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3 Places to Find Craft Brews and Spirits in Kent

Take a seat, order a pint and see why locals, media and visitors are raving about liquid assets in Kent.

You don’t have to go far to discover craft brews and spirits. Kent, Washington has local liquid assets that have caught the eye of publications like SIP Northwest and Seattle Magazine. Start sipping to see what the buzz is about.

  1. Add Half Lion Public House to your must-visit list for a liquid spark. With its original taproom in Sumner, Half Lion just opened a new rustic and comfortable brewery space at Kent’s Riverbend Golf Complex, including a full restaurant! Enjoy traditional pub food and handcrafted Northwest-inspired ales. What better way to top off a day of playing on the greens? Note: golfing not required
  2. Visit Airways Brewing Taproom, operated by local brewers Alex and Dione Dittmar. A finalist for the best Pilsner awards from Seattle Magazine, the brewery pours unique beers and keeps a fresh tap list of seasonal releases. Airways has released a new brew described in three words: fruity, dry and hazy. Intended to be crystal clear, this new brew is called “Missed Approach.” Also new on the menu: Pineapple Milkshake IPA. Made with vanilla and 280 pounds of pineapple puree, this brew brings the summer island to you.
  3. Head to Sidetrack Distillery on Lazy River Farm for a true farm-to-bottle experience. Featured by Seattle Magazine and SIP Northwest, this family-operated company grows and distills produce on site to make truly tasty liqueurs. Find specialty flavors like walnut, lemon verbena, shiso, tuzu, beet and more. The liqueurs are perfect for sipping on their own, added to a cocktail or even poured over ice cream. Note: plan ahead, tastings are available by appointment only

Quench your thirst, and find out more about all there is to see and do in Kent.