I have wanted to try Crucible pretty much since I found out that they existed, which was unfortunately about a month after I moved out of the Everett area. So after a few months of waiting Matt and I found ourselves passing through the Everett area on our way home and decided to cross this one off my bucket (of beers) list.
Crucible is located on Everett Mall Way near Middleton and Lazy Boy brewing. Its a nice addition to the brewery scene in the area, an in between the more experimental Middleton and the very traditional Lazy Boy.
The tap room is pretty awesome, a nice comfortable bar area with a casual and friendly vibe. Matt and I decided to sit near the back on an incredibly comfortable couch I might have taken home with me if I were able to smuggle it out discretely. The couch sits back in a corner in front of a TV wired for Netflix, which might be one of my favorite things at any brewery (sure I’ll binge watch some Archer while drinking your delicious beer).
I liked this place almost immediately when I saw two sours on tap. I figured it was my duty to try them both in the name of research. The Rasberry Kettle Sour (which I later saw was named the Tyrannasour Razz… awesome) was amazing. It was the perfect blend of fruity and sour and I got very excited when I saw another friend check this in on untappd later that week. The other sour was a Watermelon Cucumber Kettle Sour on cask. I’m not a cask girl, so I tried only a schooner of this one. It was good, refreshing, sweet and sour, though I would have preferred it with a little CO2. I also tried the Orange Cream Ale which was delightful. Matt’s stand out was the Grapefruit IPA, he is partial to almost any beer involving grapefruit.
All in all, I enjoyed Crucible, and you should too.