19 Apr Seattle Weekend Activities: Georgetown Brewery Hopping
When it comes to summertime in Seattle there is no shortage of activities. From hiking to kayaking and whatever else outdoorsy people who wear flannel do, you will not be bored in the Emerald City. However, if you happen to get caught in the rain, or don’t do the whole great outdoors thing, or are just love to get tipsy – you can still wear flannel and pretend to fit in. If you are looking for some Seattle weekend activities, there is no better place to throw down your best passive aggressive Seattle freeze vibe than brewery hopping. No need to travel too far either, as there are wine and tap rooms clustered throughout Seattle.
When it comes to craft microbrews, Seattle and Portland are the bees knees. Most noted for their I.P.A.s – that’s Indian Pale Ale – I won’t go into the details of what makes them so great or unique or whatever because I am a shut up and drink it kind of guy – Seattle craft breweries are a beer lovers dream. So if you find yourself looking for some Seattle weekend activities Georgetown Brewery hopping maybe just what you are looking for – if don’t mind getting a little bit boozey. Here are some great breweries you can pop into in the Georgetown area, just south of SoDo region in Seattle that offer great brews and tend to be canine friendly.
Also noted there are a ton of superb restaurants in Georgetown that range from hipster to old school hole in the wall. So buckle up and throw some beers down the hatch this weekend.
If my only mission for a Seattle weekend brewery hopping adventure was to straight drink some damn good I.P.A.s, Georgetown Brewery would be the stop. Unlike other breweries we stopped in, Georgetown Brewery has a tasting bar set up where you can try 7 beers (maybe even more depending on how busy it is, it was a Saturday). Known for their widely circulated Mannys beer, Georgetown Brewery has several different I.P.A.s to choose from. Going anytime on Saturday and you will be sure to see it busy with people sampling some of their delicious brews and buying growlers afterward.
Nearby to Georgetown Brewery you can also visit Cloudlift Cellars, which is actually a winery so we’ll save that for another post about the wineries in Seattle. The wines at Cloudlift are great and affordable so we purchased a couple of bottles – just don’t forget to use a good wine aerator to make sure you get the best taste out of the wine.
Five minutes down the road from Georgetown Brewery is Seapine brewery. They have a cool layout with family style tables and barstools where you can order beer and drink to your delight. You can even buy a fresh growler full of your favorite beer there on your way out. They also have a nice outdoor corral area with a beer rail that you can easy perch on should the Seattle sun decide to make a cameo. Like Georgetown Brewery, they are also dog-friendly, so don’t be afraid to bring fido.
Tucked away in some of the old, original distilleries and store houses in Seattle, Machine House brewery is in the heart of Georgetown. From this central point, you can walk, or stumble, to a few other breweries and Georgetown eateries nearby. Note, that they also have a dart board and have an area where live artists perform if you are looking for some entertainment with your beers.
Lower Case Brewery
Perhaps the most dog- and family-friendly of all the breweries we went to, Lower Case brewery is also in the heart of Georgetown and it easily walkable to restaurants and stores in the area. Lowercase also has tons of games for you to play while you taste away. A mysterious food truck makes an appearance around 5pm…
Long story short – if you are looking for something to do on a weekend in Seattle and want to try some of Seattle’s famous craft brews, you can’t go wrong beating the tourist traps and exploring Georgetown.
Got any other breweries you want to see explored? Drop me a line and I will be sure to come by for a taste