Pop open the bubbly to celebrate!

Daniel’s Broiler-Leschi is celebrating their 35th birthday by giving everyone a delightful gift. They are inviting folks to enjoy a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for $35 through the rest of 2015 to say, “Cheers to 35 years!” At the time of our visit, 912 bottles had already been popped. There are only a couple months left in the year and the holidays are only a few days away. You too can treat yourself to a little celebration!

Tea that will really help you de-stress. 

Botanicals, including teas, have been going into spirits for ages to make gin, aquavit, rum, and more. The folks at Townshend’s Tea Company have come up with a different approach to utilizing herbs to create new flavors. They take their teas and use them in the mash (materials mashed up to release juices and sugars to be distilled in liquor or spirits) with cane sugar. This creates a liquor that retains the tea flavor while adding more botanicals makes it a truly unique taste experience.

Bounce to the pop jams of rainbow druids.

Looking for goofy indie-pop fun tonight? Hustle on down to The Crocodile to check out the Bonnaroo Preview Seattle edition featuring Rubblebucket, Babes, and The Hoot Hoots! The event series, sponsored by Angry Orchard, spans five cities all featuring a local Bonnaroo hopeful who needs your vote to make the stage in Tennessee. It’s the next generation of Battle of the Bands with online voting and social media determining the victor!

We recommend regular periodic doses.

The Callahans have been in the cider business for a year, practically making them veterans in the exploding field of cider. This couple wants to make drinkable beverages—not novelty items that just sit in the fridge for people to chuckle over at dinner parties—ciders that are not overly sweet and have character. Brian and Christina have been re-imagining and revamping themselves from their wine making and catering days, creating a posh brew pub. Some updates include a freshly scoured and

Is it Beer? Is it Vodka? It’s Breakaway!!!

Alright, so try and track with us here. American Brewing Company makes this rockin’ India Pale Ale called Breakaway. Next, their neighbors across the street at Scratch Distillery decide they want to distill American Brewing Company’s IPA into a spirit. Finally, Scratch takes this bright spirit with shy hoppiness hiding behind a maze of the beer mash’s grain bill until it absorbs the character of the Woodinville Whiskey barrels.

Celebrating CoRumbus Day with a new cocktail menu and Jim’s Jerk Shack.

Seattle’s rum bar, Rumba, has now graced our fair streets for three whole years! In order to celebrate and thank their patrons, they are having a party today! There will also be specials on drinks including some of their famous cocktails and the largest selection of rum in the city (20% off rums)! Party starts at 5:00 pm and the jerk will go until it runs out. If you like rum, come on by! No tickets or reservations required. Check out the rum of the month Brugal Siglo de Oro while you’re there.

Lively, entertaining tours for beer enthusiasts (and non-enthusiasts too)!

Feel like having a quirky and knowledgeable DD for your next taproom-hopping adventure? Would you like to meet new beers with your newest friends? Do you want to check off three breweries from your bucket list? Then get your buns with these dogs! In this edition of Brew Barons, we hopped on a Road Dogs Tours van for a brewery tour around Seattle. 

September is Bourbon Heritage Month.

Each week will feature a different Tasting & Dinner event to pair the finest bourbon with the perfect food. First was Michter’s Bourbon Tasting at Daniel’s Prime 21 Spirits Lounge in Bellevue downtown. At 21 floors up, this private, modernized speakeasy-style bar and lounge has some spectacular views of the city. Once escorted past the heavy glass doors, guests are seated in comfortably luxurious leather