I stopped in at Bellevue Brewing Company in Bellevue, Washington for dinner and a beer. I decided to go with the Cuban Sandwich and surprisingly it was better than the one I had at a Cuban restaurant back home recently. Delicious. The Rye IPA was the bartender’s recommendation and its spiciness paired wonderfully with the sandwich. Great food and drink.
Considering the name, Bad Jimmy’s Brewing in Seattle, Washington, I felt right at home. I tried the Habanero Amber and after that everything tasted like habanero. I like spicy things and this really delivered. I would have liked to enjoy the beer with some food. But time didn’t permit. I’m sure it would go wonderfully with a burger or many other entrees.
I stopped in at Reuben’s Brews in Seattle, Washington and tried the Robust Porter. I figured this would be the best bet since the origin of the porter is British and the owner is British and I wasn’t disappointed. You should try it.
I love the Stoup Brewing story which added to my enjoyment of Stoup Brewing in Seattle, Washington. So, I tried the Azacca Pale and the Citra IPA and from that point on have been trying to figure out how I can get this beer at home in Maryland. Given the option I’d make this my go-to IPA. And I’d serve the Azacca Pale to all my friends all the time. I wish I could have stayed and enjoyed more.
I couldn’t resist trying the Peanut Butter Stout at Lucky Envelope Brewing in Seattle, Washington. And, you guessed it, it was a nice smooth stout with hints of peanut butter. All I needed was a jelly sandwich to go with it. I also tried the Helles Lager which was crisp and refreshing on this warm summer day. Great beers.
I stopped in at Hale’s Pub and Brewery in Seattle, Washington and enjoyed the Cream Ale. This style is not necessarily one of my go to beers. However, the Hale’s Cream Ale is a fine example of this variety. Smooth as silk. And very drinkable.
I did a double-take at Fremont Brewing when I saw the ice box. Wow. A blast from the past. Very cool! No pun intended. I stopped in for a beer and enjoyed the Cask Summer Ale with the taste of juniper. Very nice. The Rye Saison was spicy as I like it. Pilsner was refreshing. In all, some great beers and a great place to enjoy them.
I stopped in at Elysian Brewing Company for lunch and a beer. The salmon patty burger was delicious along with the sweet potato fries – I highly recommend this. In terms of the beers, if I were to recommend one I’d go with Men’s Room Summer Gold. The bartender recommended this. I agree. It is delicious. Very drinkable. Pairs well with many types of food. A great beer for any time. It goes down smooth and easy. I tried several of the other beers and they were all tasty.
I stopped in at The Pike Brewing Company in Seattle, Washington and tasted three beers. The Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale was tasty(malty and sweet). It was he best of the three to start out with. The Space Needle Golden IPA was a really tasty IPA. Not too bitter. It has a real clean taste. The best way to describe it is that it tastes golden. Very nice. And the Pike Extra Stout was caramelly but also had a bite to it. For my tastes I liked the IPA best, then the Scotch Ale and finally the Stout. But all three were delicious.