Last night we went on a date with destiny. Not to be dramatic, but Hilliard’s is destined to be our new favorite beer brewery in Seattle. Hilliard’s Beer is brewed in a tall, airy warehouse-with-flair in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. (We’ll explain the flair part in a minute.) But flair or no flair, the beer is the most important thing – and the beer is amazing.
You see what we mean about the flair. This isn’t your average mostly utilitarian beer brewery. They brew great beer, in an atmosphere that makes you want to hang out and stay and chat with the owners. One of the owners used to work at Design Within Reach, which, we suspect, is why the tasting area has a distinctly warehouse-modern, airy feel.