Cooking and brewing with the Bay Pointe Retirement Community


by New Day Producers

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Updated Monday, May 5 at 3:44 PM

A retirement community in Bremerton might just be one of the most interesting places to live, or even visit. Activities at Bay Pointe Retirement Community include gourmet cooking and beer brewing. Residents have access to a home brewery and enjoy making different types of beer and ale, which they also use in their cooking, and share with visitors.

Chef Bill McGinn from Bay Pointe joined guest host Suzie Wiley on the show today to prepare beer-battered cod, using a Honey Ale brewed by the residents. Activity Director Randy Webb and resident Jean, one of the "brewmasters," also joined the conversation.

Click HERE to visit Bay Pointe's Facebook page.

Bay Pointe Retirement Community is located at 966 Oyster Bay Ct., Bremerton 98312

Phone: 360-362-0792

NOTE: KING 5 Evening Magazine's Kim Holcomb visited Bay Pointe for one of their brewing sessions. Click here to see her story.

Here's the fish & chips recipe:


2 bottles Bay Pointe Beer (or beer of your choice)
1 Cup of all purpose flour
1 Tbsp of Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp of granulated garlic
1tsp of lemon pepper seasoning
A pinch of salt
4 pieces of cod
Variable water to make a medium thick to slightly thin batter
11/2 cups seasoned panko crumbs

Combine flour, Old bay, garlic, lemon pepper, and salt.  Add enough water to get your batter medium thick to slightly thin.  
Dip fish in batter then dredge in panko.  Place in to fryer and cook till the cod floats to the top and is golden brown.