Marination Ma Kai xo

Hey there, Marination Nation! I’m Robyn, and I’ll be your resident Cicerone at Marination ma kai. You’ve never heard of a Cicerone? That’s okay. All you need to know is that I love some good beer and have a compulsive need to share that love with others. Like many of you, I’m beyond excited to be a part of the ma kai family. You and I, we’ve waited patiently for the opening, roughing many days of delayed gratification, dreaming of tacos, beers, shave ice and beautiful views of the city. We all have our own way of dealing with that “child waiting for Santa to finally come” feeling. Me, I taste beers. Lots of beers. I go to bottle shops, breweries, pubs, corner stores…you get the picture. It’s tough. Since I can’t yet physically share the fun beers I’ve been tasting, I thought I’d at least let you know what kind of beer mood I’m in. When ma kai opens…SOON! YAY!…we’ll be able to have these conversations together. That will be fun. You can tell me your beer mood and I’ll tell you mine. But I digress… Since the weather right now is soooo beautiful, I’m still enjoying my frothy, crisp and oh so refreshing German pilsners. Have you ever pointed the bottom of your pilsner glass towards the sun and looked up through the glass while taking a big gulp? It’s a fantastic view. What’s confusing right now is that despite the lovely sunshine, the leaves are looking just a bit less green, collegiate lined paper is on sale, and evenings have the slightest hint of a chill. We all know what this means. Fall. It’s coming folks. How do we deal? Pumpkin beers! Yes, I’ve been rotating a few pumpkin beers in with my German pilsners. They only come once a year so despite the warm summer weather, I have to get my fill while they’re still available. In fact, this weekend I picked up a growler of Beer Valley Jackalope Pumpkin Porter and a four-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale from the most awesome of all bottle shops, The Beer Junction on California Avenue. (Can I tell you how excited I am to have the Beer Junction as our West Seattle neighbors? Really excited.) There are lots of tasty pumpkin ales from local brewers, too. If you’re interested in saturating yourself with all things pumpkin and beer, check out Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in October. I’m so excited to share some delicious fall beers with you soon. Harvest Ales, Oktoberfests, porters…so much to look forward to! Cheers, Robyn

Hey there, Marination Nation! I’m Robyn, and I’ll be your resident Cicerone at Marination ma kai. You’ve never heard of a Cicerone? That’s okay. All you need to know is that I love some good beer and have a compulsive need to share that love with others. Like many of you, I’m beyond excited to be a part of the ma kai family. You and I, we’ve waited patiently for the opening, roughing many days of delayed gratification, dreaming of tacos, beers, shave ice and beautiful views of the city. We all have our own way of dealing with that “child waiting for Santa to finally come” feeling. Me, I taste beers. Lots of beers. I go to bottle shops, breweries, pubs, corner stores…you get the picture. It’s tough. Since I can’t yet physically share the fun beers I’ve been tasting, I thought I’d at least let you know what kind of beer mood I’m in. When ma kai opens…SOON! YAY!…we’ll be able to have these conversations together. That will be fun. You can tell me your beer mood and I’ll tell you mine. But I digress… Since the weather right now is soooo beautiful, I’m still enjoying my frothy, crisp and oh so refreshing German pilsners. Have you ever pointed the bottom of your pilsner glass towards the sun and looked up through the glass while taking a big gulp? It’s a fantastic view. What’s confusing right now is that despite the lovely sunshine, the leaves are looking just a bit less green, collegiate lined paper is on sale, and evenings have the slightest hint of a chill. We all know what this means. Fall. It’s coming folks. How do we deal? Pumpkin beers! Yes, I’ve been rotating a few pumpkin beers in with my German pilsners. They only come once a year so despite the warm summer weather, I have to get my fill while they’re still available. In fact, this weekend I picked up a growler of Beer Valley Jackalope Pumpkin Porter and a four-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale from the most awesome of all bottle shops, The Beer Junction on California Avenue. (Can I tell you how excited I am to have the Beer Junction as our West Seattle neighbors? Really excited.) There are lots of tasty pumpkin ales from local brewers, too. If you’re interested in saturating yourself with all things pumpkin and beer, check out Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in October. I’m so excited to share some delicious fall beers with you soon. Harvest Ales, Oktoberfests, porters…so much to look forward to! Cheers, Robyn