Eatery review: Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse
Seattle is known for a lot of cliches. Nerds, grunge, Frasier and beer. And a focus on everything local. Luckily, one place seems to meld most of these together. Pyramid Brewery and Alehouse.
Inside, it’s a typical alehouse/sports bar type feel, except most of the beer is made on site. Not too shabby.
Because they have such large selection of beers, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and also go blotto trying them all. One way to ease the transition is to do a sampler. Like a wine flight, it’s five 5oz samples of any of the beers. It’s around $8.50 and you can try a range of tastes.
Because the company has had a few mergers and loves to experiment, you get a nice rotating selection.
Which brings us to Happy Hour.
Seattle has a big love affair with Happy Hours. Scorned by fancy chefs as a cheap ploy to bring in the masses, it’s actually a big way to stave off inflated Seattle prices. If you can get off work at a reasonable hour. Like a 6pm live shot in Everett. For example.
Pyramid’s Happy Hour is pretty darn good. Especially the $5 grower fill Mondays.
I bought the growler for $5 since Pyramid recently changed up their logo. And on Mondays, you can get a full fill-up of *any* of their brews for $5. Insane deal.
So with Opening Day for the Rockies and Mariners this week, I decided to get the Spring selection “Curve Ball Blonde Ale.”
So with beer for the week in hand, I decided to take advantage of the DirecTV free preview of MLB Extra Innings.
I watched the hapless Rockies lose to the Giants. As always. Again. On Opening Day at Coors. So yeah. Blech.
But I had a lovely bit of refreshment to ease the pain.