Postdoc Brewing

There have been quite a few new breweries opening on the eastside the past couple of years. The latest Redmond spot is Postdoc Brewing, located just east of Marymoor Park and close to Mac and Jack’s. Postdoc’s taproom is pretty slick, and the adjoining warehouse where the brewing equipment resides has plenty of room for growth. The Doc Brown goggles logo is pretty cool, too.

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Gathering experimental data at Postdoc Brewing — Redmond, WA

    Rob’s Picks

  • Goldilocks Belgian Blonde – 3.9% – Golden color. Clove and light banana aroma and flavor. Touch of alcohol, hint of breadiness, very subtle coriander, with a bit of honey on the finish.
  • Kilty MacSporran Scottish Ale – 5.7% – Smooth. Big caramel and biscuit malt. Some honey on the finish. Maybe a hint of herbal hops? Very drinkable.
  • Seamus O’Brien Irish Stout – 4.4% – On nitro. Big coffee aroma and flavor. Light chocolate. Pretty smooth to dark chocolate/coffee bitter zing on finish.
  • Herbert’s Legendary ESB – 6.1% – Caramel, some biscuit. Floral and herbal hops. Nice mix.
  • Prereq Pale Ale – 5.5% – Piney, resiny hops with solid caramel backbone. Touch of honey on the finish. Yum.
  • Alpha Factor IPA – 6.8% – Piney, citrus, resiny, light earthy hops with just enough caramel malt. Some honey on the finish.
  • Hogus Maximus – 11.1% – Triple IPA. Doesn’t have the usual big malty booziness of triple IPAs; sugar added instead to up the ABV. Sweet, big piney and citrus hops, caramel, and a touch of that malty booziness.
    The Rest

  • Homeroom Belgian Rye – 5% – Amber color. Very light clove with rye dryness and some astringency. Light spiciness. Hint of floral hops on finish.
  • Postdoc Porter – 5.1% – Smooth chocolate/coffee flavors with some brown sugar. Hint of herbal hops. Bit too sweet for me.
  • Grapefruit Goldilocks – 3.9% – Goldilocks with grapefruit extract. Really different from Goldilocks. Original flavors muted but there. Bit of saccharin, then grapefruit. Weird. As it warms, more flavors come out: caramel, clove and light banana, honey, grapefruit.

While I’m happy there are more breweries on the eastside, it means more rides on the Burke-Gilman. It’s a nice trail and all, but it’s pretty crowded and I’ve ridden it countless times. Can’t wait for the new 520 bridge to open with its pedestrian/bike trail. It’ll make for some good new Seattle/eastside loop rides.

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