Three Creeks Brewing-Sisters, OR

Sister, Oregon is home to a lot of great things that your half pint will love. It is also home to a place with great pints called “Three Creek’s Brewing.” This is another great kid-friendly brewery with amazing food and some wonderful beers!

Located on the edge of town by the movie theater this is a fun place to stop in with your kid because they have a great selection of kid friendly foods like burgers and pizza. They also have the BEST sweet potato fries I have ever had…so crispy!

Another big plus is they have areal big dinning area so you don’t have to wait too long. The restaurant has lots of fun things to for your half-pint to look at like great paintings and wall decor!  If you leave your little ones at home they also have a nice size bar with great seating!

We like to stop here and grab food and a pint before we head out to explore Sisters. I always get a taster tray here because I can’t decide which beer I want, but my husband LOVES their Stone Fly Rye.

After you finish your grub and brews head into town and check out all the great shops! My husbands favorite is the fly shop of course!

Cheers!

Tips:

  • If you have more than one day in Sisters check out the brewery and then Slicks-Q! It is a yummy BBQ place!
  • If you go in the summer take advantage of the wonderful patio
  • Download the Bend Ales Trail map! You get to check in at all the breweries (including Three Creeks) and you can get free stuff at the end!

Website: http://www.threecreeksbrewing.com/

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Fort George Brewery-Astoria, OR

No trip to Ft. Stevens for camping is complete for the Schumacher clan without a stop at Ft. George Brewery. Great atmosphere, great people, great beer…and they love your half pint (they even have onsies!).

Ft. George Brewery in Astoria is a fun little brewery with GREAT food and even better beer. Their sampler is one of the best around and I’m addicted to their Wit! My husband is a big fan of their Vortex IPA…but I’ve yet to find a beer there that I didn’t like. They even have a fun drink for your half pint called a Dakota Fanning (it’s squirt with cranberry juice).

The food here is wonderful also. My favorite menu item is the tuna melt but I also enjoy the fish tacos.

As far as kids go this place is a favorite! They have games for kids to take back to the table to play, LOTS of things to look at and a kids menu! Plus, everyone there is really laid back so you never feel like you are bothering anyone.

PLEASE check this place out. You will not be sorry!!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: Quick Wit

Dad’s Favorite Brew: Vortex IPA

Website: http://www.fortgeorgebrewery.com

Reuben’s Brews-Seattle, WA

Located in Ballard this a fun little brewery that I LOVE!!! It is located in the bottom of a building filled with lofts.  The brewery is actually named after the owner’s son (yea half pints!). Not only do they allow your little half pints but they also allow well behaved pooches!! Double bonus for our clan!

One of the best things about this place is they have lots of Rye beers which we happen to LOVE!! Their beers really are fantastic–I haven’t had one there that I don’t like.

Along with great beers you can also bring your own food! I really like when places that don’t serve food allow this…it’s such a great option especially if you have your hp’s with ya! The Ballard Market is close by and they have great snacks, salads and sandwiches. You could also hit up my personal favorite the El Camino Taco Truck that is right down the road and bring that in also.

A few more tips, parking can be a bit of a pain…so be prepared to maybe have to walk a little bit. The good part is there is a median you can park in, and street parking

So grab your kiddos and head down to the Ballard area and stop off at Reuben’s…you will NOT be sorry!!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: American Rye

Dad’s Favorite Brew: American Rye (We agree!!!)

Iron Goat-Spokane, WA

We recently visited the Iron Goat on a trip to Spokane to visit my brother. We called ahead to see if minors were allowed. We were told that they were as long as they were “under control.” I have no issues with that at all! I think it’s great when places are honest about their expectations! Our minor at the time was asleep in his car seat so we figured he would be fine, and he was!

This is a very small establishment so I completely understand why they want well behaved nuggets only. I suggest visiting if you have a nice and quite kid or a baby…otherwise, hold off on this one. What a fun great location though! You feel like you are lost in a not-so-nice part of Spokane and then out of nowhere this really great old brick building pops out of nowhere, the inside is awesome!

The beers were great! They don’t serve food but you can bring your own in which I always appreciate!

Cheers!

Mom’s Favorite Brew: Goatmeal Stout

Dad’s Favorite Brew: Head Butt IPA

 

 

10 Barrels Brewing Co.-Bend, OR

This is one of our favorite breweries to visit when we head down to Bend! It’s very small so that is the only bad thing, but for the most part this place allows kids and if you are outside, pooches!

The outside is great with a fire, extra seating and a fun atmosphere! We love going there because they also have the BEST pizza, and what little half pint doesn’t love pizza! Our favorite is the Cowboy.

They have a wonderful kids menu, and your kid gets a Frisbee with their meal.

Enjoy their sampler as well, it’s usually enough for 2 to share (especially if ya have your kiddos with ya!). The Sinister Black is our favorite. If beer isn’t your thing they also have a full bar with some yummy cocktails!

Great beer, great food

Great beer, great food

Tips:

  • Dress warm….There is lots more seating outside, so if you are ready for the weather you have a better chance of getting seated quicker!
  • You can order any pizza half and half!…even if they have two different sauces so the adults can enjoy the hulk with pesto while the hp’s enjoy a regular old peperoni!
  • They have a secret handle! Ask your server for what is on the “Big Handle” it’s usually something yummy and experimental like PB and J beer.
  • If your little one is being fussy OR you are planning on visiting on a busy day, just call ahead and order a pizza and get a growler to enjoy at home!

CHEERS!

Website: http://www.10barrel.com/