Sometimes a community does not realize how badly it needs a new beer bar until one actually opens. The Collective On Tap (blog sponsor) opened a few months ago in Woodinville (read our report). No one expected it to be so popular so fast. This new beer destination opened its doors in December with 20 craft beers on tap and has not looked back. In fact, they are already expanding.
Kat Stremlau, one of the owners at The Collective On Tap, tells us that they are adding another 24 taps. Yep, they are already doubling down. The new taps will be added within a matter of weeks.
She recently told me that they go through beer too quickly, spend too much time switching out kegs, and want to be able to offer a more robust selection of beer. Kat says, “With the addition of the 24 new taps we can offer a dozen new styles of always on brews and also host the six-pack of local brewers [Woodinville’s six breweries] and let them have some input on what beers we feature. Also… a dedicated sour line, which makes me very, very happy!”
Looking for an excuse to pay a visit to Woodinville (aka Beer Boomtown)? Tomorrow night (Friday, April 5) The Collective On Tap welcomes Old School House Brewing for a brewers night celebration. The beers go on tap at 3:00 and Casey Ruud, the brewery’s owner, will be there at about 5:00 with something special.
This event is just one in the ongoing series of brewers nights events at The Collective On Tap. Usually, these events take place on Monday nights, but they made an exception for Old School House. (Casey and his beers are certainly worth it.)
Keep an eye on The Collective On Tap Facebook page to stay informed about upcoming events.
Below: Jan Newton & Kat Stremlau, the two minds behind The Collective On Tap, with Skip Madsen of American Brewing.