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Surf’s Up for Johnny Utah Beer Fans
Whoa. Georgetown Brewing Company, one of Seattle’s best beer makers, recently revealed cans for its longtime popular pale ale Johnny Utah, named after Keanu Reeves’ character in the 1991 surfer-FBI-movie classic “Point Break” (the brewery has always loved that movie and has named several beers in honor of it). For years, the beer has been available on tap at Georgetown’s location, as well as select bars around the city, but this is the first time the citrusy ale has been packaged for retail sales both at the brewery and major supermarkets such as QFC, Safeway, and the like. It should pair well with Georgetown’s Bodhizafa IPA. You know Bodhi, don’t you? That’s Bodhi.
Big Burger Chain Brings Special Sweet Treats for August
For the third summer in a row, the popular Seattle-based burger chain Li’l Woody’s will feature special desserts at its four locations throughout the month of August. This year, pie slingers Bee and the Baker, pop-up Temple Pastries (on Eater Seattle’s essential bakeries list), the elaborate creations of Cake Life Everyday, and the Food Network-winning cake cubes of Tres Lechería will be showcasing their goods. Customers can look for new treats every Thursday, starting with Bee and the Baker tomorrow, available until supplies last.
Bellevue Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Shop Opens Again with New Flavors
Speaking of dessert, Fog Rose — the ice cream boutique at Soma Towers in Bellevue that specializes in liquid nitrogen-made concoctions — has reopened after shutting down for renovations this spring. A spokesperson for the shop says, “We did some remodeling work to the shop to better service our customers and introduce more products.” To that end, Fog Rose announced a few new flavors available, including earl grey, avocado, chocolate brownie, and vegan lemon poppy seed. Diners also now have the option to get chocolate dips for their orders.