Burdick Brewery

With Burdick Brewery, my posts on the trifecta of new South Park breweries is now complete. Burdick was the first to open in late 2013, but so far I’ve only managed to visit once. Their hours weren’t terribly regular at first, and then they ran out of beer for a few weeks, but I finally made it in for a visit in April 2014. Then that August (about ten months after they opened) they closed in order to upgrade their entire brewing system. From recent Facebook posts, they finally got that done about three weeks ago and have just started brewing again, with a projected mid-April re-opening of the taproom. So yeah, the beers I tried last year might just all taste different. Life’s like that.

the old Burdick Brewery set-up

Burdick Brewery — Seattle, WA

    Rob’s Picks

  • ISA – 5.5% – Light and crisp. Subtle astringency, light smoke, and herbal hops. Great mix.
  • Blonde – 4.8% – Crisp and light with some breadiness and light smoke. Bit of herbal hops, too.
  • Red – 6.3% – Crisp. Caramel, with light floral and herbal hops, and a bit of an alcohol edge. Quite drinkable.
  • Nitro Stout – 5.9% – Coffee/chocolate aroma and flavor. Fairly dry and smooth, with dark chocolate bitterness. Very easy to drink.
    The Rest

  • Pale – 5.7% – Floral aroma and flavor. Strong caramel malt with some graham cracker, as well. Some astringency on the finish.

With Burdick’s upcoming re-opening, I might be able to accomplish what I wasn’t able to do last year: visit all three of the South Park breweries on one bike ride. (Okay, so technically Odin is also a South Park brewery, but they’re in the process of moving to Tukwila, so I’m not counting them.) Will keep my fingers crossed.

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