Sound Brewery was the 34th visit on my bucket list of Washington State breweries. This brewery came recommended due to its Belgian style beers. I’m a big fan of Belgian beers, especially quads, and this style is not as common in the state of Washington.
Sound Brewery is a traditional taproom serving snacks such as chips, cookies, Crimson Cove smoked cheeses and nuts. They allow you to bring in your own food or order delivery while you’re there. This seemed like a local hangout. A group was gathered and appeared to be hosting a potluck while watching the Seahawks game. They had 11 beers on tap and 1 non-alcoholic ginger ale. All glasses are $4 each (ranging from 11-16 oz. depending on what you order) and their flight of six 5oz. tasters was $8.
A few of the samples:
- Dubbel Entendre– Belgian Style Dubbel. A deep red color with very little head. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Very sweet malts, hints of toffee and dried fruits. Not overly-complex. ABV: 8%, IBU: 20
- Reluctant IPA– Northwest Style IPA. A single IPA that packs a lot of flavor. A golden honey color with a frothy white head, hints of citrus and floral notes. Smooth and not too bitter. Decent IPA. Funny enough, the head brewer said he tried to hold off on creating an IPA but based on demand felt the need to add to their year-round offerings, hence the name “Reluctant IPA”. ABV: 6.4%, IBU: 52
- Fresh Hop Bombshell – Belgian Style Blonde Ale. Similar to their tripel. Golden in color with little carbonation. Very sweet with flavors of citrus. This beer is crisp and creamy in texture. ABV: 7.3%, IBU: 26
The other beers I sampled included: Triple Entendre, Entendez Noel (Belgian Style Strong Ale) and Ursus Americanus (American Stout)