Hanuta06 (67) Washington | December 17, 2012| Updated June 22, 2013
Georgetown Brewing is a simple place. They usually have five beers available in growlers and sometimes have something seasonal as well. All the beers are available for tasting from taps, but they don’t serve full pints or food. Their beers are all top-notch in quality--and the seasonal beers are remarkable, so get one whenever they are available. Georgetown’s growler system is THE BEST I’ve encountered. The growlers are filled by a machine, so the beer stays carbonated and fresh for over a week if you don’t open it. Once you’ve purchased your growler, you just bring it back (rinsed out) and they give you a newly filled one that has been stored in the refrigerator. They also sell kegs. The staff is always friendly, and the prices are exceptionally low--especially when considering the quality of the beer. They also have a small section of t-shirts and souvenirs.
Why make up words when I can steal notalush’s: long-extant, very established Seattle brewery. I believe the US’s largest draft only brewery (except once in a while they have brewery-only bomber releases). A huge, efficient, clean, and impressive operation - large, modern interior for the tasting room, with giant sliding doors leading to the impressively large brewing operation - which I may say is worth a peak if you are in Georgetown. large list of brews, quite a few seasonal and special brews, ranging in style from lagers to imperial stouts - no pints, but all samples are completely free, and they don’t seem to mind how many you try - very cheap growler fills (about 8 bucks). A very neighborhood feel, looks like a lot of regulars come in. A must stop if you are a beer geek and happen to be near G’town. But wuldb’t try to get here otherwise.
donandres (67) , Washington | November 9, 2015| Updated January 19, 2016
Vibe: Very good tasting room
Service: Excellent service, employees share knowledge of beers, availability and future releases
Selection: Around 8-12 beers - varies year round
Food: Not Applicable
Overall:Excellent brewery, will do it over and over again. Big hoppy IPAs are winners
Interesting stop in the Georgetown district (duh). Not really a tasting room, just a place where you can fill growlers, but you can taste any of their beers, and they are very generous with the samples, without even charging anything. Service was astute, though not terribly friendly. Place was busy when we were there. Beer quality was average, with a couple of above average ones. Not terribly memorable other than the free samples, but may as well include it on a south Seattle brewery crawl.
A huge warehouse brewery with a pretty large tasting/growler room. No cost here just ask and you will get a sample of what you like. They know their stuff and although without tables and chairs, there is a comfort and community feel about it. Beer is pretty mediocre, with a few exceptions, but a bunch of free ticks makes this a decent stop.
I wasn’t going to rate this place but decided to because no one seems to give a shit about it - as this is apparently a long-extant, very established regional brewery, I guess I can’t say I’m surprised - nothing new and cool going on here - this is, however, a huge, efficient, clean, and impressive operation - large, modern interior for the tasting room, with giant sliding doors leading to the impressively large brewing operation - pretty large list of brews, with some or all of what were apparently their flagships, plus quite a few seasonal and special brews, ranging in style from lagers to imperial stouts - no pints, but all samples are completely free, and they don’t seem to mind how many you try - very cheap growler fills (about 8 bucks), plus a few bombers for sale - I thought the beer was well-made, with the exception of one (a bomber of dubbel consumed later proved to be quite go, as well) - I think this place is cool - come here if you want to see a piece of Seattle brewing tradition, or if you want to see just how well a brewing operation can be run - or keep exclusively visiting nano-breweries making tamarind Berliner weisses - what the fuck do I care?
(Visited 09/2012 on the Seattle Road Dogs Tour): The brewery is located off I-5 on Airport Way. There is a small lot in front of the building.
The interior opens to a tasting room with a merchandise store in the front and a standing bar beyond that. Taps of available beers behind the bar as well as a growler filling machine. Beyond the bar is a doorway that leads to the production facility.
Georgetown features 5 of their beers including the Pils, Choppers Red, Belgian Blonde, Porter (which recently changed names, more on that to follow) and SuperChopp seasonal. All of the beers are above average.
Service for my one-person tour group was good on a slow weekday. The guys behind the bar were friendly and explained all the beers, and had a steady small stream of customers coming in for growler fills. They also told me the amusing story of why they had to change the name of their 9lb Porter. Looking at the logo makes more sense now, and it’s another reason to dislike Magic Hat.
Overall this is a worthwhile brewery to visit in Seattle.
Brewery with tasting room. Very simple, without frills. This brewer is keg/tap only, but apparently they do just fine without bottles. Everything I tried on tap was incredibly fresh and very well done. The staff was friendly and ready with plenty of stories about each and every beer. I visited as part of a local brewery tour. While the tour only included 5 tastings, the staff let us try everything (7) on tap. I was very impressed.
Came in after going to Full Throttle, I just couldn’t help getting a few samples. The ones I had were really good. They had 6 on at the time. The people in there were nice and you can’t beat the growler price.