Machine House Brewery
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by barleywinefiend:
3.91/5 rDev -7.8%
A: Very busy on a Saturday at lunch. Once I drove up and down trying to find the place I walked in the backdoor only to discover a nice, big crowd and band going to town. The place is pretty hard to find but when I found it I was pleased. A medium sized bar, loads of people and lots of babies, a band playing, pretty busy n loud
Q: They had three hand pump/cask beers here. All English style ales which is a bit of a change for this area. The beer I had, being the Bitter, was quite nice and quaffable.
S: The guys working behind the bar were very nice helpful despite being so busy. No complaints here. I thought they were doing a great job and there were plenty of them working. At one time I counted three people opuring.
S: Like I mentioned; 3 house beers @ $3 pints and 2 one-off casks today. Not bad for a start-up brewery.
F: No food here to my knowledge.
03-10-2013 11:44:31 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.53/5 rDev -16.7%
Our Seattle friend took us to Georgetown and we somehow found Machine House Brewery. This place is right next to the main drag but sort of hidden in an alley, which might explain why it was completely empty on a Friday evening. The old brick warehouse that houses Machine is spacious, perhaps too much so for a brewery that appears to be a mom-and-pop operation cranking up only enough beer to supply the tasting room.
Indeed, the brewer was tending bar while the wife and son were lounging nearby. They have local art hanging on the walls and pallets everywhere. It felt like stepping into someone’s garage…
As for the beer, they make only English-style cask ale and have four varieties: Gold, Bitter, Mild, Oatmeal Stout. The stout was very good, the rest… not so great. The beers are hand-pumped and feel like an oddity in this era of Triple IPA’s and barrel-aged mega imperial stouts, and you gotta give these guys props for doing something different. Their merchandise is fantastic, I bought a cool hoody.
Not really a place to hang out, not a place for great beer… Machine is weird, but it deserves a visit or two.
03-19-2014 14:42:43 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Machine House Brewery in Seattle, WA
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.