Pike Brewing Announces Tankard & Tun

Pike Brewing Company has been a fixture of the Seattle craft beer scene since way back in 1989.  Founders Charles and Rose Ann Finkel have also been instrumental in helping expand the craft beer scene across Seattle and indeed across the nation.  Their tireless work to help promote craft beer as well as all the wonderful craft beer and food parings that are possible out there has been an inspiration to countless brewers and chefs.

Now, Charles and Rose Ann are preparing for Pike’s biggest expansion in over 21 years.  Pike Brewing Company is pleased to announce Tankard & Tun.  Coming this Summer, Tankard & Tun is a new restaurant, oyster bar and brew deck that will also provide Pike with an expanded brew cellar.

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Naked City Camano Island Opens This Weekend

Back in January, I shared with you the exciting news that Naked City Brewery & Taphouse announced they would be opening a second location out on Camano Island.  Now, just three short months after that announcement, they’re ready to go.

After a soft opening that will happen later this week for family and friends (invite only), they will be ready to open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 22nd at 11 am.

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Naked City Opening A 2nd Location On Camano Island

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I’ve always been a big fan of Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.  They make some of my favorite locally-brewed beers including their The Big Lebrewski Imperial Stout and Cry Me A River Triple IPA.  Unfortunately, I don’t get there as often as I’d like but every time I’m in the Greenwood area, I’ll stop by.  One taste of their beers is all it takes to let you know Owner and Brewmaster Don Webb really loves his work.

Now, after going strong for over 8 years (they celebrated their 8th Anniversary last October), Naked City is ready to expand.  So, coming as soon as this Spring, Naked City is pleased to announced they will be opening their 2nd location out on Camano Island.

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Airways Brewing Has A New Look And A New Location – UPDATED

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Back in March of this year, I told you about some coming changes for Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor).  Since opening six years ago on 196th Street in Kent (and the opening of Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro one year later), they’ve continued to grow, pushing the limits of their current brewery space.  The time had come to expand.

Well, Airways has been working on that expansion as well as re-branding themselves with a new logo which debuted earlier today, and now they’re ready to share some more details about the new space, their expanded hours and the grand opening date for the new brewery.

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Seattle Cider Company Expands Distribution To Colorado

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I’ve told you before about how quickly Seattle Cider Company has taken off since they first launched back in 2012.  Their astounding increase in sales and distribution shows no signs of slowing.  They already distribute to 11 states including: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada and Missouri.  Now, they’re ready to expand distribution once again.

Get ready, Colorado, because Seattle Cider is coming your way.  They should arrive in Denver starting tomorrow, April 6th, and will begin rolling out in other locations across Colorado throughout the year.  See below for the details of all Denver launch events.

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Airways Brewing Company Is Moving And Expanding For Their 6th Anniversary

 

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Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) has been at their location on South 196th Street in Kent since they first opened 6 years ago.  They’ve expanded the taproom since then and added a second location (Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro on West Harrison Street), but their main location has remained the same.  That’s about to change.

For the past few months, Airways Brewing has been working diligently to prepare a new 9,000 square foot space a bit father South on 212th Street, and they’re nearly ready to unveil it to the public.  It’s won’t be ready to open until early to mid Spring, but that won’t stop Airways from celebrating their 6th Anniversary now.

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Seattle Cider Expands Distribution To Missouri

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It’s really been amazing to watch Seattle Cider Company grow so fast.  First launched in August of 2013 by Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) founder Joel VandenBrink, Seattle Cider has continued to ramp up production and expand distribution.  By August of 2015, they had increased production to over 23,000 barrels annually and expanded to more than ten states across the U.S.

Now, Seattle Cider Company is ready to expand distribution yet again.  They have partnered with Missouri distributor, Major Brands, and starting on February 16th of this month, you’ll be able to find Seattle Cider Company Ciders across Missouri.

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Two Beers Brewing & Seattle Cider Launch The Woods 3.0

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It takes a lot of courage, dedication and countless hours of hard work to turn a dream into reality.  Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) and Seattle Cider Company founder, Joel VandenBrink, found the courage to follow his dream way back in 2007 and, this week, the next part of that dream comes alive.

Two Beers’ first tiny tasting room opened in 2009 at their current location on Ohio Avenue South.  With just 6 seats at the bar and four beers on tap, it wasn’t long before it was clear that an expansion was needed.  So, in late 2011, Two Beers Brewing opened The Woods 2.0 (the first version of the taproom to officially sport ‘The Woods’ moniker).  The new, larger space featured more taps, a 45 foot reclaimed wood bar top and a ‘woodsy’ tree line painted on the walls.

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Burdick Brewing Is Back And Now Open 7 Days A Week

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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.

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Two Beers Brewing & Seattle Cider Are Set To Open The Woods On June 13th

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Most breweries start out small.  Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor), for example, started in a space of just 400 square feet.  Now, after a few modest expansions and the addition of their wildly successful sister company, Seattle Cider Company, two years ago, Two Beers is ready to expand once again.

Set for next Saturday, June 13th, is the grand opening of The Woods, the shared tasting room for Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider.  More the doubling the size of their current tasting room, The Woods will be 2,800 square feet of awesome.

I was going to try and describe what’s in store for you, as I’ve had a bit of a sneak peek, but I don’t think I could describe it better than they’ve done themselves: “The Woods embodies its name with custom wood and ironwork throughout. Offering an expanded 24 taps and seating for 99 people, the new tasting room will also feature a range of bar games, including pool, darts, foseball and shuffleboard. Additional features include a raised dining area (available for private events), space for projection movies, a dedicated retail space and in-house kitchen coming this fall, run by the folks at Bread & Circuses. Outside, a permanent arbor will hold seating for 68 people.”

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