Burdick Brewery first opened their doors back October of 2013, serving up small-batch craft beers (including even a few barrel-aged selections) in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. Their 1 barrel brewing system, however, made it difficult for them to keep up with demand and limited their ability to fill growlers. So, by August 2014, founder Max Leinbach made the decision to close their taproom for an estimated 6-8 months while Burdick could concentrated on an expansion and upgrade to their equipment.
Fast forward to May 2015, just 9 months later, and Burdick is back. They’ve expanded their fermentation capacity with a couple of new 7 barrel fermenters and setup a partnership with their neighbor, Lowercase Brewing, to use their brewing system for some larger batches. Now, with Summer here early, Burdick has just announced that they will be open 7 days a week.
Here are a few more details about what’s happening at Burdick Brewery:
- Burdick can now be found on tap at the popular South Park bar, Loretta’s Northwesterner. Max is also working to get Burdick beers on tap at a few other local spots.
- Burdick has created a short video to re-introduce everyone to the company. You can view that video HERE.
- The hours for Burdick Brewing’s taproom are now: M-T 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM, Friday 3 PM to 8 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 1 PM to 6 PM.
Before closing the taproom last year, Burdick was also known for hosting occasional musical guests as well as Waffle Breakfasts and a few pop-up dinners. I hope these events also make a comeback. I have a feeling they will.
Drop by Burdick the next time you’re in the South Park neighborhood and check them out. Their space is directly behind Lowercase Brewing (and even in the same building), in case you’re having trouble finding them.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.