Seattle Trip Recap
The past few days I was on a business trip in Seattle, WA and when business was over I was able to work on tracking down some good brews, and there are some places and people I met that highlighted my down time in Seattle. For starters check out this Troll (above). You can find this in Fremont under a bridge. The troll is enjoying a nice little VW bug for a snack.
Mac & Jack
My first night there I was taken to Earl’s in Bellvue,WA for some after work drinks and I came across Mac & Jack’s African Amber Ale. This was a fantastic brew which started the trip off on a good note. I didn’t get a chance to make it to their brewery which was really close to my hotel, but I was glad to sample some of their beer.
Back at the hotel when I couldn’t sleep I scoured some Northwest blogs for any goings on in the area. I came across a bar that was having a Washington Beer Fest when I was in town so I decide to stop in and check it out. Brower’s Cafe is a must go to place for the beer/food lover. TheY have 64 beers on tap and for the ‘festival’ all of the taps were converted to Washington Brewers taps. I enjoyed my first ever Bacon Beer. Odin’s Smokey Bacon Porter had the smell of smokey bacon, and tasted more smokey than bacon but I could taste the hint of bacon in it, not bad at all! I also hear they had great food but I was still full from the big breakfast I had at The Dish.
Malt & Vine
Last but certainly not least is Malt & Vine, a beer and wine store that also has 15 beers on tap. I have never been to a place that serves and sells at the same time. They had a huge selection of bottled beers from all over the World and the two beers I had on tap (one local cask and one Octoberfest) really hit the spot after a long day of work. It was also nice to have a good beer conversation with someone since I hadn’t really discussed it on my trip with anyone.
Honorable mention goes out to RedHook. It looks exactly like its Portsmouth, NH counterpart in every way from the outside to the inside. Great food as well. The Dish was a great breakfast spot and although I didn’t make it out there I heard awesome things about Black Raven.
That’s my short write up on the trip. It was good to try some of the local brew and I am glad I found some really nice places in a short amount of time that I can safely recommend to anyone that travels out that way. Have a great Tuesday!