Beer, it's my opinion! March 19, 2012

  • Written by Toren Heald, Owner/ Broker, Wedgewood Realty and Beer Lover

Construction is in full swing at The Dirty Bucket  Brewery (DBB) in Woodinville.  I know what you are thinking: “Yes, another brewery” because that’s what I’m thinking.  DBB is located in the north industrial district next to Long’s Automotive and right behind the Shake ‘n Go on the corner of 144th Ave NE and NE North Woodinville Way.

I caught up with Steve Acord at the brewery as he was cleaning up construction debris and got the grand tour.  Steve and his brother Chris started this venture literally over a dirty bucket resulting from their long time of home brewing.  These brewers had a passion for making beer and wanted to create a place to show off their talents to the public.

The DBB will be running a half barrel (15 gallon) SABCO brewing system.  With such a small brewing capacity they are considered a nanobrewery. Alright Steve, what’s up with this nanobrewery business in a town of jumbo consumption, just saying?

Anyway, their plan is to have a continuing rotation of 5 “Dirty Ales” taps with the prospect of a 6th handle.  The brewery will have a tasting room that you will be able to offer samples, pints, growlers and kegs to go.

The day I stopped in and caught Steve off guard he was out of beer in the warehouse so I wasn’t able to sneak a taste. A couple days later he generously dropped a couple bottles by.

Full Nelson Black IPA Wow, my palette has been loving Black IPA’s lately and this one is no exception.  It is a delicious complex beer, full of body and a  great amount hoppiness. The dark flavor isn’t heavy like a porter or stout; it has the characteristics of a traditional IPA, crisp and hoppy.

Dirty Blonde Ale This blonde is anything but dirty.  It is light, clean and crisp with a smooth citra finish. This one hits the spot for me.  The grand opening is scheduled for April 14.  The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Woodinville are sure to be there showing their support for this new business.  Make sure you mark your calendar and attend this event and if you tell them Toren sent you they will give you a free sample.  You are going to love this place!


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