Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RedDiamond:
3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
As it presently stands, most Pyramid beers are brewed in Portland at the former Portland Brewing Co. Though beers are no longer brewed locally, the Seattle Alehouse still showcases a 15-bbl brewery said to be poised for imminent revival, and serves well enough as Pyramid's most indigenous surviving outpost. It is immediately across from Safeco Field, (a.k.a. Boondoggle Stadium) home of the Seattle Mariners, where as you might imagine, the place bustles with customers on game days. The building is a century-old former paper mill built of red brick and enormous old-growth timbers on a busy stretch of downtown Seattle just south of Pioneer Square.
The alehouse offers an array of dining areas on two floors in multiple rooms. This includes an arching coppertop bar, a banquet room, an outdoors patio, and a full service swag gallery. The décor has an air of professional polish but is comfortable, well lit, and family friendly. An assortment of agreeable pub foods and pizza is prepared in the open kitchen to the side. Service is white collar uniform and very responsive though I've never been there during game days.
Pyramid offers their standard array of just a handful of unfiltered ales, plus one seasonal and a short selection of Portland/MacTarnahan's beers. Most are middle-of-the-road session beers of modest design. I have yet to see any experimental or one-off beers offered at their Seattle location, nor have I ever seen a stout, a barleywine, or anything imperial or Belgian-inspired. In this respect, selection is nearly identical to their Portland location.
02-17-2009 03:40:45 | More by RedDiamond
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Pyramid Breweries - Seattle Alehouse in Seattle, WA
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.