Monday, September 2, 2013

Seattle part 3 - The day of the pub crawl!

Last day in Seattle and it was time for the brewery tour. We probably picked the worst day, a monday, since most breweries are closed then. We went with the ones that were open which took us to the Fremont area. We started with breakfast at Roxy's, a diner I praised on the blog earlier but I'm sorry to say they aren't what they used to be. Still OK, just not great. After that we hit Fremont brewing. I got a sampler plate where the most memorable one was their randall #2. A randall is a device which let's you infuse the beer with hops or spices between the keg and the tap. In this case it was infused with grapefruit, lavender & rosemary. It really picked up a lot of flavor!

Since it was pretty early in the day we decided on visiting nearby gas works park for some fresh air. It's super cool. It used to be some kind of refinery that was really toxic, but now the city has turned it into a really beautyful park right on the waterfront. A lot of kids were flying kites on a hill in the park. When we felt ready for it we walked back into Fremont and hit Brower's Cafe. An impressive selection of belgian beer but also some really good american craft beer. We did a side by side tasting of Anchorage galaxy wit IPA and Orval and I'm sorry to say the belgians won this time.

We moved on to Hale's Brewery. Hale's dates back to 1983 and is one of the first craft breweries in the US. We asked for a sampler to share and what we recieved was more like a total of 4 pints. It wasn't really possible to do a fare tasting when you're drinking that much(you cant let beer go to waste right?) but I remember being impressed with their nitro porter. Nitro is a way of pushing the beer through the tap that replaces some of the CO2. The result is a much creamier beer and also I thought it made the taste a bit sweeter on a side by side taste.

We decided we most def needed some food after this so we met up with Jenny at Bamboo garden. Bamboo garden is an extraordinary vegetarian/vegan restaurant. The selection is mindblowing! The best part was the fake pork in sweet sauce. If you're a vegetarian you have to eat here!

After filling up on food we still had some spark left in us so off to Ballard it was! We completed an impressive pub crawl of bars including The Dray, Molly's, Sweet Lou's, the tin hat and Chucks! All really nice bars in the Ballard area that I'll let you look up yourself!

It was an epic farewell to Seattle, now forever in our hearts!

1 comment:

  1. Låter som ni får smaka många sorters öl. Kul! Undrar om det går att finna några av dom här sen?