Local 20 Taproom
In September, the Local 20 Taproom in Sedro-Woolley will be celebrating its two-year anniversary. The first taproom in the area, Local 20 boasts only local beers—if you’re looking for a Budweiser or a Coors, you won’t find any on tap. Instead, the staff will recommend one of the beers based on your preferences. You’re sure to find something you like with more than 10 craft options in a wide range of lagers, IPAs, porters, and more. The Local 20 also features three taps for cider and wine options. However, don’t get too attached to one favorite. In order to showcase as many local brews as possible, the kegs get rotated often. It might be a full year before you see a specific favorite again.
Owner Jake Clary, 29, isn’t stopping with Local 20—he just opened Primal Coffee right next door. Currently featuring Fidalgo coffee, the in-house roastery just went into full operation in March, meaning Primal’s own beans are coming soon. The coffee shop and the taproom share a patio, and those not yet of drinking age can enjoy Primal’s coffee—and space—for as long as its doors are open. Primal serves pastries from 5b’s Bakery, as well as Black Magic Kitchen and Sweet and Savory Catering. The coffee house is built within a Quonset hut on the property, which dates back to World War II.
Just wait, there’s more: In an effort to get the all-ages patio hours extended, Jake has a food truck in the works. He says the food truck is opening soon, and will join the Tap Truck—Local 20’s pull trailer that’s equipped with four taps able to travel anywhere.
Local 20 is proud to offer a variety of events that happen frequently. Local 20 is credited for bringing comedy back to the area—they offer comedy nights every six weeks. Paint nights, hosted by Kreate with Kara, teach you how to unleash your inner Bob Ross. Another unusual event: beer yoga. With the purchase of a beer, you get a free hour of instructor-led yoga right in the brewery. Catch some of the live music featuring local bands that occurs weekly. The Local 20 Taproom Facebook page is a great place to check for all their upcoming events.