Quickly becoming a competitor in the Pacific Northwest beer industry, Seattle is home to a number of great breweries. If you’re planning a visit to Seattle, Washington and good brews are a must have during your trip, see what our Local Experts Catherine and Margaret recommend for the best IPAs in town!
1. Elysian Brewing - The Immortal IPA
Since opening in 1996, Elysian has brewed over 350 different beers and is well known for its variety! Today, Elysian Brewing operates four Seattle restaurants and has become a staple among the Pacific Northwest. The Immortal IPA is a popular choice known for being extremely drinkable, refreshing and hoppy!
2. Aslan Brewing Company - Batch 15 IPA
Relatively young in the Seattle beer scene, Aslan Brewing Company was a shared dream among friends that became a reality after 130 pilot batches! Better yet, all of Aslan’s beer is certified organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Batch 15 is a medium bodied, unfiltered, zippy citrus IPA favored by locals.
3. Rooftop Brewing Company - Stargazer IPA
Rooftop Brewing Company recently celebrated its 4th birthday and has been featured in Seattle Magazine’s Washington state brewery guide. A brewery that puts and importance on building community through good beer, this is a must-visit if you’re in the area! Stargazer is a darker than the average IPA and begs to be enjoyed under a clear night sky.
4. Fremont Brewing - Interurban IPA
Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery dedicated to small-batch brewing with local ingredients since 2009. Their Interurban IPA is named after Fremont neighborhood’s famous outdoor sculpture “Waiting for the Interurban” and is a bitter yet balanced IPA with copious aroma and flavor hops.
5. Pike Brewing Company - Pike IPA
Pike Brewing Company’s (formally Pike Place Brewery) history dates back to the October 17, 1989 “World’s Shortest Non-Motorized Uphill Parade” where the inaugural pint of beer was poured. Named one of “300 Beers to Try Before You Die” by Roger Protz, Pike IPA is subtly hopped with a classic malt backbone.
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