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The Finer Things is a chance for our listeners to sample all the finer things in life. Every week we take an hour to inform educate and entertain you with great pairings of food, wine, beers and spirits from Alaska, the pacific northwest and the rest of North America. Not only will listeners learn about the works of the artisan vintners, brew masters and distillers, we’ll go over fantastic ideas for pairing letting you take your enjoyment to the next level utilizing unique and special foods from local vendors or right from their own kitchens. We’ll also host guest experts who can speak to the specific topics we are discussing.
6 Episodes
Michael continues his journey down the pacific coast highway, traveling the scenic vistas of western Washington. He stops just south of Westport at a small brewery with a huge story. Bog Water Brewing Company has had more than it's fair share of struggles since it's birth. Talking with owner and head brewer Chris Tiffany, we learn of just how low you have to go sometimes, before you make it to the top. And how fire, really is a crucible that makes us that much harder to stop.
Michael heads down into the beautiful mountains of Snoqualmie, Washington to visit the place 'where pies go when they die'. The Salish Lodge & Spa was the perfect backdrop for the television series (old & new) "Twin Peaks" and is a fantastic boutique hotel with a whole lot to offer. We talk with Matt Heikella, the new Executive Chef in the Salish’s Dinning Room. And tell you exactly what's it's like to sleep on top of a waterfall.
I decided it was time to head to the "end of the road" and go to Homer, Alaska in the Kenai Peninsula. It’s a place that’s known for windswept beaches and the world famous Salty Dawg tavern out at the end of the spit. It's also the place that Bill and Dorothy Fry decided to create Alaska's only winery. We talk about their journey and where they're going in the future.
Host Michael Dukes heads all the way to Fairbanks, Alaska to find out how Rob Boreland, a guy that use to crack down gasoline and JP4 at an oil refinery, is using some of the same technology to launch his own craft distillery. We also get a chance to sample of of his unique products including rum made with real Alaska sourdough.
This time around we journey into the interior of Alaska, to the worlds farthest north brewery, Silver Gulch. We get a chance to sit down with the owner Glenn Brady, find out his story and sample some of his best beers.
The beginning of our journey into Finer Things. I tell you about where the whole concept for the show came from and give you a sneak peek at some of the upcoming episodes.
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