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Nug of the Week: BernieHana Butter

Our nug of the week is possibly one of the most anticipated strains from the king of hype designer weed himself, Berner. As is always the case when something has a lot of hype behind it, a lot of people are wondering if the BernieHana butter is actually worth it - even more so in the cannabis industry. After all, every stoner has been burned by a brand that didn't live up to the expectations that were built around it on Instagram.

Let me assure you that in this case, the weed not only lives up to the hype, but EXCEEDS it, which is not praise I offer lightly. But before we talk high, let's talk flavor. On first sniff, we caught sweet, buttery, and sort of earthy notes followed by a slightly pungent after smell. Breaking down the nugs only amplified that buttery smell. The smoke itself was a symphony of all the flavors we smelled come to life.

But the high - the high is really where this strain shines (as should be the case.) You know that elusive, "first time smoking" high that us stoners often find ourselves chasing? That stupid, giggly, no concept of time type of high? That's the experience that’s sealed inside of these red mylar bags. I watched a room of people who I would describe as "professional stoners" act like a room of high schoolers getting high off of their first dime bag. This strain does not care about your tolerance. One of our budtenders who smoked the BernieHana got so high that he took the train in the wrong direction and didn’t even notice until he got to the next station. If that doesn’t convince you to head to our new Georgetown shop and buy some, I don’t know what will.

As is tradition, here is a list of fun activities around Georgetown, Seattle to do while you’re burning some of that BernieHana Butter.

Equinox Studios Very Open House

Georgetown is a hub of art and creativity, and Equinox Studios is providing a space to showcase that creativity. There are over 130 Artists and Artisans in over 100,000 square feet in the Creative Industrial Complex of Equinox Studios. Painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, glass, dance, poetry, music, leatherwork, jewelry, digital art, ceramics, circus, stonework, movies, chocolate, Fire. There will also be good trucks and festivities into the late night! These tickets are FREE but if you feel so inclined to donate and support this community art event, they will pay forward a return on that investment with art and culture.

Holiday Beer Fest - Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden

This is my type of holiday celebration! Head over to Ounces Taproom & Beer Garden to try out a slew of different holiday themed beers and ciders! For just one day (Friday, December 10) there will be over 10 holiday brews tapped and ready to serve. Not to mention if you buy a flight, you’ll get entered to win a brewery swag bag! Make sure you stop by our Georgetown location and let our budtenders pair your favorite terps with your favorite hops!

Tours of the Georgetown Steam Plant

Georgetown may be a hub for artists, but it’s history is gritty and industrial. Now’s your chance to take a tour of part of that history. The Georgetown Steam Plant is a National Historic Landmark—a reminder of the era of electrification when industry was first attracted to Seattle by its inexpensive hydroelectric power and electric trolley car system. It is also a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, a Seattle Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours of the plant have been done virtually since the emergence of Covid-19, but on Friday December 10, there will be a special edition tour of the plant that will allow you to safely explore key areas of the plant while maintaining social distance. Don’t miss your chance to check out a vital piece of Seattle history!

Seattle Bike-n-Brews

The Seattle Bike-n-Brews is an urban ride for those who appreciate city riding and quality Pacific Northwest microbrews. Pedal along the Duwamish and Green River Trails from Georgetown to Tukwila, taking in city views along the way, and return to the finish line party for cold brews and food. The 27 or 37-mile route is an easy-going, mostly flat ride using protected trails and city streets. Registration includes lunch at the finish line festival, along with a beer ticket for the mid-point and finish line. After a ride like that, a joint of the BernieHana Butter is going to be just what you need.

Georgetown Art Attack Art Walk

Get high and go to Georgetown Art Attack! The neighborhood art walk is on the second Saturday of every month.Many galleries/studios are now offering individual appointments for viewing their exhibitions, while other art spaces plan to be open to the public with limited capacity and regulations in place ( masks and social distancing required ). Please check individual art spaces for details.

Here are the updated Art Attack Venues:

All City Coffee – 1205 S Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108

Equinox Fine & Heavy Arts – 6555 5th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

Fantagraphics – 1201 S Vale St, Seattle, WA 98108

Fogue Studios – 5519 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108

Gage Georgetown – 6555 5th Ave S, Seattle WA 98108

Georgetown Trailer Park Mall – 5805 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

Housewright – 1224 S Bailey St, Seattle, WA 98108

Illumination Studio – 5628 Airport Way So. # 305 Seattle, WA 98108

Jellyfish Brewing – 917 S Nebraska St, Seattle, WA 98108

Koplin Del Rio Gallery – 6107 13th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108

Switch Tracks Gallery @ Paintsmith – 5700 Corson Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108

Side Rail Collective – 5511 1/2 Airport Way South Seattle WA 98108

Smith + Fox Salon – 6111 13th Ave S Ste A, Seattle, WA 98108

studio e gallery – 609 S Brandon St, Seattle, WA 98108

Tinte Cellars – 5951 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

whippersnapper – 6206 Carleton Ave. S Seattle WA 98108



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