After taking in a meal at Twede’s Cafe and viewing the Snoqualmie Falls I decided to get down to business. Beer business that is. So I made a stop at the Snoqualmie Brewery and Tap Room. I walked into the tap room and found myself a seat at the bar. Some of the wedding goers that I had seen at the Snoqualmie Falls wedding were at the brewery throwing back a few pints while complaining about the dry wedding. Ugh a dry wedding – why bother going?
I skimmed over the beer menu and while I was not accustomed to Snoqualmie’s beers I decided to order the taster platter. It was 6 tasters of beers of my choosing for $11 or $9 for the bartender’s selection. Since I’m a control freak I went with tasters of my own choosing. I tend to run into issues when people pick out beers for me and I end up with a bunch of pilsners and lagers. NO THANKS!
Up first was the Wildcat IPA, a 6.6 Alcohol by Volume (ABV) and a 75 International Bittering Unit (IBU). For an IPA it did not have an overly hoppy taste. I only gave it a 3.5 on Untappd due to the lack of hop punch. My next beer was the PGA, or the Perfectly Great Amber. The name alone sets the bar high. The beer had a nice malty finish with a 4.2% ABV and a 25 IBU. Both low on the scale but this beer could be consumed all day without causing too much chaos.
Sometimes I like to return to my beer drinking roots, so my next beer was the Copperhead American Pale Ale. It has a 5.3 ABV and a 32 IBU. A middle of the road rating for both ratings but the beer had a pleasant mild hop finish. The next beer I tasted was the Double IPA. This beer had a good amount of hop flavor and notes of caramel, which is one of my favorite flavors in just about anything! The next beer I tasted was the Honey Ale, a 5.3 ABV. This beer had a pretty prevalent amount of honey flavor to it, not a bad thing, but you were very aware you were drinking a honey beer. My last beer was the Lemon Zippy. I don’t say this often but I am going to say it now… I hated this beer. Sorry Snoqualmie brewmaster 🙁 The lemon flavor totally overpowered the beer and tasted more like I was drinking lemon pledge than beer. I am also not a fan of shandy beer, which this beer is similar to and that should have clued me in to the fact that I would not like this beer. In addition to not saying I hate a beer often, I also rarely leave a beer behind. Which in this case I did. I tired to drink it but the lemon pledge taste only encouraged me to find a rag and start dusting the wood bar.
If you would like to visit Snoqualmie Brewery and Tap Room they are located at 8032 Falls Ave SE Snoqualmie Washington.