Manny’s fans finally get their wish: a Georgetown Brewing tasting room featuring many of its limited releases. Until now, you couldn’t get a pint at our city’s most popular brewery (Georgetown Brewing was named Seattle’s Favorite Brewery in our beer-bracket throwdown last month). The new 1,600-square-foot taproom by its production facility also includes an outdoor area with stadium-style seating. The 24 taps feature all the favorites (Manny’s and Bodhizafa) along with small batches and experimental beers — currently barrel-aged Lisa’s Chocolate Stout, Tiny Town MacMertens Scottish Ale, Tiny Town Pumpkin Ale and Rickleberry Blackberry Raspberry Gose. The brewery only made up to three kegs of each of those batches, so once they’re 86’ed, you won’t see most of them again. “The beers are super fresh. You’re not going to get a better tasting (Georgetown Brewing) beer anywhere,” said spokeswoman Ingrid Bartels. Note: no food served at the taproom.
Hours are Mondays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 5200 Denver Ave. S., Seattle; 206-766-8055, georgetownbeer.com/tasting-room
Aslan, one of the big-name breweries in Bellingham, has opened a taproom in Fremont. It’s one of the big beer openings this year in Seattle. The 10-tap tasting room will feature all of Aslan’s greatest hits, including its hazy IPA. Beer geeks will be pleased: Lots of sours and barrel-aged beers will be featured at the taproom, including its popular Francis Farmers saison. Aslan, a certified organic brewery, has also started cranking out many German and Czech-style lagers. No kitchen, but if you get the munchies, pre-made sandwiches from Salumi will be available for sale and soon you’ll be able to order food from Local Tide and Revel in the taproom as well. Both those restaurants, opening soon, share the same roof as Aslan.
Hours are Sundays-Thursdays 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.-midnight; 401 N. 36th St., Ste. 102, Seattle; aslanbrewing.com/seattle