Micro breweries – and even major breweries – have grown substantially in the Puget Sound in recent years. No longer do you have to settle for the national brands. But what better way to enjoy
Your Local Brewery Bucketlist
Micro breweries – and even major breweries – have grown substantially in the Puget Sound in recent years. No longer do you have to settle for the national brands. But what better way to enjoy your local brew than from the original source? Here are five of the best breweries in the Kirkland/Bothell and related neighborhoods:
Chainline Brewing Company
503 6th St. S.
Kirkland, WA 98033
Founded in 2014, the Chainline Brewing Company was the first to open along the new Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail. The brewing process here takes place in 11 Hectoliter copper brewhouse from the Czech Republic allowing them to create unique recipes not found anywhere else locally. Their motto, “Power Your Passion” doesn’t only refer to the company’s beer, but also the local active lifestyle that so many of us enjoy, providing a reward, if you will, for those who have worked or played hard. Family and dog-friendly, Chainline is open Monday-Friday from 4:00-10:00 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8:00 p.m.
12815 NE 124th St., Suite I
Kirkland, WA 98034
If you not a fisherman, you wouldn’t understand, but according to Flycaster Brewing, fly-fishing and micros are “two passions that meld together beautifully.” Considered Kirkland’s next nanobrewery, Flycaster wants to spread its gospel of merging the two worlds of drinking beer and fly-fishing. They say, “Don't worry though, we will have plenty of great beers for the non-fly fishing (but we might charge extra for bait fisherman).” Flycaster is closed on Mondays, but open Tuesday-Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Fridays from 4:00-9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00-9:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00-7:00 p.m.
11014 120th Ave. NE,
Kirkland, Washington 98033
Known as a family-friendly joint (as long as parents understand that kids belong in taproom and patio, not in the actual brewery where the equipment can be dangerous), owner Scott says that Maelstrom Brewing was a way of melding his love for craft beer and shiny metal objects into one passion. He’s been perfecting this craft for over 19 years now and put that knowledge into his all-grain nanobrewery. Growler fills for 64 and 32 oz. jugs are available here, and they welcome food trucks on site often. Maelstrom is open Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00-9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 1:00-9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
14300 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
Redhook is the area’s biggest and most well-known brewery located in Woodinville’s “wine country.” Not only do they deliver a great-tasting beer, but also a great food menu as well located in their own Forecasters Public House. The pub features 24 different beers on tap including small-batch brews. During the summer, enjoy the outside deck. During the winter, snuggle warmly inside. Redhook is open Sundays-Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Wednesdays-Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
22329 53rd Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021
Foggy Noggin brings English-styled ales to the local area and boasts of being one of the world’s smallest production breweries. Though small, they pride themselves for their consistency of the high quality brews all year round at its neighborhood location about three miles East of Canyon Park in Bothell. The Foggy Noggin Tasting Room is open Saturdays from Noon-5:00 p.m. and are open for tasters, pints, growlers and bottle sales. They are kid and pet-friendly and even offer WiFi for their guests.
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