PNW's Best Brews

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  1. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    Living in the Puget Sound area I am a fan of traveling to the local brewerys and I have found many great ones. For people who have visited the Pacific North Wests brewerys what are your favorites?

    My top 3 are;

    Diamond Knott
    Hilliards
    Skookum
     
  2. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I haven't personally been to all of these breweries yet, but based on reputation and/or the beers I've had from them I would include at least these:
    Hair of the Dog
    Logsdon
    Upright
    Deschutes
    Pelican
    Hopworks
    Cascade
    Fremont
    Black Raven
    Reuben's Brews
    Sound Brewing
    Midnight Sun
    Anchorage
     
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  3. ryhayes

    ryhayes Initiate (161) Jan 21, 2013 Ohio

    Love Cascade and HOD. I would also put Walking Man on the list. Great food, setting, and oh yeah...beer!
     
  4. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    That is a good list, I forgot about Hair of the Dog, Didnt they just have acouple of bottles of Dave go for a rediculous amount?
     
  5. VAbdoyan

    VAbdoyan Initiate (161) Jul 24, 2011 California

    Here's my top 3 must visits:

    1) Cascade
    2) Hair of the Dog
    3) Upright
     
  6. ijaap

    ijaap Initiate (165) Jan 5, 2013 Washington
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    Black Raven and Fremont are both top notch, but HoTD makes my cherry adam from the wood. Which is my favorite beer.
     
  7. duketheredeemer

    duketheredeemer Initiate (41) Jan 21, 2007 Washington

  8. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Zealot (513) Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I am a fan of Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation. Oh wait, those aren't breweries.
     
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  9. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,593) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Maybe they should be.
     
  10. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

  11. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Cannot believe I forgot Boneyard. Aren't they supposed to be canning by now BTW?
     
  12. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Aspirant (261) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    I'm not sure if they gave a date, I just know they said they were going to. Cannot wait though. Hopefully we see some better distro in Washington.
     
  13. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    My top three (out of the breweries I have visited)

    HotD
    Cascade
    Fremont

    Ones I haven't visited that make great beers, imo, are

    Logsdon
    Boneyard
    Deschutes
     
  14. Prufrockstar

    Prufrockstar Initiate (150) Jan 15, 2013 Washington
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    Of the places I've been, my top three:

    1. HotD - hands down number #1 on my list, mostly because I'm in love with the beer.

    2. Cascade - especially because bottles are so freaking expensive, but it doesn't seem so bad to spend a few dollars each on a bunch of tasters, and it seems like there's always some special sour on. This place comes together best, IMO, as a local joint [by which I mean, if I lived in Portland I would drink here all the time. Living in Seattle, I almost completely ignore them].

    3. Fremont - of the breweries in Seattle, I come here most often by far. I like the vibe, I like the beer, I like hanging out here with my kid surrounded by friends, dogs, and all the other laid back, happy customers. This place embodies what I love about living in the NW.
     
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