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The Beer Authority

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.88%
Taps: 13
Bottles: 400
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

12716 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, Washington, 98125-4427
United States
phone: (206) 417-9629

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(Place added by: beerauthority on 03-28-2009)
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Reviews by jpbebeau:
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

"Relax," I'd been told by a friend while lamenting my move away from Super Deli Mart, "you'll have The Beer Authority nearby!"

I took a look at their website and saw that they had 8 beers on tap, including Ten Fidy at the time, so I was heartened and looked forward to visiting. Unfortunately, unlike several other shops in the area, they aren't prodigious tweeters, so I had little else to go on.

After the release of Abyss, I checked their website on the day after Thanksgiving and saw that they had it on tap. Oblivious to the reality that not everyone has $10 growlers (a la Super Deli Mart), I walked in and found every beer on tap had a different price. At $26 for a growler of Abyss, I decided to pass.

The shop has a nice bar area, and taps line the walls.

Three or four medium coolers have a smallish selection—a few things I hadn't seen, but nothing too exciting and not a diverse enough spread to keep me browsing for too long.

Prices on bottles seemed similar to what I've seen elsewhere. There is some stuff on shelves as well.

I'll probably stop back in for a pint from time to time, but I'll probably hit up the Shoreline Central Market (or another as-yet-unvisited place) 98% of the time.

jpbebeau, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

strongaf, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

510a, Jun 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -5.7%

I often forget that Beer Authority is there, even though they're relatively close to my house. But they always have something good in stock and the staff is pretty friendly and helpful, even though I'm not really a regular. One gripe I have is that the beers aren't always priced so you might not know what something costs until you've already paid for it, but I think their prices are generally pretty reasonable. Just another great option in a town that has a lot of them.

draheim, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Kurmaraja, Apr 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Mages64, Jan 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

HuskyinPDX, Jan 04, 2014
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4.79/5  rDev +9.1%

Burc and staff are awesome. The tap list always has a beer I'm interested in trying and the bottle selection is very good. I always find beers I'm looking for here when I can't find them elsewhere in Seattle. Crowd are friendly and beer knowledgeable folks. A great place that I always look forward to visiting.

seasondek, Nov 12, 2013
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The Beer Authority in Seattle, WA
95 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.