Stopped by Ellersick Brewery, doing business as Big E Ales in a little strip mall on 208th St. SW in Lynnwood, on a sunny July afternoon. Owner Rick Ellersick began selling his ales out of his garage in 1999 and expanded to the present location in 2006. I read that his father and his sons all put in some work in the operation, a real three-generation enterprise. Ten taps were working that day, up to an Imperial IPA hitting the ABV scale at 10.3% I tried a nicely balanced amber.
They show a movie once a week and have a comfortable beer garden outside. It is noteworthy that they fill growlers for $7.50.