Speedway Brewing Co. (CLOSED)

1225 Ruddell Rd. SE Suite F, Lacey, WA, 98503, United States
(360) 493-1616
Latitude: 47.03652, Longitude: -122.81790

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.69 | Atmosphere: 4.00 | Service: 4.56 | Food: 4.00
81.7
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 4 reviews.
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5
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Rocks2GW (47)
Wednesday 19th of May 2010 05:57:29 PM
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Bad news, brew fans: they are no longer brewing beer here. I made a special stop to test it out and no dice. They did have about 8 taps with a few local/regional selections. In speaking with the owner's dad, seems the owner/brewer decided to sell the tanks to keep up with the lease on the restaurant, but has plans to start a new in a couple of years once the lease is up. In another location of course. Didn't try the food, but it looked and smelled good. As previously stated, it is much like drinking in someone's backyard workshop.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: N/A
73.3
Overall

BahHumBrew (538)
Sunday 12th of October 2008 10:22:31 PM
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I like the feel of Speedway, it’s a bit like sipping a beer while hanging in the garage. There is a short bar along one wall with table and booth seating distributed around the room. The brew room is visible through windows at the back. Only 4 house brews were on tap when I visited but the Speedy Kiwi ESB was worth the visit. We had just finished a long lunch so couldn’t find the room for their featured baby back ribs (a 3 lb rack). The menu also includes salads, sandwiches and lots of daily specials. Parking is available in the lot out front.
Selection: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
80.0
Overall

BrewDad (256)
Friday 5th of September 2008 09:54:43 PM
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A nice place found in Lacey Washington. A big warehouse style brew pub with the food and the beer ready for the customers. The food was very good the BBQ is slow roasted and pretty darn good give the coleslaw with peppers a try it is very tasty. The service was nice and lots of it. The beers need time and the brewer needs to slow down and really work on his beers when he can. There are some great beers to be had they just need to be tweaked and worked on and needs to really work on flavor over quantity. The Black IPA is unique and when better will be a fun to drink and talk about beer. I wish them all the luck we need all the Brewpubs we can get in this town.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
83.3
Overall

Curmudgeon (255)
Monday 26th of November 2007 04:48:22 PM
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Tucked away on a side street, off the main drag in Lacey (a suburb of Olympia, although folks in Lacey don't think so) in a steel-sided warehouse is Speedway Brewery.
The child of Bret Dodd, the brewpub just celebrated their 1-year anniversay and if you haven't dropped in, do so. He takes great pride in his product and that's quite evident after a tasting. (Flying Scot, he says, is the hardest to brew and in fact, came up with his first batch by accident. Tried my hardest but couldn't convince him to keep this beer a regular not a seasonal - even though it's a top seller! C'mon Bret! Take a hint!!!)
Beers run the gamut from the IPA puckerer, Hopwheels to the Hemi-weizen, Flying Scot and the unique Clark's Dark Mild a beer rarely brewed in this country anymore but worth a taste with its smokey, oily flavor & slightly bitter back.
Then there's the Bar-b-Q! Oh my! Unlike a lot of American BBQ smothered in some sort of spiced tomato sauce, this meat is cooked for 12 hours allowing the sauce to be absorbed into the flesh making it sweet and tangy and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. This is what BBQ should be as ribbons of pork or beef brisket hang from the sandwich roll seducing, daring, waiting to be devoured.
I ordered a half-plate of nachos w/pulled pork that filled a 10" plate! Lunch that day, football snack for the next two and, heated up, it never lost it's delightful flavor. Paired with a Flying Scot ale (smmmoooth & sweet, robust malty flavors on several levels that fills the mouth) the weekend was spent in curled comfort, just me & my sports TV.
"Family friendly" Speedway advertises & that's what comes across from Bret and any other family member that happens to be working there on any given day.
Take the time to find Speedway. If cars & racing aren't your "thing" (don't tell Bret!) beer is, and that makes Speedway a Must Visit!
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.5
90.0
Overall
Tap List - 09/08
Tap List - 09/08
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Bret
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