Mill Creek Brewpub was the 77th visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries and the second stop on my 5 day beer-cation road trip across Washington.
I was unfamiliar with Mill Creek Brewpub and their craft beers. I happened across their place after checking into my hotel in Walla Walla and searching for nearby breweries using my Untappd app.
From the outside the venue boasts a large patio with picnic-style tables and a large banner over the entrance advertising their Silver Medal Winning IPA- Inmate IPA.
The venue is an indoor / outdoor sports-bar atmosphere. Besides the outdoor garden patio, you enter into the bar area which has a large full bar taking up the length of the room. Behind the bar is traditional restaurant seating of booths and 4 seater tables with a small window giving you visibility to the actual brew house located onsite. The venue has many food options: soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, and entrees including a 1/2lb steak or a full pound of BBQ pork ribs. They seem to pride themselves on the value of their food and beer, offering craft beer for $4.50/pint.
I sampled all 4 of their beers they had on tap.
- Walla Walla Wheat Ale – Made with locally grown wheat, this beer pours a slightly hazy yellow in color; it also has a nice thick foamy white head. Pretty traditional wheat beer that is light, easy to drink and refreshing, especially when served with lemon garnish. ABV: 5.%; IBU: 19
- Inmate IPA–2015 WA Beer Awards Silver Medal Winner. Pours a clear amber in color. This is a drinkable IPA with strong pine and grassy hop flavors and aromas with dry earthy finish. ABV: 7.5% ; IBU: 70
- Prison Break Pale Ale – This was their seasonal brew. Pours a light copper in color with a medium foamy white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. This was slightly sweeter pale ale than expected. Citrus and floral aromas but virtually no hop bitterness. ABV: 4.8% ; IBU: 27
- Lay-z Lager –Pours a clear amber in color with a thick foamy white head. Pretty traditional as Vienna style lager’s go. Light, easy drinking with a little bit of vanilla on the nose. ABV: 4.3%, IBU: 25
Mill Creek Brewpub