Friday, April 22, 2011

Poulsbo Mini Pub Crawl

Katie, a fantastic server, behind the bar at Tizley's. 
I left work with beer and sausage on my mind, so after rendezvousing at home, Drew and I decamped for Tizley's Europub in Poulsbo.  Sitting on their comfortable old furniture on the second floor with late day sunlight filtering in, life begin looking pretty good.  I had a sample of a delicious coconut porter from Maui Brewing Company, and a glass of a refreshing Kristallweizen from a new Poulsbo brewer, Sound Brewery.  We also had mounds of sausage, sauerkraut, a lamb burger, bread sticks stuffed with cheese, apple strudel, and other wholesome delights.  And it's OK, because I had raw spelt flakes for lunch!  With green tea!

Front Street in Poulsbo from Tizley's deck.
The tasting room at Sound Bewery.
Inspired by the Kristallweizen, we then set out for Sound Brewery's tasting room.  After driving haplessly around an assisted living center for Alzheimer's patients, we finally found it in a small warehouse tucked beyond an automotive center.  It was as unpretentious as you get.  Some breweries go out of their way to promote a gritty industrial feel, but this was an authentic bare bones tasting room.  It was fairly crowded but pleasantly low key, and the beer and service were both friendly.

We came home and with a mixture of hope and dread turned on the Mariners game.  Bless their incompetent hearts, they actually won the game.

It has been a stressful year and little pockets of goodness like tonight feel really sweet.


Penelope's Castle said...

I Lived in Washington state and fell in love with the area. You have a beautiful blog and your garden is lovely.

Rebecca :)

Infostream Network said...

That pub looks awesome. What a selection of whiskies. Good job with the look of the blog. How do you get fancy templates like yours?

Naomi said...

That is a great little town. Been there twice said...

Great photos! Makes us want to visit. Thanks for sharing your story.