Rest Stop: Elliot Bay Brewery
After landing from my flight on Friday I checked out the traffic before leaving the airport. Yup, as I expected; Rush Hour and the freeway was backed up for about 10 miles. Instead of going home, I called Carrie to let her know I was going to hang out near the airport waiting for the traffic to clear out, then I hustled on over to Elliot Bay Brewing Company in Burien.
They make a number of their own beers and unusually, they are mostly all organic and great tasting. I say unusually, because I’ve tried a number of organic beers over the years and they have all mostly tasted the same to me - like you’re drinking dirt. I know that sounds odd, but true. EBB’s brews are very good. I started with the Noale Holiday Ale which was sweet but with a touch of hoppy bite to the finish.
I then had a glass of their lovely Imprerial Porter, smooth, creamy but also with a hoppy floral hit to its finish.
Two beers took me about two hours to finish, meanwhile I sat at the bar, chatted with the people around me and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere of the place. There was a line out the door almost the entire time I was there so you know it’s a very popular place. It’s also kid friendly with a number of families there for dinner together.
Since it’s quite a few miles away, it’s not the type of place that I’ll get to often but when I do get the chance I’m sure I’ll go back again to try any one of their twenty to thirty beers.