Propolis Brewing

Propolis Brewing

Sometimes a place makes you fall in love with a beer style all over again. Propolis Brewing was the 94th visit on my bucket list of Washington breweries. Known for their saison /farmhouse ales, Propolis uses local herbs and botanicals to produce their seasonally based, wild-crafted ales. I arrived at the brewery with low expectation and walked out of there a fan. My fandom even included a purchase of five 750 mL bottles of their barrel-aged ales.

Saisons were never my go-to beer style due …

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Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery

Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery

Shrub Steppe Smokehouse Brewery was the 80th visit on my bucket list of Washington breweries and the fifth stop on my five-day Washington beer-cation road trip. This brewery was recommended after my stop at Chief Spring’s Fire & Irons Brewpub.

Shrub Steppe, founded in 2012, is a brewery and family-friendly venue specializing in southern- style smoked BBQ. The name is a nod to the local landscape / ecosystem that once covered most of Eastern Washington. The brewery is located in a business park with indoor …

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Chief Spring’s Fire & Irons Brewpub

Chief Spring’s Fire & Irons Brewpub

Chances are you’re not from Dayton, WA, rather passing through on the way to some outdoor recreational activity of fishing, hiking, biking or even headed to the nearby ski resort. Dayton itself is a small town of 2500 people situated in middle of agriculture country about 30 miles NE of Walla Walla. Chief Spring’s Fire and Irons Brewpub was the 79th visit on my bucket list of Washington breweries and the forth stop on my five-day Washington beer-cation road trip.

The brewpub is named after retired …

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