Kent is Now for Craft Beer and IPA Lovers

Kent is Now for Craft Beer and IPA Lovers

Big jets and bold tastes found in Kent, Washington

Robust spirit and competitive industry has always defined Kent, with agriculture and aerospace in its roots. The intersection of both came in the 1960s when the Boeing Space Center was built on 320 acres of farmland in Kent. Today, this history is celebrated in pours at Airways Brewing, led by a Boeing alum with a passion for big jets and bold tastes.

Beer flight at Airways Bistro in Kent, Washington

When landing at Airways, be sure to order a “flight”

Since it started brewing in 2011, Airways Brewing has garnered national and international attention, crafting signature beers true to its aerospace theme (Pre-Plight Pilsner and Big Ol’ Jet Airliner IPA to name a few). You can enjoy a pint up at two Kent locations. The Airways Tap Room and Brewery is a casual, relaxing spot for the 21-and-over crowd (and their dogs).

You can also enjoy Airways brews along with delicious, locally-sourced fare at the all-ages Airways Brewing Bistro in historic downtown Kent. The bistro’s 50-seat patio is an added fair-weather bonus (and it’s kid-friendly!)

Looking to celebrate a little more? Drink like a local at JP’s Taproom + Grill in Kent’s East Hill. This full-service restaurant showcases several Puget Sound breweries and many more with a selection of 20 taps. For the authentic experience, order a four-taste flight featuring Puyallup River Lahar Imperial IPA, Snoqualmie Haystack Hefeweizen, Bellevue Scotch Ale and Half Lion Log Show Blonde.

National IPA Day

Looking for an excuse to visit? Try Jumbo Juice on August 2 to celebrate National IPA Day. This multi-award-winning IPA by Airways Brewing is described as smooth, silky and bursting with bold tropical hop flavors and aroma from loads of ultra-amazing Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops.

Check out other places to drink and things to do while you’re in Kent.


About Visit Kent: Visit Kent is the official tourism program for the City of Kent, Washington. Visit Kent promotes the city as a year-round visitor destination, dedicated to increasing economic growth and ensuring a positive and enriching visitor experience.