With the help of the Washington State Liquor Control Board, we recently did the official counting of Washington’s breweries and reported that there were, officially, 126 licensed breweries in Washington. (The state refers to them as “microbreweries” for licensing purposes.) We also promised we’d keep a close eye on things and try to keep an accurate count on our Washington Breweries page.
Well, it’s been a month or so since we did an official counting. Once again, the number has grown. There are now 130 breweries in Washington.
The rate at which new craft breweries are popping up around Washington is amazing. Today we report that four new ventures have recently applied for liquor licenses as microbreweries and another five ventures recently had their applications approved.
- North Sound Brewing. Mount Vernon
- Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe. Seattle
- Soos Creek Brewing Company. Covington
- Parkers. Longview
- Der Blokken Brewery. Bremerton. The pub has been open for a month, serving beer produced off-premise. Now the license has been approved and they can start making beer.
- Slip Point Brewery. Clallam Bay
- Silver City Brewing. Bremerton. This is the license for its new brewery in Bremerton. As far as we know, this will be a brewery only.
- Olde World Ales and Lagers. Langley.
- The Station U-Brew. Puyallup.