Above Ballard and Fremont in Seattle's northeast quadrant lies the Greenwood district. Greenwood Ave. is lined with a real mixture of stores (the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. is definitely one of a kind!) and the Naked City Brewery and Taphouse fits right in.
website current must be a constant chore here.
My choice this day was a seasonal, Wet Hop Ace in the Hole. The server, Rick, drew a cloudy pint with a hint of grapefruit in the finish. He said it was brewed in an IPA style with siroki (sp?) hops but not as bitter as many an IPA. Different but tasty. The small brewing system's production goes mainly into these taps, although Naked City kegs do go to a few taverns.
New and Expanded (P.S.)
Naked City has expanded into the space next door, a second drinking and dining area called The Screening Room. Note the comfortable sofas, bookshelf of paperbacks, and big screen on the back wall.
Tap selection was much like last year: 5 of their own and 19 guest taps, for a total of 24 beers. Plus a couple of ciders. They don't try to list them all on the long blackboard any more, but print out a current tap list and give you a copy before you order. I had their own Duplicity, a nutty dubbel ale that was delicious.