photo credit: Fair Isle
Fair Isle Brewing
Sometimes, brewery-hopping in Ballard is about knocking back as many four-ounce tasters as you can until you want a cheeseburger. Other times, you want to appreciate the nuances as you would a glass of wine. That’s where Fair Isle comes in. This brewery specializes in really good farmhouse beer, made with native yeasts and refermented with fruits and vegetables like pluots, beets, and kiwi. There are even some oak-aged styles with infusions like sencha tea or blackberries and tarragon.