Métier Brewing is a lively addition to Seattle's beer scene
Lots of places claim to have a friendly, neighborhood vibe — but Métier Brewing Company's new Central District taproom really delivers.
- It's one of the only breweries I've visited where someone from behind the bar has full-on waved and gestured for me to bring in my kid (as opposed to just nodding that minors are OK).
Yes, but: Last Friday afternoon, the taproom wasn't full of babies — it was jam-packed with adults living their best lives.
- Plus, a few dogs.
The backstory: Métier Brewing is one of only two Black-owned breweries in Seattle, both of which recently set up shop in the Central District, per The Seattle Times.
- Métier's cofounder, Rodney Hines, is a 25-year resident of the historically Black neighborhood, Seattle Met reports, and he's watched many Black-owned businesses get pushed out as the area has gentrified.
- Now, he told the Times, "The Central District is reclaiming its history."
The verdict: The mood is fun and so is the beer. I liked the citrusy Horizon IPA, which hit the spot on a warm summer day.
Don't miss: The brewery serves okazu pan — Japanese-style pastries with savory fillings — from local kitchen Umami Kushi.
- The bulgogi beef and Cajun chicken okazu pan were my favorites (although the vegan lentil one was good, too).
Details: Métier Brewing Company, 2616 E. Cherry St.
Of note: Métier also has a separate location in Woodinville.
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