Monday, August 24, 2015
Lantern: Greenwood's bit o' Belgium
The Greenwood neighborhood in northwest Seattle is focused on the eponymous avenue, home to #NakedCityBrewing and now the new #FlyingBike brewing cooperative, along with an assortment of funky business ventures like the Wingdome and the space travel shop. The district extends several blocks to either side of Greenwood Ave., to Rt. 99, Aurora Ave. on the east. A traffic light at Aurora and 95th St. marks a corner where Lantern Brewing brews. The converted warehouse holds a 15-bbl system in the back and a
Brewer and owner Christopher Engdahl started the business about five years ago, a few blocks west of here, and moved here when he expanded capacity a couple of years ago, The taproom has been open since early 2014. As the taplist one day in August indicates, Engdahl is fond of all brews Belgian, The French Biere de Garde (6.5% abv, crisp hop finish) was very nice, too. That's one of the seasonals: the standards, which are sold in 22-oz. bottles here and at some bottle shops in Seattle, are the Dubbel, the Tripel, the Witbier, the Pale and the Stout. Kegs and bottles are self-distributed within the city for now, I'll be looking for a lantern come the next Belgianfest this winter, for sure.