On day two of our Seattle beer excursion, we all woke up a little worse for wear. The highlight of the morning involved Erik realizing he did not bring enough clothes and running to the store to buy new pants. After a rejuvenating greasy breakfast, we headed for Safeco field to buy some Mariners tickets for a future trip. There we found Pyramid Alehouse and what choice did we have but to stop in? I can’t say I felt like drinking more beer and I don’t think anyone else did either. That didn’t stop us from ordering their tasting rack of five sample size glasses. I found their beer enjoyable (a feat that morning), but not overly interesting. I think their wheat beers would make great summer sippers.
We next visited Bottleworks, a beer store of which there is no comparison in Vancouver. Brewery Creek is great and I love it, but they have to deal with our pesky socialist liquor system. Bottleworks has many great beers that I just can’t get here. When I first walked in from the sunshine, I found the store so contrastingly dim that I couldn’t see. While walking into shelves, I realized that Bottleworks was protecting their beers from harmful light. Good on them. I wish I could have stayed there for hours, but the wives were getting anxious for the Seattle Premium Outlets (worst place on earth). I ended up leaving with:
- Fullers 1845
- Westmalle Trappist Dubbel
- Achel Trappist Brune 8
- Port Townsend Hop Diggidy
- Iron Horse Brass Ass
I can’t wait to drink them. Pictures of our excursion below: