Cloudburst Brewing

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Cloudburst BrewingCloudburst Brewing
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
448 Ratings
Cloudburst BrewingCloudburst Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2116 Western Ave
Seattle, Washington, 98121-2110
United States

(206) 602-6061 | map
cloudburstbrew.com

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Added by mdaschaf on 12-08-2015

BEER STATS
Beers:
170
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
448
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.2/5
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.86%
 
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Photo of Harrison8
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited on a work trip. Happened to stop by on their 3rd anniversary party.

Space adjoining the street is small, with a little walk-around inside before opening up to a larger space. Larger space features brewery equipment on the one side roped off, with a small bar opposite it. Space is very industrial, featuring concrete floors and glossy repurposed wood. Bar is really short with a handful of staff members pouring from a couple dozen taps. Despite the place being absolutely packed, the bartenders handled themselves and orders well. A small pop up cash bar delivers beers to those waiting in the lengthy line. Selection focused heavily on hoppy work with a handful of big, heavy barrel aged stouts. They also had a smoked beer, which is quite a rarity it seems. Overall, worth a visit, especially if sticking to the Pike Place area or without wandering too far from the Bremerton ferry.

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Photo of BeanBump
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Kind of a cool, hip location in downtown that has no frills about it and is sort of run down, which I like. Service was friendly enough and the place has a very local vibe to it, again, fine by me. Only marginal gripe is the lack of selection. Cloudburst is VERY IPA heavy. I knew that coming in. Maybe it was an off day but they had like 12 beers on the menu, 10 were IPAs.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of U2Chaser
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.95/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Boilerup
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sundin10
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of chrisjws
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jordanginsberg
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4.83/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rab53
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Like walking into an over-crowded garage. Had to fight for service at the bar. Minimal seating. Like the beers, but do not feel compelled to visit the taproom again.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of skyfra
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CPAles
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This is about as hipster of a brewery as I've been to. Great location in Seattle's busy area just north of Pike Place, but if you're looking for and can't find it, it's because it's basically a garage door of a building that looks like it should be condemned. Once you see that, you know you're there.

The place has a great vibe to it with many beer enthusiasts each of the 3 times I went. It is dog friendly as well. There is no food or snacks and there are no waiters/waitresses... Only 2-3 bartenders at a small bar towards the end of the space. The selection was about 10-15 beers (primarily IPAs and saisons) and the bartenders were able to roll through the lines quickly. All the vessels are tightly tucked into the brewery and it's kind of amazing they all fit.

This is a pretty cool place that I would definitely recommend to others. It's a really unique establishment with great character, in a nice area od Seattle and with the best beer!

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Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

V-Cloudburst is located within an easy walk of the Pike Street Market. The vibe inside is industrial chic with concrete floors, exposed steel, and bohemian decor. It is a strangely shaped space with a long front area holding a few tables, brewing equipment towards the back, and a very small serving area/bar with just a few seats. I popped in right after it opened on a cloudy Saturday and the place was quiet, but a few more groups had wandered in by the time I left. Visitors seemed to mostly be tourists.

Q-The two beers I tasted were pretty good. They were new-school hazy IPAs, which are ubiquitous these days, but they were well done.

Ser-The lone bartender was prompt to serve us. She knew her beers and was not afraid to make recommendations, which is good.

Sel-I like IPAs and pales as much as the next guy, but I have to deduct points for offering a menu that consists almost entirely of IPAs and pales, which is what Cloudburst had when I visited. I know there are different varieties of IPA, but when more than half of your 10-beer tap list is hoppy....

O-There is nothing unique about Cloudburst other than its tourist-friendly location and well-above-average hoppy beers. That being said, I would come back for more, which is a positive sign.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AirBob
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Brianp621
4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I want to rate his place a 5, just because it should be rated higher than it is! I have visited many breweries across the Nation and cloudburst in brewing beers with the best of them. Especially in the IPA world. Their beers are original and progressing the industry. If you are in Seattle, you have to go here!!

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Cloudburst Brewing in Seattle, WA
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 448 ratings