Seattle Trip Report

  • It's been three years since our last visit to Seattle. We always planned to visit again but with our busy beer travel schedule, Seattle kept getting pushed back in our calendar. The opportunity to see our first Seattle Sounders match against world-famous Manchester United was the impetus needed to make a return visit to the Emerald City.In our short time in Washington state, besides catching our first Sounders match, we crossed over into Canada to see relatives, walked six miles on a Seattle Urban Beer Hike and beer toured the Kitsap Peninsula. We added another dozen breweries to our count. Current totals are 638 for Chris, 637 for MeridethLook for the One Pint at a Time episode in September.

     

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    The Glam Life of Beer Travel

    Ah, the glamorous life of a beer traveler. Tuesday morning I awoke at 2:40am with a scheduled departure from our house at 3:30. Calls for the make-up girl at that ridiculously early hour prompted my friend Andie to respond with, “It doesn’t matter what you look like, it’s 3:30am!” This was just the beginning of the journey, though, as our flight from San Jose to Seattle left at 6:40am. Why in the world would we plan such a sadistic schedule? Well, first of all, I don’t make the schedule. But secondly, it’s one of the sacrifices one makes for the glorious reward of beer travel...

     

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    Scarves Up

    I was very excited a few months ago when the Seattle Sounders v. Manchester United exhibition match was announced. Not that Seattle’s beer scene wasn’t enough of a reason to make a trip to the Pacific Northwest, but seeing our first ever Sounders match against one of the best teams in the world was the push we needed to schedule our first visit to the Emerald City since the Year in Beer...

     

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    Urban Beer Hike in Seattle

    Our trip to Seattle wouldn’t be complete without going on an Urban Beer Hike. Conveniently, we are friends with the guru of Urban Beer Hikes, Dave Doran, who was gracious enough to organize a UBH for our visit. Scheduled for Thursday afternoon, our walk would take us from industrial South Seattle to trendy Capitol Hill...

     

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    Kitsap Peninsula Beer Tour

    We had one more day in Seattle. It was obvious that we were beer touring but the question was where? Chris Devlin suggested we take the ferry over to the Kitsap Peninsula. With several new breweries to visit, that sounded like a good idea to us.The day was the most glorious of our short trip. Arriving at the ferry terminal 45 minutes before our Bremerton-bound boat sailed, Merideth and I enjoyed a few minutes of downtime and soaked in the warm sun...

     

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