After lunch at Mill Creek on July 14, I headed down to road about seven miles to Foggy Noggin in Bothell, to see that business was booming at this nanobrewery in a garage. I would guess I saw fifteen cars parked on the street out front and as many as the long driveway could hold, another dozen. Upwards of fifty beer lovers were sitting or standing around, working on pints or sampler flights. Jim has added a Rufus IPA to his lineup, a growler's worth of which I took home. As I noted on an earlier post, his first ales were all named for some aspect of PAC-10 football. If Rufus fits in this naming pattern, the allusion escapes me.
A worthy innovation I saw here: a cold case of pre-filled growlers, like Kulshan does here in Bellingham. Given that FN is only open Saturday afternoons, and the line in front of the taps was pretty long, anything that speeds the process is good.