Sunday, February 1, 2015

Peddle to the Metal

A Kickstarted temple to kickstands pairs bicycles & beer


Bicycles & craft beer go together like drunk & disorderly.

Luckily, the latter are in short supply at Ballard’s laid-back Peddler Brewing Company, a new bike-themed space just two blocks from the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Started by a young couple, the nights-and-weekends microbrewery was funded by Kickstarter and built with some serious DIY skills.

The cyclophiliac décor at Peddler includes handlebar faucets, gears embedded in the concrete counter, and a bike mosaic made from pennies.

Ride in and hang your bike on the indoor rack, or wheel up to the workstation where you can do tune-ups, pump your tires, and fix flats.

As for the beer? Peddler has a seven-barrel system, which means up to 14 kegs per batch. The eight taps will feature a few regulars and a couple of rotating seasonal offerings. They even offer growlers to go.

Disclaimer: BUI isn't illegal in Seattle, but riding while blitzed is still not recommended.

Peddler Brewing Co
1514 NW Leary Way, Ballard
(360) 362-0002

Price: 1 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Coffee saison; winter-spiced Belgian; Kolsch
Nearby: Cafe Besalu; The Walrus & The Carpenter; Hazlewood

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