It might be apparent from my last few posts that I have fallen in love with Edmonds, and have been spending a lot more time there. And one of the very best places to visit in Edmonds (in my opinion, anyway) is American Brewing Co. The brewery started up in 2011 and has become so popular and successful, they are currently expanding!
ABC is in a cool warehouse location near the waterfront, and on nice days the back doors are rolled up so that visitors have the option to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a beer. Although the front door faces the railroad tracks, ABC is easy to find: just follow the signs (and the yellow beer mugs!) to the front door. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and relaxed. Everyone who works there is super friendly and knowledgeable, and the beer is fantastic. I confess, I was not much of a beer fan before discovering ABC, but now I love it! If you’re not sure what you might like, you can try lots of different samples to get an idea of what you might enjoy. My favorite is the American Blonde.
While going to the brewery is always a good time, there are a couple of regular events that I recommend checking out. ABC normally doesn’t serve food, but if you’re lucky enough to be there on a Tuesday night, you can get one of Big Mike’s famous hot dogs to enjoy along with your beer. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better hot dog in Edmonds (or Puget Sound!), and Mike is as fantastic as his cooking. On Wednesdays, Jeremy hosts Trivia Night, and it’s getting a lot of momentum! I definitely recommend checking it out and seeing how much you really know (or, in my case, how much you really don’t).
I’ve had a lot of great times at ABC, including watching the Seahawks win the Superbowl! It’s a place that I’ve invited friends to, and everyone who has checked it out agrees that it’s a fun place with fantastic beer.