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Tag: 99 Bottles Federal Way


Food gifting: Growlers full of beer and a few special beer accessories

Remember how everyone used to give wine as a gift? Here’s something more Tacoma in nature: Growler jugs full of local beer. And something for Tacomans with a sense of humor – hand knitted growler sweaters sold at The Red Hot. Read on. Read more »


Where to find them: Pumpkin beers in local bottle shops

Today, News Tribune staffer John Henrikson wrote about the national trend of more brewers creating pumpkin beers in this story. He even shared tasting notes.

If you’re wondering where to buy pumpkin beers, every bottle shop in the region has a supply. But there’s one catch – the beers have become so popular, the bottle shops can’t keep them on the shelf. Read more »


On the road: FoodCyclists appear at 99 Bottles in Federal Way Sunday

Beer diva and 99 Bottles co-owner Tiffany Adamowski – the first woman I email when I need any sort of beer recommendation – will have two interesting visitors and a beer tasting Sunday. John and Kate Suscovich, two bicyclists cycling the globe and raising food and beer awareness, as well as money for FarmAid, will stop at the store to talk about their travels. Click “read more” to see the details. Read more »


Beer + cake and other beer musings

Beer + cake = drool. Photo by Drew Perine/The News Tribune

Welcome to a week in beer. This week, I’ll have Q&A interviews and articles about some beer events happening this week and next. I’ll also write about a few stores with impressive beer selections you may not know about. In unrelated beer news, I’ll have an update for readers on what’s happening with The Cliff House.

Today’s offering: cake and beer.
It sounds so wrong at first – eating cake with your beer. But for Tiffany Adamowski of 99 Bottles beer store in Federal Way, pairing cake with beer tastes just right. Or at least it makes culinary sense to a beer connoisseur like Adamowski. It takes an educated palate to appreciate pastries with beer.
Adamowski, who owns 99 Bottles with husband Craig, loves cake and beer together so much, she makes pairing the two together an annual event to celebrate the anniversary of 99 Bottles. This year, she’ll host the beer-cake pairing at the 99 Bottles Beerthday Bash, from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Federal Way store. Read more »