Airways Brewing Company in Kent just announced the date of the official party to celebrate the opening of its remodeled and expanded tap room. “It’s been an ongoing project,” Alex Dittmar, the owner and brewmaster at Airways Brewing, told me recently. “We’ve been open but we continue to add final touches here and there. Now we’re ready to make it official”
“I’m really encouraging people to come make use of our new $600 door and our new toilet seats,” Alex said jokingly, talking about the seemingly endless process of permitting, inspections and approvals that adds time to any project like this.
The event takes place on Saturday, July 9th from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m. In addition to the regular lineup of Airways beers, the event taps into four special beers. Among them, the Airways Uber Hag IPA, a version of the brewery’s popular Sky Hag IPA that has been aged in Heaven Hills Bourbon barrels. Alex tells me that everyone is going to love the Uber Hag artwork.
Airways is also building a new 10-barrel brewing system which it hopes to have online very soon. What’s more, construction continues on the Airways Brewing Company Bistro and Beer in downtown Kent. That opening still sounds a couple of months away, but we will share details as they become available.
Airways Brewing’s Tap Room is located at:
6644 S. 196th Street #T100
Kent, WA 98032
Here’s the official press release form Airways Brewing.
Kent, WA (06/25/11) – Airways Brewing Company, Kent’s Brewery, celebrates the completion of its Tap Room expansion on Saturday, July 9th with a special celebration.
“We’re finally done with the tap room expansion, albeit about two months later than planned, so we decided to celebrate with extended hours and some special beers,” says Airways founder and head brewer, Alex Dittmar.
In addition to the standard lineup, the special beers on tap on July 9th include:
Midnight Departure CDA – brewed for the first time since last summer.
Tickel Your Zwickel – German Unfiltered Lager
Maylani’s Tropical Stout – Chocolate Coconut Stout
Über Hag – Sky Hag IPA™ aged in Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels
We’ll also have the new beer engine in place, so we’ll hook up a firkin of something good to that as well,” says Dittmar.
The celebration runs from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m., and includes special food items for sale from Airways neighbor, Yukon Grill.
Founded in spring of 2010, Airways Brewing Company is located in Kent, Washington. The brewery produces five standard beers, Starliner Stout, First Class IPA, Jet City ESB, Sky Hag IPA™, and T-Tail Blonde, and features casks and special-edition beers in its Kent tap room. Airways distributes its