An "old world ale house" coming to Seattle

Shon MacDughlas grew up right down the street from the business he’s about to open. A West Seattle native, MacDughlas (pronounced “MacDouglas”) knows the lay of the land. I talked to MacDughlas the other day and he told me a bit about The Cask – the bar/store that he and his wife are preparing to open in the Admiral District of West Seattle. The Cask is located on California Avenue, across the street from the historic Admiral Theater. They are hoping to open sometime around the first of May.

“It’s going to be an old world ale and wine house,” he told me. “When you come through the door there will be coolers with 150 world beers for you to choose from. We’ll be licensed to serve it and to sell it to go. Towards the back, we have a lounge where you can drink any of the beers. We’ll also have six beers on draft with one beer engine pouring cask-conditioned beer. Our taps will rotate.”

MacDughlas says that they will have local beer on tap, but will not necessarily feature local beer exclusively. There will be some focus on seasonal offerings, as well.

Beyond beer, The Cask will offer a selection of wine and some food. “80 percent of our wine will be from local, independent, smaller producers,” says MacDughlas. “We’ll start out by offering some snack-type food and see how it goes – fresh-made pretzels from a local bakery, cured meats, stuff like that.”

“The atmosphere will be relaxed, with lots of wood, a home-built bar made out of an old-growth fir tree (a fallen tree), lots of lamp light and candles.” MacDughlas also says that they’ll have live music .

As I write this post, I just received an email from my friends at the West Seattle Blog, who are also reporting the story this morning, with a little bit more detail for West Seattle locals. Read their post here.

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  1. In the last year… now open in the Admiral District – Porterhouse, the remodeled Angelina’s, Brick Yard, Ship Wreck, Heartland, and now The Cask. Life is good in da hood.

  2. I was talking with Shon a while back about this new dream pup of his where you’re not going to ever assaulted by obnoxious TV, the music will be tops, the beer and wine even more so. Knowing Shon, he’s going to create an atmosphere that promotes good deep conversations rather than thwarts them – and he’s surely the expert on beer! The Cask will be the cozy hip place to go chat and get your night’s supply. And if Shon will grab his guitar and play some of his great music as a bonus, the place will be packed. Not only that, but it’s a genuine mom and pops place too.

An “old world ale house” coming to Seattle

Shon MacDughlas grew up right down the street from the business he’s about to open. A West Seattle native, MacDughlas (pronounced “MacDouglas”) knows the lay of the land. I talked to MacDughlas the other day and he told me a bit about The Cask – the bar/store that he and his wife are preparing to open in the Admiral District of West Seattle. The Cask is located on California Avenue, across the street from the historic Admiral Theater. They are hoping to open sometime around the first of May.

“It’s going to be an old world ale and wine house,” he told me. “When you come through the door there will be coolers with 150 world beers for you to choose from. We’ll be licensed to serve it and to sell it to go. Towards the back, we have a lounge where you can drink any of the beers. We’ll also have six beers on draft with one beer engine pouring cask-conditioned beer. Our taps will rotate.”

MacDughlas says that they will have local beer on tap, but will not necessarily feature local beer exclusively. There will be some focus on seasonal offerings, as well.

Beyond beer, The Cask will offer a selection of wine and some food. “80 percent of our wine will be from local, independent, smaller producers,” says MacDughlas. “We’ll start out by offering some snack-type food and see how it goes – fresh-made pretzels from a local bakery, cured meats, stuff like that.”

“The atmosphere will be relaxed, with lots of wood, a home-built bar made out of an old-growth fir tree (a fallen tree), lots of lamp light and candles.” MacDughlas also says that they’ll have live music .

As I write this post, I just received an email from my friends at the West Seattle Blog, who are also reporting the story this morning, with a little bit more detail for West Seattle locals. Read their post here.

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  1. In the last year… now open in the Admiral District – Porterhouse, the remodeled Angelina’s, Brick Yard, Ship Wreck, Heartland, and now The Cask. Life is good in da hood.

  2. I was talking with Shon a while back about this new dream pup of his where you’re not going to ever assaulted by obnoxious TV, the music will be tops, the beer and wine even more so. Knowing Shon, he’s going to create an atmosphere that promotes good deep conversations rather than thwarts them – and he’s surely the expert on beer! The Cask will be the cozy hip place to go chat and get your night’s supply. And if Shon will grab his guitar and play some of his great music as a bonus, the place will be packed. Not only that, but it’s a genuine mom and pops place too.

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