Quantcast

Other NW Breweries?

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

HoppyYeaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Messages
869
Reaction score
8
The last post in here was over a month ago on January 29th. I'm getting tired of seeing the Boise water analysis thread at the top. Let's talk about your favorite NW brewery or beer and try to liven this place up a little.

Maybe not my favorite but I really like what 7 Seas Brewing is doing. Their Ballz Deep DIPA is very good and their tap room in Gig Harbor has a great atmosphere. I'm looking forward to visiting their new second location in Tacoma when I make it up that way. Has anyone been there?
 

baumer64

Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
29
Reaction score
10
Living in Northcentral WA doesn't give me a lot of opportunities to get out to Breweries. Tasting however, I'm pretty fond of the beers coming out of Ironhorse Brewery in Ellensburg. Irish Death, Mocha Death, Farmlandia and High Five Hef are all very good beers in my opinion.
 

Black Island Brewer

An Ode to Beer
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
2,168
Reaction score
887
Location
Isla Negra
The Tacoma Seven Seas is a bit bigger than the Gig Harbor tap room, and has the added benefit of having a restaurant on site. It's not THEIR restaurant, but rather someone they're partnered with. Has more of a view as well. Ballz Deep is my go-to when I'm there. Even carried a pint of it to Mt Adams summit.
 

Black Island Brewer

An Ode to Beer
Joined
Sep 6, 2011
Messages
2,168
Reaction score
887
Location
Isla Negra
A new addition to Downtown Tacoma is Dystopian State Brewing, on Baker Street, a short walk from The Grand Cinema, not far from Tacoma Brewing Company. Decent beers, plenty of choices.
 
OP
H

HoppyYeaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Messages
869
Reaction score
8
Living in Northcentral WA doesn't give me a lot of opportunities to get out to Breweries. Tasting however, I'm pretty fond of the beers coming out of Ironhorse Brewery in Ellensburg. Irish Death, Mocha Death, Farmlandia and High Five Hef are all very good beers in my opinion.
Are you anywhere near Winthrop? I've tried a few beers from Old Schoolhouse Brewery and they were all good. I really liked their Ruud Awakening IPA.
 

Crazyeyes

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2016
Messages
56
Reaction score
20
If your every down in the Vancouver area check out Heathen Brewing, there Transend IPA is really tasty and if your looking to have dinner, they have the Feral public house in downtown Vancouver.
 
OP
H

HoppyYeaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Messages
869
Reaction score
8
If your every down in the Vancouver area check out Heathen Brewing, there Transend IPA is really tasty and if your looking to have dinner, they have the Feral public house in downtown Vancouver.
I don't get down that way very often but I'll keep those places in mind. Does Heathen Brewing bottle their beer? I'll have to keep an eye out for it.
 

baumer64

Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
29
Reaction score
10
Are you anywhere near Winthrop? I've tried a few beers from Old Schoolhouse Brewery and they were all good. I really liked their Ruud Awakening IPA.
Yes, I'm only about 45 minutes from there. We don't head over there very often though. I may grab a buddy and check it out when this damn winter and snow stops as I have to go over Loup Lout pass. Yes it's snowing now as I type... so tired of this crap!
 

baumer64

Active Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
29
Reaction score
10
Just got back from Yakima last night for State Basketball. While there, I stopped by Bale Breaker brewery. Had a sampler of their Field 41 pale ale, Topcutter and Bottomcutter IPAs, as well as the Dormancy Breakfast Stout. All four were very tasty. Bale Breaker goes heavy on the hops flavor which I'm acquiring more of a taste for. Later I stopped by Hop Nation. They seem to be more of the opposite of Bale Breaker. While there are definitely hop flavors, they are much milder at least in the beers I tried. Cream On (pale ale) they also had a casket dry hoppedal version of this too. Wasn't a big fan of the casket version. (Served not cold and not carbed.) The EGO IPA and BEGO ( Belgium EGO IPA) were very good but very mild on hops compared to other IPAs. Finally, I had their Dunkel Weiss. Very good.
Also stopped by Yakima Valley Hops. Picked out a few pounds bags of hops. Planned on going back for some grains Saturday but didn't realize they aren't open on weekends. Did find the ACE Hardware and they had very good prices on grains. At participating or better than More Beer.com
Overall it was a good trip and I now have plenty of bulk supplies.
 
