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Going to Seattle next week , and was hoping to get some good recs for local beers in particular i love really hoppy/citrusy IPA's also really like Belgian style wit(white) beers as well as good Hefs , and also recs of bottle shops with great prices and hopefully right downtown ,staying at The Warwick

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  1. Look around for Black Raven, Fremont, and Boundary bay IPAs. They are probably the best local ones to fit your IPA needs. We get a lot of Oregon IPAs up here, so also look for Boneyard RPM (amazing), Hopworks, and any of the standard Cali beers (Russian River, Stone, Port, Green Flash). Collins Pub has a good selection of IPAs. The Taphouse grill has like a 100 beers and usually will have 10 or so IPAs. If you want to travel around Seattle a bit, the local beer blog just listed the top 10 destinations in Seattle. The Ballard neighborhood has a couple good ones (Noble Fir and the Dray).

    1. I'm a big IPA fan too, and new to the area - a bartender at Quinns (great spot on Capitol Hill, by the way) recommended Manny's Pale Ale and it really is delicious. Reminded me a bit of my standby BC beer Driftwood Fat Tug IPA.

      There are so many great beers in the PNW that it can be a bit overwhelming - so I'll be watching the responses to your question closely for more ideas!

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      1. re: reiney

        My faves here are The Fat Tug as well as Red Racers amazing ipa, and for pure value the Lighthouse Switchback ipa is untouchable

      2. Georgetown Brewing's Lucille is a great example of the kind of floral hoppy beer that you say you're interested in. It can be a little hard to find, but it's showing up at more and more places.

        Not Seattle-based by Deschutes's Chainbreaker is a great white if you see it. It's more often available in bottle than on tap.

        And it's a little blase around here at this point, but Pyramid's hefe was one of the early good American hefes around.

        Black Raven's probably the best thing going in the area right now. But American Brewing from Edmonds deserves a nod, especially for their Caboose Stout. One of the better dark beers I've had recently.

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        1. re: GreenYoshi

          Funny you mrntion Chainbreaked i wss in Oregon last month and didn't love the beers overall but surprisingly Chainbreaker and Shock Top were my faves for sure

        2. Seattle has a very vibrant beer scene, new craft breweries opening all the time, you should head to Brouwers in Fremont for a great selection of Belgian beers as well as several IPA's and other local and west coast brews.
          For a very large selection try the Tap House on 6th ave. Downtown, 160 taps, something for everyone.
          Or go to Pikes Brewing in the market, one of the original craft beer breweries in the US.
          Seattle is known for hoppy beers, since over 75% of the hops grown in US are grown in Washington.

          1. Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle is hosting "Hoptoberfest" through Oct. 7. They'll have multiple local IPAs on tap. It's a great pub and worth the drive to West Seattle.

            http://www.beveridgeplacepub.com/events/

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