This hike was inspired by the news that one of my favorite spots, Bottleworks, was having a sort of Grand Re-Opening party last week. They installed four additional taps to their already terrific line-up and have extended their hours. (Seattle Beer News has the specifics.)
Bottleworks Party Hike
Brouwer's / Fremont Brewing / Bottleworks / Latona Pub / Pies & Pints
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Bottleworks is dog-friendly, a good walk from my house, and very central to a lot of other good beer spots like Brouwer's, Fremont Brewing, Big Time Brewery, and much more. Indeed, I've been finding myself there quite a bit over the past year. I've always liked the idea of cracking a bottle and sipping while shopping, but when they put some taps in and brightened up the store last summer, I fell in love all over again.
|A glimpse of Brouwers' typically good offerings|
Fremont Brewing -- another hub I find myself at more and more. Dog-friendly, great beer, great location. I once again ran into the Beer Retard and we chatted a bit while enjoying pints of the Summer Solstice and Interurban IPA and making Link do all kinds of tricks for the free Milkbones they have available. I followed that up with their cask offering of the day, the Interurban IPA with lemongrass, which I really liked.
|The conversation has officially ended|
Actually, we decided that one more would be keen, so we walked about 800 feet to the east and hit Pies & Pints for another pint of... something... and a few games of pool, but who's counting? I love Pies & Pints. The have really tasty late night food that has saved my ass more than a few times over the years. They aren't dog-friendly, but Link was wiped out by this point and was happy to nap in the car that Mandy brought.
All in all, it's only about 4 miles, so this hike could easily be done in an afternoon. You could also continue down to Big Time Brewery from Pies & pints, too. That would be crazy fun.