Anyone who has visited the two breweries knows that Lowercase Brewing and Burdick Brewing occupy space in the same building in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. It’s not a bad arrangement and offers some advantages, like the ability to easily share equipment. But there’s a problem.
Not long ago, word came down from the authorities that there were issues with the breweries’ taprooms. According to zealous inspectors tasked with enforcing overbearing codes, the taprooms weren’t up to snuff and would either need to be closed or upgraded with prohibitively expensive modifications.
Burdick Brewing shut down its taproom in February and switched its focus to production only, at least for now. They hope to open a taproom sometime in the future at a nearby location.
As for Lowercase Brewing, the company just announced its plan to shut down the South Park taproom and open a new taproom at a location in Georgetown, just a couple miles away from the brewery. “Born and bred in South Seattle, our brewery will most definitely remain in South Park, however, we’re relocating the taproom one neighborhood east onto Airport Way,” said a statement from the company.
“To focus on the new taproom construction and brewery expansion, our current taproom will be closing its doors on May 2nd. Keep an eye on social media and don’t miss out on special ways to getLo!”
“Expect more space, more activities, but the same Lowercase feel. The new taproom is expected to open in July.”
The Lowercase Brewing “last hurrah” at the taproom in South Park is on Saturday, April 30th. Facebook event page.
Then there will be a “Kill The Keg Party” on Sunday, May 1st. Facebook event page
“We are so excited to take this next step together and bring more Lowercase beer to the good people of Seattle,” says the Lowercase Brewing.
The new Lowercase Brewing taproom will be located at
6235 Airport Way S.
Seattle, WA 98108