Roslyn Brewing Company
208 W Pennsylvania Ave
Visited on September 6, 2009
After a couple of three-day trips to the Gorge Ampitheater and looking for every nearby brewery imaginable, I started to really have to search them out. That’s what brought me to Roslyn Brewing, after going on a wet and chilly hike through the Cascades. It’s a small, cute place with only a couple of beers on tap. Neither of them were really notable, but it’s a nice little setup in a nice little tourist town.
Roslyn Brewing is a tiny little brewery in a tiny little mountain town about two hours east of Seattle on the dry side of the Cascades. It seems to be a hot spot for vacationers and campers during the summer months with very few people actually living there. The tasting room features about 10 stools around a long bar, and that’s about it. There is a big television directly above one arm of the chairs, so it is not visible to half the room. But it’s a brewery first. The tasting room is obviously an afterthought.
Roslyn makes two beers at the moment: a thick and malty lager (or is it a pale?) as well as a dark lager. I bet both stick to the German Purity Laws. The taste is clean and fresh. There is obviously a lot of care and thought as to the ingredients. I bet there aren’t more than one or two varieties of both malts and hops used in either beer. Both are very drinkable and very enjoyable. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next.