The Beer Authority | Seattle, Washington
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The Beer Authority
Excellent based on 17 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

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

Mayor: OldMrCrow (16) | Taps: 13 | Bottles: 300-500

The Beer Authority

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Beer Available At The Beer Authority (arranged by most recent)
Selkirk Abbey Guilt 85, Deschutes Jubel 2015 98, Destihl Saint Dekkera Barrel Reserve Sour: Poire 99, Black Raven Raven De Garde 94, Trinity Oh Face Saison Provisional 97, Trinity / Black Bottle Blow Up Your TV 86, Walking Man Homo Erectus Imperial IPA 97, Avery Lilikoi Kepolo (Mahu) 98, Lagunitas ScareCity #3: High West-ified Imperial Stout 99, Mikkeller Spontansourcherry 93, Black Raven Coco Jones Coconut Porter 95, Breakside Pilsner 58, Reverend Natís Sacrilege Sour Cherry , Almanac Valencia Gold 91, Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin 100, Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA 97, Bear Republic Tartare Rouge 95, Hop Valley Sir Orange a Lot Pale Ale , The Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale 89, Firestone Walker Velvet Mocha Merlin 97
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17 reviews for The Beer Authority
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  92%
 Selection  81%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41  (21) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
luttonm  (160) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (103) Kenmore, 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar  (45) Seattle, Washington | 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.
  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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Smurf2055  (53) Seattle, Washington | February 9, 2012| Updated June 11, 2012
Great place. Good selection on tap, pretty good selection of bottles, really friendly staff. Seems like a place I could really get in to. If you are local, itís a nice place to grab a beer and watch the game. I will be stopping in again from time to time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
HughConway  (22) Washington | March 22, 2011
Rating from just after they opened (no taps). Nice selection of bottles, local discount, knowledgeable friendly staff. Solid beer shop, solid people.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
flyer50  (48) Seattle, Washington | January 3, 2011| Updated January 26, 2011
Just down the street from our gym, so after we workout, we stop by for a pint! Excellent, knowledgable service from Barry, nice selection. He has Boundry Bay in bottles where Whole Foods doesnít. Always some new and interesting on tap. Surprisingly nice ambiance for a beer store. Makes you want to have a seat and enjoy a pint, or sip while you browse the coolers. A more welcoming and sincere place than Bottleworks. He need better signage to pull in the heavy after work crowd on Lake City Way. Itís an easy place to miss that shouldnít be missed!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate  (178) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | October 10, 2010| Updated February 20, 2011
Not a big establishment. I believe there were 8 taps. Great service. I believe I met the owner, and he was extremely nice. The prices are all fucked up, meaning, price tags donít match the merchandise, so itís a bit onerous when trying to figure out how much something costs. The selection doesnít seem to be ordered in any type of way. Take your time while browsing the shelves, because you may miss something awesome. The selection was decent; I didnít find anything here that I canít get somewhere else. This is a great place to chill and take your time while beer shopping. They sell glasses, shirts, and other stuff, too. Overall, it was an interesting place, and Iíll go back.

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