Friday, September 14, 2012

E-Bay's newest: Lake City

   Elliott Bay Brewing, the folks who began in West Seattle and added a nice location in Burien, have been up and running in the northeast Seattle neighborhood of Lake City since last spring.  We stopped off there recently, on the way to a new book event in the area.  The back door, seen from the parking lot, looks inviting.
Prudent drinkers that we are, with a hundred miles of I-5 to drive that evening,  D.B. and I limited ourselves to splitting a taster tray to wash down pretty good burgers.  I particularly liked their Alembic Pale, a moderately hoppy (49 IBUs) pale with 5.25% abv.
Our server explained that all Elliott Bay brews are made with organic ingredients, but not all the barley and hop farmers take the time to get certified by the state as organic growers.  Those folks do go over a farmer's books and records with a fine-tooth comb, so it's understandable that there is a lot of de facto organic stuff out there that doesn't wear the label.
(Visited 9/10/12)

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