North Fork Brewing
6186 Mt. Baker Highway
Deming, WA 98244
phone: (360) 599-2337
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family friendly location
Overall Score: 100.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 5.0 | Atmosphere: 5.0 | Food: N/A
Date: Mon, Nov 16th 2009
I have found perfection. Lots of character, excellent beer, good selection of beer, good food, cool staff, great environment - and it is all in the middle of nowhere. I wish it were closer but the drive is nice (take highway 9 instead of I-5 - it is a little longer but the scenery is great and the rural two lane road that skirts the foothills is the perfect precursor to finding this place). It can get crowded on weekends when skiers leave Mt. Baker. This can make it a fun and lively place but also harder to find a seat. Go there, have a pint, and be happy.
Overall Score: 95.0
Selection: 4.8 | Service: 4.8 | Atmosphere: 4.8 | Food: 4.75
Date: Sun, Aug 16th 2009
I love this place.. One of those "Didnt ever think about stopping there" type places. I've been here a hand full of time's. Most while comming off of Mt. Baker missing a bunch of calories and looking to get them replaced.
The beer is wonderfull. The IPA is good. But the barley wine is on my top 5 list.
The food is wonderfull. The grinders are sooo good. And the pizza's are great. They had one called the garden.. Covered in roasted vegies, no cheese and a balsamic reduction drizzled on top. Unfortunitly it was took off the menu. But will remain in my mind for ever.
The atmosphere is great. Brewery, wedding chaple, beer shrine? Sounds like a road side atraction in the midwest I know. You'll find (depending on season) tired boarders and skiers huddled up around a pint, dirty tired looking hikers and climbers looking for somthing other then minimalist type food and the occasional traveler that never knew this place existed.
Overall Score: 91.7
Selection: 4.8 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.5
Date: Tue, Aug 4th 2009
This was a nice place to stumble upon while coming home from Snowshoeing. The beer selection was nice. It seemed to have covered all your general flavors. I’m an IPA guy and I wasn’t disappointed with theirs. The food was decent too. My only complaint is it can be pretty busy much of the time. It’s a solo brewery between a couple of high attraction locations. So in the winter, it’ll be packed with skiers and snowboarders, and in the summer it’ll have hikers and campers. Though it’s still a good place, I try to stop buy there whenever I’m passing buy.
Overall Score: 90.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 3.5 | Atmosphere: 5.0 | Food: 4.5
Date: Sun, Jun 21st 2009
Most of what I'd like to say about this place has been covered by the prior reviewers, so I'll just summarize. The selection of beers here was wide, even with only 6 taps up. My wife and I had the hefeweizen, pale ale, IPA, ESB, Porter and barley-wine.
The pale was very drinkable, light and tasty. Anyone can do a pale ale, but making it tasty and crisp takes some doing. I also liked the porter and barley wine on the heavier end. Again, a (dangerously) drinkable barley wine made for a diverse palette for sampling. We had stopped at Chuckanut brewing the day before and had only pilsners and lagers to pick from.
The pizza was likewise delicious. It's very thin, so those with an appetite should get breadsticks or something to go with it. It's also a very limited menu with mostly pizza fare to choose from.
The whole place had a close and homey feel. It's small and cozy with the entertainment of beer collectibles to peruse while you wait for your food.
The only downside we had was that our waitress served us and left us for quite a while. We were on our way to the mountains and had to wait almost a half hour before we asked another server to have her bring the check over. Maybe coming from Chicago I expect the service to be snappier, but we felt kind of abandoned down in the side room. But hey, it was Father's day afternoon, so it's probably me setting unreal standards.
So, it's a trip to drive out to Deming, but the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is worth the effort
Reviewer: Antler Brewing
Overall Score: 100.0
Selection: 5.0 | Service: 5.0 | Atmosphere: 5.0 | Food: 5.0
Date: Tue, May 6th 2008
This brewery is my personal favorite. I have traveled the state trying every brewery along the way (or even out of the way).
BEER: The English style ale’s are a treat and welcome break from the myriad of unimaginative IPA's and Pales being foisted upon us in some other breweries.
FOOD: The food is great, especially the pizza and chili!
PEOPLE: The owners and brewers are very welcoming and I enjoyed the impromptu tour they took me on and talking with them.
PROBLEM: North Fork Brewing is 138miles from my home in Enumclaw! I have a hard time coming up with reasons to get up there as often as I’d like!