New WA breweries: 1 approved, 5 pending, 1 discontinued

On August 18th we published a post about new breweries. The target is moving, so I am doing it again. More new microbreweries are on the horizon. The information below is in addition to what we published back in August (read it here). Some of those license applications are still pending approval.

For a while our new brewery reports could have been called The New Nanobrewery Report, but this time around it is different–only one of the five pending licenses appears to be for a nanobrewery. We will see how things shake out, but only one of the applications seems to be for a residential, non-commercial address.

Below we report on recent Liquor Control Board activity concerning microbrewery licenses. In addition to applications and approvals we have one discontinuance to report.

There is a lot more to opening a brewery than getting a microbrewery license from the state. Still, it is an important part of the process. The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently received Microbrewery License applications from the following:

Brickyard Brewing
Woodinville, WA
The address suggests it will be in an industrial complex quite near See Kai Run (manufacturers of world famous footware for babies).

Xela Brewing Company
Chehalis, WA
Located along historic Jackson Highway near Chehalis, way out in the country but not too far off I-5, this is the future home of Baron Brewing and Three Skulls Ales. We told you about the big move here.

Anne Uther Brewing Company
Kent, WA
The address indicates a location in a small industrial complex on the south end of Kent’s business district, along East Valley Highway. Cute name.

Vashon Brewing Company
Vashon, WA
Presumably a nano-brewery. The address suggest that this is a rural location on Vashon Island near Quartermaster Harbor. Saying “rural” and “Vashon Island” in the same sentence is redundant, I suppose.

Kulshan Brewing Company
Bellingham, WA
It seems to be a commercial location along James Street, just north of downtown. Will Bellingham support a third brewery? We’ll see.

The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently approved Microbrewery license applications for the following businesses:

Click here to see our separate story about 12 String Brewing, opening soon in Spokane Valley.

Duo Brewing
Puyallup, WA
Duo Brewing is a nanobrewery at a residential location, so we’ll publish the address when the owners tell us it is okay to do so.

From the owners, Dan and Heather O’Leary, on August 18th: “We are a tiny brewery initially kegging only, but moving to bottling almost immediately. We have two preliminary label designs done for our Hefeweizen and Porter. I’m a huge fan of cask conditioned beer and will be holding special cask events in pubs in and around Puyallup. A cask-conditioned Coffee Porter is topping the list for the first cask, but we’ll see. More news will follow as we move toward getting our beer on tap somewhere around Puyallup. We have our eyes on a few downtown locations.”

192 Brewing
Kenmore, WA
All we know is that the LCB shows the license being discontinued on August 22nd. This could be a temporary thing or it could be the end.

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  1. Cnsidering the only reviews on BeerAdvocate.com for all 3 of their beers range from C to F I believe it would be in their best interest to shut er down. The beer has been unimpressive and many beer industry people refuse to carry their products due to quality issues.

  2. I knew Derrick(spelling?) was having issues with keeping brewers around which contributed to lots of changes and quality issues as turn over churned through. He was and I believe still is working a full time job in the hospitality industry.

    He’s a great guy but I have no idea what is going on there at 192 currently. Last time we talked was at the WA Brewer’s Festival.

    I hate to see anyone stop doing business.

  3. Any update on Menace Industries in Ferndale? Nobody up here seems to know anything. I’ll see what I can find out about the Kulshan Brewing, but I haven’t heard a peep about it until now.

  4. I am happy to report that the Business license being no longer valid was due to a change in the business structure, stemming from a change in my marriage structure. We are now a Corporation within the State of Washington! Yippeeeee! 192 Brewing, LLC, has become 192 Brewing Company. Thank you all for your interest and ongoing support.

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