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A guide to Redmond’s Breweries and Taprooms

Washington is now the leading producer of hops in the world, so it’s no wonder that our state has the Pacific Northwest’s greatest concentration of breweries. Craft beer in particular has secured a spot for itself within the brewing industry as a major player alongside established brands. Independent ownership and small-scale production are regarded by the local ethos as something valuable and worth rallying behind. It is with pride that Redmond calls itself home to four reputable breweries (and counting) and the taprooms which faithfully distribute their craft brews. But who are these special few?

1. Locust Cider & Brewing

Nestled in Redmond Town Center, Locust Cider & Brewing offers an assortment of hard cider, craft beer, and delectable fare like flatbread pizzas and savory bites, which can be savored either in our taproom or on our outdoor patio. In addition, our establishment boasts a dedicated children’s corner and retro video games for patrons of all ages to enjoy.

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2. BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Just outside of Redmond Town Center is BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. BJ’s has been in the brewing biz for 20 years, serving a selection award-winning signature beers and seasonal brews on rotation. Pair your drinks with lunch or dinner–BJ’s has an expansive menu featuring everything from tacos and pizza to fresh Atlantic salmon.

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3. Eastside Beerworks

North of 83rd is Eastside Beerworks, which features an astonishing selection of fermented beverages including craft beer, cider, wine, mead, root beer and kombucha. Adventurous beer drinkers are sure to find something new from among their 70 taps, which comes alongside an awesome food menu. A craft spirits menu is also on the docket for Hot House, so stay tuned for that!

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4. Big Block Brewery

Big Block Brewery’s Redmond taproom is located at 14950 NE 95th St! Big Block Brewery is a local favorite, offering a range of flavorful craft beers in a warm and welcoming setting. With a rotating selection of brews and regular events, it’s the perfect spot for beer enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a pint or two.

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5. Black Raven Brewing Company

Venture farther northwest along the Sammamish River Trail and cut over to Black Raven Brewing Company. Black Raven is where patrons will find beers inspired by the Old World and Pacific Northwest flavor. The Raven’s Nest is open all week long and seats about 100 in a living room-style setting; the perfect hangout for local beer lovers who want to be a part of a community while enjoying great beer.

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6. Mac & Jack’s

Head southeast of downtown to find Mac & Jack’s, a Northwest staple circa 1993. They offer a mix of year-round and seasonal ales, each finely handcrafted with their own distinct flavor. Make sure to take advantage of Mac & Jack’s free tours and tastings at 1:00 and 3:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays!

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7. Postdoc Brewing

Nearby is your quirky and fun-loving friend Postdoc Brewing, famous for throwing sour and barrel-aged beers into its lineup of distinctly Northwest brews. Postdoc began in the garage of one of the owners as he completed his PhD at the University of Washington—hence the name—and flourished into a thriving local brewery. The Postdoc taproom is conveniently kid and dog friendly, so feel free to bring the whole crew!

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Whether you’re a craft beer enthusiast or just looking for a refreshing beverage, our Breweries List has got you covered. And why not make a night of it by embarking on a taproom tour and staying at one of our great hotels? Enhance your itinerary with exciting local activities and attractions or stay up to date with Redmond’s events calendar for more things to do!

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