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The Beer He Loves : Elliott Bay IPA

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Senior Editor Matthew Halverson wrote some very kind words in the May 2011  issue of  Seattle Met Magazine about his love affair with Elliott Bay IPA

Every Friday for months I’d wash down the ahi tacos at the Elliott Bay Brewing’s West Seattle brewpub with a couple pints of the house hefeweizen. It wasn’t memorable—crisp, light, inoffensive—but it was safe. Then one night I spotted a glass of auburn-colored brew across the bar. It looked…sultry, and my hefe literally paled in comparison. “What is that?” I asked my server, intrigued but scared to leave my comfort zone. “That’s the Elliott Bay IPA,” she said. For weeks I lusted from afar. Then, finally, I made my move. It was dry, hoppy, a smidge bitter—a beer an adult would order.

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