A Few of the Top Pacific Northwest Breweries
Millions of people will be traveling to the Pacific Northwest in the next few months for the holidays (and the skiing!) and they’ll be facing some more of those wilder-than-normal weather patterns as well. Don’t let the rainy mix keep you indoors – here are some of our favroite Pacific Northwest breweries. Check them out if you’re in the area, they’re worth a drive!
Two Beers Brewing Co. – Seattle, WA - If you find yourself in the Industrial Disctrict of downtown Seattle, Two Beers Brewing is a spot that you need to check out especially this time of year. Two Beers Brewing just released a couple of their wildly popular seasonal beers: Hearth Winter Warmer and their wildly popular Jive Espresso Stout. Keeping with Seattle’s claim to fame, their Jive Epresso Stout is brewed with locally produced Kuma beans which contributes to that “holy cow!” aroma. If you’re planning a Friday visit, you’re in luck: food trucks. You’ll also have to plan a return trip sometime during the warmer months for the killer outdoor seating.
You’ll love the beer, the vibe and the regulars so much that you’ll probably have a hard time not coming back at least a few more times. Founder and head brewer, Joel VandenBrink, is incredibly talented and if you’re lucky, you may find him in the bar (tell him Hoppy Press sent you!). Why Two Beers? As the motto on the Two Beers Brewing Co. website says, “life is just a little more honest after two beers.”
- Location: 4700 Ohio Ave S Seattle, WA
- Tastings: Tuesday – Friday, 3PM – 8pm, Saturday 1PM – 6PM
- Web: http://www.twobeersbrewery.com/
- Location: 240 N Broadway, Portland, OR
- Tasting Room: Fridays 4:30 – 9:00 pm, Sat and Sun, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
- Web http://www.uprightbrewing.com
- Location: 272 Van Buren St., Eugene, OR
- Tasting Room: Sun – Wed, Noon – 9:00PM and Thurs – Sat, Noon – 1oPM
- Web: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/
Think that I missed out on a must-see brewery? Have any recommendations for brewery #4? Leave a comment below.