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Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.05/5
Fremont Brewing CompanyFremont Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

3409 Woodland Park Avenue North
Seattle, Washington, 98103
United States

(206) 420-2407 | map
www.fremontbrewing.com

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Added by barleywinefiend on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Beers:
80
Reviews:
1,076
Ratings:
6,126
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
140
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.28%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 140
Reviews by snaotheus:
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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Yes, it's a warehouse, but it's friendly and beer-centric. Kids and dogs are allowed. The only food served there is a large bowl of self-serve pretzels. You're allowed to bring your own food. You're allowed to buy or fill a growler and drink it on site, which is pretty surprising and nice.

There's limited table seating, although they have one fairly good sized German-beer-hall-style table with benches (long, intended to be shared by strangers). It can get fairly crowded, and I've only seen one guy serving there -- no table service, just line up at the bar. But, it goes pretty quickly and they'll hold onto your growler until you're ready to go.

Growlers are $8 to fill, more to buy but I can't remember how much. Most of their beers are $4 or $5 for a glass, and some of them are excellent (some of them are not). They made a beer for Brouwer's, I think they called it V5, which was terrific. They also made a nitro cranberry ale which was distinctly lackluster.

They have six taps and a cask, the taps seem to rotate through their selection fairly quickly.

They don't have much in the way of decorations, but you're basically sitting right in the brewing facility, which gives you plenty to look at.

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Photo of SmokingWood
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Photo of phingdong
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
2.66/5  rDev -36.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The outdoor beer garden is huge and always a good time in the summer, its right on the water too. It helps that this place makes the best beer Ive ever had, literally. The majority is going to be pale ales, but their normal oatmeal stout is great, and their barrel aged stuff is insanely delicious.

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Photo of nhirsch04
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NDogg44
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Wednesday during the lunch hour. Parking was still insane. We parked in the growler pickup lane and asked nicely if we could stay and have a quick flight. They said yes.
I can't imagine how crazy this beer landmark is on weekends (and where people might actually park). But we hit it at a very low ebb and enjoyed a flight. Both servers were very nice and helpful with selections. The Dark Star Oatmeal Stout was a winner and we took 2 bombers with us (only $4.99 ea.).
Freemont Brewing is an oasis in a very busy, funky neighborhood. Plenty of places to sit, lots more outside. Lots of cold beer to purchase.
Don't forget to visit The Troll when you leave. It's a huge sculpture underneath the bridge just 4 blocks up the street.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I think I'd rather have visited this place in the winter. I enjoy Fremont's beers in general but nothing compares to their big imperial stouts and such.

When I went the taplist was hop-heavy and I find these beers good but not mind-boggling. I liked the benches in the taproom and and cold brew coffee available on tap and could see the patio being nice on sunny days.

I'd be here everyday that B-Bomb or a Dark Star variant was on though. Those are so damn good.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of tim007007
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of B_B
4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hoss76
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tmappin
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of lloydboss
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

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