If you’re thirsty for locally brewed craft beer, fine wine or distilled spirits, Kent is here to serve you. Find out why Airways Brewing, Sidetrack Distillery and Soos Creek Winery continue to earn regional, national and international honors. And get a sip of what’s pouring at Ducleaux Cellars, Kent’s only wine-tasting room.
Airways Brewing beer is served at some of the finest bars and restaurants in Washington and Oregon. But there’s no place like home when it comes to this noted Kent brewer.
Two great places to taste in Kent
Owners and brewers Alex and Dione Dittmar offer two Kent locations to gather and enjoy Airways’ award-winning Jumbo Juice IPA along with all the other tasty selections Airways has on tap.
- Stop by the taproom. Airways Brewing Tap Room and Brewery is a great place to sit, socialize and have a pint or two. Chat with the brewers and get a growler to go. They’re always brewing at Airways, so visit often to find out what’s on tap.
- Pair your pint with some good food...and the family. The Airways Brewing and Bistro & Beer Garden serves creative, locally sourced selections, paired with just the right brew to compliment your meal. The 50-seat patio is the perfect setting to relax, indulge in a pint or challenge your kids to a game of cornhole.
This Washington boutique winery, Ducleaux Cellars, has far outgrown its humble beginnings in a garage. Winemaker Chris Dukelow has transformed a hobby and passion into handcrafted, small-batch reds and whites made with grapes sourced from some of Washington’s finest vineyards.
Stop by Kent’s only wine-tasting room for a sip or three. Be sure to try Love & Chaos, a smooth blending of cab and merlot. It’s totally okay to try the One Night Stand. This merging of Sangiovese and Tempranillo makes for a delightful rosé.
Sidetrack Distillery offers a true farm-to-bottle experience. Everything that goes into Sidetrack’s award-winning, fruit-based spirits happens right on Larry and Lucy Persons’ six-acre Lazy River Farm—from planting and harvesting to distilling and bottling.
From the field to your glass
Sidetrack produces a dozen world-class cordials, specialty spirits and brandies using pure Portuguese copper stills, Italian stainless-steel aging tanks and the farm’s own harvest. The raspberry and walnut liqueurs are farm and fan favorites. Taste for yourself.
Soos Creek Wine Cellars & Reds Wine Bar
Soos Creek Wine Cellars winemaker David Larson has been quietly producing in Kent since the 1980s. This small-production winery is dedicated solely to creating quality Washington reds and sources its grapes from some of the oldest and finest vineyards in the state. Soos Creek has garnered accolades and awards for its handcrafted wines, along with loads of 90+ ratings from noted wine critics.
Place your order…
Except for its annual customer-appreciation open house, Soos Creek Wine Cellars is not open to the public. Its wines are available via mail order, in retail outlets and at restaurants.
… or drink with the locals