I recall the first time I set foot into Elliot Bay Brewing with a certain degree of curiosity and concern. My concern was that in an era of growler fills and bottles of beers on the grocery shelves they were still beer on premises and hadn’t received the permits to beer-to-go.
Over the years I have revisited this brewery, sometimes in between half time at the local alumnus bar, or sampling some of their many releases on draft somewhere. Back in February they were featured at the Naked City Taphouse (and soon Brewery) for a reunion of sorts with brewer’s and staff present an past. One of the perks was I got to meet the man who gave up his recipe for their Imperial IPA that was entered in the Great American Beer Festival’s Pro-Am competition.
The menu at their two locations (the other being in Burien) is amazing and they continue to try and please all palettes with their recent pilot artisan dinner (see, Burien).
So I want to say cheers to you guys for being recognized as a welcoming West Seattle business in an era when customer service is still an art form and not always given. There will be an award ceremony at 1936 Harbor Avenue and if you’re interested in getting tickets to the award ceremony contact the Chamber of Commerce at (206) 932-5685.
Elliott Bay Brewery Pub “West Seattle”
4720 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub “Burien”
255 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA 98166
Special thanks to West Seattle Beer Blog for posting this story.