- Brown, classic in all ale characteristics
- IPA, Northwest-style at 7%
- Wheat, the classic Germany-style Hefeweizen
- Pale, featuring Yakima Valley hops
- ESB, which had a rich caramel malt flavor
- Pilsner, which featured hops from Czeck Republic
I settled on the ESB for my first pint as I was looking for a rich beverage to quench my thirst. As we sipped our first beer, we perused their menu which was utterly fantastic. Some great items, not to mention the beautiful open kitchen with the wood fired pizza oven in the middle. I watched enthusiastically as the chef hollowed out dozens of sugar pumpkins, which he informed me were going to the chicken pot pie bowls for tomorrow.
I was happily snacking along and realized that my pint needed a fill, so I ordered a Hefeweizen...and a clear mix up occurred. The glass I received didn't look anything like a Hef - where was my cloudy in appearance cold beverage? Unfortunately, I think the taps were labeled incorrectly. I guess, if I wanted a Hef, I should have ordered a Pilsner. I couldn't get the nerve to inform the bartender it was labeled incorrectly, because she was so sure of it (side note - our bartenders had turned over at this point.) I sipped the Pilsner without saying, and we wrapped our fantastic time (with a minor mishap) at La Conner Brewery.
It was the perfect place to drop in and get some local flair, local food and brews on our anniversary. I left with a happy stomach (and I believe, a confused bartender...)
Would have you said something, risking the chance of insulting the bartender? I just couldn't do it - I didn't want to be "that girl" correcting their lineup.