DSCN2387While visiting Spokane recently I joined Kendall Jones of Washington Beer Blog, to visit Spokane’s newest brew pub, Perry Street Brewing. Kendall used his vast beer network and found out that this new pub offered a selection of seven beers on tap, free Wi-Fi and friendly atmosphere.

After checking into the Hotel Ruby we called a cab and gave the cabbie the pub’s address. Within five minutes our cab pulled over and deposited us across the street from the pub. From the outside the pub is very discreet, with just three big letters, PSB to let patrons know they have found Perry Street Brewing.

Once inside, several happy looking patrons sipped beer while enjoying conversation. Unlike many brew pubs, you could hear conversation without yelling. Perhaps Sunday nights are a bit quieter, but I enjoyed the casual, quiet ambiance. Kendall has been teaching me about beer, even though I prefer wine. The education has been exceptional — knowledge is power. For 27 years beer avoided me. Well, more accurately, I avoided beer. But now, with so many craft beers available, and a friend like Kendall mentoring me, why not give beer a chance?

Seven little taster glasses later, two beers slipped past my lips and into my taste bud’s “I like this” memory. Perry Street Brewing’s  Milk Stout won my approval with the Scotch Ale a close second. Both beers had flavor without the strong hop aftertaste. The beer menu describes these two beers as follows.

Milk Stout — Sweet stout featuring raisin and prune notes, poured on nitro for a velvety finish. AVB 5.1 % IBU 13.5

Scotch Ale — Deep amber color with biscuit, graham cracker, and roasted notes. Clean, malty profile hiding a touch of smoke. ABV 6.6 % IBU 25

While this comfortable and very friendly brew pub does not offer it’s own menu, they have partnered with Spokane’s burgeoning food truck business. Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 8 pm different food trucks park in front of the pub and provide quality eats to go with the craft beer. Fridays and Saturdays from 3 to 8 the food trucks stay busy with longer weekend hours.

Next time you visit Spokane, check out Perry Street Brewing or any one of a dozen other craft breweries in the greater Spokane area. For more information about beer, check out Washington Beer Blog