🌲 A 'sneaking California-ism'

🌲 A 'sneaking California-ism'

(📸: Ana Sofia Knauf)

We’re not sure what we loved most about last night’s meetup at Seapine Brewing Company in SoDo. Was it the award-winning Double Rainbow Suspenders IPA? Seattle magazine beer writer Kendall Jones‘ dog, Lucy? Or the names of those two winning trivia teams — Beer No Evil and (ha!) Everdrunk?

In any case, a big shoutout to everyone who joined us back by the long wooden table and the beer barrels named after Seinfeld characters (true story). Among the beery interesting things we learned:

  • Seattle has 63 breweries within city limits. Here’s a map.
  • There are more taps in Seattle pouring Manny’s Pale Ale than any other beer. “Manny,” by the way, is Georgetown Brewery Company brewmaster Manny Chao — here’s a pic.
  • When Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mount Everest in 1963, he brought along a can of another famous Seattle beer — Rainier beer. Rainier was brewed here for 100+ years before it moved to (sigh) California.
  • Only one state has more breweries than Washington. Darn you, California!

Big thanks to Seattle magazine for partnering up on a great event, to Kendall Jones for teaching us a thing or two about Seattle’s craft beer scene, and to Drew Colpitts of Seapine Brewing Company for hosting us! Know a spot where we should take our next reader meetup? Hit reply and let us know.

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Snap a pinkture. A big “strawberry moon” is due to light up our skies tonight. What’s that, you ask? It’s a full moon — the first one of the summer — that looks pinkish because it’s so low on the horizon. It’ll start to rise at 8:24 p.m. and should be at its ripest 😉 by 9:53 p.m. Speaking of ripening, we don’t call this moon the strawberry moon because of the hue, but because of the season. To Algonquin tribes in the northeast, this moon was the signal that wild strawberries were ready for pickin’.  (The Seattle Times)

Tell your high schoolers: Free bus rides are on the way! Our city council just gave the green light to put up to $7 million a year into youth transportation, and Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use it to buy ORCA cards for every single Seattle public high school student this year. The idea is to save local families money while their kids bus to school and work. Our school district’s given away ORCA cards before — to students who live more than two miles from school — but this gives the perk to more than 15,000 students. (The Stranger)

‘It’s kind of badass.’ Everyone go look at the cover of ESPN’s 2018 Body Issue. It’s got two local superstars — Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm 🏀 and Megan Rapinoe of the Seattle Reign ⚽ — and they’re the first openly gay couple to be featured up front. Bet they’ll frame this one — and put it next to their five Olympic gold medals. (ESPN)

Not coming home. The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mostly Muslim countries yesterday, and 73-year-old Pamela Raghebi says it feels like our government’s divorced her from her husband. His name is Afshin Raghebi, he’s from Iran, he’s been waiting for months for a visa, and she doesn’t know if he’ll ever come back. (The Seattle Times)

Who’s Peter Puget? He sounds like a character from an adorable children’s book, but he’s actually the guy who lent his last name to our whole region. His commander in the British Royal Navy, George Vancouver, asked him to make maps of all the land and water around here. “In honor of the exertions of Mr. Puget,” George declared when Peter was done, “I name it Puget’s Sound.” You read that right — our Puget Sound was originally called Puget’s Sound — with that awkward (and clearly expendable) possessive. We know all this because Seattle historian Knute Berger explains it in a video that’s seriously worth a watch. Also interesting: some locals have started calling Puget Sound the Puget Sound. Knute’s theory on that? It’s a “sneaking California-ism.” (Crosscut)  

Things to do

Check out this event from our advertiser, Solid Ground.

🌾 Food Truck Taste Off with Solid Ground Join us Wednesday 6pm in Magnuson Park for our summer 'friendraiser' as Seattle's favorite food trucks face off to address the root causes of poverty!


⚡  TODAY: Get tips on how to break through barriers in innovation at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

👂  Wednesday, July 11: Learn how to hear feedback and use it constructively at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

Want to partner on your event with us? Here’s how.



🍴  Fill up on noms at the Food Truck Taste Off (Sand Point)
💡  Learn how designers can shape our world (Downtown)
👋  Party with a new Seattle dating service (Queen Anne)
🎟  Go see The Color Purple musical — through July 1 (Downtown)
💪  Get advice on how to smash barriers in innovation at this Evergrey partner event (Pioneer Square)


🎈  Mark the Woodland Park Zoo’s carousel’s 100th birthday (Phinney Ridge)
💡  Hear from the woman who coined the term “white fragility” (Downtown)
👋  Listen to your neighbors’ stories about being fooled (Capitol Hill)


🏞  Stay up late to bike in the dark (Ballard to South Lake Union)
🎟  See a burlesque tribute to femme fatale Mata Hari — through September 30 (Downtown)
🎟  Watch Batman take on Shakespeare in “Bat-Hamlet” — through July 1 (International District)


🎈  See awesome vintage cars and hot rods (Greenwood)
👋  Don cosplay at a Volunteer Park picnic (Capitol Hill)
🗣  Speak out against immigrant family separation (Seatac)
💪  Pat yourself on the back for recycling like a pro (
West Seattle)
🏞  Go on a walk to support an International District food bank (Seward Park)


🎈  Check out all things handmade at Urban Craft Uprising (Queen Anne)
⚽  See former Seattle Sounders star Obafemi Martins in action (Tukwila)
🗣  Show solidarity with detained families at the Northwest Detention Center (Tacoma)
🎶  Head to the Peninsula to hone your fiddle skills — through July 8 (Port Townsend)

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. See more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership.


Don’t worry — it only looks like a piece of the Space Needle just broke off. What you’re actually seeing is the removal this past weekend of the last of the work platforms that have made the Space Needle disc look extra plump for its $100 million remodel. Evergrey storytelling producer Ana Sofia thinks this video of workers getting the job done is preeeeetty freaky, but she’s afraid of heights. 🙅

Next step for the Needle: Opening the brand new glass floor to the whole city. That should happen next month. 👍

See you tomorrow, all. – The Evergrey

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