If you’re a beer fan of any kind, you’ve come to the right place to sample some of the best of what microbreweries have to offer. There’s something for everyone here from the lightest to the darkest, from the lagers to the porters. This blog just serves as a quick reference to some places that you can find close to the city or if you’re feeling adventurous, some of the most worthwhile breweries to travel a little ways out of Seattle.
Naked City Brewery and Taphouse: No, it’s not perverted, the title comes from the 1948 movie of the same name. Their beers range in varieties and their seasonals are always sought after. Also, in the beer culture of the city they are known for reaching out to other breweries and supporting all things microbrew. They feature 24 taps with many guest brews coming in and out.
Elysian: You may have heard of them already, and that’s for good reason. They consistently come out with innovative and award-winning beers. Sample the Avatar Jasmine IPA or a Dragonstooth Stout and you won’t be disappointed.
Brouwers: Brouwers isn’t a brewery, but just about every brewery in the near vicinity has been featured there not to mention as well beers from around the world. With over 64 taps, it quickly becomes very difficult to make a decision.
A few miles out of town:
Triplehorn Brewing Co: One of the newer microbreweries in Woodinville, Triplehorn has consistently surprised and delighted with their offers. Right now the Nemesis Milk Stout is to die for and a must to try if you make it over there.
Black Raven: Housed in Redmond, Black Raven’s beers have been wowing patrons for a few years now. They’ve been winners at the Great American Brewfest and have never come across as overconfident in their prowess to the beer admirers. I personally would suggest the Tamerlane Brown Porter which never disappoints.
Prost! A tavern located in West Seattle (a bit of a drive, but an incredible view) that features the best of German beers. If you’re in the mood for a Bratwurst and a Dunkel Weisse, this is the place to be.
There’s plenty more where that came from, so if you decide that you want to go on a mini tour of some of the finest microbreweries around the area just let a Roadside staff member know and they’ll take care of you—preferably me because it gives me an excuse to drink, and possibly rent a limo. Also, if you’re just looking for a great cocktail, I highly recommend the Zig Zag Cafe in Seattle right next to Pike Place. You won’t regret it!
Brady Hoyle is an Account Manager at Roadside by day, and a craft beer genius by night. His company, Duvall Spring Brewing, makes award-winning brews – if you happen to visit Brouwers (recommended above), you just might find one of their beers on the rotating tap! Brady has been known to supply the dental website team here at Roadside with growler fills and the occasional pony-keg, which makes him an indispensable asset (well, he’s a great Account Manager too, we suppose).