Urban Family Brewing

Urban Family Brewing was on my list of breweries to try because I’d seen their sour beers at a speciality beer shop in town.

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They’re located in an industrial area and there was a food truck, Silver Spork, parked right outside the entrance.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 3:15pm) and it was busy. Lots of seating inside and out. Every other table seemed to have a dog (big ones too).

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There’s a good selection of board games along with self serve water and a massive bowl of free pretzels to snack on.

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Merchandise is tucked away in a corner.

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Bottles are reasonable ($7.00 US to $16.00 US).

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For drinks, there were 14 options; lager, sour/farmhouse, cider, dark and hoppy.

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Closeup of their beer menu sheet.

Pretzels
DSC02438Complimentary and unlimited, how can you go wrong?

Flight
DSC02431We decided to try all 5 of their sours. Featherstone ($3.00 US), vernal bloom ($4.00 US), sacred arrow ($3.00 US), perpetuation ($3.00 US) and peacharillo ($3.00 US).

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Our favourites were the featherstone (strawberry lemonade sour ale) followed by the vernal bloom (oak aged sour ale with nectarine) and scare arrow (imperial raspberry sour ale). Featherstone was a perfect summer sour. Vernal bloom didn’t have any of that funk or pungency that normally comes with oak aged beers. The nectarine is bright and flavour really shines through.

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Scare arrow was one of the better raspberry sours we’ve had. Perpetuation (raspberry, boysenberry and blueberry sour ale) sounded promising but was subtle in berry flavour.

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Peacharillo (Amarillo dry-hopped sour ale with peach) was a tad too hoppy for us.

Goey geoduck ($4.00 US) and visible confusion ($3.00 US)
DSC02437Our friends tried the same sour beers as us along with a couple more.

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Geoduck (imperial stout with geoduck clams) was heavy. A taster was more than enough for the four of us. Visible confusion (golden stout with Onda Origins coffee and vanilla beans) was fragrant and pleasant for a coffee beer.

Steinbier ($3.00 US)
DSC02439A collab lager with Chainline. This one wasn’t too memorable.

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Come to UFB if you’re a fan of sour and hazy beers. We were impressed with their sour options.

Urban Family Brewing
http://www.urbanfamilybrewing.com/
4441 26th Ave W
Seattle, WA
(206) 861-6769