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Notes from all over, brewery edition

in #SpoCOOL  · 

Well, look at this, more breweries are coming on our way. (The world reacts by not being particularly surprised.) So, what do we got?

First, Ponderosa Brewery, with Joe Potter’s name on it—you may or may not remember him from the past two #SpoBREWs—is opening in the old Public Market building. This is, of course, the same spot where Young Buck Brewing (headed by fellow #SpoBREW alumnus Cameron) is opening.

Sounds like it could be quite the little brewing co-op going in down there. Plus both Joe and Cameron’s beers did well in #SpoBREW, so be excited.

Also opening… somewhere, the location on the application looks to be a home address… is Empire Brewery. What will it be? Who knows! But there seems to be no end to all of these breweries popping up.

Finally, in an abnormally thematic round-up for us, No-Li is hosting their No Boundaries on the River festival this weekend. On Saturday, noon to four, you can taste twelve rare single-keg beers.

Avoid lines, as they say, by grabbing tickets right now.

The Barn

in Tripping  · 

Recently, we spent an extended stay in Walla Walla, and a nice little town it is. In terms of having an extreme concentration of great restaurants within mere blocks of each other, well… It’s hard to argue with the place.

Now, if you want to stay for a while and in need of something more than a hotel (and, even better, have somebody else paying for it), there are plenty of vacation rentals down there. Many seem to be somebody’s dead grandmother’s old mobile home, so finding the right spot can be hard.

Our recommendation: the Barn. And we are not afraid to gush about it.

This is, as the name suggests, a converted barn. And despite being located on the owners property, it is surprisingly private. Not to mention surprisingly modern.

Think of it as a fully functioning house, beautifully decorated, with pretty much any amenity you can think of. Washer and dryer; a modern kitchen; full cable access; patio with a BBQ. So on, and so forth.

Frankly, it’s a place anyone could live full-time. It’s a beautiful space. Check the photos for barn-porn.

I mean, it’s not cheap fun, but the owners are easy to deal with, and the place is well suited for housing more than one couple. 

The Barn is located just outside Walla Walla, in a quiet part of Langdon, with wineries within walking distance. Downtown Walla Walla is a short drive away.

Again, we might be gushing, and we are OK with that. If you’re staying in the area, and want something more than the same ol’, we highly recommend the Barn.

Check their VRBO page for more.