National Donut Day is Today So Why Not Have a Coffee Stout?

image donut porter RWDC2 courtesy of imaginary_lines's Flickr page Listen up carbo-carnivores, it's National Donut Day and if you are searching for excuses to avoid walking into the nearest Krispy Kreme, Top Pot, Mighty-O, you have no excuses. Two words: free donuts. With most of the proprietors providing you with a gratis, bready, spare tire, you still might have to cough of some change for a cup of ‘joe’.

If you are like the rest of us on this Friday, you might consider something different and pair that doughnut with a beer. So here are a couple of quick suggestions to try if you are curious ... and hey, they are near the participating spots to boot.

Have Some Kreme with your Mocha or Milk, Drive over to Krispy on 12505 Aurora Avenue North and head south to Hales for a Cream Ale or Cream Stout. Think of it as a Mocha or a Glass of Milk.

Hales Ales
4301 Leary Way Northwest Seattle, WA (206) 706-1544‎

Suggested Beers

Artisan Beer Meets Mass Produced Baked Good, With another Krispy Kreme in So'Do (1900 1st Avenue South) it might be helpful to know that opening at 3 PM Epic Ales might know a thing or two about what beer goes well with that original glazed.

Epic Ales
3201 1st Avenue South (206) 351-3637

Menage a Kreme, Take a drive down to Issaquah's Krispy Kreme (6210 E Lake Sammamish Parkway) and then stop over to Front Street for a Menage a Frog Belgian-style Tripel at the Issaquah Brew house.

Issaquah Brew House
35 West Sunset Way Issaquah, WA (425) 557-1911‎

Donuts with the Gods, Fancy yourself a Mighty O (organic) cake donut by pairing that bad boy with a Dragon's Tooth Stout, Perseus Porter, at Elysian Tangletown.

Elysian "Tangletown"
2106 North 55th Street Seattle, WA (206) 547-5929‎

Suggested Beers

If none of these work for you then head over to one of these bottleshops around the area and pick your own beer out.

  • Bottleworks, 1710 North 45th Street Seattle, WA 98103-6855 (206) 633-2437
  • Malt & Vine, 16851 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 881-6461
  • 99 Bottles (they know a thing or two about beer and donuts), 35002 Pacific Highway South
    Federal Way, WA 98003 (253) 838-2558
  • Beer Authority, 12716 Lake City Way Northeast Seattle, WA 98125 (206) 417-9629
  • Full Throttle Bottles, 5909 Airport Way South Seattle, WA 98108 (206) 763-2079

Happy National Donut Day everyone, get out there and eat.


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