Lowercase Brewing was the 46th visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries. I found Lowercase Brewing using the Untappd app.
Lowercase is located in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle just south of Georgetown. The brewery is in a mixed area of both small residential homes and industrial buildings. The taproom is set in a cedar-block warehouse next door to a stone sculpture workspace. The taproom is open five days a week and offers a really fun, inviting atmosphere. The interior is small with some scattered pub tables and bar seating. Above the bar are two large TV’s, perfect for game day gatherings. The outdoor space is what really makes this a brewery standout. Lowercase has a large fenced off yard that is shared with the neighboring stone artist. The space acts as an art installation with unique polished / rough basalt and granite benches, pillars, and various other sculptures. There are plenty of tables and chairs and a grassy area for lawn games (washer toss is available – If you’re not familiar with this game, it’s similar to corn hole only using large circular metal washers). Definitely a cool spot to grab a cold brew with a group of friends!
The beer is served with complimentary pretzels, who doesn’t love that?! Lowercase also offers a few snacks and a seasonal cheese board for $10, which was delicious!
Just for fun, Lowercase also has a Beer Mug Puzzle challenge. If you can put together a 3-D wooden beer mug puzzle in a specified period of time, you earn a free beer. Puzzle completed in less than 9 minutes earns a free pint, completed in 11 minutes earns a free schooner and in 13 minutes earns a free taster. My friend accepted this challenge and completed the puzzle in 8 minutes. The pints always taste better when they’re free!
During my visit Lowercase had 5 beers on tap as the other 5 were sold out. As usual, I tried everything they had.
- ESB – Pours a clear deep amber-copper color with a tan head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Very subtle in both aroma and flavor. A little citrus on the nose, but soft grains, lightly sweet with a little spicy hop bitterness. Light bodied. Easy drinking. ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 47
- Red – Pours a clear dark amber in color. A nice hop profile, not too bitter or overly sweet. Well balanced and enjoyable. ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 32
- Pale – Pours a clear orange color with a decent white head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. Sweet citrus notes and a smooth mild hop flavor. Light bodied, a little flat and as expected, very easy drinking. ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 34
- Shandy – Pours a hazy gold color. Refreshing mix of their pale ale and house-made lemonade. Not overly sweet for a shandy. Perfect for summer and only available in their taproom. ABV: 4.0%, IBU: 17
- Brown – Pours a clear dark brown in color with little head or lacing. Light to medium bodied with flavors and aromas of malts and coffee. Not your average sweet brown ale, but a little watery for this style. ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 32