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Non-Motorized Beer Delivery returns to Latona Pub for Earth Week

Of all the events Latona Pub in Green Lake puts on for us throughout the year, the Earth Week festivities have to be my favorite.   For one week every year, all the beer that comes to Latona Pub will come by some means other than motorized transportation.  This means kegs can be walked (with a hand truck), delivered by bicycle, or even come by rowboat (any other ideas? Let them know!).

Everything kicks off tomorrow – Sunday, April 15th – with the beginning of the keg deliveries.  Kegs come from as close as our local north Seattle breweries like Big Time, Naked City, and Northgate Ram, to as far away as Black Raven Brewing (Redmond -16.6 miles away).

A handful of last year's "keg walkers", courtesy Latona Pub

In addition to saving the planet by saving fuel and decreasing their carbon footprint, Latona Pub also hosts a few events during the week.  For Earth Week 2012, there is a “Local Food Awareness” night on Thursday, April 19th beginning at 7pm.  A portion of proceeds that night will go towards Chef’s Collaborative.

On Saturday, April 21st, bring your hazardous garbage – computers, electronics, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs – to Latona for a day of free disposal, from noon until 4pm.

Finally, on Sunday April 22nd finish the week with the Feet First benefit starting at 2 pm, with a special keg from Two Beers Brewing – the “Limited Edition Hand Truckin’ Wheat Ale.”  This event requires a pre-sale ticket which you can buy online for $20 at Feetfirst.org.

As a sign at one of my local faves Naked City says, “Save the earth – it’s the only planet with BEER!”

Tonight: Naked Comedy Benefit Show in Greenwood

Laugh for a good cause tonight (and keep your clothes on, please) at the Naked Comedy Benefit Show presented by Naked City Brewery and  Taphouse in Greenwood.  Beginning at 10 p.m. this evening, March 10th, four local comedians will bring you their finest in comedy stylings.

The show is free, but benefits the Chris Cavanaugh Memorial Fund and a $10 suggested donation is welcomed.  Additionally, $1 from every pint of Podunk IPA sold tonight will benefit the Fund.  For those outside of the local beer industry, Chris Cavanaugh was a much-loved mainstay who spent several years working for Elysian Brewing, before finally losing a longtime battle with cancer in April of last year.  The Fund helps to remember him and raises money for specific charities having to do with leukemia/lymphoma and blood donation.

Comedians tonight include Bryan Cook, Derek Sheen, Travis Vogt and Kevin Clarke. Naked City is located at 8564 Greenwood Ave N.

“Session Fest” – craft beer even a Budweiser drinker will enjoy at Naked City in July

I have a tendency to post often about two things I love – craft beer, and north Seattle.  But to enjoy a hoppy IPA takes a strong will, as many of the local beers and taphouses provide pints with an extremely high ABV level – most of the beers I drink range from about a 7% to a 9% ABV and higher.  My friends can’t stand it – the hoppy taste, for one thing, takes some getting used to.  The other problem as that this isn’t a beer you drink all night at a barbecue, if you still want to be standing at the end of the night.

Luckily for those friends, Northwest Beer Guide and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse have teamed up to bring you Session Fest – a selection of beers available at Naked City that won’t make  you fall off your bar stool.

A “sessionable” beer is one that has an ABV of 5% or below – similar to what a Bud Light or MGD would have at the grocery store. 

Session Fest begins on Thursday, July 14th at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse (8564 Greenwood Ave North) and runs through July 24th.   During this time, Naked City will devote 12 of their tap handles to sessionable beers (there will be more than 24 beers available for the 10-day period, but the beers will rotate).  July 14th is the Brewer’s Night kick-off event – you’ll find me there.

A few of the beers that will be served during Session Fest are Silver City’s Ziggy Zoggy Lager (5%), Two Beers Panorama Wheat (4.6%), Big Time Primetime Pale (5%) and Naked City’s Ewigelibe Hefeweizen (5%).  For a complete list of the beers, visit Northwest Session Fest’s blog site here.

A perfect weekend in north Seattle: January 25th and 26th

There’s just way too much to do this weekend in north Seattle!  And while you won’t be able to fit it all in, here are my top suggestions for fun around town:

The Greenwood Car Show: This is a not-to-be-missed event that just seems to get better every year.  The show starts around 9am and runs through 4pm, and there will be music, food and all kinds of fun.  Greenwood Avenue will be closed from N 68th to N 90th – 22 blocks, so don’t plan on getting around easily if you’re in a vehicle.

If you’re going to the car show, stop into Naked City for their Beer Can Derby at 2pm.  It benefits Greenwood’s Volunteers of America and should be a lot of racing fun to tie into the day’s theme.

After the car show, head into Fremont for their first movie of the Fremont Outdoor Movies series this summer.  Saturday June 25th is Shaun of the Dead (one of my personal faves), complete with zombie trivia and Winchester Beer Garden.  The movie starts at dusk. 

On Sunday morning, go for a 1/2 mile or 1 mile swim at Green Lake.  It’s $40 to participate in the Open Water Swim races with prizes for the top finishers.

Then, just because its Sunday doesn’t mean the party ends.  Sunday evening its time for Dance your Cash Off at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont.  The dance marathon supports 826 Seattle, which is the nonprofit tutoring center fronted by the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company. 

Have a fun weekend, north Seattle!


V-Day in North Seattle – I’m going to regret this post.

…but I feel that I do have to do it, if for no other reason than to support local businesses.  If you’re a part of a cutesy (puke) loving couple, here are some places to spend the big day:

Greenlake Bar & Grill has a “Lover’s Feast” – an appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of champagne for $40.

Bandolero has whipped up a special Valentine’s menu – 12oz New York strip steak with a fig bourbon sauce, pan seared halibut, and chocolate brownie dessert. 

Keep it casual at Naked City Taphouse with a special Junior Mint Lebrewski (Big Lebrewski Imperial Cream Stout casked with a pound of Junior Mints).

The Olive and Grape, which opened last year on Greenwood Ave, has a dinner and music night for V-day with the “Rockabily” sounds of the Roy Kay Trio.

Of course, many people are enjoying the Valentine’s Day Dash around Green Lake Saturday morning.  OR, you can show up to Evan’s Pool for their Potluck and Sweetheart Swim from noon to 2pm Saturday.

For all the single people, feel free to stay indoors and hide under the covers until Tuesday morning.

North Seattle Sarah – now in special beer edition

Shortly after starting this blog, I spoke with www.mygreenlake.com who began to display some of my posts on that site on the weekend – that’s pretty cool.   Now, you can also find me on www.washingtonbeerblog.com, a long-standing favorite blog of mine to read.

You may have noticed that several of my posts center around local beer and local bars.  We have some great ones here!  From Naked City in Greenwood, to Latona Pub in Green Lake, to Hale’s Ales over in Ballard, we are surrounded in this part of the city by good beer – we’re lucky.  So, the folks at Washington Beer Blog have taken me under their wing to help me learn more about where to go, what to drink, and how it works.  And I’m a fast learner!

You can read my first post for the Washington Beer Blog HERE (a how-to guide for girls visiting a bar alone), and bookmark them for great information on local brews.