Seapine Brewing Company was the 41st visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries. I found Seapine using the Untappd app.
Located in the SoDo District of Seattle, from the outside Seapine looks to be a small hole-in-the-wall place with a local vibe. It’s charming and cozy on the inside. This brewery does run a small operation and appears to be using five 7-barrel fermenters. Due to the limited taproom hours during the winter (taproom is open Thursday thru Saturday), it took me a few tries to finally make it in for a happy hour pint. It was well worth the wait. Expect a traditional taproom serving classic NW style beers. As usual, I sampled all five beers they had on tap, which included the following:
- X-Tra Pale Ale – Clear straw color. Seapine describes this beer as like a “PBR but better.” Enough said. ABV: 5.0%, IBU: 37
- Northwest Pale –Pours a clear bright copper color. Light to medium body and well carbonated. Crisp pale malt flavors of floral and pine. Clean finish. ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 45
- Seapine IPA –Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Nice citrus aromas and not too bitter with a well-balanced finish. ABV: 6.7%, IBU: 65
- Skipine Bomb Hole Winter Ale– Pours a clear dark amber color. Medium body with a strong malt profile and caramel aromas. A little hop bitterness on the finish. A little boozy. ABV: 7.3%, IBU: 48
- Seawitch Milk Stout: Pours very dark brown in color with a tan head. Medium bodied with all the robust chocolate and roasted sweet aromas you would expect from the name. Smooth and well balanced. ABV: 6.2%, IBU: 20