“The Daily Drink” brings you a must-try libation from our booze columnist Zach Geballe. It may be a cocktail he loves at a specific bar here in Seattle (or one’s he concocted himself), or a bottle of wine or beer he’s excited about, often local.
Ok, you got me: I ordered Naked City Brewing’s “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” Blonde (on Blonde) mostly because I’m a huge Bob Dylan fan, and it’s named after one of his best (overly?) long songs. But once I’d actually tasted it, I was glad to find out that it was a surprisingly complex blonde: crisp and refreshing, but with just the slightest allure of a hoppy depth. It also went really well with the cheeseburger I was wolfing down at 10:30 pm...but that’s another feature entirely.
Zach Geballe does a lot of drinking. When he’s not working at The Dahlia Lounge or for his business Vine Trainings, he’s studying for the Court of Master Sommeliers Exam. His weekly column here at Seattle Weekly, The Bar Code, endeavors to inspire, educate and sometimes poke fun at all things beer, wine and spirits related.