Part of the fun of drinking the fine beers from NW Peaks Brewery is making your way to the garage-turned-nanobrewery in Ballard where brewer Kevin Klein plies his trade. However the brewery, which marks its first full year next weekend, has upped its production and is creeping into some bars around the city.
Various NW Peaks beers have made appearances recently at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, Brouwer’s, Chuck’s 85th St. Market, The Noble Fir, The Yard, and Kiss Cafe. Your best bet is Flying Squirrel Pizza Co., which has a permanent tap for NW Peaks at its Seward Park and Maple Leaf locations.
However, finding Klein’s creative-yet-sessionable beers at your local watering hole is an imprecise science. After 12 months of selling largely to members of his growler subscription program, Klein says he puts any surplus in kegs to sell to local bars. He plans to produce a few beers “semiregularly” to supply bars clamoring for his wares. Brews on the semiregular list include the Redoubt Red, English-style Vesper Bitter, and in warmer months the Ingalls Ginger pale ale.
Meanwhile, look for an upcoming anniversary celebration at Naked City, and an anniversary ale due out in December.