Circa August 2013 Road Brewery Dogs Tour with Dustin, my world of beer upturned in 2.5 hours.
4421 Shilshole Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Monday to Thursday: Closed
Friday to Sunday: 3 pm – 7 pm
No cash. Only card transactions are permitted.
This was a wheat-free zone. Lexy’s “Cherry Bounce” follows Martha Washington’s 200-year-old all-American aged liqueur receipe with less than 5-hour preparation time handling the cherries.
I also sampled Riktig Aquavit, a classic Scandinavian pine-y, caraway-y liquor aged on local alder.
Near the pier, there was the emerging distillery known as Copperworks Distilling Company:
1250 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday and Thursday: 2 pm — 6 pm
Friday and Saturday: 12 pm — 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm — 5 pm
The base of malted barley originates from Vancouver, Washington.
Despite its fairly recently opening in October 2013, Copperworks already holds the Gold Title in 2014 Annual World Beverage Competition for its 94-proof aromatic, full-bodied gin.
Lastly, the christmas lights welcomed us into Letterpress Distilling:
85 South Atlantic Street, #110
Seattle, WA 98134
Monday to Friday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Letterpress’ specialty was their limoncello (Italian Pronunciation: [limonˈtʃɛllo]) from Italy. To make this sweet and crisp dessert drink, the zest of 350 lemons is handpressed without the bitter white peels and is stored in their signature twice-distilled vodka. Because Washington State blackberry honey a.k.a. sweetner is added to this limoncello, it would be considered a liqueur not a flavored vodka.
The tour did not disappoint but being a lightweight, I still prefer my beers.
For the 2.5-hour duration of the tour, I parked in the Target parking garage. With $20 in-store purchase, you get the first 2-hours free parking and would pay only $8 for the 3rd hour. I settled for $12 for the 3 hours but thankfully, a security officer beeped a card and discounted my parking pass to $8.