Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Whidbey Island Brews

January 13, 2017


We're pretty lucky to live where we do, wouldn't you say? Mountains off in the distance, stunning water views, and plenty of adventure around every corner. We even have island retreats right in our backyard, and many of those islands are home to impressive craft, micro and nano breweries. Whidbey Island now boasts four breweries, and whether you get there by car over a bridge or a Washington State Ferry, you should go enjoy life on island time.


Thirsty Crab Brewery - Freeland: This wholesale brewery brews everything. Literally! Their beer menu has something for every beer lover. Although they're not open to the public, you can find their beer in Langley at the Taproom @ Bayview Corner.

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Double Bluff Brewing Company - Langley: Just a few miles fromt the Taproom mentioned above, Double Bluff Brewing Company just had their first anniversary in the fall of 2016! Both kid AND dog friendly, this is a great place to bring the whole family and enjoy a picnic lunch or local take-out. You might leave with a Mug Club membership! I suggest their Anthesian India Red Ale


Ogres Brewing - Clinton: Just south of the Clinton Ferry Dock on Bailey's Corner, Ogres Brewing is open for tastings on Fridays and Saturdays from 3pm-7pm. The vibe is extremely laid back with beer enthusiasts filling growlers left and right! 


Flyers Restaurant & Brewery - Oak Harbor: I've been a long-time fan of Flyers' Afterburner IPA from back when I worked on Whidbey Island regularly. I can't tell you how many times I stopped to fill my growler before heading home! They also REALLY know how to do pizza, and are incredibly supportive of the military community. You can catch live music here on a regular basis, too! 


Getting there: A quick ferry ride from Mukilteo, or a scenic drive over Deception Pass Bridge, Whidbey Island is an easy trip from both the north or south end. 


Where to stay: If you're looking for an overnighter, check out the Langley Motel or By The Cove Vacation Suites in Coupeville. 



I look forward to seeing more breweries popping up on this beautiful island! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly



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