Wednesday 18th of August 2010 05:58:52 PM link
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Our first visit to this brewery wasn't quite as unpleasant as the Waimea experience. Our experience with this brewery has improved over the years. Their pale ale is amazing -- but I'm a pale ale zealot. The muffeletta they serve is beyond to die for. And the service is great. Families are warmly welcomed for early dinners. And because the atmosphere tends to be beer pub loud, folks don't seem to get as bothered by kid noises. We live in Snoqualmie Valley and feel spoiled to have this gem in our backyard.
Selection: 5 |
Atmosphere: 5 |
Service: 5 |
Tuesday 18th of August 2009 07:21:24 PM link
This is one of my personal favorite breweries in the area. They have a very solid lineup of brews, plus some delicious food to go with it.
As far as the beer goes, I will always order the Irish Oatmeal stout while I'm at the brewery. It is one of the most delicious brews in the area, and is only available in the taproom. You unfortunately can't take that one home in a growler either :( the curse of nitro beers..... I've tasted or drank a pint of all of their regular brews, and can say they are all quite good, with no real complaints. No matter what style you prefer, they have one for you.
The food from their relatively simple food menu is delicious. The brewery goddess grinder (sandwich) is my absolute favorite, being one of the best sandwiches I've had since I left the east coast. I wish more places used hot cappicola . I've also had some of their pizzas, which have exceeded my expectations each time. The kitchen is small and simple, but they use what they have very well. No fryers or grease to be found here.
The pub is more of a taproom with a small kitchen. It's kind of a warehouse with tables, and things hanging on the wall. It works though, so I'm not complaining too much. The service is pretty unpredictable, and seems to depend on who's working. It's also worth pointing out that I've had many a trip in there ruined by parents with out of control children coming in. Seriously lady, if you let your screaming, brat toddler throw something at my table one more time.... i swear to god... i'll... write about it on the internet or something
Selection: 4 |
Atmosphere: 3 |
Service: 3.75 |
Tuesday 23rd of September 2008 10:46:23 PM link
A real surprise- found it after making a road trip from Seattle to see Snoqualmie Falls (worth the trip just for this). But even though this place is in a remote place, it is worth the trip as well. Nice overall selection of beer, very good porter. Had phenomenal root beer, maybe the best I have ever tried, was tempted to get a growler of it.
Not much to see when you drive up, looks like an aluminum warehouse just off the mainroad. Brewery is small, local type of place but it has decent food and as with most pacific northwest breweries, the beer is very solid overall.
Selection: 4.5 |
Atmosphere: 3.75 |
Service: 4 |
Thursday 11th of September 2008 03:12:30 PM link
This was a great place. Easy to find and the parking was plenty. Lots of great beers to be found on tap. The food was good regular pub eats. I liked the atmosphere they had it going on. It feels local but you can tell they have both crowds. The servers knew the beers and they set me up with a special taster sampling. Had a great time the TV’s had football and the beer and snow was cold. Great times to be had here. A Must Stop for you all. They have special beers on tap you will not find in bottles.
Selection: 4.5 |
Atmosphere: 4.5 |
Service: 4.25 |
Wednesday 13th of August 2008 08:11:48 PM link
The taproom is in the front room of the brewery and looks like the warehouse it basically is - one large room with a two-story high ceiling and polished concrete floors. However, it’s a friendly, comfortable space where locals and tourists both belong. More than once when we’ve been here on a weekday afternoon a brewer or other brewery employee has been lunching in their rubber boots and work clothes. There are a couple of ceiling fans silently spinning above, and some historic Washington beer posters hanging on the walls. There are a number of tables and chairs throughout the room (& kids are welcome) and a small 5 stool bar area with a concrete bar for adults only.
The full range of Snoqualmie beers is available (and these are good beers) and there’s usually a brewery-specific special. Naturally, they are very fresh.
When they first opened the taproom (before this, you could fill a container by walking around back to the brewery and hoping the brewer wasn’t too busy when you arrived), it was mostly sandwiches to eat. Since then, they’ve added pizza, salads, and some appetizers. The sandwiches are innovative AND very well executed and worth stopping for (although the beer alone is a great enough attraction).
Selection: 4.5 |
Atmosphere: 4.25 |
Service: 4.75 |
Tuesday 4th of December 2007 02:02:41 PM link
We here in the Pacific NW pride ourselves on our recreation habits. Hiking, biking, skiing, walking...rain, snow or sun we exercise. (We're also known to wear shorts, sandals & down jackets in 30-degree weather but that's another story!)
The terrain East of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains is ideal for hiking and when afternoon rolls around, after the picnic lunch has been confiscated by the squirrels, legs and arms covered with mosquito bites, sneakers in shreds after navigating the jagged granite necessary to reach the top and tempers short...it's beer time.
The little town of Snoqualmie (snow-QWALL-me) is the first taste of civilization out of the mountains. A 2-block downtown w/coffee shops (of course - this is STILL considered "Seattle" where coffee is king) 2 restaurants (not counting the Salish Lodge which sits on the Snoqualmie River @ the waterfall...spectacular during the spring run-off) and other expected businesses.
One block off the main drag is Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, a non-descript little (the dining "room" sits about 20 people + a 6-stool bar) warehouse with some outstanding beer. The seasonal Copperhead Festbier & Harvest Moon, both Autumny flavored, spicy & tangy with very little back bite were delicious as were their Steam Train Porter & Irish Oatmeal Stout. The Wildcat IPA is well-known "round these here parts" & can be found in several area groceries. Gary sitting-at-the-bar reported it to be the "best IPA in the country" but then Gary had already had three and Gary "doesn't touch a beer under 6.6% ABV" so Gary's claim has be a bit suspect. Bartender Jaime said the IPA had been named #1 in a Playboy poll a few years back but I've been unable to substantiate that. It is, however, a perfect example of what is becoming known as a "NW Style" beer...full of hop taste & floral aroma.
"A good brewpub," according to Jaime, has to have "good beer, first - great food & excellent service." Their beer, for the most part, are excellent although I think they are still experimenting with some of the tastes...the menu is different with muffulettas and a to-die-for bread pudding along with burgers, fries & such...the service, although not quick, was friendly and chatty and, after our day in the sun, made us feel welcome.
You will be too...but watch out for those granite rocks and wear some hiking shoes, for crying out loud!
Selection: 4 |
Atmosphere: 4 |
Service: 3.5 |