Updated July 2nd. We just learned that the new Machine House taproom will open on Thursday, July 5th at 4:00 PM and will be open throughout the weekend.
Back in February I posted an episode of the Washington Beer Pod, the audio companion to this blog. In that episode, Cask-Conditioned Beer with Machine House, I shared a conversation with Bill Arnott, the brewer/owner at Machine House Brewery. Among other things, we talked about the company’s plans to open a second taproom in Seattle.
Bill said that he hoped to open the new location in time for Seattle Beer Week, but obviously that didn’t happen. City inspections and permitting issues always seem to meddle with construction schedules. An old refrain around here, I’m afraid.
The second Machine House taproom, located near Seattle University in the Central District on E. Jefferson Street, will offer ten cask-conditioned beers poured from custom beer engines imported from England. Mostly, they’ll pump Machine House beers but guest taps are part of the plan too. The new taproom will also offer a small menu of food. Expect a couple of tellys for watching those big football matches as well as some patio seating.
No word yet as to exactly when they’ll open, but I’m sure they are itching to tick the inspectors’ last few checkboxes and start selling beer. We do know that they are now selling Founder’s Club memberships. Here are the details from the brewery:
We are excited to announce that we are currently selling Central District Founder’s Club Memberships $400.00 for our newest taproom in the Machine House Brewery: Central District in Seattle WA. There are only 150 being offered and they are going quick!
Go to http://bit.ly/MHBCentralDistrict for more information and purchases.
• An exclusive t-shirt celebrating the Central District location*
• A commemorative Machine House Brewery mallet like those used in traditional English cask ale production*
• A limited-edition mug featuring our all-new logos to take home*
• $1 off all pints and growlers at all Machine House Brewery-owned locations
• A Machine House Membership Card to access exclusive member-only events and deals
• Membership in the community of cask ale enthusiasts
*All packed in a special gift box for pick-up or delivery to your home
Machine House has taken a different path from the typical craft brewery. Since 2013, we have created uncommon beers that taste great and which are served in a comfortable space welcoming to all people in the community. As Machine House opens its second taproom in the Central District, we want to provide another friendly environment for all who discover and enjoy our fresh cask ales. By joining the Central District Founders Club, you will provide crucial support as we maintain and build this community!
Machine House Brewery serves sessionable, balanced beers that you can drink in our taprooms or while relaxing at home. Cask ale is a special breed — the live yeast, natural carbonation and traditional beer engines deliver an experience that is impossible to replicate with standard American beer systems. The resulting pour is 20 ounces of dynamic and delicious ale blending the best ingredients from the Pacific Northwest while honoring the heritage of English-style cask ale.
This is a one-time, limited opportunity to support the June opening of our newest taproom while helping Machine House to promote the unique qualities of cask ale within the region’s beer landscape. By joining the Central District Founders Club you will be partnering with a community that enjoys and supports fresh cask ale in the Pacific Northwest and you’ll get some fun and exclusive memorabilia!
The easily-accessible Central District taproom will feature ten Machine House ales served through custom beer engines imported from England, four guest taps, a small but delicious food menu, two tellys for your soccer and football watching pleasure, and a patio to soak up all the sun (while it lasts). We can’t wait to pour you a perfect pint of Best Bitter, Dark Mild, or your favorite seasonal special while gathering with friends, co-workers and neighbors.