They say it’s all about location, location, location, but in a state like Washington, even if you put your brewery on the way home from the local ski resorts, hikes, and biking trails, you’d still better serve some sweet suds. These guys do: Snoqualmie’s Wildcat IPA is a local favorite, but save that for later, because the taproom offers “small batches of fanciful beers head brewer Rande dreams up” and special releases to guzzle as you work your way through a food menu stocked with pizzas and brewpub standards.
Being located in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere hasn’t stopped this adorably housed (in, duh, an old schoolhouse) pub from gaining fame for its beer -- it won two gold medals at the North American Brewer’s Association beer competition last year. Even more impressively, people have figured out that it’s worth the drive, thanks in part to open mic nights and live music on the riverside patio.
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