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Take a Tour of the Northwests Best Breweries
The Northwest region of the United States is a hot spot for small breweries. Each of these has some fantastic and unique creations for visitors to enjoy, and many are located in destinations great for exploring. Here are a some of the top breweries in the Northwest.
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR
Located in the city of Bend, travelers can stop at the Deschutes Brewery to enjoy their delicious brews and pub food. Much of the food is made fresh onsite, and there are also locally raised food and meats. The brewery overlooks the Deschutes Brewery and visitors can enjoy the view while sampling some beers. In addition, this brewery offers guided tours of their facility and process.
Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
Elysian Brewing Co. has a few locations throughout Seattle, and visitors can choose from their 3 brewpubs. These pubs have excellent lunch and dinner options, which of course are served with some amazing local ales. Elysian Brewing has seasonal ales, as well as classics and more.
Foggy Noggin Brewing, Bothell, WA
Those beer enthusiasts that love the small atmosphere of a small brewery can stop at Foggy Noggin Brewing. Their tasting room is a great destination for visitors to taste their delicious beers. Travelers can bring their own growlers to be filled and taken home with their favorite beer.
Georgetown Brewery, Seattle, WA
This fantastic Seattle microbrewery is a fantastic option in the city. Although this is not a brewpub, visitors can have a wonderful time tasting the amazing beers. At the brewery visitors can try some beers before they are released. One of the specialties is their Manny's Pale Ale.
Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, ID
This Idaho brewery is located at the base of the Teton Mountains. Visitors can stop and enjoy the retail shop and tasting at the brewery. There are also brewery tours throughout the week. This brewery also has options for the children, their kettle brewed sodas are a great non-alcoholic option.
Hopworks Urban Brewing, Portland, OR
For a great organic option, visitors to Oregon should stop at Hopworks Urban Brewing. Their restaurant is focused on sustainable food, and includes gluten free and organic options. Visitors can taste the variety of beers brewed at the brewery, which includes IPA's and pale ales.
Northern Lights Brewery, Spokane, WA
Northern Lights Brewery is a wonderful option for local beer in Spokane. Visitors can take advantage of the the pub menu while tasting the beers. The brewery serves their excellent beers, and visitors can even get samplers of their beers as well.
Walking Man Brewery, Stevenson, WA
Located in the Columbia River Gorge, this brewery is located in a lovely location. This small brewery serves excellent food and visitors can pair it with the brewery's excellent beers. Travelers can get dark beers here, including Scotch ale, stout, pale ales and more.