|Fremont Brewing Company
1050 N 34th Street | Seattle, WA 98103
I recently visited Seattle, the “Emerald City”, located on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest. While it may be known for the surrounding water, mountains and evergreen forests, Seattle has no shortage of quality craft breweries.
Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery founded by Matt Lincecum in 2009. The long-time environmentalist, community organizer, and home brewer left his job as an attorney that specialized in beverage and hospitality law to follow his dream of owning a brewery.
The brewery, located at 3409 Woodland Park Ave North, features a 30 barrel, three-vessel, steam-powered Premier Stainless Brewhouse, which was installed in May 2014. Freemont brews four year round beers including Universale Pale Ale, Interurban IPA, Wandering Wheat, and Session Pale Ale.
To try some Freemont beers, visit the Urban Beer Garden, located at 1050 North 34th Street in the Freemont neighborhood of Seattle. I suggest comparing The Sister and The Brother, two Imperial IPAs that celebrate hops. For something darker, try The Rusty Nail, a 13.2% ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Cinnamon, Licorice, and Smoked Barley. Be sure to check out the cask and Randall offerings at the bar, too.
The Urban Beer Garden features 18 foot-long community tables and the swanky red leather banquettes. Pretzels and apples are available for free, otherwise bring your own food. Beer can be purchased to go in cans, bottles, growlers, and kegs. The beer garden is open daily from 11 AM to 9 PM. There is some street parking, but most people ride bikes.