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Washington Brewery was the name of the very first brewery opened in the state in 1854. The founder of this establishment, Antonio B. Rabbeson, initially sold imported beers, but after a little time decided to begin brewing and producing his own Washington beers.

A little over a decade later, and there were three more breweries added to the mix: North Pacific/Schmeigs Brewery, Bay View Brewery, and the Seattle Brewery.

In 1884, Washington welcomed the opening of New Tacoma Brewery later becoming United States Brewing & Ice Company, and The Milwaukee Brewery in 1891.

Prohibition came along and came early, shutting down all existing Washington breweries. Two Washington state breweries managed to last into the craft beer era, however both fell to big name brewing companies.

The first craft brewery in Washington state was named Redhook Ale Brewery and opened in 1981. Since 1984, Washington craft breweries have brought in over 200 GABF (Great American Beer Festival) awards along with plenty of other Washington beer awards.

Many people ask two major questions: Can you ship beer to Washington state? And what time can you buy beer in Washington state?

To receive beer shipments in Washington, retailers or businesses must possess a Washington State Certificate of Approval (COA), so to put it simply the answer is often times no, beer cannot be shipped to consumers. As for what time beer Washington state beer can be purchased, the answer is from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Washington is such a beer state it even has its own day dedicated to it, with February 24th being Washington beer day! Another big day for Washington beer lovers is the Washington Winter Beer Festival, which celebrates all the incredible Winter Ales, Spiced Ales, Winter Warmers, and Imperial Stouts Washington has to offer in early December.

With so many incredible Washington breweries, we have found that some of the best Washington beers come from the Washington breweries: Aslan Brewing, Backwoods Brewing, Bale Breaker Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen, Engine House No.9, Heathen Brewing and Feral House, Iron Goat Brewing, Propolis Brewing, Sound Brewery, Cloudburst Brewing, Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Fremont Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Holy Mountain Brewing, machine House Brewery, Pike Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Two Beers Brewing, Urban Family Brewing, and Three Magnets Brewing.

We have had the pleasure of featuring some of the best craft beer in Washington from some of the best breweries in Washington state, including:

Dick's Brewing Company
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Hale’s Ales Brewery & Pub
Pike Brewing Company

We are always looking for new Washington craft beer and breweries to add to our monthly craft beer club shipments, and hope to have more in the near future. Cheers!

Whether you want traditional and fantastic Craft Beer flavors or are looking to try some new-age experiments, you don't have to look further than these Washington Breweries. Plus, we are always looking for new Washington craft beer and breweries to add to our craft beer subscription shipments, and hope to have more in the near future. Cheers!