Breweries Near Ellensburg, WA
After a long day, whether it’s in the office, or in the classroom CWU, sometimes it’s great to just unwind with a nice, refreshing beer. Thankfully for you, there is a myriad of breweries near our Ellensburg off-campus apartment rentals, particularly University Park and Place. Here are three of our favorites.
Iron Horse Brewery
This family-owned establishment is all about making excellent brews without all the fuss. What began as the hobby of a beer-loving guy making home brews quickly grew into the popular hotspot it is today. We recommend kicking off the night with the Irish Death, a dark, smooth ale they describe as “a zero award-winning, indie-made beer.” Despite its lack of accolades, it’s their best-selling drink, so we’re sure it won’t disappoint. Come hungry and be sure to indulge in the extensive bar menu that includes sloppy joes, loaded mac and cheese, and bacon poppers.
Ellensburg Brewery & Tilted Cidery
It’ll take a few visits for you to get through all of the beers on tap at this joint — there are more than a dozen brews to choose from. Though they have a couple of IPAs on the menu, you’ll mostly find German-style beers, a nod to the former brewery this place borrowed its name from. Drinks aside, don’t miss a chance to order up the pretzel charcuterie platter. It’s an assortment of meats, cheeses, fruit, and gherkins delivered on a giant fresh-made pretzel. While there is a tasting room that is exclusively for the 21-plus crowd, the dining room welcomes guests of all ages, so feel free to bring the kids along for some classic German grub.
Whipsaw Brewing
This place was built on the foundation of sharing a refreshing, tasty brew with good company. As their slogan reads, “the only thing that tastes as good as drinking our own cut, is sharing the rest.” And share, they do. Outside of the brewery, it’s not hard to find their beers being sold; they’re available in more than 100 local bars and restaurants. You’ll know it’s theirs by the interesting name (think: Buzz on Blackberry and Smashed Blonde) and unique flavors. At the actual brewery, your best bet is to try to land one of the limited memberships so you can score some serious discounts on all your pours.
It doesn’t take long to find amazing breweries near Ellensburg apartment rentals. The hardest part is deciding which to start with first. Contact us today to learn more about our apartments!