Double Mountain Brewery founder Matt Swihart grabs freshly bottled pale ale from the bottling line in Hood River. The ale is among the first to be sold in Oregon's new refillable beer bottles.
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Double Mountain Brewery founder Matt Swihart grabs freshly bottled pale ale from the bottling line in Hood River. The ale is among the first to be sold in Oregon's new refillable beer bottles.
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Have we reached peak brewery?

A crushing defeat for the Seahawks. The memoir of an "almost" ballerina. Why does Seattle love breweries so much? And how do they set up all those fireworks on the Space Needle?

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Why does Seattle love breweries so much?

Bill Radke talks about breweries and brewery culture in Seattle with Adam Robbings, co-owner of Reubens Brewery in Ballard, Kendall Jones, creator of the Washington Beer Blog, and Zahr Said, a University of Washington law professor who has studied breweries in Seattle.

Michael-Shawn Dugar, Seahawks and the 1-yard line

Bill Radke talks to Michael-Shawn Dugar, Seahawks reporter for The Athletic, about their weekend defeat, and Marshawn Lynch's possible role.

Jessica Ribera, The Almost Dancer

Marcie Sillman speaks to local writer Jessica Ribera about her memoir, "The Almost Dancer."

Scott Streeper, firefighter and fireworks expert

Bill Radke talks to Scott Streeper, pyrotechnician for Pyro Spectaculars and a firefighter for the Tacoma Fire Department, about his work setting up the Space Needle Fireworks for New Year's Eve.