There are breweries spread out all over Seattle, covering almost every neighborhood. In fact, most Seattle residents live within just a few miles (or even closer) of at least one craft brewery. That’s especially true if you live in Ballard, which still has the highest concentration of craft breweries in Seattle, most within just a few blocks of each other.
One of those Ballard breweries is Populuxe Brewing Company, which was first launched back in 2012 by co-founders Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder in a small space on NW 49th Street. They received a very positive response, kept on brewing and, in late 2016, a new, larger space became available right on the same lot. By September 2017, they were ready to debut their new space.
Much larger than the original space, Populuxe’s new taproom features 12 taps, plenty of seating and even an arcade room, packed with pinball machines and classic arcade games. It’s the perfect venue for their upcoming beach blanket bingo themed 5th Anniversary celebration, which is set for this coming Saturday, March 10th.
Here is the full press release from Populuxe Brewing Company:
On Saturday, March 10th from noon to 10:00 PM, Populuxe Brewing will celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a beach-themed blowout bash. Wax up your board, don your wetsuit and celebrate this momentous occasion with Pete, Amy and the Populuxe gang!
The event, which is sponsored in part by Verity Credit Union, kicks off at noon. The first 100 customers will receive a free beach ball featuring the Populuxe logo with their beer purchase.
There will be giveaways and prizes handed out throughout the day. Unique kegs and pins will be tapped in the Beach Shack (aka Populuxe’s original location). =Coconut Porter, Anniversary IPA, Populuxe Genuine Draft American lager and Populuxe Pineapple Sour will be on draft.Live entertainment starts at 5 PM with All Ages Bingo hosted by Sylvia O’Stayformore.
From 8 – 10 PM enjoy surf and lounge music by Johnny Astro.
Also, Populuxe will be releasing a limited bottle release of their Pineapple Sour. Only 100 bottles available on a first come, first serve basis. Limit two per person.
Saturday, March 10th, Noon – 10:00 PM
Populuxe Brewing, 826 NW 49th Street, Seattle WA 98107
ABOUT POPULUXE BREWING:
Co-founders and husband/wife Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder started Populuxe Brewing in 2012. Peter had been a home brewer for many years and as his brewing equipment began to outgrow their garage, they began to seek out a commercial space. They found a slightly larger garage within two blocks of their longtime home in Ballard and after 8 months of rushing home after work to do demo and construction, filling out paperwork with various government agencies, piecing together furnishings and basically DYI’ing together a brewery, they opened the doors to their nanobrewery. They entire project cost the couple less than $30,000.
The immediate response was overwhelmingly positive with neighbors praising the quality of the beersand the casual and fun environment. Populuxe hosted family happy hours, live music, local artists and the best food trucks in town. Populuxe is also home to Ballard’s largest beer garden.
In 2016 a larger space became available on the same lot and Peter and Amy decided to expand. In September of 2017, Populuxe moved across the beer garden to a state of the tasting room complete with a full arcade. This project cost a whole lot more than $30,000.
As noted above, Populuxe will also be releasing a limited number (100 bottles) of their Pineapple Sour. So be sure to get there early if you’d like to get your hands on a couple of bottles (2 per person). Also, make sure to bring plenty of quarters, so you can enjoy some pinball and classic arcade games with your Populuxe beers. The festivities get underway at noon on March 10th.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.