Lots of businesses hit a few bumps on the road from time to time. That’s to be expected, but what matters most is how you react to those bumps. Will you let them throw you off course, or will you grip the wheel even tighter to keep thing moving steadily forward?
Since first opening in November of 2013, Burdick Brewery has certainly hit their share of bumps on the road. Less than a year after opening they closed their doors for an expansion, but then ran into some financial trouble and had to put a few plans on hold. They came roaring back in May of 2015, however, open 7 days a week and working to get their beers on tap at a few local bars and restaurants.
Last year, Burdick Breiwng Company in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood closed the doors to their taproom. They’re still in the same location and are still brewing beer, but the city wanted them to make some upgrades to the taproom that were cost prohibitive, so Burdick decided instead to focus on bottling their beers and getting them on more taps around the city.
Now, Burdick is ready to unload some of the equipment they no longer need, since the taproom is no longer open. So, they are holding a sale this coming Saturday the 11th, where you’ll be able to pick up some great surplus items.
Counterbalance Brewing Company hasn’t been around for too long. They first opened their doors just this past February in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood and have been growing in popularity ever since. I need to visit a bit more often but, so far, I’m a big fan of their Bad Wolf Dark Ale in particular and their Kushetka Russian Imperial Stout.
I recently featured Counterbalance Brewing (along with several of their neighbors) in a piece about visiting Seattle’s South End breweries. Now, with October upon us, you have even more reasons to come visit Counterbalance. They have several events lined up throughout the month, starting with today’s release of their Tabletop Supernova Imperial IPA. Also, coming up soon is their Mariners/Sounders Doubleheader, which I told you about back in August.
Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood gets a lot of attention for the number of breweries in such a small area, and rightly so. Ballard has, to many, become known as Seattle’s ‘Brewery District’. The South End however, if you include SoDo, Georgetown and South Park, actually rivals Ballard in the number of available breweries to visit. There’s even more if you include the Columbia City area of Rainier Avenue South.
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.
Burdick Brewery (CBM Sponsor) has been open for less than a year. They first opened their doors just this past October in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, where they share the building they occupy with Lowercase Brewing – another Seattle newcomer. Since then, they’ve been serving up a wide variety of small-batch beers including: Belma Pale Ale, Honey Rye Ale, Blonde Ale, Red Ale, a few different IPAs as well as whiskey barrel aged versions of their Red Ale, Blonde Ale and Rye Ale. They’ve also hosted several small music and poetry events as well as the occasional waffle breakfast on weekends.
Starting out with a modest 1 barrel brewing system and a few 2 barrel fermenters, owner and head brewer, Max Leinbach, has had his hands full keeping up with demand. Even though, up to this point, the only place you could taste Burdick Brewer beers was at their taproom in South Park. Max wants that to change. As a result, Burdick Brewery has decided it’s time to expand. The good news? They will be swapping out their 1 barrel brew system and 2 barrel fermenters for a new 7 barrel brew system and a couple of 15 barrel fermemters. The bad news? The Burdick Brewery taproom is now closed (as of August 2nd) and will remain closed for up to six months during their expansion,
Burdick Brewery (CBM Sponsor) is one of Seattle’s newest craft breweries. They opened their doors just this past October in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, sharing the building they occupy with another Seattle newcomer: Lowercase Brewing. Burdick is a great place in South Park to enjoy a few pints, catch some sports on their large-screen projection TV or even attend their occasional waffle breakfasts on weekends (Check Burdick’s Facebook page for upcoming events).
Dedicated to brewing great beers, including the occasional small batch bourbon-barrel aged ale, Burdick Brewery also seeks to provide a creative space for artists to express themselves and has hosted other musical artists in the past, including local singer/songwriter, Camila Recchio. It’s an intimate spot, where you can get up close and personal with the artists and, with our warm Summer nights back for a few months, Burdick will have their roll up door open so you can enjoy the Seattle evening air with your beer and music.
Burdick Brewery is one of Seattle’s newest breweries, having opened their doors to the public just this past November. Offing small batch, hand crafted ales in a small, warehouse-type space in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, they’re starting slowly but are already building a following of loyal locals. Founder and head brewer, Max Leinbach, started brewing about 4 years ago and has worked through many starts and stops to get Burdick Brewery off the ground.