Beer and Blar­ney

Lift a pint and cel­e­brate St. Pa­trick’s Day in style at these pubs and brew­eries.

Where Seattle - - Contents - BY TED AL­VAREZ BY TED AL­VAREZ

With over 40 brew­eries in the city lim­its and even more in the sur­rounds, Seat­tle is an ideal place to cel­e­brate St. Pa­trick’s Day. Pike Brew­ing Co. (www. pike­brew­ing.com, 1415 1st Ave., 206.622.3373) has led the charge for North­west brew­ing since 1989, craft­ing ev­ery­thing from award-win­ning name­sake IPA to its Ire­land-ad­ja­cent Kilt Lifter Scotch ale steps from the Mar­ket. Look for light ale Naughty Nel­lie to take on a green tinge in March. In Bal­lard, Stoup Brew­ing (www. stoup­brew­ing.com,1108 N.W. 52nd St., 206.457.5524) shores its bonafides with a killer Ir­ish stout that ri­vals you-know-who for creami­ness and rich­ness, a malty Im­pe­rial Ir­ish red and the Dublin Down Im­pe­rial Red Ale, bar­rel aged in spent Jame­son Ir­ish Whiskey bar­rels. Ge­orge­town’s Low­er­case Brew­ing (www.low­er­case­brew­ing.com, 6235 Air­port Way S, 206.258.4987) pro­duces 12 brews, in­clud­ing a Mex­i­can lager and a Squash Ale—taste them in their low-key tap­room or at 26 bars and restau­rants around town. Fam­i­lyrun fa­vorite Reuben’s Brews (www.reubens­brews.com, 5010 14th Ave. NW, 206.784.2859) has won a slew of awards for their Ro­bust Porter, sour Gose and Crikey IPA. New­comer Holy Moun­tain Brew­ing (www.face­book. com/HolyMoun­tainBrew­ing, 1421 El­liott Ave. W ) ex­ploded onto the scene with in-de­mand Bel­gian beers crafted in an oak-bar­rel ag­ing process.

Pike Brew­ing Co.

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