Three Drinks

One Beer, One Wine, and One Spirit for November

November’s imbibing agenda.

By Sean P. Sullivan and Allecia Vermillion November 3, 2014 Published in the November 2014 issue of Seattle Met

Sound Brewery Poundage Porter

Poulsbo’s Belgophile brewery is a master of wintry Belgian brews with warm-you-up potency, yet its classic brown porter is a smooth-drinking triumph of its own. It’s newly available in bottles.

Syncline Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2012

A Southern Rhône–style blend of mourvèdre, grenache, syrah, and other varieties, it’s vibrantly fresh and fruit filled with notes of blackberry, black cherry, herbs, and black pepper—perfect for the Thanksgiving table.

Duff and Blathers at Oliver’s Twist Magnolia

The new location is more compact than the expansive Phinney Ridge original. But it’s a handsome outpost for favorites like this piquant take on the Manhattan: Housemade black pepper tincture sharpens the affable combination of Averna amaro, smooth Old Overholt rye, orange bitters, and maraschino.

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