52 Weeks: Port Townsend Brewing Co., Port Townsend, WA
Week 43 of 52– catching up. We will get there before the end of the year. PROMISE!
330 10th St # C
Port Townsend, WA 98368-1815
Type of Establishment: Brewpub, Friday night summer music venue
Visit: A quick trip across the Puget Sound for a camping trip in Port Townsend.
Beers on Tap (at time of visit):
Hop Diggity IPA
Peeping Peater Scottish Ale
Glass Kisser Double IPA
Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Chet’s Gold Golden Ale
Find something you loved on tap? Ask the bartender if they have any in stock. My suggestion: grab several bottles of the barleywine.
Peanuts. Peanuts you can throw on the floor. Depending on the time of day there is a taco stand/hut right outside. Tonight, we got there too late.
Visit this brewery in the summer on a Friday night and you can hear the music playing from the parking lot. Located about a mile outside of downtown Port Townsend, Port Townsend Brewing Co. attracts the whole town which creates an amazing vibe. However, when we went, it was a bit colder, the band had retired for the season and the party had moved inside.
Despite the cool weather, we had plans to camp nearby at Old Fort Townsend. The second we arrived in Port Townsend, we stopped at the brewery. We emerged from the car and as we approached the brewery, a large fermentation tank towered over us with the brewery’s logo stamped on the side- a fisherman leaning over a “lookout bucket” holding a telescope. I own a long sleeve shirt with that very same logo now except my shirt declares “Thar she brews!”
We entered the first door that we see and decided to take a seat and order a brew in this taproom with windows on two of the four walls, plenty of bar style seating (around the bar, in the middle and along the windows) and the likings of a modest ship.
With a Barleywine, a Glass Kisser Double IPA and their limited release Bourbon Barrel Porter in hand (well my hand and two other peoples’ hands) we set out to experience the craft brews, the top notch brews that come out of this brewery located on the other side of the Puget Sound (and then some). All three of those beers were amazing. A bottle of Barleywine was purchased and the owner so kindly poured us a growler of the limited edition porter to bring back to the campsite.
Aside from the space we nestled up in, there is an outdoor area where a band plays on the weekend during the warmer months and people get together to dance. There is also another tap room which is older than the one we spent our time in. The other area is also wooden but darker and smaller with less space to sit. Mixed nuts and peanuts are available at both bar areas.
Its a great brewery with a space that keeps the party flowing from area to area. You can bring your beer outside, inside, wherever suits your fancy (as long as it is on thier property).
This is the perfect place for a Friday night in Port Townsend- great beer, people and a live band in the summer to top it off!