Brewery: Decibel Brewing
Location: Bothell, WA
Reason: Soft Opening
As we slow down and take our time with this journey we notice something unique happening. In the far distance we notice a beautiful sound being emitted from a friendly building. As we get closer, we notice that the decibels are getting higher and higher. Once we get to the source of the divine tone, we instantly fell in love. We have arrived at Decibel Brewing.
I love being able to go to soft openings of brewers. It makes me feel like I am part of the ‘in’ crowd. I got an email early last week from the guys at Decibel inviting myself and any of my friends to check out the soft opening of the brewery. So obviously Sam-wise and I, plus 2 of our friends headed that way.
The brewery itself is in a nondescript building, nestled snugly to an auto body shop. Once you walk into the brewery, you’ll notice a bar lined with Christmas lights and wide open spaces. On the far back wall you’ll see all the people who supported the brewery via the kickstarter campaign. While you there, look for the handsome ‘Holt’ on the wall.
I know what people really want to read about though, the beer. I really enjoyed the beer. Although I was very disappointed that they ran out of pale before I arrived, but I’m sure I can forgive them. They’re brewing on a 2 barrel system, which means they’ll occasionally run out of a certain beer. But they still had 7 others on tap, which shows that they have been prepping for this soft opening for a while. When I encounter soft openings, usually there are a handful of beers, but 7 is very very impressive.
The beers they had were an IPA, Cream, Belgium Farmhouse, Stout, Alt, Dark Ale, and Wit. Sam was a big fan of the IPA and Cream ale. I didn’t get around to the IPA (Very weird, but shush), but I enjoyed the cream thoroughly. It had a nice foaming feel to it with just a hint of the butteryness you can get from pilsner malt. Very tasty. I also enjoy the Alt, which really reminds me of the classic German flavor, a bit sweet with a malty body.
If you’re in the Bothell area why not check out Decibel (Or in Mill Creek since they’re right there too!).