Kitsap On Tap: Hood Canal Brewery

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Founded: 1996

Location: 26499 Bond Road NE, Kingston

Online: WebsiteFacebook

Beer sold in: Taproom, kegs, bottles

Signature beers: Agate Pass Amber, Dosewallips Special Ale, Dabob Bay IPA

What’s brewing: Founder Don Wyatt, a longtime homebrewer and former school teacher, worked one summer at the Thomas Kemper Brewery before it closed in 1995.

He struck out on his own in 1996 and built a craft brew following in the north end of the county.

The casual Hood Canal taproom off Bond Road is a popular local hangout. Wyatt still handles all the brewing duties himself. His beer can be found in bottles or on draught at about 50 Northwest locales.


“How many businesses are there where people enjoy what they’re doing?… There’s nothing like selling a keg to someone. It puts a warm spot in your heart.” — Don Wyatt

blog.tinyKitsap On Tap is an exploration of West Sound’s rising craft beer industry. Find the print story, more beer features and ongoing coverage at

 Brewery Profiles: Silver City Brewery | Hood Canal Brewery | Der Blokken Brewery | Slippery Pig Brewery | Valholl Brewing | Sound Brewery | Bainbridge Island Brewing | Rainy Daze Brewing | Slaughter County Brewing | Unicycle Ale|

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