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Tap in to Kent’s Beer Scene

April 7 is National Beer Day. Sample craft brews in Kent, Washington.

National Beer Day is the perfect occasion to hail one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages. From malty lagers and coffee-tinged stouts, to hoppy IPAs and crisp cream ales, there’s a big wide world of beer out there to be discovered, consumed and celebrated.

Visit a local craft brewer or settle in at one of Kent’s well-stocked watering holes to enjoy a pint or two.

Locally brewed craft beer

  • Airways Brewing. Since it started brewing in 2011, Kent’s Airways Brewing has garnered national and international prizes, and their beer is being poured at some of the finest bars and restaurants in Washington and Oregon. You can enjoy a pint up close at two Kent locations. The Airways Tap Room and Brewery is a casual, relaxing spot for the 21-and-over crowd (and their dogs). Choose from four beers on tap year-round—Pre Flight Pilsner, Jumbo Juice IPA, New Shepard pale ale and Sky Hag IPA—along with seasonal brews and special one-offs.

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

Hots spots for chilled brews

There’s no shortage of places in Kent to grab a cold one. Here are just a few:

  • JP’s Taproom + Grill in Kent’s East Hill showcases several regional brews. Want to drink like a local? Order a four-taste flight featuring Puyallup River Lahar Imperial IPA, Snoqualmie Haystack Hefeweizen, Bellevue Scotch Ale and Half Lion Log Show Blonde.
  • Sure, it looks like a place for vino, but Reds Wine Bar at Kent Station is also a great place for beer. The warm décor, cold brews, a creative seasonal menu, and special music, art and trivia events make Reds a favorite gathering space for locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate beer in Kent on April 7 and all year-round. And check out other places to drink and things to do while you’re here.