Whenever I publish a story about the outstanding selection of local beer and food at Safeco Field, I hear comments about the woeful lack of similar local fare at CenturyLink Field, which is right next door. Seahawks and Sounders fans suffer a comparatively pedestrian dining and drinking experience while Mariner’s fans enjoy an embarrassment of riches, but now Chef John Howie and his head brewer Drew Cluley (pictured above) are bringing good beer and food to the CLINK.
Chef John Howie, one of the city’s rock star chefs, recently announced the opening of four new restaurant stands at CenturyLink Field that will serve Northwest-inspired, handcrafted food made with sustainable meat and seafood and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Along with that, Chef Howie’s locations at CenturyLink Field will pour beers crafted by Drew Cluley at Beardslee Public House, the chef’s brewpub in Bothell.
Chef Howie’s locations will open for all Seahawks and Sounders FC home games, as well as all stadium events at CenturyLink Field. The four restaurant stands includes two Beardslee Public House stands on the north Club Level and two Seastar Restaurant stands on the south Club Level.
On tap at the Seastar stands:
- Beaver Bait Blond: An easy drinking ale intended for those who enjoy lagers. In the logging world, ‘Beaver Bait’ means loose logs and debris.
- Greenleaf IPA: This IPA delivers a mellow bitterness with strong hop aroma and flavor. Columbus S. Greenleaf was one of the first settlers of Bothell, Washington.
On tap at the Beardslee stands:
- Knuckle Boom ESB: This session ale is malty and spicy, with a hint of rye. ‘Knuckle Boom’ is a hydraulically operated truck whose mechanical action imitates the human arm.
- Greenleaf IPA: As described above.
Chef Howie created more than 15 new CenturyLink items available at the new restaurants, as well as several healthier and flavorful choices (that are also vegan and gluten free) at the popular “Grab & Go” concession areas around CenturyLink Field. No doubt, the food is excellent, but what you really care about is the beer.
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