Seattle once offered more breweries than any other city in the USA with over 170 and counting. According to experts, many breweries have focused on reinventing the craft beer experience for beer lovers and enthusiasts, while others are focused on providing an overall restaurant experience. Thus, there is something for everyone in the city of Seattle.
With more and more breweries springing up, choosing one for your regular hangouts and special events might be challenging. However, that’s where we come in. We have created a list of the best breweries Seattle has to offer. Let’s see who made the cut.
According to our survey, Reuben’s Brews, Fremont Brewing, Old Stove Brewing Co., and Cloudburst Brewing are some of the best breweries in Seattle.
Adam and Grace, the co-founders of Reuben’s Brew, had a mutual love for homebrewing and poured their beer at the 2010 PNA Winter Beer Taste, winning first place in the people’s choice category. Their dream turned into a reality, and they opened up Reuben’s Brews, named after their first son. They focus on crafting innovative beers with no constraints. Its mission is to expand the love of beer and create the best pint possible.
We recommend trying their Crikey IPA. It has a smooth body with a fruity and piney aroma and tastes like crisp grains and bread.
What happens when two science enthusiasts and curious beer connoisseurs work together? Amazing and innovative craft beer, of course! With their commitment to the art and science of brewing, Stoup Brewing comes up with unique ways to create good-quality smooth beers that honor the traditional techniques while continuously working to improve them. They have it all; IPAs, sours, porters, and lagers.
Try their Citra IPA. It is light and bright in color and has a mind-awakening aroma of citrus hops and tropical fruits. The flavors consist of resin, citrus peel, and grapefruit peel. Starts sweet, followed by a bitter finish.
Founded in 2009, Fremont Brewing is a family-owned brewing company that grows small-batch artisan beers to ensure quality in all it produces. The beers are made from the freshest local ingredients to enhance your craft beer experience. The owner, Matt Lincecum, is a homebrewer and environmentalist and wants to craft beers that are eco-friendly and made with good intentions – because beer matters.
Try the local favorite, B-Bomb, a strong American ale barrel-aged and has spicy and caramelly notes of bourbon, vanilla, wood, and roasted malt. Spicy, boozy, with a hint of bitterness, it is a must-try for everyone.
The Urban Family Brewing Co. focuses on creating unique craft beers for their community. It is a small brewery specializing in French and farmhouse-style ales and sours. They promote fruit-forward beer, and their lineup is constantly changing and evolving. It is a family-run brewery that is child and dog friendly and also serves non-alcoholic drinks.
We recommend trying their Death to Cereal sweet stout. It is a coffee stout made with milk sugar and sterling hops. Well-balanced, bitter-to-sweet, and finished with a cocoa bean aftertaste, this stout is perfect for any time of the day.
Looking for a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy a glass of beer? Head over to Cloudburst Brewing. This no-frill land zone is often overcrowded and offers canned beer in its production location. From IPAs, and pilsners to hops, they have something for everyone.
Opt for their Happy Little Clouds pilsner. It has an attractive aroma and taste profile. The sweetness from tropical fruits, honey, and biscuit, ends with a bitter floral finish; the layers are complex and enjoyable to drink.
Head on over to one of the best places to experience craft beer in the pacific northwest. The Old Stove Brewing Co. is determined to focus on its “meet the producer” tradition and create amazing beers on-site in a welcoming space that is safe for friends and family. You can find their brews in stores, taprooms, and throughout Seattle.
If you are an IPA lover, then try their Two-Pronged Crown. It has complex earthy notes, with grassy pine and tangerine. The taste is relatively juicy, and the overall effect is creamy and fruity.
Pushing the boundary of craft beer techniques, the Ghostfish Brewing Company is reinventing beer from the ground up. They produce gluten-free beers by handpicking locally-grown, naturally gluten-free ingredients to offer you legendary tasting beers. They aim to become the preferred gluten-free choice for retailers and consumers based on taste, quality, and value.
Locals love their Grapefruit IPA. It is a citrus bomb and is brewed with grapefruit peel and a mysterious ingredient, which offers a thick creamy finish.
Keeping the British tradition alive, the Machine House Brewery located in Seattle brews in small batches and serves cask-conditioned ales through beer engines and at cellar temperature. You can find famous flagships always on tap or special seasonal brews.
We recommend trying their Dark Mild ale. It is mild in aroma and hops bitterness, but the taste is unforgettable. It tastes like bitter coffee and is nice and drinkable.
Perihelion Brewery offers beacon-brewed beer crafted with love. They have 18 original brews and 1 cider. They also have unfermented drink options for those who are looking for non-alcoholic options, such as juice, sodas, lemonades, and iced tea. Along with this, you can find an excellent selection of wine… and let’s not forget the fantastic food.
Try their Imperial Rye IPA. It has fruity and floral notes, and the taste reflects that. It is creamy, smooth, and relaxing. Pair it with their shepherd’s pie, which is cheesy, rich, and flavorful.
Carden and Brent Norton founded the Elliot Bay Brewing Co. with a shared purpose: good food, good beer, and good company. They wanted to create a family-friendly place where sustainability is prioritized and the pub experience is delivered through a safe and comfortable environment. They are an award-winning brewery that focuses on giving back to the community.
With so many options to choose from, we recommend trying their Elliot Bay IPA. It is a well-balanced drink with a citrus and pineapple aroma. It is easy to drink and has a smooth consistency. It pairs well with their spicy chicken sandwich and chipotle sauce.