Beer, Wine & Spirits in University Place

Up to 64% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Tasting

Hoodsport

$40 $19

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Five samples of rhubarb, loganberry, and grape varietals harmonize with raspberry-wine chocolate truffles amid sweeping mountain views

50% Off Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six

Hoodsport

$14 $7

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Two, four, or six guests sample selections of award-winning, handcrafted wine made with grapes sourced from Eastern Washington vineyards

43% Off Wine and Appetizer

Downtown

$30 $17

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Tastings at Scatter Creek Winery

Tenino

$30 $15

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Sample the family-run winery’s reds, whites, and dessert wines, such as their award-winning dry gewurztraminer with hints of elderberry

Up to 51% Off from Chehalis Valley Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Design your own route through wine country, visiting any of seven participating wineries for tastings and tours

Up to 50% Off at The Barrel Thief

Seattle

$20 $10

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Visitors discover new wines, whiskeys, and other spirits in a warm, inviting atmosphere, or sample the weekend waffle brunch

Up to 53% Off Distillery Tour with Tasting

Seattle

$50 $25

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Samples of handcrafted moonshine and vodka—both made entirely with local ingredients—follow a tour of the artisinal distillery

Up to $20 Off Bacon and Beer Classic

Seattle

$59 $49

Munch on bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants, sip 3 oz. pours of craft beer, and enjoy live music and games at Safeco Field

Select Local Merchants

Established on the grounds of the celebrated Rainier Brewery a decade after its closing, Emerald City Beer Company restores a rich brewing heritage with its own traditionally minded approach to the craft. Founder and brewmaster Rick Hewitt has been crafting homebrews since his days as a graduate student, surpassing his contemporaries by not including shredded diplomas and tassels in his beer recipes. His brewery’s signature creation, Dottie Seattle Lager, combines four types of grains with Yakima Valley–grown hops for a flavorful lager with local roots. Emerald City is quickly expanding its reach and is available in more than 40 bars throughout the state, as well as in stores throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho.

The Old Rainier Bldg, 3100 Airport Way S, Ste 8100
Seattle,
WA
US

The enthusiastic tour guides at Road Dogs Tours love Journey, standup comedy, and snowboarding—but on their three tours, their love of Seattle and its signature beverages is what really shines. With a focus on creating a lasting, unique memory, the staff crafts fun and engaging tours based on tips and information gathered from locals, research, and their own personal experiences. On the company’s namesake brewery tour, a guide whisks tourists to three breweries in three hours, where they sample craft beer, learn about the brewing process, and brush up on Seattle’s brewing history since the first beer tree was tapped in 1892. Distillery tours offer a similar selection of behind-the-scenes tidbits and local history, and feature samples of vodka, gin and whiskey. Morning coffee tours, meanwhile, stop at bean roasters, cafés, and bakeries, celebrating the city’s caffeine addiction.

1425 5th Avenue North
Seattle,
WA
US

4133 University Way NE
Seattle,
WA
US

Every time he begins a new handcrafted batch, winemaker Philip Coates strives to bring out the elemental flavors of his Washington-grown grapes. A limited production schedule lets Philip and his team spend more time on each varietal, de-stemming grapes by hand before fermenting batches with native yeasts and aging them in french oak barrels. Next, they fill, cork, and wax each bottle by hand before applying labels designed by local artists.

Though his repertoire has grown since 21 Cellars’ inception in 2003, Philip’s specialty remains bordeaux varietals, including a 2009 malbec and the 2006 Pont 21 cabernet sauvignon, which _Seattle _ magazine deemed Washington’s top new wine of 2011. Alongside wine by the bottle, staffers pour samples of current wines at weekly tastings at Anthem Coffee and the 21 Cellars’ own tasting room—a cozy grotto lined with oak barrels.

2621 N 21st St
Tacoma,
WA
US

Situated right in Tacoma’s downtown university-and-museum district, Harmon Brewery and Eatery buzzes with out-of-towners and locals alike, all in search of hearty food and frothy microbrews. With a 15-barrel brewery on site, Harmon maintains a steady flow of signature ales, including seasonal varieties, such as a black IPA brewed from five malted barleys and the One Hop Wonder IPA laced with melted Right Said Fred tapes. To complement the pints and the warm, cozy atmosphere—modeled after a ski lodge—the kitchen churns out belly-warming food, such as burgers topped with blue cheese and bacon, homemade stone-baked pizzas, and panko-crusted fish and chips.

1938 Pacific Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US

The third location for Harmon Brewing Company, Harmon Tap Room serves beers freshly made in the site's 15 barrels, contenting barley-hungry palates with year-round ales and seasonal brews. Both beer enthusiasts and infrequent drinkers will approve of Harmon's frosty selection of pints ($4.50), featuring the Great American Beer Festival–winning Brown's Point ESB. Hops habitués with something to prove can dive into the Point Defiance IPA, while those who drink beers as light as a cloud of Peeps can stick to the easy-drinking Mt. Takhoma Blonde Ale. Stay to sample hearty pub grub from the Tap House's menu. Pizza cravers may find satisfaction in the veggie-friendly Locally Green pizza ($14), topped with an ambrosial amalgamation of basil pesto, herb potato, caramelized onion, and feta cheese.

204 St Helens Ave
Tacoma,
WA
US