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Birdsview Brewing Company
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 11
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
38302 State Route 20
phone: (360) 826-3406
Reviews by beertunes:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I finally made a visit to this brewpub recently and it was everything I'd heard it was. A small, family run place right alongside the North Cascades Highway (WA State Rte. 20), the brewery sits in a valley not far from the banks of the mighty Skagit River, where farther upstream dams give Seattle it's electricity.
We sat outside on a partly sunny day and watched eagles and hawks soar above. The beers were mostly average, or a bit above, with only the Hefeweizen being off-putting, due to an overly strong bubblegum taste. The burger was one of the best burgers I've ever had. Fresh, local beef making a world of difference from the meat you get in cities.
They have a growler trade plan, if you bring them a logo growler that they don't already have, they will give you one of theirs, full! I'm sorry I waited so long to make "up river", I'll be going back sooner rather than later.
08-13-2010 19:04:04 |
More by beertunes
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
In a little yurt-like structure off HWY 20 lives a little brewery with 8 tables, a beer garden, and a tiny little kitchen area off to the side. Not an extensive selection of food nor anything special (aside from their tartar sauce) but it's inexpensive and good quality. Service is small town and friendly. After showing up for lunch after a nice hike in Rasar State Park right around the corner, it was a great stop for a burger and a beer. There is a wide selection of beers on tap brewed on premises so you'll easily find a style to suit you. The thing is every style is high on alcohol (which may not be a complaint for some) but if you want something under 6.5%, you won't find it here. Almost all I could see were brewed with some sort of sugar added such as honey or maple syrup. Overall, an interesting stop that will keep your eyes moving the whole time with all their beer paraphernalia on the walls.
01-02-2012 23:31:12 |
More by Bfarr
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Ive visited many family operated brewpubs over the years, but Birdsview is perhaps the most family involved Ive encountered. Seven or eight people work at Birdsview and theyre all named Voigt. Not only do the Voigts run the pub, but they live on the same property in a house round the back. They even did most of the carpentry during Birdsviews construction in 2006.
And they did a very fine job. The essential structure of the place is of two conjoined octagons with the brewhouse in the smaller and the restaurant in the larger. Exposed Doug-fir logs framing a windowed cupola lend a log cabin feel. Radiant floor heat keeps the place warm. But (typically) what I like best is the beer garden with its views of the Skagit River Valley and surrounding mountainsides. It stands to reason that a place named Birdsview might have a decent garden, but the Voigts have taken the trouble of making something of a bird garden towards the rear fence with a fountain and bird feeder among hop-growing trestles and a bounty of blooming flowers. Since part of the garden extends more than 25-feet from the rear door, smoking is allowed at a far table.
Birdsview pours ten house taps in the range of 5%-7.7% ABV, with no cask, no nitro, and no guests. Their beers encompass the customary English-American ales commonly brewed in our area, with the inclusion of a pilsner and a wit. Quality varies widely, but by far their most distinctive beer is their porter, which is fabulously robust and flavorful. Food is simple barfare though with no deep fryer, they dont offer fries. Instead, the thick, hearty sandwiches come with chips and a cookie that goes awfully well with that porter.
Service is friendly but don't expect too much attention if a Harry Potter book has recently been released.
08-25-2007 03:44:33 |
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