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after4ever (213) Brier, Washington | February 10, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Man, this is a place thatís flying its own flag and is so much the better for it.
You drive up the hill and out of downtown Poulsbo, up a dirt road, then wind through a dirt driveway until you get there. Youíre going to someoneís house, and thatís exactly what it feels like.
You pull up and youíre in the gravel or the mud, depending on how early you get there. There are pigs. There are chickens. You wander over to the open-sided shed area, and beers are pouring from a mostly-enclosed bar there. They keep the wind and rain out with tarps in the winter, and they have lots of free-standing propane heat lamps (lots of free-standing propane tanks waiting to be refilled, too).
The beers here are overwhelmingly adjunct beers--they add plum, rhubarb, dandelion, pumpkin, or other unexpected ingredients almost every batch. They do weird things with yeast, and I can remember looking at the tap list one day last year and every beer seemed like it was over 8%. So youíre going to taste things here youíve never tasted anywhere else. Mostly, this is awesome, but itís very experimental, so some things may come out wildly sweet or otherwise not something youíd drink a pitcher of. But thatís so cool.
There were murmurs among those at the bar of a pig roast in the near future, and they were rolling the brew system away on portable racks when we were here. This is good fun down home hanging out, Puget Sound style, at its very finest. I will definitely be back to the Pig.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Okay - now this place is cool. Down a long private driveway/gravel road, you find yourself driving into a sort of Mad Max meets orchard sort of place. A couple of small barnlike building and a roughed in roof covering an open patio. Furnished with simple mismathced wooden chairs that are spray painted to make a set, this place feels like your crazy uncleís backyard. Except, did I mention that your crazy uncle brews beer with all the weirdness growing on his farm? They try to get their own ingredients into the beer and they do a good job of it. Even a non-alcoholic house brewed blackberry soda kn tap (much enjoyed by my pregnant wife). Friendly folks staffing the outdoor bar. It feels like a bar transported from a Caribbean Island to the Pacific Northwest. Awesome, awesome spot. A must see for any beer lover.
MarinaMarket (12) POULSBO, Washington | February 8, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great people serving their own beers plus other local brews, all on a farm. The taps come out of the wall of a barn building. Great place for events too, due to a LOT of open space. What I love about Slippery Pig is that they brew beers that contain ingredients grown right there on the farm. Awesome!
BrewDad (408) Olympia, | January 11, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is also a not miss. Outside seating under a great barn and with a super atmosphere the peeps at Slippery pig make this a time you will go wow this is awesome. Great beers and one guest tap from Battenkill they really put on a great time. I will be back over and over for sure.
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