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Airways Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

6644 S. 196th St #T 100
Kent, Washington, 98032
United States

(253) 200-1707 | map

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Added by barleywinefiend on 04-11-2010

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

A nice little place we stopped by on the way to the airport as we were heading home from Seattle. Located in an industrial park with all of the ambience that implies, it was completely dead on a late weekday afternoon when we were there. Service was good, not shocking considering we were the only people there. The beer was a pleasant surprise, with a couple of the hoppy selections standing up there with the best IPAs we had during a week spent in the area. Overall, a worth while stop, though a bit off the beaten path, unless you can work it into a trip to or from the airport.

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Photo of BeerNW
3.46/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Great overall vibe and feel of place. Was hoping for a larger selection of beers as I know they brew them. The only dark beer they had was a Porter and it was the "other guys" tap. I only gave them a 2 on food because they don't have much but their Bistro over in Kent is fantastic.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice, clean, quiet place. We were there on a Friday night, so it was a little bit busy, but not crowded or noisy. No TV (which I like). I overheard the owners saying they're expanding to include the office space next to their existing space.

Quality is good, the two beers I tried were solid (but not exceptional). Service was not too bad -- wasn't too fast, and they messed up my first beer order, even though they suggested it themselves. I didn't mind too much, since I hadn't tried any of them, and therefore didn't have a very strong preference.

Selection is pretty decent. Usually I'm an IPA guy, but I didn't try either of the ones they had available. Not a huge number of beers or anything, but for a small place that makes their own beer, very nice.

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Photo of BillHilly
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Located off of WVH & 196th in an office complex more or less. Tucked back in there abit. Once you get in, very nice, small, and personable.

Sampled several beers, excellent. The Brewmaster was very cool and willing to talk shop all night. He let me in about 7 minutes before opening, very nice person.

Think they had 5-6 taps and 1 keg of a seasonal.

Didnt try the food, was in a bit of a hurry, grabbed a growler of stout.

Prices are very reasonable...the growler was $10 for the stout. Highly recommend checking this place out, and I plan on going back when I have more time, my limited exposure showed me enough to come back.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

In a industrial park area kind of tucked away and somewhat hard to find you will find Airways Brewing..follow the signs.

A: Small place with a broken L shaped bar against the back wall tucked into the corner. About 8 stools or so at the bar with some seating off to the right away from the bar and against the window. I met some locals there who really gave me some good beer talk. Very relaxed afterwork atmosphere.

Q: Quality ranged from good to very good!

S: Very nice guys who took time to answer my questions and joke around. Enjoy what they do.

S: If I recall they had 5 or 6 handles ranging from a blonde, IPA, stout and ..I brainfarted. Not bad for a small place that jsut lifted off.

F: Pretzels and pizza too

Prices were good. Growler fills to go.

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Photo of trevorjn06
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This place is very small and located in a commercial building in Kent, not the greatest location but I understand why they are there, it is a very small operation and they are hindered by cost. The head brewer, Alex, was a long time homebrewer and works a full time job WHILE running this place. He is very friendly and talked about his beers with me at length as well as taking me in the back to see his operation. The help is very friendly and service is good. They have 5 taps and the selection is fairly basic, when I was there it was porter, IPA, blond and two versions of ESB. The beers are all good, solid brews.
This place is very young and I wish Alex the best in his new business venture.

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Airways Brewing Company in Kent, WA
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 273 ratings
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