Liquor Store Kirkland WA
4209 University Way NE
Zaina Food Drinks Friends
108 Cherry St.
89 Kirkland Ave
Da Vinci's - Not really the most stylish restaurant loungein the world, Da Vinci's serves middle of the road Italian food, both pizzas and pasta, while in the back is the dance floor. The crowd is calmer these days: it's hard to believe that Da Vinci's was once a gathering point for Kirkland's hellraisers.
Smokie Jo's Tavern
106 Kirkland Ave
Smokie Jo's Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Smokie Jo's Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Smokie Jo's Tavern is more than able to oblige.
Kirkland Roaster & Alehouse
1111 Central Way
Kirkland Roaster & Alehouse - One of the first brew pubs on the Eastside, the Kirkland Roaster and Alehouse is all about the micro brews. With 20 available, this ale house tends to attract an older crowd and can be very busy when the weather is good. The "roaster" is a spit on which the various meats that make up most of the menu are roasted.
1122 E Madison
113 Blanchard Street
52 Lake Shore Plaza
Shark Club - The Shark serves a variety of middle of the road foods (pizzas, burgers and sandwiches) to a crowd of mostly middle of the road beer buddies. Not the most adventurous venue, although they are trying to book better live musical acts.
11110 117th Pl NE
Nw Pubs - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Nw Pubs will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.
12859 NE 85th St
Pub 85 - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Pub 85, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Pub 85 will do the trick.
How do they make beer, wine and liquor?
By Russ Cobbe
It's a good question and one you rarely think about on the way to the store to pick up a bottle or two of alcohol. They all involve some sort of fermenting process, which changes sugars in the ingredients into alcohol.
The basic ingredients are malted barley, yeast, water and sometimes other grains are added. Hops for example are used to make the resulting brew have a bitter flavor. Barley grain is turned into a malt by soaking it in water and allowing the grains to start germinating. The grains are then dried in a kiln, which stops the germination and voila you have malted barley. The malt is ground up and mashed with hot water, which is then boiled, the result is called wort. Next comes the fermentation process which starts with cooling down of the wort and the adding of yeast. The yeast turns the natural sugars that exist in the grain into alcohol over a period of time. The end result of course is beer.
The most important aspect of wine making is deciding when to pick the grapes from the vine. Conditions must be just right for the variety being used and the picking must be done quickly. Stems are removed from the grapes after picking and the skins are generally left on for at least 24 hours. The grapes are pressed to extract the juice from the grape. This juice is allowed to settle to remove any bits of skin. Yeast is added which turns the sugars in the grape juice to alcohol and carbon dioxide. There are specialized yeast cultures that act differently on the grape juice to provide different characteristics. The resulting wine is left so the yeast settles and the wine is drawn off, this can happen multiple times until the wine is clear. The wine is cold stabilized which precipitate white
crystals that are using in making tarter sauce. Finally the wine is filtered and bottled.
Spirits such as Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey have a much higher alcohol percentage than wine o...
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