Location: Tacoma, WA
Reason: They were open!
Its rare that Matt and I find ourselves on a Friday afternoon with no plans, but there we were last Friday, leaving work for the week and realizing that we had nothing on the agenda for our evening. Facebook’s data miners to the rescue! Suddenly an event popped up on my phone and I saw that Dystopian was opening THAT NIGHT! Obviously it was meant to be.
Right off the bat, I kind of dig the vibe of this place. Its got a very 1984 / V for Vendetta feel to the place that is pretty fun (you know, for a brewery). Located in downtown Tacoma, we found the place pretty easily because of the GIANT CROWD spilling out into the street. The second thing that I noticed was the beer. The beers are not subtle guys.The lowest alcohol content of the group was the coconut cream ale at about 5.3% and from there it went all the way up to the Entropy Cascadian dark at 10.5%.
While potentially dangerous, the beers are worth it. I tried the Everybody’s Crisis coconut cream ale to start, and it was amazing. It had notes of toasted coconut and a little caramel. It tasted like a glass of coconut creme brulee. After that I tried the Dapper Dubbel, which was also a stand up beer. Matt tried the Red Queen red IPA and the Entropy on nitro. This brewer knows what he is doing, hes executed a unique, non traditional tap list for his opening weekend and he executed it well.
Look forward to seeing more from Dystopian, because they are coming for you too.