Bold Predictions for Hawks vs. Viks

First off, Boundary Bay Brewery will be opening at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday for Gameday & Beer-To-Go. Chef Matt has prepared a delicious breakfast lineup: Breakfast sandwiches & burritos and biscuits & gravy. Mimosas will be available too! Kickoff is at 10 a.m.

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Jordan Slagle is Boundary Bay’s Resident Football Analyst. He is an avid football fan and appeared in three of the past four Super Bowls in Boundary Bay’s Fantasy Football League.

The playoffs are finally here. An exciting NFC Wild Card matchup between the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) and the Minnesota Vikings (11-5) will be played at Minnesota’s temporary home, TCF Stadium, the first playoff game played in a college stadium in the past few decades.

The Seahawks are red hot coming off a blowout win against division rival Arizona Cardinals. But, Minnesota is bringing the ice. The coldest game on record was 16 degrees back December 2006, but the Sunday game is expected to just 1-4° F.

The low temperatures may work  in favor of the Hawks as  Marshawn Lynch,“Beast Mode,” returns to play after missing seven games due to injury. He spent that time rehabbing for 8-10 hours per day in the Bay Area with MMA trainer Tareq Azim.

The Vikings will also look to run the ball in the cold with the NFL’s leading rusher Adrian Peterson (1,485 yards). Second year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will lead this Norv Turner offense against the Seahawks hard-nosed pass rush and the Legion of Boom.

NFL fans in North Carolina (Carolina Panthers) will be cheering for the Vikings; the last thing they want is play the Seahawks, who are destined for their third straight Super Bowl.

Bold Prediction: Seattle will beat Minnesota, 27-13 and be on their way to Charlotte to take on the Panthers in the NFC Divisional round.

Make sure to have your Skittles ready this weekend. Beast Mode will dominate even with the return of Minnesota’s star defensive players.

 

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Hawks & Huskies: Game Days at Bbay

It’s fall football season, so of course all of the Hawks & Husky games will be live streamed from our Taproom.  Join us every week for Game Days at Bbay.  hawkshusky
Here’s how it essentially goes; We roll out the giant 4,500 lumen projector and put on the game, while you relax and enjoy the beer and popcorn. We’ll all proceed to yell extremely loudly at the screen while bantering about the refs questionable calls, give each other high-fives when Sherman makes an epic return, inhale some delicious imperial pork nachos, all while enjoying great beer and even better company. THEN, because you are so ridiculously awesome, we would like to give away some free swag just for being your rad self. Sounds like fun, right? Join us for every Game Day in the taproom! (21+ only).

Note: November 10th and December 15th are 10:00am Hawk games and we will be opening early for breakfast and mimosas!

Piano, Pints and Mr. Paul Klein

A renowned spot for live music, Boundary Bay’s Beer Garden packs the locals in all summer long…but when winter rolls around, the taproom becomes the place to be. For several years running, Boundary has offered weekly piano concerts in the taproom with musicians Paul Klein (Tuesdays from 6-8) and Aaron Guest (Wednesdays from 6-8). Additionally, the first Tuesday of every month is Jazz Night (from 8:30-11) with Jennifer Scott, Jud Sherwood and Rene Worst (with open mic at 9:30). Did we mention its FREE?

For ten years, Klein has been provided the folks at Boundary Bay with his swanky tunes, and just this month, a beautiful Steinway piano was donated to Paul to be housed in the Boundary Bay taproom for weekly entertainment.

piano2Since I was in my early 20’s, I have wanted to play piano in a restaurant, bar. My idea was formed early on, where I spent my “formative”  years in Minnesota where I saw a blues legend from Minneapolis, Willie Murphy, play a honky tonk in a small, but famous Minneapolis bar. The upright piano was about 6 feet off the floor, on a small platform where Willie would play and shout the rockin’ blues for partons, who danced and sang along below. At 22, I realized I wanted to be a musician and began studying different styles in earnest. Almost 30 years later, when I walked into the Boundary Bay, I noticed an upright in the corner, and approached Janet to play weekly. That was over 10 years ago and I have been playing weekly since then. 

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Recently, Mr. Klein made a trek to Bainbridge Island to collect a very special Steinway piano that would replace the old one in the Boundary Bay Taproom: One of my transplanted Minnesota college friends had moved to Bainbridge Island years ago and bought an older vintage Steinway upright for his mother to use when she visited. As soon as I saw that piano, I fell in love with it. I have stayed in touch with him and recently asked him if he still had the piano. His mother can’t visit any more, so it has been sitting un-played in his living room. He quickly offered the piano for our use at the Boundary Bay, so I decided we could move it and enlisted the help of Mark Ashworth, another musician and dear friend to help us move it. Moving that piano down a flight of steps nearly killed three movers and us, but we managed to stuff it in Mark’s extra high van. It was a fun day adventure to Bainbridge and back and now this great piano has a new home in the tap room!  Boundary is honored and excited to home this exquisite piece. More importantly, we’re are grateful for folks like Paul who generously offer their extraordinary talent and selfless spirit.

picture-2Klein further exhibits his musical expertise as a music teacher at Kulshan Middle School, a 32-year band member of The Atlantics, and also accompanies the Kulshan Chorus (who will be be traveling to Costa Rica to sing this summer!). Paul also directs a men’s choir at the Congregational Church where he leads a gospel inspired service once a month. Additionally, he plays solo piano at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden and the Edison Inn.

10 years strong, Paul Klein plays every Tuesday from 6-8 in the Boundary Bay Taproom. “Big thanks to all the Bbay folks and Janet and Ed, who have given me a chance to have a steady gig there for so long!” Cheers, and a THANK YOU from the Boundary Bay staff. There’s nothin’ like a bustling Boundary taproom, piano, pints and all…

 

The Late Show Returns TONIGHT @ Boundary Bay Brewery

Is it too much to ask for good, inexpensive live music that makes you feel like you are doing something good?  You know, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy and good karma-y?  Boundary Bay Brewery doesn’t think so.

Boundary Bay Brewery is pleased to to be raising the curtain on another season of The Late Show, a series of Friday night bi-monthly benefit concerts in the taproom featuring local, regional and national bands performing to raise money and awareness for Bellingham area non-profit organizations.

The Late Show season kicks off tonight with a barn burner of a dance party featuring performances by Bellingham’s own soul-punk duo No-Fi Soul Rebellion and Portland, Oregon’s record-scratchin’-sax-blowin’-one-man-can-of-rad Boy Eats Drum Machine with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington.  The show is 21+ with a $4 cover and the the doors opening @ 10:30pm.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington are non-profit organization dedicated helping the youth of Whatcom & Skagit counties reach their potential by establishing professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships. To achieve their mission of successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, Big Brothers Big Sisters recruits and trains dedicated volunteers to match with at-risk youth in the local community.  Through careful background checks, training and regular match support, Big Brothers Big Sisters is working to ensure that every child who needs a caring adult role model has one—contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for generations to come.

For more information(or if you can’t make it to the show tonight but still want to help financially or through volunteering) visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington’s website:  http://www.bbbs-nw.org

We hope to see you here tonight!