Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beer Geek Beer Hike

(Seattle, WA)

When Merideth and Chris from told me that they'd be in Seattle for a few days surrounding a friendly match between the Sounders and Manchester United, I knew I had to come up with an urban beer hike, but I was a little worried.  I knew that they'd visited Seattle several times in the past and with their impressive globe-spanning list of breweries visited, I was sure that they'd already been to many of the fine breweries and beer haunts here.

So, with the assumption that they were planning to stay somewhere near downtown, I drew up this hike which starts in SoDo and works its way back through Downtown and ends up on the outskirts of Capitol Hill.  There's a lot of great spots to stop for beer along the way, but here's where we went:

Beer Geek Beer Hike; about 6.2 mi.
Georgetown Brewing / Hudson / Two Beers Brewing / Schooner Exact / EPIC Ales / Collins Pub / Stumbling Monk

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- This is a pretty dog-friendly hike overall.  Hudson (2) is a restaurant (and a damn good one at that), so Link had to wait out on the sidewalk.  It's safe and visible from inside.
 - Georgetown Brewing (1) does not serve pints in the tasting room, but you can sample all of the beers if you want.  (Please remember to tip!) 
- Two Beers (3) and EPIC (4) are not open every day.  If you're planning to do this hike, check their websites for dates and times.
- Collins Pub (6) is not dog-friendly either.  There is ample space on the sidewalk to hitch up, but it's only visible to a few tables inside.  (Take advantage of the sidewalk seating area if you can.)
- Be careful walking through Freeway Park at night.  It's pretty dark and easy to get lost if you've never been there before.

That's all I feel like writing right now.  For more details, see Chris' write-up of our hike: Urban Beer Hike in Seattle.  Here are some pictures!

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