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Beer + Food Pairings, Food, Holidays, Homebrewing, PicoPaks

Beer + Chocolate = Love: Valentine’s Day Pairings to Make You Swoon

Roses are red, violets are blue; the best Valentine’s Day present is chocolate and beer from PicoBrew! Whether you’re serving a special someone, easing an aching heart or celebrating with a party for one, these beer and chocolate pairings are the perfect fit for February 14th. Do you prefer a mild, milk-chocolate sweetness, or perhaps a daring dark-chocolate experience? Either way, we’ve got a pairing to suit your palate. We’ll even give you a sweetheart deal on these PicoPaks for…

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Breweries, PicoNews

PicoBrew Looks to the Future of Beer at Pike Brewing Co. Panel

On Jan. 29, PicoBrew’s own Annie Johnson joined a distinguished panel of guest speakers at the Pike Brewing Company in Seattle for a discussion on the future of craft beer. The panel covered the latest trends, innovative technologies and predictions for the road ahead in the beer market, and included: Annie Johnson: Master Brewer in Residence at PicoBrew Drew Gillespie: President of Pike Brewing Company Scott Riefler: Vice President of Science at Tarukino Erin James: Editor-in-Chief at Sip Northwest Here…

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Beer + Food Pairings, Breweries, Food, PicoPaks, Uncategorized

Beer and Pie: Two Pairings for Your Holiday Table

For those in America (and expatriates who partake), Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and as you make your shopping list, two items are essential: beer and pie. They go together like turkey and gravy, and are the perfect way to finish your holiday meal. In this post, we’ll show you what to serve with two classic Turkey-Day treats: sweet potato pie, paired with a Belgian Tripel, and pecan pie, paired with a roasty, mellow Porter. The first beer pairing is…

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Breweries, Technique

Bourbon, 2Bar Spirits Style

The greater Seattle area is home to over 26 distilleries, more than any other county in the US. The City of Seattle alone has 17 distilleries, offering locals a wide range of high-octane craft offerings. We visited 2Bar Spirits, where founder Nathan Kaiser and head distiller Maddie Kelly focus on only one product – bourbon. And not just bourbon in the traditional sense – 2Bar is committed to grain-to-glass production, sourcing all their grains from Washington state farmers. 2Bar proudly…

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