, candy bars,cookie dough, lemonade and even corn. Just about anything and everything can be dipped in batter and dunked into a deep fryer at the Washington State Fair. I know because I just spent the day in Full Glutton Mode.
I went searching for grub guaranteed to get you a lecture from your mother or doctor. I’m talking food covered in gravy and cheese; bacon that’s been deep fried inside waffle batter; blobs of peanut butter encased in puffy fried dough. And, yes, I even found the Fleischkuechle booth (I’ll tell you how to pronounce that in a moment). Let’s call this The Tour of Food That Will Kill You Slowly. Check back next week for more fair food features. Read more »
Brew alert. There are now two beer festivals planned for Tacoma in October.
The Washington Beer Commission sent an email to brewers advising them to save Oct. 18 for the South Sound IPA Festival at Union Station. According to the email, the festival will have two sessions – at noon and 5:30 p.m. – with 24 Washington brewers attending.
And if you haven’t heard already, there’s another beer festival in Tacoma Oct. 4. Yachtoberfest will be a fundraiser for the Tacoma Waterfront Association. More than a dozen brewers will serve. More details on both beer festivals below. Read more »