We keep our ear to the ground waiting to hear about new breweries that might be opening and other interesting beer-related information. Occasionally we like to publish bits and pieces of information just to see if anyone knows more than we do. Drop us a line if you have information to share. If you’re affiliated with any of the following, we’d be happy to tell your story.
Please recognize that most of these are still in the application phase. That is, they have applied for a microbrewery license with the state.
- Northern Ales – More than a rumor. Northern Ales of Northport, WA has applied for a change of location. The plan is to move to Kettle Falls, approximately 30 miles south of the current location in Northport. We’ll have more on this story as it develops. Read our brewery profile of Northern Ales.
- Premier – a brewery in Redmond. (Oddly, the address we’ve found thus far appears to be the same address as Marymoor Park.)
- RW Brewing – a brewery in Ellensburg.
- Basement Brewing – a brewery in Walla Walla.
- Breakaway Brewing – a brewery in Edmonds. I know what you’re all thinking. Hold your horses. We’ll let you know what Skip is up to as soon as he has details to share.
- Two Sisters Brewery – a brewery in Benton City.
- Heathen Brewing – a brewery in Vancouver, WA.
- Easy Oly Brewing – a brewery in Olympia.
- West Highlands Brewing – a brewery in Vancouver, WA.
- Vital Brewing – APPROVED! a brewery in Everett that was recently licensed. Congratulations!
A bit further out, we just received this message from someone in Poulsbo:
We are Slippery Pig Brewery in Poulsbo, with high hopes of opening this year. We will be brewing high quality, and unusual beers with the emphasis on using local ingredients wherever possible. We are a nanobrewery with a one barrel system that will be brewing beers not for the masses, but for our neighbor’s, and for our neighbor’s neighbors. Hope to see you next year at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market. Dave Lambert, Head Brewer and President.
And of course, as we reported here, Water Street Brewing is closing down. We’ve heard from someone who is not at all related to the brewery that it’s an issue with the landlord as much as anything else. Apparently the property owner wants to move a different business into the space and has made life difficult for Water Street. Like I said, this is not in anyway the official word from the brewery. We have not reached out to Nina and Mark for comments yet. We’re letting them have their time and space right now.