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Beer and Cupcakes: Grand Openings Friday and Saturday

Kitsap has two new venues to celebrate today and Saturday.

Today, Valhöll Brewery, 20186 Front Street, celebrates the grand opening of its taproom to the general public. Some locals got a taste of Valhöl’s beers at the Kitsap Oktoberfest this summer, where they served up a Smoked Cherry Rye and a Licorice IPA, both of which quickly disappeared. I tried one, the smoked cherry, at the suggestion of Charles Keating, who suggested rightly that it went well with the Popcorn Chef’s dark chocolate and chipotle flavor.

Reporter Tristan Baurick will have had a story on the brewery in Monday’s paper. He says the beers all pack a punch, (though apparently it was too early in the day for him to taste-test it) and are brewed to be full of flavor.

The grand opening is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (sorry for the late notice). Their beer also is on tap at Tizley’s and Hare & Hounds.

On Saturday, the trio of ladies from Bella Bella, who we met last spring, have opened a retail location for their cupcakes at 10726 Silverdale Way, Suite 107, in Silverdale. Their celebration goes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and they’ll serve cupcakes (of course), kolaches, Blue Bird Coffee and Espresso, Viking Feast Ice Cream, and Smith Brothers Farms Milk.

For much of the past year, they had been making cupcakes at a commercial kitchen in Bremerton for parties and for special order. They started baking in their new kitchen today, according to a post on their Facebook page.