Stoup Brewing in Seattle’s Ballard Neighborhood

Stoup Brewing opened last month in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, founded by two self-proclaimed “science nerds and a food connoisseur.” We stopped by one dark and wintry afternoon last week to check it out.

Stoup Brewing in Seattle
Stoup Brewing in Seattle

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Churchkey – The Official Summer Beer of the Seattle FoodShed

It’s official. Churchkey is the summer beer of the Seattle Foodshed. This light, easy-drinking pilsner has a lot going for it – A Seattle-Portland pedigree, a low alcohol content for summer sipping, and some pretty unique (new school/old school) packaging.

Churchkey Pilsner
Churchkey Pilsner

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A Nightcap in Brussels

Back in Brussels, after a perfect day spent in the picturesque city of Bruges, it’s time for one last night out before heading home to Seattle. The Delirium Cafe (short for delirium trements, and I’m beginning to see why) is a well-known and popular spot for beer, absinthe and cocktails.

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Beautiful

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Lunching with Magritte at La Fleur en Papier Dore

Imagine walking the snowy streets of Brussels, and then popping in to warm up with a bowl of onion soup with Magritte and his fellow surrealism scenesters. The pub was a favorite meeting place for the early surrealism scene, and photos in the restaurant show some of its famous patrons. What does it look like inside?

This looks good!
This looks good!

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After Dinner, Exploring the Streets (and Beer) of Brussels

This old neighborhood in Brussels is full of charming shops and buildings. Does Marche aux Porcs mean a good deal on pigs? It seems like it would…

Marche aux Porcs means ...?
Marche aux Porcs means ...?

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Oyster shooters, clams and Port Townsend Beer

Foodshed is on the road! We’re in Port Townsend, Washington, at Sirens, a bar housed in old town, overlooking the water. The beer: Port Townsend brewing IPA. It was hoppy (of course) with almost a lemony taste as well.

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