Three of us stopped by this organic brewpub at the end of a strip mall on a Monday afternoon around 2 pm, there were several people in the place enjoying a late lunch. We had a light lunch and sampled the beers. We tried the pick-your-own sampler of five beers for $6.50 and had a couple of pints at $4.50 each. They also have growlers and kegs to go. They had about 16 beers on tap including a cask ale and nitro cask (casks one night a week). We had soups and appetizers for lunch. The food and service was excellent. The brewpub has several TVs in a large open room filled with tables/booths and centered on the bar against the back wall. There are also pool tables in the corner. Everything is no smoking. WI FI is also available. Parking is limited to the spots in the strip mall.
Great place in a quaint town, swallowed by Seattle. Cool digs, set up in an old 5-n-dime store on main street. Nice atmosphere and a great bartenders. 18 craft beers on tap including 2 cask conditioned & a nitro-pushed brown. I tasted 4 (yes, four) of the IPAs and had the Cast Cond. Port Townsend Hop Diggity, the Riot Ale(imperial IPA), & the Three Tree Imperial Porter for desert. All were top notch, well balanced, and a beer nerd's dream.
Food this evening was the highly recommended (and I agree) Imperial ruban w/ pub fries. Great sandwich and a perfect compliment to the beers. Not far from the airport, this brewpub is a jewel for the berg that is Burien.
Terrific brewpub located in the heart of Burien. Parking can be a challenge on the weekends but they always have room across the street at the discout bakery after it closes. Great choice of beers both brewed by Elliott Bay as well as a new choice of rotating local beers. Always a cask and nitro selection on hand. I met one of the brewers Doug Hindman, great guy and is currently experimenting with some pilsners. Not usually a fan but he was using the Czech tradition and it's very good. Atmosphere is nice with a great bartender that really knows her beers.
We stopped by for the end of Monday night football and a late dinner. There is a nice long bar along the back wall with additional counter and table seating which is surrounded on three sides by dining tables and the lighted brew room is visible through windows on the end wall. When we visited there were 17 taps and 3 casks available that were predominantly EB brews with a few guests and a soda included. I lingered over a Duce Coupe Dark IPA and a Noir von Boorian (Belgian Black Ale) then finished with a No Doubt Stout. DD was happy to find bottles of Kaliber, her favorite NA. We also enjoyed our dinners which were selected from a menu including great salads, burgers, sandwiches and special entrees. Parking is available in a narrow off street lot out front.
What a great place to visit loved the atmosphere. Just like most brewpubs the feeling was open and nice. The TV’s and shuffle boards were going crazy. The service was pretty good and the knowledge of the product as for our server was pretty good. They had some great beers on tap and the food was very good and real proportioned well for the price. Had a great time they got lots of great beers on tap and lots of special ones you can only get at the brewery. Great Bourbon Porters and Malt Liquors that are tasty. I will be back.
West Seattle's Big Brother, the Elliott Bay Brewpub in Burien has its own distinct feel.
A tree-lined street frames the entrance of this larger pub & although the small-town atmosphere seems absent upon entering, sit for a bit and wait. That "put-your-feet-up-and-relax" identity won't be far off.
Bartender Chachi says "it's all family here. We like coming to work - we hang together after hours. We watch each other's back. It's a perfect place. You'll like it here."
Wife Persimmon & I did...although I found the West Seattle pub more to my liking. The smaller bar allowed more interaction with my fellow beer-drinkers, less distraction as we solved the world's problems
The beer here is essentially the same as the West Seattle locale. While some brews are missing, there have been replaced w/other Elliott Bay signature craft beers: B-Town Brown, Klondike Gold, and the Von Boorian family / Hop, Pale & Trebel. No, they won't break into song...but you might after two or three "samples."
Thought the B-Town Brown was excellent; full-bodied & rich that filled the mouth with subtle hints of chocolate and a smooth finish. Would like to have seen a Scottish or Belgian available but between the two, most tastes and preferences in beer are addressed.
The pub also features blended ales for the fruit-lovers like PIPA (Alembic Ale & IPA), Diesel (Alembic + Stout), Raz-n-Stout (Stout + Lambic), Wolf (Stout + splashs of Port Wine), Frambaweizen (Luna Weizen + Lambic) & Frambacider (Luna Weizen + Cider).
Like its older, elder brother the Burien location has a Mug Club but unlike West Seattle, they're only going to allow 150 members due to space limitations. The more Mug Clubbers, the more space needed under the bar to store those pesky glass containers. The count now stands at 142...and we've been told that the last time a space came available, the $30 fee / glass brought $200 on eBay.
"You have to treat a beer like a woman, gently and with love 'cause if you don't, it goes bad. Quickly."
Thanx, Chachi. Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt. We can only try!