OP
H

HoppyYeaster

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 22, 2016
Messages
869
Reaction score
8
Just got back from Yakima last night for State Basketball. While there, I stopped by Bale Breaker brewery. Had a sampler of their Field 41 pale ale, Topcutter and Bottomcutter IPAs, as well as the Dormancy Breakfast Stout. All four were very tasty. Bale Breaker goes heavy on the hops flavor which I'm acquiring more of a taste for. Later I stopped by Hop Nation. They seem to be more of the opposite of Bale Breaker. While there are definitely hop flavors, they are much milder at least in the beers I tried. Cream On (pale ale) they also had a casket dry hoppedal version of this too. Wasn't a big fan of the casket version. (Served not cold and not carbed.) The EGO IPA and BEGO ( Belgium EGO IPA) were very good but very mild on hops compared to other IPAs. Finally, I had their Dunkel Weiss. Very good.
Also stopped by Yakima Valley Hops. Picked out a few pounds bags of hops. Planned on going back for some grains Saturday but didn't realize they aren't open on weekends. Did find the ACE Hardware and they had very good prices on grains. At participating or better than More Beer.com
Overall it was a good trip and I now have plenty of bulk supplies.
Sounds like a great time. I need to get over the pass this summer and check out some of those places. Like you, I'm sick of the snow. We had a fresh dusting this morning but it's mostly melted now. It looks like we're expecting some more this week. :(
 

radwizard

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2015
Messages
724
Reaction score
322
Holy Mountain Brewing in Seattle is really great. I stopped in there about 2 months ago, and it was the first time in a long time I was super impressed by a new brewery. I live in Vancouver WA, they have several good brewery's there, but no of them really smack you in the face with WOW factor. I haven't visited HUB's new spot in Vancouver, but always enjoyed that brewery in Portland.

I
 

Agamemnon

New Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2012
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Edmonds
I live in the Lake Stevens area and the surrounding areas are exploding with new breweries right now. The city of Snohomish has 7 breweries with an eight on the way. I recommend Scappy Punk brewery. Its small and secluded, but brew master Greg makes some unique and delicious beers.

Lake Stevens has 2 with a third opening with a few months.
 

Steveruch

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
718
Location
Crescent City
Last week my wife and I took the two oldest grandkids to Seattle for a visit. I stopped in at Pike brewing for lunch and had a Octopus ink black IPA that was very good. I also brought home a 22 ounce Kilt Lifter Scotch ale that was excellent. 10 ounces of a XXXXX stout is going into a recipe tonight and I also have a bomber of Drunken Monk trippel waiting to be tried.
 

brandonnys

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2015
Messages
224
Reaction score
40
Location
Aloha
I'm starting a brewery in Aloha, OR (West Portland suburbs). Just past 2.5 months on the TTB app, hoping to hear back within 45 days. Hope to hear from the OLCC shortly thereafter. Then, it's production!

*end shameless plug*
 

pdxal

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Jul 19, 2010
Messages
1,838
Reaction score
264
Location
Portland, OR
I'm starting a brewery in Aloha, OR (West Portland suburbs). Just past 2.5 months on the TTB app, hoping to hear back within 45 days. Hope to hear from the OLCC shortly thereafter. Then, it's production!

*end shameless plug*
Tell us about your plans and give us a link to your website if possible.:mug:
 

KTbrew

Active Member
Joined
Apr 25, 2018
Messages
37
Reaction score
10
We are blessed with an amazing assortment of great breweries all over our area. I'm from southwest WA and here are a few of my longtime faves. Fort George! Can't say enough great things about them. If you're ever in Astoria skip Buoy, Rouge and Wet Dog and go straight there. The taproom in the brewery is the best place to sit in my opinion. The other breweries in Astoria are pretty good too though.
HOTD (Hair of the Dog) rated one of the best breweries in the world by many critics. If you're not buying and aging their beers then you should be. Cascade, I love sours and their's are amazing.

There are also super small places opening up all over the place, some of which are amazing. Willapa Brewing in Raymond is only on tap a few places and they only open their tap room a handful of times per year but they are killin it. Mill City Brew works, North Jetty Brewing and Loowit are some excellent breweries as well.
 

Lucaso

New Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
I live up in Bellingham, WA. We have about 14 breweries in our small city - all of which are great. Melvin IPA, San Juan Island Helles Lager, Aslan Batch 15 Hazy, Kulshan Sunnyland IPA, Stone's Throw Pale Ale, and Aslan Light Lager are my favorites.

If you get a chance do the pub crawl and you'll see why Bellingham has become such a magnet for craft brew enthusiasts from all over.
 

Upthewazzu

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2013
Messages
1,071
Reaction score
205
Location
Pullman, WA
Holy Mountain Brewing in Seattle is really great. I stopped in there about 2 months ago, and it was the first time in a long time I was super impressed by a new brewery.
I'll second Holy Mountain. It was very very good.
 

Steveruch

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2016
Messages
1,532
Reaction score
718
Location
Crescent City
If you're ever near extreme northern CA check out Port O'Pints in Crescent City. The brewer just won a gold and a silver in the CA state fair commercial beer competition.
He's a big home brew supporter.
 

rlmiller

Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2016
Messages
22
Reaction score
18
So .... a few of my favorites:
Iron horse in Ellensburg, but was disappointed with their food, Snoqualmie in Snoqualmie Falls, their food looked fantastic however we had alteady eaten, Ice Harbor in Kennewick with great food and great beer, and my local Fire and Irons in Dayton with great beer and pizza
 

warex

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 10, 2011
Messages
85
Reaction score
2
Location
burlington
Port Townsend Brewing Company is well worth the ferry ride. I don't think that I have had a bad beer there.
 
Top