Meet Cle Elum’s Nano Breweries
They’re small, but mighty businesses
Located at the base of the Cascade Mountains in central Washington, the tiny town of Cle Elum boasts a surprising amount of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts (think cross-country skiing, fishing, and hiking), along with the beloved Suncadia Resort.
And what better way to unwind after a long day outside than with a refreshing pint of beer? At Mule & Elk Brewing Company, the town’s first nano-brewery, the cheery tasting room pours thirst-quenching, small batch brews like the Warrior Mindset Double IPA, Liberty Golden Ale, and Prusik Vanilla & Coconut Porter. And just a short drive away is another small, independently-run shop called Taneum Creek Brewing. Founded by Gabe Gorton, the tiny brewery specializes in mostly American style ales, but whips up new flavors and styles based on availability. Next time you’re in Cle Elum, make sure to support these locally-owned businesses!