JK (421) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | August 6, 2017
Very simple interior with few chairs and the taps. I would not go here when the weather is bad. Outside is a comfortable beer garden with shade from the sun and a food truck when I was there. Small place, staff were friendly and were happy to give a sample. I liked the beer. the bathroom is lacking and probably better to try to go elsewhere before you arrive.
Stopped in during a Ballard crawl. You enter in a small and fairly cramped room that has the taps. very little indoor seating but a large beer garden out back with plenty of tables and lawn games. Beer was solid but nothing to write home about. A single stall bathroom is a bad idea. I stood in the bathroom line about 50% of the time I was there. A nice stop if the weather is nice.
Small, dark, low-ceilinged amateur setup in a converted house. Tiny front room bar area opens back to a sort-of garage and gravel patio, with brewing equipment strewn between. Go ahead and sit here and chill between the fermenter and the bathroom. The beer sucked. Couple of goofy flavored things, bad use of hops (smelled like old cones), and a simple-as-can-be Duvel clone.
An interesting brewery in the Ballard neighborhood with a really small tap room out front but a walk across the beer garden to a converted warehouse with TVs, pinball and a food truck. Service was good and samplers were available. No food on site but they appear to have food trucks regularly. Prices were on line with the area. A unique little spot with solid beers.
Visited June 2016. Friendly nano-brewery with a modest beer garden. To the tune of a reggae version of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" I enjoyed a brilliant English-style 5.1% Burke Gilman Bitter named for a nearby rail-trail. Dark caramel colour, glorious taste. My favourite Seattle beer. One of those tandem bike things powered by beer-drinkers appeared outside as I was leaving!
Small space that holds 20 people armpit to armpit, and probably gets more crowded than that. There seems to be some outdoor seating somewhere, but I’m all good on my vitamin D for the day, so I stay inside and lurk in a corner with my tiny pours that I know I won’t finish. Old cinder blocks comprise the walls, and there are some pieces of artwork, with a heavy comic book and geeky video game bent to them, all for sale. I do not buy any of them. The beers seem to be about what I have come to expect by now. Decent, not amazing, no big flaws, no big memories.
Visited on a Friday night in November 2015. Small tap room with heated outside area. 10 beers plus a guest cider on tap. $2 samplers available. Staff were friendly and on the ball. Industrial chic the theme again. The beer was decent enough. Would go back again.
Tiny and quaint little tap room in front of the brewhouse. Owners and brewers man the bar and will talk shop and beer with you all day long. Passionate and really nice. Beer was pretty decent with a couple really standing out. Love this little place.