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Two Beers Brewing Co – Seattle, WA

January 31, 2010

On Saturday, Two Beers Brewing Company had an answer for the Seattle Winter Blues. Their Beat the Blues Party was a fun event boasting beer, sausage from Zoe’s Meats, and a Chili Cook-off. Lush C and I met up with Shaqfeasel and his family at the event. I don’t know about the rest of them, but I sure had a good time. From the looks of it, the other 300 or so folks enjoyed themselves too. The beer was good, the sausage was good, and the Chili was delicious. (unfortunately I didn’t get to sample the winner). Not bad for a good beer trip that is only about 5 miles from home. I’m already looking forward to their next party.

After their humble beginnings in Fremont, Two Beers moved to SODO this past summer. We were on hand for their soft opening, and have been coming back on and off ever since. They are located at 4700 Ohio Avenue in the south unit of an industrial park, just off of East Marginal Way. Their main focus is as a production brewery, however on Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm-7pm they roll up the doors and open their Tasting Room. They have built a nice bar, backed with cool reclaimed wood and fronted by a stone facade. There are a few tables and a 46” HDTV to enjoy the game on. Peanuts and Pretzels are offered with your $3 pints. The atmosphere is pretty chill, perfect for winding down after a long week. The space is also available to rent for your special events. You are often served by either Joel, Owner and Brewmaster, or Mark, sales and distribution. They’re both great guys that will sit and answer all your questions.

a break in the crowd, time for a photo

Looking at their name, you may assume that they only have two beers. Thankfully this is not the case. Year round they offer 20:20 Blonde Ale, Echo IPA, Immersion Amber, and Persnickety Pale Ale. I’ve had all four in the past and tend to favor the Amber. Seasonally they have Belgian Crooked Wit, Fresh Hop, Winter Hop, and one of my favorites the Jive Espresso Stout. In addition, they just introduced the SODO Brown, which I hope becomes a seasonal. I had the Wit last weekend at BelgianFest and thought it was a nice, light, refreshing Belgian treat with plenty of spice and citrus flavors.

To beat the blues, we both started of with the SODO Brown. I followed it with a Cask IPA, finishing with a Winter Hop. Lush C, knowing what she likes, stuck with the SODO Brown.

Beer Sampler:
SODO Brown – Dark Chestnut Brown, thin tan head, and sweet malt and nut aroma. Medium bodied and well balanced, that is sweet upfront and then has a rich malt, chocolate, and almost coconut finish. Mmm Mmm, Coco Crisp Goodness!

Simcoe Dry Hopped  Cask IPA – Cloudy orange, bubbly white head and a fruity floral aroma. Medium bodied, smooth, sweet malt flavor, finishing with the floral hops. Enjoyable, but I preferred the Brown.

Winter Hop – Cloudy dark amber and a thin white head. A pleasant malty winter ale with an aggressive hop finish. Perfect for the Northwest Hophead who wants a darker beer for a winter warmer. They know their audience.

If you’ve not had a Two Beers yet, give them a try, you just might like it.
If you are stressed out at the end of the week ,stop by their Tasting Room.
If you don’t see Two Beers in your favorite drinking establishment, ask for it.
If you enjoy Two Beers as much as I do, let me know.

Cheers!

Mark at the bar, before two beers

Mark at the bar, after more than two beers

and the winner is, 4 (Joel)

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FTC Information: GoodBeerTrips is not associated with Two Beers, we just like them. All Beer and Food was purchased by GoodBeerTrips.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 1, 2010 12:49 pm

    That looks like a cool little place — it’s definitely on my list. I had a Two Beers brew not long ago at a local restaurant and it was not very good at all. I’m anxious to try it again somewhere else so that I can discern if it was the keg, the lines, or the beer. (I doubt it was the beer — I’ve heard too many good things about them.) Don’t ask me what I had because I can’t remember right now, though I will know it when I hear it again. Don’t ask me where I had it because I won’t tell until I find out if it was the beer or the delivery! 🙂

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