Since I checked out Elk Head Brewery in Buckley and Airways Brewing in Kent last year, each place has acquired a new look. The patrons of Elk Head have room to spread out in the same business park location as the licensed premises have expanded to warehouse space next door. This allows Al the bartender to run wild with his growler collection.
There was time to taste a bit. Rich is making Elk Dandee, among his dozen or so brews. This is an exotic, with dandelion greens, ginger root, and lemongrass tossed in the boil. Not soon forgotten!
On the way back from Tacoma the next day, I veered over to Airways Brewing in Kent to check out the bistro they opened recently in the downtown section. Brewing continues in the business park on the north side, complete with brewer-owner Alex Dittmar's zany collection of commercial air travel accoutrements (see my Jan. 2011 post). The bistro, in a set of offices that once housed accountants, does not lend itself to such--dare I say--flights of fancy?