Loowit Brewing was the 9th visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries. I happened across this place using the Untappd app while visiting Vancouver, WA.
Loowit is a little brewery with a big personality. Their taproom featured 6 beers on tap, bar snacks, arcade games and darts. The back room has a view of the brewing area as well. It was a relaxing place to spend a Saturday afternoon. If you’re bored you can write on the chalkboard pillars, catch a game on TV or perhaps engage in random conversations with strangers. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar for live music shows.
Prices are right at $3.75 for 10 oz., $4.25 for 16 oz., flights available and $10 growler fills on Thursdays.
As usual, I sampled everything they had on tap:
- Vandalia Summer Ale – This is an award-winning fruit beer. Described as dry-hopped and made with raspberry puree, it’s definitely a refreshing, crisp and clean pale ale. Perfect summer beer! ABV: 4.2%
- Extrabeerestrial ESB – A northwest style ESB. This beer pours a clear orange-amber color with little head. Lots of floral and citrus aromas. Well balanced. ABV: 5.8%,
- Shadow Ninja IPA – I’m not sure if I got the end of the keg on this one. Something was off. This beer poured a hazy orange hue, retaining a little foamy head. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet but also a faint sourness. Bitter and hop forward holding true to Northwest IPA’s. ABV: 7.2%, IBU 75
- Storm Shadow Imperial IPA –This is a double IPA that pours a clear orange-amber color (a little darker than the ESB). Hop forward doesn’t begin to describe this beer. Take your time and sip on this one. ABV: 8.5%, IBU: 90+
- Shimmergloom Stout – This is an award-winning oatmeal stout. Deep, dark black in color. Strong roasted malt characteristics that you would expect, yet not as thick. ABV: 6.3%, IBU: 42
- Imperial Red Ale – This was a seasonal imperial bourbon barrel-aged red ale. You could taste the alcohol on this one. I believe the ABV was over 9%.