A couple blocks south of the heart of downtown Wenatchee, in a corner of a huge, block-long former fruit warehouse here in the apple capital, the thirsty traveler can find Badger Mountain Brewing open most afternoons. The last time before this I saw it was from an Amtrak window at sunrise, riding the Empire
Badger Mountain opened its taproom early in 2013. with a 15-bbl system and 30-bbl fermenters turning out enough beer to distribute kegs in a three-county area and to pass Columbia Valley Brewing as the largest beer maker in Wenatchee. The styles cover a wide range. from stouts to wheats to an experimental sour. A pizza oven at the end of the bar, and a barbecue food truck outside, parked on weekends, makes food an option.
My tasting notes have disappeared but I had a couple of excellent pints, including an apricot ale and a coconut porter.