The Beer Authority

12716 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, Washington United States 98125
bottle shop  4.4/5.0 21 reviews
Sun- Thur Noon - 10 PM Fri & Sat Noon - 11 PM

Mayor: OldMrCrow (14) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 300-500
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Beers At The Beer Authority

NameABVEntered
Midnight Sun Arctic Devil13.2%4/27/2016
Fort George Suicide Squeeze *Special Edition (2016)7.2%4/19/2016
Reubenís / Bale Breaker Co-lla-beer-ation7%4/9/2016
Lagunitas One Hitter Series: Bitter Oats10.5%2/24/2016
Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA11.25%2/24/2016
Holy Mountain The Hart6.5%2/23/2016
Prairie Christmas Bomb!11.5%2/11/2016
Fort George Magnanimous7%1/29/2016
Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta8%1/29/2016
Cloudburst Unreliable Narrator0%1/28/2016
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Tropical IPA6.7%1/27/2016
Snowdrift Red7.6%1/26/2016
Hop Valley Citra Self Down Fresh Hop Pale Ale5.8%1/26/2016
Engine House No. 9 Le Pelerin Drupe Saison Ale6.5%1/25/2016
Holy Mountain MisŤre au Borinage0%1/23/2016
Holy Mountain The Seer - Foudre5.9%1/22/2016
Holy Mountain The Ox - Barrel Aged & Brett7%1/18/2016
Ballast Point Sour Wench - Blackberry5.4%1/15/2016
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale5.9%1/13/2016
Holy Mountain The Gray Tower5.3%1/13/2016
Alpenfire Dungeness Orchard Blend6.8%1/8/2016
Trinity Pappy Legba13%1/3/2016
Engine House No. 9 Belgian White4%1/3/2016
Cloudburst No Recess6.8%1/2/2016
Finnriver Black Oak Black Currant Cider - Barrel Aged6.5%1/1/2016
Destihl Blueberry Gose5.2%1/1/2016
Alpine Beer Company Pure Hoppiness8%11/5/2015
Old Schoolhouse Fresh Hop IPA7.4%10/10/2015
Barley Browns WFO IPA7.5%10/8/2015
Midnight Sun Modern Romance9.3%10/8/2015
ACDC Beer Rock or Bust5%10/8/2015
Haleís Fresh Hop India Session Ale4.7%9/30/2015
Destihl Amra Mango IPA6.5%9/5/2015
Anchorage Love Buzz Saison8%8/16/2015
Bale Breaker Bottomcutter IIPA8.2%8/3/2015
Paradise Creek Huckleberry Pucker4.6%8/3/2015
Destihl Wild Sour Series: Lynnbrook Raspberry Berliner Weisse3%8/3/2015
Reverend Natís The Passion6.9%8/3/2015
Anchorage Mosaic Saison6.5%7/9/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar  (71) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 4, 2012| Updated July 1, 2013
13 taps with some very nice things rotating through. Outdoor seating on lovely Lake City Way. Plenty of happy regulars. Burc is great. Occasional cribbage and retro-gaming nights. For bottles, itís hard to discern much of an organizational scheme, and the price isnít always obvious. For whatever reason, prices on bottles tend to run a few percent higher than other bottle shops in town. Growler special on Monday. Website frequently updated with current tap list, and facebook frequently updated with current specials, events, and recent arrivals.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
BrewDad  (464) Olympia, Washington | March 12, 2016
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Craftbrewhaha  (1) , | October 1, 2015| Updated November 12, 2015
Great place, one of my favorites. Super knowledgeable staff, constantly rotating taps. Lots of gems on the shelves, you just have to look.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (1092) Burnaby, British Columbia | June 23, 2015
A tiny front that is easy to miss this place gets bigger as you get further and even has an outdoor area. It is dive bar ish with some great craft beer. Very local, it didnít take long to strike up conversations with the staff and people at the bar. Selection seems to be well curated and prices are good. This is not for everyone, but definitely a great place for me.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
CrookedStaver  (1) , | June 3, 2015
This is my favorite spot to hang out and have a beer. Not overly crowded and a well thought out tap selection Bottles of things that sell out elsewhere hang around just a bit longer here (fine by me :) ) Burc is always friendly and always tells it like it is.A few TVs and lots of board games for entertainment. Donít have food but they allow you to bring or order your own. All the other customers tend to be super friendly. Check the place out. Cheers
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41  (80) Kenmore, Washington | February 1, 2015
Iím lucky to have this place so close to home. Always has great beer on tap as well as a great selection of bottles. I have known these guys for bringing in something special as well from time to time, that you canít really find anywhere else. Their website is never updated, which is a little upsetting to me, so I typically have to go in and be pleasantly surprised with the selections they have. Maybe thatís a good thing, I donít know. Though I feel like I would be in more often if I was easier notified of the stuff they bring in. This isnít a review of their website though so I will leave this out. Friendly, knowledgeable staff every time, and they also have table soccer and a bunch of games to keep you entertained if the beer isnít quite enough. Overall a fun place. Iíll keep going back.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
luttonm  (211) Seattle, Washington | December 2, 2014
Glad to have this shop on the North end. Solid bottle selection, especially after the expansion. Nice, busy bar with a small but well curated selection of taps. Always something I want to try when I pass through. Staff is great and there is a loyal local crew who hangs out here. Not sure it is worth a trip up here just for this joint if youíre just visiting town, but if youíre in the North end this is a wonderful spot.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (103) Washington | August 16, 2014
Used to stop at this place here and there when it first opened as it was on my work commute. It has evolved over time for the better. Added draft, changed owner, moved to a larger spot, added more draft...and now I stop in regularly. Draft list isnít the largest but it is very well thought out and changes daily. Always a nitro, cider, lager and a couple of hoppy beers mixed in with other great options. Great place to find bottles that are usually gone in a day at other places. The service is great and worth a stop if in the area.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino  (71) Seattle, Washington | April 14, 2012
Lots of quality local, out-of-state and Foreign brews to choose from as well as a nice tap list. Makes for a good stop after hitting up the Elliot Bay brewpub.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
RyanAwesome  (1) , | March 27, 2012
definitely the best bottle shop and beer bar in the area. Burc, the regular barkeep, is easily one of the most friendly and knowledgeable beer geeks in town. with an awesome selection of rotating drafts and one of the best bottle selections around, this is my default option for craft beer.

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