Brewery: Wet Coast Brewing
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Reason: Weekend in Bremerton, needed a beer on the way home.
After weeks apart, our brave WABL journeymen came together to brave a new terrain. Samwise and I loaded up the war wagon (Fiat) for a long mission (overnight). Upon our journey home, we had to stop for sustenance. We found ourselves peering over a vast ocean, an ocean of beer.
Wet Coast is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries in this great state of Washington. It may not get the publicity of a Fremont or Cloudburst, but the beer is equal if not better. In a strip mall off of highway 16, the brewery is has a classic feel that you come to expect. Operating on a 3.5 barrel system, Wet Coast is able to keep 8 beers plus a cider on tap at all times. When our journey took us near this brewery, I knew it was a must stop.
If you can get there now, I highly suggest their triple IPA. When you think of IPAs, especially triples, you think hoppy and boozy. But, this triple has a sweet finish that can be incredibly dangerous. If you’re looking for that stronger IPA flavor, they have an imperial IPA for you. If you are looking for something on the lighter side, the Pale, Cream, and IPA will all satisfy.
There are very few breweries I can recommend more that Wet Coast. Child friendly, cool swag and a friendly vibe should be a reason alone, but the beer is easily one of the top 10 in Washington.