Metier Brewing is the newest addition to the Woodinville brewery scene. Kind of. Last September we shared news that Des Voigne Brewing was closing down. The brewery formerly known as B-Sides was directly related to, and owned by the same people as, Des Voigne Cellars. At that time, we were told that Darren and Lissy Des Voigne were hopeful they could find someone to take over the brewery and taproom. Well, they’ve done it. Allow me to introduce Metier Brewing Company. More appropriately, allow me to let the Des Voignes introduce Metier Brewing. (It is actually spelled Métier, but I’m lazy and don’t like inserting special characters. )
We will keep you posted as the transition takes shape. In the meantime, here’s the announcement from today’s email.
“Since closing our doors in September, we’ve been searching for the perfect party to take over the brewery and keep close ties with our wine at Des Voigne Cellars. We are excited to finally announce that we have found a solid match who will continue to carry on our tradition of crafting exceptional brews and serving locally produced wine all in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. In addition, they have plans to revamp the taproom to include more seating, provide simple and satisfying bites to eat, create a designated play area, and install more screens for game days!”
“Métier Brewing Company is the brainchild of Todd Herriott, Co-founder of Métier Racing & Coffee, and Rodney Hines, longtime Director of Community Investments at Starbucks. Both share a vision for building a new standard in the brewing community, a welcoming gathering space, and a bike-friendly destination.”
“Bob Thorpe (AKA Bob the Brewer) will remain as the Head Brewer and both our taproom manager, Anna Erickson, and our lead of sales, Derek Arntz, will continue in their respective positions.”
“Winemaker Darren and Des Voigne Cellars will still be based in the building, making custom blends for clients and maintaining his wine club.”
“While the taproom will remain closed to the public during renovations until early Spring, our large cellar space can still be rented for private events!”