Liquor Store Kirkland WA
4209 University Way NE
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.
Time Out Sports Bar
218 Central Way
Time Out Sports Bar - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.
11516 124th Ave NE
Danny's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Danny's Pub 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.
1122 E Madison
Zaina Food Drinks Friends
108 Cherry St.
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.
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.
124 Kirkland Ave
Central Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Central Tavern fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.
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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