Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood is about to get a new brewery. Hellbent Brewing opens this Saturday, May 30 (Noon – Midnight). The new brewery and its spacious tasting room is located at 13035 Lake City Way NE, directly across the street from Fred Meyer, and just a few blocks north of Elliott Bay Public House and Brewery. (Map)
Hellbent Brewing’s beers are the creation of Brian Young, who local beer nerds might remember from his time brewing for Redhook, Gordon Biersch, and Rock Bottom (Bellevue), where he created the coveted Hop Bomb IPA, among others.
Along with Hellbent Brewing’s own beers, the selection of 20 taps will include guest brews. Hellbent opted to get a Tavern License, which means it will be for grownups only (21+). That license type allows them to pour a larger selection of beers from other breweries, which was part of the plan.
On the main level, expect a fairly typical taproom experience, but upstairs will offer something more akin to a lounge, with soft seating, televisions, pinball machines, pool tables, and so on. Food will be provided by local food trucks.
Hellbent Brewing poured its first beers a couple weeks ago during Seattle Beer Week at a special event at Rhein Haus. Sadly, I was not there and cannot yet report on the quality of the beer. Knowing Brian Young’s brewing pedigree, and knowing that he’s now entirely in control of the beers he gets to brew, I’m guessing it’s good.
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