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Last updated 3/1/2022 at 6:27pm

Salish Sea Brewing Co.'s beers rotate frequently. They keep a core line-up, and introduce seasonal and rotating options throughout the year.

There's nothing quite so satisfying as a new family moving into the neighborhood that turns out to fit in just right. They invite the neighbors over to meet, offer you a delicious, cold beer, maybe something to eat, and prove to be simply delightful people. It's like winning the lottery.

That's what happened in downtown Edmonds when Jeff and Erika Barnett opened Salish Sea Brewing Co. in November 2013. The couple had moved from north Seattle because they wanted to raise their children in family-friendly Edmonds, and they envisioned opening a business that would develop into a community gathering-place and public house.

Mission accomplished. What started as a brewery in a 600-square-foot retail space on Dayton Street proved so successful that they were able to double their size two years later, then triple it again shortly after that, expanding their brewing capacity and adding a full food menu.

What didn't change was their desire to provide a warm, welcoming gathering place where beer aficionados can enjoy handcrafted ales, lagers and pilsners, food lovers will find hearty, mouth-watering meals from their scratch kitchen, and even the kids are welcome to come along with mom and dad.

When they decided to open Salish Sea Brewing Co., Erika said, "I was pretty excited. It was a new adventure."

She said Jeff is uniquely gifted with multiple skills, important for small business owners who have to wear many hats. Mix your creativity with a love of beer and – Voila! – why not combine your talent and interests to share something special with others?

Whether it's their beer or their food, the Barnetts try to use locally-sourced ingredients, work closely with other business owners in town, and have dived whole-heartedly into the community. They're active in business associations, support a variety of causes, including the Colton's Army fight against cancer, the Fourth of July 5K, International Women's Day, the Polar Plunge, local youth groups and more, and have turned their pub into a regular meeting place for local groups.

"We wanted it to be homey and comfortable," Jeff said. "We're here to engage and entertain as well, and make sure you're well taken care of."

If you enjoy beer, you'll likely want to start with their flagship Drop Anchor IPA, a medium-bodied ale touted for its "citrusy floral bouquet and dry finish." There's also their Citra Pale, described as "a bright, crisp & clean pale ale," Big Chocolate Love, a "robust porter" that comes with a "wonderfully delicious dark chocolate backbone," their German-inspired Harvest Ale, and other revolving IPAs and seasonal beers.

As a neighborhood brewery, Salish Sea doesn't bottle or can its beers, although you will find it in other local restaurants and taverns.

Not a beer drinker? Of course they offer a choice of Washington wines, Washington cider, craft root beer and other alcohol-free beverages.

Food lovers should show up with an appetite. No small portions here. Of course there is the expected pub fare, including handmade soft pretzels, nachos with pulled pork, their signature bread sticks served with beer cheese & marinara sauce, and other starters; salads including a Spicy Grilled Caesar, Green Goddess and Beachcomber Salad; and mouthwatering sandwiches and burgers.

No premade beef "disks" here. Their ½-pound, hand-pressed ground beef burger comes with all the fixin's. The Pastrami on Rye is loaded with peppered pastrami, provolone, sauerkraut, coleslaw & homemade Russian sauce on thick-cut marble rye. Or try the Prawn Po Boy, Spicy Turkey Grinder, Pulled Pork Sandwich or Classic Grilled Cheese. All come with a side of choice.

Salish favorites include loaded (and awesome) Street Tacos, Mac & Beer Cheese, Bowl of Pork & Slaw, and unbeatable Drop Anchor Fish & Chips. There are kids items, of course, and pizza for the hard-to-please.

Jeff and Erika want you to leave satisfied, and eager to return. After all, their home is your home. Just the kind of neighbors you like.

Salish Sea Brewing Co. is open 11-10 Sun.-Thurs., 11-11 Fri. & Sat. "Hoppy Hour" is all day Monday, and until 6 Tues.-Fri. They're at 518 Dayton St. Suite 104, Edmonds. Want to know more? Call 425-582-8474 or check them out at salishbrewing.com.

 

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