Hopped Up

These Great Seattle Breweries Remain Open—and Worth a Try

Whether brewers turn to canning or, in one case, ale in a box, local beer abides.

08/20/2020 By Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

'Tis the Saison

Fair Isle Brewing (Finally) Opens in Ballard

The mixed-fermentation hub has landed in the neighborhood's brewery district with a handsome taproom.

01/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Brew News

The Rightfully Hyped Great Notion Brewing from Portland Plots a Ballard Location

With award-winning hazy IPAs in tow.

11/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Side Bar

Greenwood Gets Lucky with Draft Punk Beer Bar

The space is spartan, but the beer is good.

10/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

March of the Half Pints

When Did Seattle Breweries Become Baby Hangouts?

This town increasingly views drinking local as a family activity.

09/24/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Fall Festivities

The Best Seattle-Area Oktoberfests

Stein holding? A multitude of tubed meats? Hammerschlagen? An irrational amount of tuba? Oh, yes.

09/20/2019 By Annika Lindburg

How Do You Like Them Apples?

How to Sip Your Way Through Washington Cider Week

Big, juicy festivals. Tap takeovers in town. Cidery tours with orchard backdrops.

09/05/2019 By Rosin Saez

Ale Accolades

Behold, This Year's Washington Beer Award Winners

Bookmark this summertime imbibing agenda.

06/17/2019 By Rosin Saez

Bar Stool Dispatch

Locust Cider Has a West Seattle Taproom in the Works

Expect beach views, the same great cider, some wacky beers, and an extended gluten-free menu.

05/28/2019 By Rosin Saez

Hopped Up

11 Essential Seattle Beer Week Events

The 11-day festival kicks off May 9. Here's a day-by-day guide to our picks.

05/08/2019 By Stefan Milne

Recommendations

Grab a Drink at These Go-To Seattle Brewpubs

Raise a glass and have a bite at these destinations that make both food and beer in house.

02/26/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Two In One

What the Heck Is Duffleboard?

A hybrid, locally hatched invention revives an analog approach to fun and games.

09/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

Keeping Up With the Scandinavians

Freya and Skål Keep Ballard’s Nordic Roots Alive

Two new establishments—a beer hall and a cafe—exalt Ballard’s Northern European heritage.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Step 1: Find the Right Brewery

9 Local Breweries for Every Type of Beer Drinker

Whatever your imbibing needs, there’s a local spot that has you covered. Here’s where to go if you want to…

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne

Step 3: Just Pop a Top, Already

10 Local Beers You Should Buy Right Now

More great brews, in bottles an cans, from Seattle and the immediate vicinity.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Step 4: Have One With Dinner

9 Great Restaurants with Equally Impressive Beer Lists

There’s a world of food-friendly beer out there. Explore it in these local restaurants, which take just as much care with their beer menu as their kitchens.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Step 5: Bring Snacks

7 Taproom Temples for Fresh, Flowing Beer

Midway between beer bar and bottle shop lie these no-frills watering holes.

04/30/2018 By Rosin Saez and Stefan Milne

Trend

The Rise of the Bare-Bones Taproom

Bars aren't going anywhere, but the brewery taproom has made a clear shift from novelty to norm.

04/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Guide to Seattle Beer

Women in Beer: Robyn Schumacher and Annie Johnson

Since beer is typically a bastion of dudes, the women who make or even drink it encounter some pretty tired tropes. Recently, over a pint of pilsner, the pair unpacked what it means to brew while female.

04/30/2018 By Rosin Saez

Best of the City

A Handy 5 Step Plan for Exploring Seattle's Local Beer Scene

A beer lover's guide to the local landscape.

04/30/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, Rosin Saez, and Stefan Milne