Yesterday we introduced a new series called “Have a drink with…” where we have a virtual drink with folks around town who are doing things that we think you ought to know about. In honor of Women’s History Month (and since this new series revolves around drinking), we thought it’d only be fitting for our first guest to be Ravenna Brewing Co.’s new head brewer, Audra Johansen. In case you missed our chat last night you can watch that here on our Instagram page.
What's your favorite part about your job?
I really love everything about it. It's creative, iterative, detail-oriented, challenging. This doesn't even account for the fact that every single human that works at Ravenna Brewing is, and I can't stress this enough, just an absolute joy to work with and amazing at their jobs. It's really unbelievable and just a dream.
What's your favorite hidden gem in Seattle?
Carnitas Michoacan in Beacon Hill.
Where are two places you'd take an out-of-town guest?
Athenian Happy Hour and Big Time Brewery.
If you were to give a piece of advice to a newcomer to Seattle, what would it be?
Bike/walk your way around the city (it's smaller geographically than you'd think), and make sure you hit all the neighborhoods; they all have their own quirks and hidden gems.
If you could change anything about Seattle, what would it be?
For sureeeeee the traffic. And/or transit — better public transit.
Who or what are 5 Seattle people or organizations more people should know about?
Real Rent Duwamish, Big Table, Mary's Place, Chief Seattle Club, and Pomelo Seattle.
Ravenna is open Monday through Sunday, follow them on Instagram for updates on new releases.