Early birds line up at Woodinville Whiskey Co. last Saturday to get the worm. And by “worm” I mean “bourbon”.

The team over at Woodinville Whiskey Co. sent along this photo of the masses lining up early Saturday morning for the distillery’s new harvest release. Seattle Weekly‘s Hanna Raskin has also been pondering the fate of craft distillery releases, namely those due out during those nebulous months before the state gets out of the liquor business on June 1. The Liquor Control Board won’t be taking on any products before then.

Capitol Hill Seattle blog says that the former Rosebud location will become a new bar from the owners of Queen Anne bar Solo, who also happen to be members of the bands Kultur Shock and Faith No More.

If you prefer more portable potables, a few local restaurants recently got the go-ahead to do growler fills. Blue Moon Burgers’ Capitol Hill location will fill your growler for $11, or $9 will get you an official Blue Moon growler (which, sadly, is empty unless you shell out $18 for a growler and fill). Flying Squirrel Pizza Co. is going the growler route as well, meaning you’ve got multiple new locations for beer to go.

Wine Spectator has released its list of top 100 wines of 2011; Eater Seattle tallied things up and reports that seven entries on the list hail from Washington.

And finally, for anyone who ever wondered how Murray Stenson earned his “Murr the Blur” moniker (aside from his storied cocktail prowess, that is), Seattle Weekly editor Mike Seely sat down and got an answer from the man himself. It involves a racehorse.

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