YOUR BACKYARD ALE TRAIL IN NCW
Did you know downtown Wenatchee is now home to five breweries?
Yes! The Wenatchee valley and surrounding communities are now home to over a dozen small-batch breweries and cideries that dot this agriculturally rich landscape from Wenatchee to Cashmere, Leavenworth and Chelan. From a collection of five Wenatchee breweries that make up Wenatchee's Brewers Row to Lake Chelan's brewpubs and to Leavenworth's outdoor beer patios, brewing beer and fermenting apples & pears has become good business for local beer and cider enthusiasts. And they are all right here, in your own NCW backyard ale trail! I’ve highlighted NCW breweries and ciders within the region below for your quick reference.
And as beer would have it…
Each of these breweries also serves good pub food (burgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, pretzels) with a casual and lively atmosphere you can enjoy indoors and outdoors. All of them are family friendly and in some cases dog friendly too. Wine lovers will be happy to have wine as well. You can see more info and photos of each brewery by clicking on the brewery names. These are just a few of the featured breweries at Father’s Day Ale Trail, June 15th, downtown Wenatchee.
WENATCHEE’S NEWEST BREWERY:
Wenatchee’s newest brewery is located in the Wells and Wade building along Columbia street. 509 Bierwerks is related to Fresh Burger in Leavenworth, one of my favorite burger places in all of NCW. Smaller menu of the same burgers and bites for now, but increasing to more options soon. Currently they have 8 of their own beers on tap and all are very good! I’d say my favorite was the #14 Nut Brown Ale. So nutty and creamy. A rotating guest cider is also on tap. They are currently pouring Pear Up Essentials & Pear Up Watermelon.
There is a fooz ball table, corn hole and some kids toys, chalkboard to keep everyone entertained. Make sure to put this brewery on your must experience list! Taste 509 Bierwerks at Father’s Day Ale Trail, June 15th.
509 Bierwerks, 200 S. Columbia St., Wenatchee, WA (509) 888-9028. OPEN SUN-THURS 12-8 PM, FRI/SAT 12-9 PM.
LOCAL ROOTS = GREAT CIDER!
Using local fresh apples and pears is the only way to make good hard ciders and perries that deliver the best taste. These cider companies made up of local orchardists, families, and friends followed their passion and applied their knowledge and experience in growing fruit to create extraordinary hard cider beverages that are gaining in popularity. Here are a few NCW ciders to look for at Father’s Day Ale Trail, June 15th, downtown Wenatchee shops.
WENATCHEE’S NEWEST CIDER:
Union Hill Cider Co.
College roomates with family roots in the Wenatchee valley started experimenting with cider making by brewing their first batch in their closet in 2012. Now an emerging cider on the scene, Union Hill Cider Co., is the creation of one East Wenatchee family owned orchard and a couple brew enthusiast buddies working together to create the “best cider on the block” (in their words on their about page). To enjoy Union Hill Cider, you will need to visit a local restaurant who has their cider on tap. LEARN MORE ABOUT UNION HILL CIDER.
(photos from Union Hill Cider Facebook)
Taste Union Hill ciders at Father’s Day Ale Trail on June 15th, in downtown Wenatchee.
HIT UP FATHER’S DAY ALE TRAIL
What do Dad’s love to do? Be outdoors, eat food, enjoy a beverage, have fun and receive attention! Right?! Experience these local NCW breweries and cideries within a 3 block radius at Father’s Day Ale Trail in downtown Wenatchee on Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday, June 15th. You will have fun tasting over styles of local brews and ciders while perusing in and out of cool shops, being catered to with beer and finding something useful and stylish for Dad that he can’t live without. Maybe at one point, he may even buy you a little something! READ MORE
Participating Breweries/Ciders and Shops in 2019 Father’s Day Ale Trail:
Mule & Elk Brewing/SaVi Boutique
Badger Mountain Brewing/Spruce & Willow
Scuttlebutt Brewing/Threads Boutique
Wenatchee Valley Brewing/Tumbleweed Bead Shop
Union Hill Cider Co./Ye Olde Bookshope
Tieton Cider Works/Gilded Lily
Stormy Mountain Brewing/Designer Floors
Boundary Bay Brewing/Traditions on the Ave.
Independent Cider/American Shoe Shop
Saddle Rock Brewing/Arlberg Sports
Icicle Brewing Co/Collins Fashions
Bale Breaker Brewing/Feathered Salon
Columbia Valley Brewing/Floor Factory
Milepost 111/Gypsy Lotus
509 Bierwerks/Mulberry Manor
Bad Granny Hard Cider/Performance Footwear
Hit up these same brewery locations for food during Father’s Day Ale Trail or anytime. You’re going to need it! Big burgers, pizza, pretzels, salads….yummmm.
If you’re visiting Wenatchee during Father’s Day weekend, I recommend these hotels close to downtown Ale Trail and all the action.
All photos in post from Lisa Traum @ Livingncw.com unless otherwise noted.