Holy Mountain Brewing Company

Holy Mountain Brewing CompanyHoly Mountain Brewing Company
Holy Mountain Brewing CompanyHoly Mountain Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

1421 Elliott Ave W
Seattle, Washington, 98119-3104
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21+, no children allowed except when buying beer to go.
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Reviewed by Lucnifter from California

4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
One of my favorite breweries ever.
The name, art and decor were enough to pique my interest years ago. The metal music, 21+ policy and most importantly, the quality of the beer won me over hard-core.
Sep 27, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by chrisjws from California

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
I've heard this place hyped a whole lot, so when I got a chance to check it out I jumped on it. There's the hype breweries that give you the big dopamine hits with insane hop flavors or a billion adjuncts in their stouts. This is not that type of hype place. The hype here is definitely built around strong fundamentals when it comes to brewing. I tried a half dozen different styles and the consistency and quality from each one was notable.

The hype is real, hit this place up if you get a chance
Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by mig100 from Texas

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Taybeh from Minnesota

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
I've been here many times. Went there with my wife last night, a Friday night close to peak omicron, arriving about 20 minutes before last call. We ordered three beers between the two of us. It was moderately busy, but there were still tables available. Music playing, moderately loud. Bar service.

There's no real hedging on the quality of their beer -- they make good stuff, pretty much no matter what style it is. Their selection is pretty broad -- lagers, IPAs, saison/wild stuff, stouts, though I think they only have like 12 taps.

They're definitely a "trendy" stop. Probably a good place to take a beer person to impress them (though it was a better place to visit when Windy City Pie was next door). Nice, clean, organized.

I'll keep going back when I'm in the area, but I'll rarely head downtown specifically to go there (unless I have a reason like their fresh hop beer release or "I need to get something from them for someone").
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by REVZEB from Illinois

Sep 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Between a busy street and a railroad yard lies this one room taproom. From the front street it looks quaint. A small patio sits out front boxed in by barrels. From the front door, a long hallway directs patrons back to the taproom, which opens up to high ceilings. The high ceilings, combined with the white paint, trendy wall lighting, and low booth walls accentuate the space to feel even more cavernous. A southwest facing back garage door allows in the only natural light, with additional emphasis during sunset. Bar is a long "L", offering two serving stations for those taking a pour back to their booth, table, or the patio, while offering seating for individuals. Tap list is a good mix of trendy styles, simplistic lagers, and a variety of other things.
Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by Tacoma_Dan from Washington

4.58/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I've been to Holy Mountain brewing numerous times. First visit was 03/06/2017, and have returned many other times, including plenty of their bottle releases, but reviewing for the first time. Recommend parking in the back alley, as it is easier to access the rear tap room entrance. Clean open taproom space, music is usually some sort of light metal or hard rock. Brewery and taproom staff always nice, and knowledgeable in regards to their beer and current styles. Cool selection of merchandise, and they usually always have a few bottle/can to go options or crowlers. Follow their Instagram for up to date info in regards to their limited releases and updates.
Jun 16, 2020
Rated: 5 by Butchnasty from Louisiana

Sep 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Eccentric place, a bit hard to find at first because of confusing address system. Mostly women drinking beer and only women serving., which I found unique. Some perfect beers, no bad one. Reasonable prices for the quality. No table service but there was at the bar. Some fruit flies. Liked the trains passing by view, but that does not make a great vibe.
Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Aug 07, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

Jul 21, 2019
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Reviewed by asaxon08 from Washington

4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Upon arriving, the vibe and ambience was relaxed and open. One side was open to a railroad, the other to the street. With constant heavy metal music playing the first 1.5 hrs, it was almost mind-numbing. But once the music changed and the temperature dropped, it was perfect.

The beers were phenomenal. Every single one of them that I tried were outstanding. Once the temp went from hot to comfortable with a great breeze coming through, I didn’t want to leave. I could’ve stayed all evening, if allowed to. Amazing place. The only addition I would suggest is ceiling fans in the tap room to circulate air when it’s warm outside like today.
Jul 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
This place is, dare I say Rad. I would have enjoyed a better opportunity to engage with the brewers, but I suppose I only cared because the beer was top notch. I liked the building and the brews on all sides of the spectrum. I will say that the beers did not growler well - loosing significantly in the next two days, but fresh on tap this is second to none in Seattle that I've tried. Get a Kiln & Cone or Kingshead!
Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by Ajlvt from Washington

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by eddiefl from New York

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Very pleasant atmosphere with great service. Selection varies depending on what is the most recent release. The quality of the beer brewed is generally very good.
Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Sep 10, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Bunuelian from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by cherche from Washington

Jun 20, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Feb 20, 2018
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Reviewed by jrnyc from New York

