More new breweries in Washington

We have some new breweries to tell you about. What’s more, we can tell you that Harmon Brewing Company’s newest location opened a couple days ago, apparently without a hitch.  The Liquor Control Board is currently entertaining a number of applications. Below, we tell you what we know. As usual, we ask that you share any information you might have.

Licenses currently pending approval:

Harmon Brewing and Tap Room
402 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
The new Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma’s historic Stadium District is now open, though the new brewery still awaits approval. They opened on Monday (May 24th), serving food and pouring Harmon beers made down the street at the existing brewery. Harmon Brewing has a Website and a Facebook presence, but the best information I’ve found about the new Harmon Tap Room is on their blog.  We hope to get down there soon and tell you what we find. This is Harmon’s third location, though the Harmon Hub (located very near the new Tap Room) isn’t a brewery. Here’s a review of the Tap Room from WeeklyVolcano.com.

Der Blokken Brewery
1100 Perry Ave. Unit C
Bremerton, WA 98310
Der Blokken Brewery (brewpub) is open for business but not yet brewing their own beer. It opened back in March. We called and talked to someone briefly back then. At that time, we were told that Der Blokken had contracted someone to make a couple of different beers for them until their own brewhouse is up and running. They do have other, guest beers on tap.

Filthy Brewing Alliance
Redmond, WA 98053
According to their website/blog: “We are Filthy Beers. We aren’t clean cut, corporate types. We don’t have modern engineering marvels automating our brews through a maze of robotic apparatus.  We hacked together our equipment by hand. We built our recipes from scratch. We hand delivered your growler, or milk jug, or empty 2 liter mountain dew bottle. Why is our beer so cheap? Because we don’t have employees or investors, and we don’t get paid. We just make beer. Good beer. We make beer for ourselves, but we can’t drink it all. That is where you come in…”

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White Bluffs Brewing
Richland, WA 99354
They have an active presence on Facebook, where they say, “We are in the process of putting together a small 2 bbl brewery, bent on producing assertive beer with character.”

West Highlands Brewing
Vancouver, WA 98684
They have a presence on Facebook, but it seems to be quite inactive.

Lost Art Brewing Company
Newport, WA 99156

Slippery Pig Brewery
Poulsbo, WA 98370



5 comments

  1. Interesting… so Filthy Brewing Alliance is essentially a couple homebrewers selling beer cause they make more than they can drink. I’ll be interested in hearing more from them, there’s not much info on their blog currently. Not many people in WA have done nanoscale breweries, because I thought the liquor laws and economics of it didn’t work out as well here. Sounds like they got liquor board approval, which is probably one of the biggest obstacles.

  2. Wow, thanks for your interest in the FBA! This is all still a little overwhelming for us, we’re still setting up our 1 bbl system, getting a web presence going, and wading through a mountain of paperwork.

    We’re still working out all the stuff we have to do with the state liquor board (which is a drop in the bucket compared to the federal), so we still have a ways to go before being legit. but as far as i can tell now, the key to doing this nano thing is have your parents live in unincorporated king county, and get them to loan you their garage. The site has been approved so far! We were inspired by what Foggy Noggin is doing out in Bothell, and are young and ignorant enough to just go for it.

    We’re all basically working 2 jobs now with hopes that the brewing will become a full-time vocation sometime down the road, so we’re progressing as we can. Keep checking http://www.filthybeers.com to see where we’re at. Apparently there’s an audience now, so we’ll start putting a little more time into it!

    Thanks again, WBB!

  3. We are Slippery Pig Brewery in Poulsbo, with high hopes of opening this year. We will be brewing high quality, and unusual beers with the emphasis on using local ingredients wherever possible. We are a nanobrewery with a one barrel system that will be brewing beers not for the masses, but for our neighbor’s, and for our neighbor’s neighbors. Hope to see you next year at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market. Dave Lambert, Head Brewer and President.

  4. Very excited to taste the upcoming slippery pig brews. As a local farmer and beer fan I’m excited to grow ingrediants for beer.
    Can’t wait!

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