Talking about Washington beer is a little like talking about Washington air. How do you categorize something that’s everywhere and yet almost always better than in the rest of the country?

More than 250 breweries ply their trade within our state (only California surpasses us) and still we drink beer faster than they can make it. These pages celebrate the next big names, tiny neighborhood talents, and flagship brands that never stop experimenting. 

 

In This Feature:

The Next Big Names in Washington Beer

From Bellingham to Yakima, 8 new breweries to watch.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Why Lager Is the Next Big Thing

Germany’s signature beer style gains a toehold in the land of the IPA.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

5 New Beer Styles

The vast majority of beer produced and consumed here is some form of IPA. But that other-than-IPA spectrum is getting much more interesting.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Beering of Ballard

A surfeit of industrial space near a large population that likes to drink local has created a legit brewery district.

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

6 Spots to Get Your Fill...in a Growler

Growlers are the craft beer equivalent to takeout. In Seattle you can fill up at virtually any brewery, plenty of bottle shops, and even the occasional drugstore.

04/15/2015 By Rosin Saez

Elysian’s Hard Sell

Seattle’s beer community freaked out when the world’s biggest brewing conglomeration bought Elysian. Will anything really change?

04/15/2015 By Allecia Vermillion