Columbia City Wifi, Beer & Golf for Charity, and Fried Freaking Goat Cheese

August 11th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Beer & Food, Events, Washington Breweries

Well, our cable & internet are now magically fixed. I never heard back from Broadstripe after sending them a nasty message & putting up that post yesterday, so no idea if it “fixed itself” or if I scared them into submission (yeah, right). But, I had already planned to head on out for a few beers and do some writing tonight, so I’m bellying up at the Columbia City Alehouse, sipping on a Boundary Bay IPA, and using the free wifi compliments of the City of Seattle.

First things first, the Columbia City Alehouse will give you $1 off an Imperial Pint of the special batch Chuckanut Light Rail Golden Ale if you flash them your Orca card. If you haven’t tried out the light rail yet, hop on from your closest spot or from downtown and head just a few stops down to Columbia City. The Alehouse is just a few blocks walk from the station. If you’ve never been, this is the Columbia City version of the 74th St. Alehouse & the Hilltop Alehouse. In general, if you have never ventured down to this neighborhood you owe yourself a trip. La Medusa just might be my favorite restaurant in town right now, the Columbia City Bakery has the city’s best chocolate croissants, Geraldine’s Counter has some seriously kick ass brunch (start with some coffee cake, then move onto the breakfast casserole…then go into a comma), or there is Angie’s Tavern if you are just looking to chug a $5.50 pitcher of Bud and do some shots. Top that off with a great alehouse, and you understand why I’ve become fond of the neighborhood.

In other news, the fine folks over at the Washington Beer Blog also run the Beer Church and will be hosting the Beer Church Golf Tournament this Sunday to benefit Whisker City – a local pet shelter. If you like to golf and you like beer, this one should be a no-brainer for you…unless you don’t like helping out cute little kitties? If that’s the case, then you’re evil. If you’re interested, check out the details here.

Ed Bennett from Boundary Bay will be at Elephant & Castle tomorrow night for a brewers night from 5pm to 7pm. If you’ll be downtown and want to meet the man himself, come on by.

Fremont Brewing has had their Universale Pale Ale on tap at a few select places around town, but they are planning on having their official kickoff tapping at the Latona Pub on Monday, August 17. Come on out and try Seattle’s newest brewery!

Schooner Exact sent over some info about a limited edition beer, called Union Ale, that they’ve released to a few accounts:

The story behind Union Ale is that it is the first beer that our brewmaster, Matt McClung, ever brewed. He did it for a friend’s wedding, hence the name. Since then he has brewed batches of it for other friends and family upon their union as well. This weekend Matt’s niece is getting married and this is the first time that we have ever brewed it on a large system. Since they will not be needing that much beer at the wedding, we are making it available to a few of our special accounts. Union Ale is a light golden summer ale that uses classic Northwest hops for fresh, fruity aroma and flavor. Look for Union Ale at the following places:

Beveridge Place Pub
Brouwer’s Café
Naked City Brewing Co.
Duck Island Ale House
Pub at Piper’s Creek
Parkway Tavern – Tacoma

One last thought on Columbia City Alehouse: the fried goat cheese salad is freaking fantastic (It’s FRIED GOAT CHEESE). And, they have the MLB network. Me likey.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Jeanne

    Grrrrrr….how is that IPA, huh? I’m sitting here relaxing with some refreshing chemotherapy orders and counting down the minutes until 10pm when I can leave work. You are picking me up, right?

  • Kaiser

    Ha – yep…I’ll be there:-) I thought you’d be more jealous of the fried goat cheese….

  • Jeanne

    Frying goats just seems so inhumane…

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