Backwoods Brewing Company

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

1162B Wind River Rd
Carson, Washington, 98610-3298
United States

(509) 427-3412 | map

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Added by Idaho99 on 08-21-2012

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by barleywinefiend:
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A: Located next to a pasture in the Backwoods you will find Backwoods Brewing. My GPS led me astray at first but nevertheless we found it. Sordove smelly outside, if you've ever been to or lived on a farm you know what I mean. Walking in you will find a nice bar next to the kitchen along the back wall. Some picnic tables for seating inside, a wall of swag and some outdoor seating too. You can tell this is a pretty good locals joint and rightfully so considering location. Overall, pretty tame, relaxing and the smell was left outside.

Q: I have had two Backwoods beers so far and they range from men to averagely meh but nothing tainted or bad. However, the previous reviewers were waaay to generous on the quality of beer here. I'm not sure what they were drinking....inexperienced palates for sure.

S: The service was very nice. I was greeted when I walked up to the bar and sat down. We made small talk and she advised me on some places to stop for sightseeing, local breweries and so on. Very nice and helpful. She seemed to know what she was talking about on the local beer scene/culture.

S: 8 beers today, safe selections, your standards of: Stout, IPA, Pale, IIPA and so on. Having previously tried the Log Yard IPA I went for the new 10.1ABV IIPA at 104IBUs.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I visited Backwoods when I was driving through SW Washington recently and I am glad I made the stop. The taproom is big and welcoming, with lots of seating (booths and community tables; indoor and outdoor) and cool woodwork everywhere.

There were 12 taps on offer when I visited, including 6 flagship beers and 6 rotating/seasonal beers. I did a taster tray of the flagships and the Ridge Run Stout is a stand-out among them. Service is good and they have a kitchen offering pizza and sandwiches; the non-bar area is kid friendly as well. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.

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Photo of MaximumYuks
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of fitius5150
3.98/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Solid all around. Great little spot just N of the Columbia. Good selection of brews, Doublecutt IPA was killer. Food is good. Pizzas are a bit steep but a personal cheese pizza will only set you back 6 bucks. Great vibe. Will definitely be back.

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Photo of MaybeKatie
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Picnic tables, great pizza, superb staff, beer on tap and to go, and an incredible array of merch (locally made beer candles and soap).

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of rrock44
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of katybee
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

The owner and a cohort were available to share new samples in the Portland, OR area, and we caught them at the boutique eatery Ross Island Grocery on Corbett. Their pride in their product was apparent, and well-deserved. Because it is not mentioned on the Beer Advocate site yet, I wanted to rave about their new "Ridgerunner Stout" which could definitely compete with others more widely known such as Obsidian, and even Guinness. Ridgerunner shows true character and complexity from the ground up, with all-naturally produced flavors leaning toward coffee and chocolate over a thick opaque malted base, not overly sweet, but smooth and creamy.

The duo also offered a new and ambitious Blueberry wheat beer. I say ambitious, because it is one of the few blueberry beers to be brewed without the artificial (and much joked-about) purple-blue color others under this label have. In fact the beer was remarkable in that it was almost colorless, if a little cloudy, and it only had the most subtle of blueberry overtones. A very lightly hoppy wheat beer, that could be capable of being seriously refreshing and not overly sweet.

The seriousness with which this brewery takes their creativity and the variety of their output, is bound to make this a microbrewery to watch out for!

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Photo of kickerofelves
4.7/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Another fun Carson brew-pub. Real neighborhood atmosphere rather than beer-hipsters but the beer is first rate though. Owned and run by a pretty nice guy who might even take you back to explain his brews if he's not busy. This and Acadian Farms--which is not far away--are among the funkiest, funnest brew-pubs to go to in the Columbia River Gorge I think.

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Backwoods Brewing Company in Carson, WA
Brewery rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 273 ratings
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