Snipes Mountain Microbrewery and Restaurant

905 Yakima Valley Hwy, Sunnyside, WA, 98944, United States
(509) 837-2739
Latitude: 46.32904, Longitude: -120.00887

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.42 | Atmosphere: 4.04 | Service: 3.96 | Food: 4.00
82.8
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 6 reviews.
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4.4
out of 5
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cawdor (13)
Saturday 4th of February 2012 12:50:41 PM
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You can get a few varieties of Snipes Mountain on bottles regionally. I visited the brewery once years ago and those common brews were the ones on the sample tray. When I stopped in this time, I noticed a lot of new things on the tap handles. Their selection was as follows:

Coyote Moon
Extra Blonde
Sunnyside Pale Ale
IPA
Porter
Rosa
Little Chief
Dos Borrachos
Chocolate Espresso Stout
Dark Matter (CDA)
No-Bake Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
Hoppy New Beer (Winter ale)
Red Sky ESB

I believe the first six are on the standard sample tray. I asked if I could try the specials instead and it was no problem. My sample tray ended up being the last six on that list.

Ended up taking a growler of the No Bake home. I believe the fill was $7. They gave me some coupons for $5 refills during Super Bowl weekend.

I sat at the bar. Thankfully only a couple of other people were there, but it still felt crowded. Those chairs were touching. Didn't get food this time, though it's a full service restaurant.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
90.0
Overall

JamesYKM (13)
Thursday 9th of December 2010 04:49:05 PM
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Chris Miller, is a remarkable brewer, highly regarded in the northwest brewing industry. He is very consistent in the quality of his beers and very playful in his experimentation. Chris continues to brew the same beers that the original brewer developed but has gone way beyond them to create a huge array of seasonals, from Pilsners, Lagers and Pales to barrel aged Belgians, Imperial IPAs and stouts. It is not uncommon to find Chris brewing with a new experimental hop variety that one of the local farmers has asked him to try. The food is always excellent, the staff is helpful and knowledgeable and the regulars at the bar are friendly. Always a great experience!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
93.3
Overall

BrewDad (256)
Thursday 11th of September 2008 02:52:26 PM
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Great lodge feel to this place. In the middle of a town that looks to be either a ghost town or just a very old that needs new business. They located here? We had some good brewpub food the place was clean, the servers knew the beer and they did a great job for me. I asked about a special serving of tasters they where able to accommodate and they even told me about the history of the brewer and brewery. A nice stop if ever in the area easy to find off the main freeway and easy to get back on. Games, TV’s, special banquet rooms and Brewery tours if the brewer is available.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 3.75
78.3
Overall

dorandbob (272)
Wednesday 13th of August 2008 08:00:18 PM
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Snipes Mountain Brewing is a large two story log cabin-style building with a steeply pitched green metal roof. Inside in the main seating area, the wooden ceilings go all the way to the roof and it’s nicely lit with windows all around. Seating is wooden tables and chairs and booths along the windows on two sides. The centerpiece of the room is a fantastic two story stone fireplace that really adds to the lodge-like look. The wrought iron balcony on the second story (office area?) does the same. A separate large room is pressed into service for regular seating when it’s crowded but otherwise appears to be intended for special functions. The bar area is separated from the main seating area by a brass railing. It has stools and a nice oak bar. There is no bar back, instead the area behind the bar is the kitchen, which includes a great wood-fired pizza oven. The brewery is visible through windows to the left of the bar. The main seating area is carpeted while the bar area has a tile floor. The Snipes Mountain logo (on the glasses and signage) has a nice classic western look - the skeleton head of a long-horn steer in front of mountains.

The feeling of the place is home-town but nice in a clean comfortable way. The beer selection is good, if generally standard brewpub choices. The IPA is quite reliably good (and interestingly in this time of hop shortages, costs more than the rest of the beers).

The food is a bit more upscale than a typical bar, but there are a lot of fried items (3 different forms of fried potatoes!). The wood-fired pizza, of course, is special.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.75
93.3
Overall

Curmudgeon (255)
Thursday 15th of May 2008 02:36:39 PM
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The Yakima Valley in Eastern Washington is hallowed ground for us beer-lovers.

For it is here where some of the finest hops in the world are grown and shipped to breweries globally; here is where Bert Grant set up shop & started producing the IPA's that would attract the attention of the beer-world, giving rise to both the start of the "microbrewery" (along with Fritz Maytag in San Francisco) as well as the moniker "Northwest style" beer.

And here too is where many brewpubs still exist and pour their unique beer concoctions.

Snipes Mountain Brewery lives in Sunnyside, Washington. There is no mountain (unless you look West toward the Cascades); there is only flat, arid land. Unless you had relatives or friends or knew of the brewery, Sunnyside would be a place to drive past.

But wife Persimmon & I were on a quest to visit all the brewpubs in the state so Snipes Mt. was a must.

It's on the main drag through town so it can't be missed. Looking like a mountain chalet outside and complete with rustic wood furniture and stone fireplace inside, it is warm and inviting. On the hot August day we arrived, there was one other family at noon eating lunch from a menu that was extensive but typically pub-ish with pizzas, sandwichs (although fancied up with extensive explanations about golden-browned french potatoes fried to perfection) and salads.

The beer, was also, name-fancied; Sunnyside Pale Ale, Indian Sky IPA, Coyote Moon (amber) and the like but the names still could not belie the lack of taste. Only their Porter, black as ink with robust hints of coffee and smoke, won awards (2004 & '05 Great Amer. Beer Gold & Silver) which, of course, means nothing since taste is so subjective but it DID win the awards.

The only different beer was something they called a Roza with a deep copper color and bit of hoppiness the waitress said qualified it as a barleywine. If so, it's not like any other I've ever tasted but this is so popular (she said) that people call to ask if it's ready; if not, they don't come in.

Old Ben Snipes who settled the area in 1859 to run cattle would be proud of his little town and Sunnyside-ians are probably also just as proud of their brewery. As for me, when I find myself in this part of the state, I drive on another hour into Richland and the Atomic Brewery or, even better, another hour into Waitsburg and Dayton to Laht Neppur and Sky Book & Brew.

It's worth the time.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 2.25 | Food: 2.25
61.7
Overall

jb2007 (5)
Friday 18th of May 2007 01:23:00 PM
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This is a nice new building that is clean and has a decent atmosphere. The beer is selection is pretty varied as well but I did not find the beer to be particularly interesting. A sample tray was plentiful and cheap but nothing stood out for me as unique or even particularly good.
Did not eat here, no food rating.
Overall, it's not a horrible but it is also not a place that I would make a point of stopping by again.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall
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