We at Alpenfire are deeply saddened by the loss of 19 of our brothers and sisters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots. Having 2 family members as ex-hotshots we know the sacrifices, the excitement, the joys, the hard work these brave … Continued
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By Phil Vogelzang Steve “Bear” Bishop is used to fights. But not just any fights. Bear fights fires professionally, which he has done all over the Northwest since 1976. He’s a focused and determined individual who clearly knows how to … Continued
The North American Organic Brewers Festival was amazing with close to 20,000 people attending! We blasted through our Pirate’s Plank long before the gates closed on the second day of the three day event. Next year? O’ yeah, with twice … Continued
It is a wet spring but the Mason Bee home’s are out and the tree buds in the early cider apples and perry pears have reached “Delayed Dormant Stage 2-3”
Cider is truly a joy, business, not so much. We hope you have all had a chance to enjoy Wildfire cider Washington’s only organic hard cider! After 4 decades of involvement in wildland firefighting it never occurred to us that … Continued
About three years ago, I was introduced to hard cider. Although initially unconvinced by the concept, I have to admit that it’s grown on me over time. Then yesterday I made a trip out to Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown, and … Continued