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Friday, July 21, 2017

#2548 #S1253 - Stoup Brewing, Seattle - 5/30/2014

Stoup Brewing, Ballard, Seattle, WA
To be frank I am completely incapable of comparing, contrasting, or ranking most craft beer tasting rooms and smaller brewpubs. I mean, pretty much all of them have some really good beers, and my preferences vary more from beer to beer than they do from brewery to brewery. And most of them are very much alike in decor and vibe. Typically, like Stoup, they are in something like a prefab steel warehouse, with a few tables -- maybe cable spools, maybe picnic tables, maybe one made of super nice, lacquered wood -- a small number of pieces of art on the walls, a view of the brewing tanks from the indoor seats, an outdoor, concrete patio, and a food truck parked alongside during the most busy hours. Customers who all look like avid hikers come in on their bikes and/or with their dogs, and tahey all seem like perfectly pleasant people as the sip from their flight or get their growler refilled. Stroup does have a meat vending machine -- I don't think I've seen that in any other Seattle bar.

Anyway, Stoup is a prefectly fine example of one of this sort of place. Whether it's better or worse than its microbrew competitors you'll need to ask someone much more discerning than me.



1108 NW 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98107 - (206) 457-5524
Est. Oct 23, 2013 - Building constructed: 2004
Previous bars in this location: None
Web site: stoupbrewing.com - facebook
Reviews: myballardyelp - washingtonbeerblog - beeradvocate - untappd - washingtonbeerblog - tripadvisor

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