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