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IPA in Redmond, Washington



If you’re looking for an IPA in Redmond, Washington, a basic search on Google reveals some of the top brewers.

In the US, more and more beer drinkers are choosing craft beer over the traditional brands, and brewers in Redmond figured that out a while ago.

If you like a finely crafted IPA, Redmond has some great breweries that are definitely worth the trip. Redmond is located just 21 minutes east of Seattle.

All the breweries offer India Pale Ale (IPA) in different flavors. They normally have a flagship IPA, and a Double IPA if you like a hoppier IPA, and casks IPA brewed in really small batches.

The brew masters in Redmond are some of the most imaginative in the industry.

In some brewpubs you’re even encouraged to mix an IPA with another beer, like a lager, to create a unique blend that some times become personal favorites.

Breweries in Redmond are serious contenders as some of the best brewers in the World, and they do offer many more styles that just IPA.

What is even more creative are the names and descriptions IPA brew masters come up with.

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Great IPA in Bellevue, 12 mins. from Woodinville



Where can you find an IPA in Bellevue, Washington? That’s asked a lot and since Bellevue has some of the best microbreweries in the northwest, you’re definitely going to find a great IPA or two in the several brew pubs found in Bellevue.

Since an increasing number of beer drinkers are switching to craft beer, over the national brands, the brewers in Bellevue stepped up their beer brewing game.

If you are looking for an excellent IPA craft beer, Bellevue is at the epicenter of Seattle, Kirkland, Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. All are within minutes of Bellevue’s many brew pubs.

India Pale Ale (IPA) comes in many different aromas but three basic types. Most breweries have a flagship IPA and normally a double IPA and seasonally they will have a triple IPA.

You got to hand it to the brew masters in Bellevue because they produce many award winning beers. The also brew up creative cask blends where they mix an IPA with another beer to produce unique one-time only flavors.

Of course the breweries in Bellevue brew more styles of beer than just IPA. If you’re looking for a lager, porter, stout, red, amber, wheat, you name it, these guys brew it.

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IPA In Woodinville Video Clip



 

When it comes to India Pale Ale (IPA) the variations range from straight-up IPA, to Double IPA for true IPA fans, and Triple IPA for the die-hard freaks.  Some beer drinkers actually ask their servers to mix an IPA with another lighter ale to create a totally unique blend that can taste pretty damn good.

And if you’re a fan of craft beer in general, in addition to IPA, some of the best beer in Washington is brewed in the city limits of Woodinville.

While there are a lot of breweries in the Pacific northwest, the brew masters in Woodinville are some of the most creative in the industry.

What is even more imaginative are the names and descriptions IPA brew masters come up with.

All across the country, craft beer is being enjoyed by more and more beer drinkers than traditional name brands.

If your looking for an IPA in Woodinville, Washington, a quick search will bring up a nice selection of breweries to choose from.

Where to Find a Good IPA in Woodinville

With the exception of Redhook, Woodinville has been predominately known as a wine aficionado’s city; well that’s not the case anymore. Today a growing list of local breweries are attracting local drinkers and day tripping beer lovers from across the region. If you’re looking for a good IPA in Woodinville, stop by one of the following breweries; you won’t be disappointed.

Redhook
14300 NE 145th St
(425) 483-3232
Redhook is the iconic big daddy of breweries in Woodinville. You can even take a tour for an insignificant price and you’ll get a free pint glass which is a lot of beer when compared to most brewery tours. You’ll also be able to sample their beers in their massive tasting room. IPA lovers will want to try Redhook’s Long Hammer, an India Pale Ale with a rich, piney citrus aroma and characteristic bitter flavor. Some say that Long Hammer is one of America’s most enjoyable and bestselling IPA’s; not sure if this is true; you’ll have to stop by and see for yourself.

Triplehorn Brewing Co.
19510 144th Ave NE
(425) 242-7979
This is a fun, laid back, spacious brewery that has recently been remodeled to add more space for seating and live music on the weekend. The staff is friendly and fun, the brews are great and according to online reviews their IPA’s are fantastic, especially their signature beer; the Landwink IPA.

Brickyard Brewing
5817 238th St SE
(425) 483-2337
The Brickyard is really laid back, feeling more like a man cave than an a pub with a great atmosphere and even better beer. When it comes to finding a good IPA in Woodinville, it doesn’t get much better than their espresso IPA with its awesome coffee aroma.

Twelve Bar Brews
12826 NE 178th St, Suite C (near McClendon Hardware)
(425) 482.1188
Twelve Bar’s is a production brewery, but you can stop by their Woodinville tasting room for tasters, pints and growlers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you do, you’ll definitely want to try their Wicked Riff IPA; it’s wicked good.

The Dirty Bucket
19151 144th Ave NE, Ste 101
(206) 819-1570)
This is one of Woodinville’s hidden treasures that’s nestled in next to a couple of Woodinville’s auto care centers and a car wash. There are a few places in Seattle that pour Dirty Bucket’s great beers, but the best way to sample what they have to offer is at their cheerful tasting room where you can order off of their larger than average roster. If you’re looking for a good IPA in Woodinville, don’t miss out on their Filthy Hoppin’ IPA, the beer of choice for local “hop heads”.

The Black Raven
14679 NE 95th St.
Redmond
(425) 881-3020
The Black Raven is just a hop, skip and a jump from Woodinville (about a 15 minute drive) and definitely worth checking out. The Raven’s Nest isn’t your traditional brew pub; it gives off a living room vibe, where you can chill out and enjoy one of their many fantastic brews, hanging out with fun local beer drinkers. The brew pub serves pints, sample trays and you can get beer to go.

Woodinville is quickly becoming a craft brewery paradise, giving local beer drinkers an equal opportunity drinking experience; it’s not all about “wine” anymore. IPA anyone?