Joel Vandenbrink behind the bar at The Woods. Proprietor, brewer, cider maker.

Preview – The new Woods Tasting Room opens Saturday

Updated 6/11/15 – Last night we attended a “friends and media” preview party at the new Woods Tasting Room in Seattle, which opens this Saturday, June 13. Suffice it to say, we were impressed.

The new space is large but inviting. When you pull up to the location at 4700 Ohio Street, right next door to the old Woods tasting room, you’ll notice that the patio area is covered buy a large trellis. Inside, polished concrete floors, custom iron work, and lots of other custom details define the space.

I could describe it to you in greater detail, but I’ll let the photos do the talking. Other details about the Grand Opening and the new space can be found in the original post below.


Original Post: A few weeks ago we found ourselves behind the scenes for a tour of the new Woods Tasting Room. It’s gonna be awesome! Today we learned that the shared tasting room for Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company will open on Saturday, June 13.

The new location is right next door to the existing location on Ohio Ave. South in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. The new digs offer a lot more taps, a lot more elbow room, and a bunch of gaming options, including a very cool custom-built shuffleboard.

But don’t take my word for it; let’s hear all the details straight from the source:

Grand Opening of New Tasting Room for Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company Set for June 13

Popular shared tasting room, ‘The Woods’, moves one door down to doubled capacity, 24 taps, games, in-house kitchen and more; doors open June 13 at 1pm.

SEATTLE (June 2, 2015) – Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company are thrilled to announce the grand opening their brand new tasting room, The Woods, scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at 1pm! The newest rendition of the shared tasting room – located right next door to the current one – is the result of six months of build out and anticipation, offering more than double the space, expanded draft, a myriad of games and more.

“This is the tasting room we’ve been dreaming of,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and owner of Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company. “Our entire team has put in countless hours over the past six months making sure we created a destination, not just a tasting room. With more taps, games and soon, a full kitchen, we think we’ve created a space our fans, new and old, will love.”

More than doubling its space to 2,800 square feet, The Woods embodies its name with custom wood and ironwork throughout. Offering an expanded 24 taps and seating for 99 people, the new tasting room will also feature a range of bar games, including pool, darts, foseball and shuffleboard. Additional features include a raised dining area (available for private events), space for projection movies, a dedicated retail space and more. Outside, a permanent arbor will hold seating for 68 people, adorned with apple trees and hop vines from local farmers.

“Everything was custom built specifically for this space, right down to the shuffleboard table. The new tasting room really exemplifies our brands and our company, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” said VandenBrink.

Adding to an exciting list of new features, an in-house kitchen is slated for launch this fall. Occupied and run by the team from popular food truck Bread & Circuses, food will be available for purchase during normal tasting room hours, including delicious items such as War of the Pig,  Circus Burger, Slammin Salmon Seattle Reuben

Attendees of The Woods grand opening party – taking place from 1-7pm on Saturday, June 13 at 4660 Ohio Ave S in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood – will enjoy $4-$6 pints of Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company’s year-round offerings, plus an amazing lineup of beers and ciders only available at the tasting room (see social media for full list). Bread & Circuses popular food truck will be on site from 3-7pm serving up delicious eats, available for purchase. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket upon entry for a chance to win Two Beers Brewing  and Seattle Cider Company swag, with winners announced on Monday, June 15. Glassware, growlers, posters and apparel will also be available for purchase. Please note this is a 21+ event.

Hours for The Woods will remain the same, open Tuesday – Thursday from 3-9pm, Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1-6pm. Occupying the space behind the tasting room is the new home of Seattle Cider Company, including 45,000 gallons worth of tank space, a new canning line and more. Two Beers Brewing takes over the former space, expanding its production and administrative offices, bringing the total footprint of the two companies to 22,000-square-feet.

For more information about Seattle Cider Company, Two Beers Brewing and The Woods tasting room, follow the brands on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit their websites at and