Schooner Exact Brewing Company
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Reviews by beertunes:
3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
The highlight of a recent 3 brewery tour of Seattle was finally getting to visit the home of my favorite local/regional IPA, SE's 3 Grid. The basic industrial vibe typical of the tasting room scene is what you'll get here. 8-10 barstools, a few tables and some outside seating during the nicer weather. Family friendly, in fact the owners baby was napping in a playpen by the tanks during our visit.
Service was good, a friendly and competent bartender, while new to SE, clearly had some skill and easily kept up with needs of hos 12-15 customers and people stopping in for growler fills. SE is a relatively small brewery and they tend to have to brew their mainline brews often to meet demand. That said there were several brews I'd never had before and I had a couple of them.
As is typical for the tasting room, no food is served (aside from nuts and chips), but you are welcome to bring in you own o rhave eats delivered. The prices were right in line with pint prices in the Puget Sound area. A must stop if you visit the Jet City.
08-21-2012 22:47:04 | More by beertunes
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4.28/5 rDev +6.5%
Beer is exceptional. I have visited 3-4 times and have found that I have never had a bad experience. The standard taps are all worth trying. The seasonals never fail.
The food is always fresh and well prepared.
The atmosphere is that of a microbrewery.
04-07-2014 05:08:40 | More by jellikit
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
Schooner Exact has a dining room/bar combo. The dining room seats about 40, with attractive wood tables and chairs, well spaced. Music was playing when we visited on a Wednesday afternoon, so it's not the quietest spot, but it's more subdued than some -- it's easy to talk! The bar in the next room is also quite pleasant, a good spot to sip and talk to the bartender.
The food is really well done. We had a smoked salmon salad ($10) and a pork/avocado/lettuce sandwich ($11 with a fine side salad). Those are typical of lunch items. We didn't look at a dinner menu.
As for the beer ... they have 8 taps, six for their standard selections, and two for rotating seasonals. We had their standard Profanity Hill Porter, which was OK, and a seasonal Fog Lifter DIPA, which was excellent. Pints are $4.50, half pints $3, and 4 oz tasters are $2.
In my experience with Seattle area brewpubs and tasting rooms, Schooner Exact has better than average beer and much better than average food. It's actually pretty hard to find this combination. The places that have exceptional beer tend not to have much in the way of food. And there are quite a few brewpubs that don't do either food or beer as well as Schooner Exact. So this is a fine place to stop, and a very good value considering the quality.
01-30-2014 01:49:55 | More by VashonGuy
Schooner Exact Brewing Company in Seattle, WA
90 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.