Lake Chelan Brewery-Manson, WA

If you are a beer lover one of the downfalls of the Chelan area is there is only one brewery. The good news is it is a great place and it is half pint friendly!

Once again we were the only people in the brewery the first time we went (yes we went twice…what can I say, it was in walking distance). We all got the sampler so that we could try their beers and it was great. They had four beers but you got VERY generous samples of all four. My favorite was the Manson Beach Blonde, but my husband and his friend both really liked the Devil’s Backbone IPA. The other two beers they had were an Irish Stout and a Red Amber.

Our waitress when we were there was wonderful. She was super nice to us and our kiddos and even gave my husband and his pal tips on places to go fishing. We didn’t order food until the 2nd time we went and we weren’t disappointed. The wings were my favorite but the kids of course loved the fries! A plus, they also have chocolate milk for the kids!

The owners daughter was also there wandering around so I never felt bad making racket with the kids. And if your kids do make racket you can pick out a record (yes, record) to play on the turntable! It was pretty great, we had a little throw back with some Huey Lewis while we were there!

We highly recommend stopping by here when you are in the Chelan/Manson area. We had a great time both times we went and you will not be disappointed!

Cheers!

Tips:

  • They didn’t have any high chairs or boosters (that we saw anyway) so plan accordingly. If you have a LITTLE half pint and don’t have a Chico travel high chair we highly recommend getting one.
  • Bring cash so you can buy a brick to draw on! They have a brick wall and markers and for a donation to the food bank you (or your kiddo) can decorate away!

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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/

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!!!)