4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Loved this place. As others have said it has a minimalist feel to it. Fairly roomy with seats at bar and throughout the building. Loved the long walkway into the tap room. Service was great. Eclectic list of beers on tap and in bottles.
Feb 11, 2018
Rated: 5 by Sundin10 from Washington

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.55 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jan 26, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by al2913 from Delaware

Dec 08, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Nov 05, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by redbarnbikes from New York

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by jheimbigner from Washington

Oct 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Located in a unique spot that is much less bustling and a lot more mellow than downtown Seattle, the bar is moderately short, but the rest of the space is rather roomy, as it needs to be since it still gets quite busy despite its decentralized location. The bar top is a nice wooden bar, with a windowed view to some fermenters. The tap station is to the right, in front of the swag, and has a cute, understated appearance for such an up-and-coming brewer. A large garage door that opens in the back not only provides a view of trains as they go by, but is great for sunsets over Elliott Bay of the Puget Sound.

Service is mostly self unless you're at the bar, and the beers are more than worth it: very mature and complex saisons, super potent and dank IPAs, and strong, deep dark brews. Selection includes some local ciders and collaborations, but is limited to around 10 lines total, with some in-house bottles to consider. Two fresh hop ales were on when we visited, and they were our favorites of all the fresh hop brews we had over the course of a 1.5 week road trip through the entire Pacific Northwest.
Oct 11, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
it was awesome to make in to visit this brewery ever since i had my first beer from them. they are doing such a great job, it was a bit of a destination for us, totally worth it. the space is about as minimalist as i have ever visited, but its cool. a garage door in front opening to barrels and tanks, very blue collar, and a hallway through the adjacent door leads to a whitewashed taproom with nothing more than some booths and some tables, literally unadorned with any kind of decor. another garage door opens to busy train tracks behind, a long right angle bar runs the length of the place, and there is a view to the brew house behind it. they had a nice range of beers on, including a killer esb, some hoppy selections, and the saison types i had previously known them for. everything we had was awesome, but of all of them, a belgian single won the day for me. folks behind the bar warmed up to us pretty quickly, and we left as friends. prices were fair for the quality, and it was unpretentious really. i like the minimalist nature of the place. its not about a sporting match, a board game, or some lousy food cart, its all about the beer, and it shows in everything they are doing here. awesome brewery visit, ill be back when i make it back to seattle!
Oct 09, 2017
Rated: 4.76 by pierluigitricoci from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2017
Rated: 4.84 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington

Sep 06, 2017
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Reviewed by BeanBump from California

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
The best brewery during my recent visit to Seattle. Saisons for days and a few sours and hoppy items mixed in. Love the industrial, almost cult-like vibe they have going on. Friendly service and appropriately priced, high quality beer. The tasting room is a little off the beaten path in an industrial area by the train tracks but its worth the journey. I came about 90 minutes before closing time but couldve easily spent another hour here.

When in Seattle, stop by.
Aug 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Mista_Carta from California

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Great warehouse space with high ceilings and sleek minimalist design. If you happen to get a sunny-Seattle-day afternoon sunlight pours in and bounces all over off the white walls. If weather is warm enough and the back roll up door is up you might also catch trains moving in the yard across the street as you drink. Several 3' wide by 12' high skinny windows behind the bar afford you views of the actual HM brewing area. Ultimately, I feel like the white walls and minimal design set a perfect stage for guests to experience HM beers and to appreciate their label & merch artwork.

Beer selection is definitely rooted in European tradition. When I visited there were four saisons, a Doppelsticke, a Czech-style Pils, a Belgian-style "White," an oak-fermented table beer, an oak-fermented hoppy Brett beer, a "Dark Mild" and a Pale Ale. There was also a "guest cider" on tap. Actually refreshing to not have hazy NE IPAs and/or huge BA stouts on the menu... Mine was a summer visit and all the beers seemed perfectly suited to the great warm weather. Would definitely be curious to see how (if) the menu changes seasonally. A couple of the saisons were excellent but the stand-outs were the Pils & the Doppelsticke. Holy Mountain is definitely one of those places where you should be adventurous and try some styles that you might not be familiar with. Small selection of HM bottles, some in-house only and some available to go. They also do fills of select taps.

Staff were attentive and helpful.

No food but I believe they're fine with you ordering in.

Great selection of merch sporting minimal, clean designs and Holy Mountain's signature woodland/forest occult themes.

HM should be on any beer tourist's "must see" list for Seattle.
Aug 01, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Keananmichael5 from California

Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jun 15, 2017
Rated: 4.48 by mecmd from Tennessee

Jun 12, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Eddiehop from Texas

Apr 29, 2017
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