The Beer Authority | Seattle, Washington
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The Beer Authority
Exceptional based on 16 ratings
Type: Beer Store

12716 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, Washington United States 98125 [ print map ]
206 417 9629

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Hours: Sun- Thur Noon - 10 PM Fri & Sat Noon - 11 PM


Mayor: andrewje41 (4) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 300-500


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Beer Available At The Beer Authority (arranged by most recent)
Almanac Farmers Reserve Citrus 99, Breakside Passionfruit Berliner Weisse 95, Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA 98, Paradise Creek Huckleberry Pucker , Lost Abbey The Angelís Share Grand Cru 100, Port Brewing Old Viscosity 100, Almanac Dogpatch Sour 99, Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout - Coffee 6.8% (2003-2013) 92, The Bruery Sour in the Rye 99, Lazy Boy Russian Imperial Stout , Naked City Bear the Palm , Ballast Point Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale 98, Epic Brainless on Cherries (Batch 5 and higher, Red Wine Barrel) 78, Omnipollo Leon Belgian-style Pale Ale 93, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock 97, Schilling Oak Aged Cider 51, Oskar Blues Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel) 100, Cascade Apricot Ale 99, Boulevard Foeder Projekt #1 93, Lost Abbey Merry Taj IPA 98
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16 reviews for The Beer Authority
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  89%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  81%
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76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (523) Leawood, Kansas | May 19, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited on a Tuesday evening, had a pint and did some bottle shopping. Low frills bottle coolers a couple of bar stools and 2 or 3 tables in the place. Compared to other shops in town, the selection is pretty limite - however there is plenty of good stuff to be found here. Barry was a really nice guy to talk to, and the other folks hanging around the shop really gave it a nice local feel. If you live in the neighborhood, its probably already a regular stop, if you live further away, certainly worth checking out.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
hahobbs  (1) Seattle, Washington | May 9, 2010
It might help that the BA is right downstairs from my apartment, but I stop in all the time. The owner and most-time beertender, Barry, is a true expert and knows his product well enough to give a useful opinion on just about everything he carries. The bottle selection is small compared to some of the other places in Seattle, but he brings in a lot of great beers. The rotating draft selection is usually quite excellent, and the recently upgraded bar is a great place to sit and have a few pints. The charity events and brewery-hosted tastings draw a crowd and are always enjoyable. Stop by and support Barry so he can expand his beer empire!
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
mages64  (10) Seattle, Washington | May 8, 2010
The reason to come here is Barry. Heís the owner and an awesome guy. He raises money for charity, his tastings are in 10z glasses not just little sips, a great bartender, dead on recommendations, and if you live/work in the neighborhood you get a discount. Beer Authority has all your usual NW beers and normal Belgians but because of lesser known distributors, The Beer Authority carries 750ml versions of Belgians that you canít find at other bottle shops in the area. Their growlers to go are cheaper than every bottleshop iíve been to. Kegs are cheap and Barry will help you figure it all out if you are n00b. Sounders are on the plasma as well as other sports events.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever  (230) Brier, Washington | March 7, 2010
Plenty of coolers, plenty of stuff in stock. Given all the bottle shops in Seattle, this place is really just another dot on the map. They take care of the product, they offer draught beer, prices are fair, but thereís nothing about the selection that would really make a hardcore geek jump up and down. A great supermarket like Central Market or Whole Foods will take care of you almost as well most of the time, and special releases probably wonít stray in here without stopping elsewhere first and in greater quantity. In short, itís fine if youíre in the neighborhood but not really worth the trouble of driving out here unless youíre fiendish about connecting all the dots. Which probably says more about me than it does about this place. Heh.
94
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
awolcfh5150  (3) Washington | November 9, 2009
This place is awesome! Tons of local and international brews. Tastings every Tuesday & Saturday. Local brewers as well as several from Colorado stop by for special events. Barry (the owner) is knowledgeable, friendly, and always helpful. If he doesnít have something you want, heíll do everything in his power to get you what youíre looking for. Large selection of German Hefeweizens, English Ales, and some of the Pacific Northwestís finest beers. You CANNOT go wrong with The Beer Authority!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
dorath  (1) Washington | September 24, 2009
Very knowledgeable, very friendly staff. They offer tastings several evenings of the week. Each tasting showcases a different style, and there are usually three samples. Very wide selection, organized by region.

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