Location: Snohomish, WA
Brewery: Sound to Summit Brewing
Reason: Snohomish is a neat city
Looking up at the Cascades can seem intimidating. The range forms in the far off land of Canada and runs all the way down to that Oregon place. Very few mountain ranges in the United States are as important and big as the Cascades. Sam-wise and I sat there, looking up at the mountains, having started our journey at the Puget Sound and thought to ourselves, “Damn, we need a drink!” And so we did.
Sound to Summit Brewing is a neat little brewery out in Snohomish, WA. I know it seems a long ways away from Renton, but this was a brewery I’d wanted to try before and thankfully Sam only lives a few minutes away in Everett. Once you walk into the brewery you see a well thought out brewery. They have a nice brewing system, nice clean taproom and some wonderful beers on tap. As always, I start myself with an IPA (Like a true Washingtonian) and Sam got the sampler. The Six Gill IPA is a great beer. With a hint of citrus and a little floral hint to the nose, it is a great beer on a sunny day (Which there has been a crap load this year). The six gill is a beer I would drink over and over since it was super refreshing and I love the citrus side of IPAs. I also had the Piping the side Pilsner. Checking my untapped I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars, stating “Refreshing” which it was. The thing with Pilsners though is once you had a good one, that is pretty much the top of the game. But I liked it a lot. Sam didn’t have the same feelings that I did towards the brewery. Rating most of their other beers in the 3 to 3.5 range. But, to each their own! Go there and try the IPA!