Entry 74: Sea the Forrest for the Pines (or something fun about Seapine)

Brewery: Seapine Brewing

Location: SODO Seattle, WA

Reason: Sporting events and beer

To be perfectly honest, its actually been a little while since Matt and I went to Seapine together, but I am trying to update this blog a little more often and when I was flipping through untappd, I noticed Seapine. I couldnt recall if we had written this one up, after a quick search, it appears that we have not. This is a problem for me because I ADORE Seapine.

Seapine is a wonderful brewery. Located in SODO close(ish) to Safeco and Centrylink its a great place to stop off before you make your way to park near the stadiums. Matt and I have stopped in a small handful of times together and its becoming a popular location for Matt to take his beer drinking buddies before a game. The taproom has a nice big, open feel to it with some outdoor seating for those great Seattle summer days before Mariners games.

The thing that really makes Seapine special though, is the beer. Prior to our first visit to the taproom, I don’t think I’d ever had Seapine before, so I went with a sampler. This brewery makes beer I like. The Seapine IPA is a great flagship IPA, its light and smooth with some bitterness at the end, but not overwhelming. The Mosaic Pale is everything I want a pale to be. Its very similar to an IPA with a much milder hop profile. The Peach Gose is especially refreshing, and one of my favorite beers to find on tap. I really like when breweries have a sour on tap because 1. I love sours and 2. they are usually a little lighter on the alcohol content (though in this case, the Mosaic Pale is comparable) which is nice if you are heading somewhere after.

In my mind, the absolute best beer that Seapine makes is the Positron IPA. If you listen to our podcast you may remember our episode about IPA’s, and our ranking our top 5. Positron is currently my #1 IPA. It is a single hop (Galaxy) IPA with the most tropical notes I’ve ever had in an IPA. It really is the most delightful IPA. Since we have growlers coming out of our ears at home, Matt and I have a general rule not to purchase any more. I broke this rule the first time we went to Seapine because I needed to bring the Positron IPA home with me. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

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