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“Nice Little Brewery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Northern Ales

Northern Ales
325 W 3rd Ave, Kettle Falls, WA 99141
509-738-7382
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Kettle Falls
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Brew Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Description: CAUTION! We have peanut shells all over the floor! We are a family friendly establishment. We serve Pizza and Pub food, but we do not deep fry or gill. At least 9 beers on tap all made here. We also have products for those that are Gluten Free (GF). Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays.
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“Nice Little Brewery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A nice stop for lunch or dinner on your way to somewhere. Kettle Falls is not most people's destination but Northern Ales is worth a stop. Great beer and a fun little menu that tops the local fare in Kettle Falls and Colville.

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English first
Spokane, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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“Update on an earlier review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We reviewed last year and just a little update.
Menu changes include pizza everyday. Good thin crust choices in several sizes. All good value, the locally made brats are still there and a tasty treat if your a fan.
Beers are pretty much the same, except we're getting lighter choices. I don't mean light like Coors light, but good ales with character and lower alcohol. My favourite brew is currently available, the Octoberfest Whippersnapper, please save some for me. But if you do want a lighter beer, the Grouch ( named after the annual local citizen voted as the towns Grouch) is a great choice, this is what all light beers should taste like, flavorful with a nice finish.
There's live music almost every night they are open, some of which is great.
This is a great friendly pub and you'll be welcomed local or not.

Visited September 2013
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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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“Good pizza, good music, some unusual beers (good, too)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Imagine a green concrete-bloick building, no windows, the sort of bunker a bar looks like in Provo, Utah. That's Northern Ales from the outside, Step in and you'll hear bands or musicians playing most nights, free peanuts, the shells lining the floors, a pub menu long on pizza but with a few alternatives, and beers with the brewery in the back. Personal-size pizza with a salad came at a good price (pepperoni and black olive, around eleven bucks with the salad), crust thin and crispy which I like. Beers, I took the Black Canyon dark ale and later tried the Rice Pale Ale. Each well made with nice mouthfeel. Then my server brought me a style I had never heard of before, a Braggot., It dates back to the middle ages, Chaucer praised it, it's a sweet beer/mead combo. Steve, the brewer, said he makes a barleywine up to around 9% alcohol by volume, and then adds fermenting honey to take it to 13%. Potency aside, Northern's Braggot would be a dessert wine to match any port or sherry.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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“A well hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Almost missed this one but we were glad we searched it out. The beer was great (try the black grouch!) The staff was friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“One of My All Time Favorites!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

After being gone from the area for 9 months, this was the first place I wanted to go!! My friends Steve and Andrea have been very busy!! The place has many good changes from new pizza ovens for the not so typical pizzas (yumm!!), to beautiful new beer vats, to a new band stage, to wonderful new beers and wine! You guys are amazing!!

Visited May 2013
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