NY Times – Exploring Seattle’s Booming Beer Scene
Exploring Seattle’s Booming Beer Scene
This northwestern city makes some of the most creative craft beers around. The best place to try them is in the Ballard Brewery District.
Next, we walked about four blocks away to Fair Isle Brewing,whose handsome interior, with its wooden rafters, calls to mind the interior of the casks in which some of its ales are conditioned. In the land of I.P.A.s, Fair Isle’s website declares, “We brew saisons and farmhouse ales … and that’s it.” These so-called “wild” beers that highlight funky yeasts and bacteria are popular right now. Part of Fair Isle’s patio is reserved as pop-up space for the young talented cooks around town to test their concepts or promote their brand.