It’s hardly a secret, but Reuben’s Brews has spent the last several months quietly working on a new brewery and taproom, which is located about a half mile east of the current brewery and taproom in Ballard. The new taproom, dubbed The Brewtap, opens on Saturday, March 2nd. Note that this is the same day as Washington Beer Open House, the statewide celebration of beer.
In addition to offering beer drinkers a second Reuben’s Brews taproom, this new location will serve, in large part, as a production facility intended to help streamline the production of some of the company’s more popular beers.
Nothing is really changing over at the existing brewery and taproom, except that the brewery will now be able to lend more attention and time to creating new beers, one-off beers, wildly creative beers, seasonal beers, and other fun stuff. The current taproom will remain the home for release parties and other special events.
You may have already noticed some changes at the existing taproom on 14th Avenue as equipment is getting shifted around, with some of it already relocated to the new facility.
We will have a lot more details, like an exact address, as the date nears. Also, we will find a way to sneak in prior to the opening to take some pictures and tell you a bit more about what you can expect at The Brewtap. For now, just know that it’s near the corner of 46th and 8th.
Note that during Washington Beer Open House, Reuben’s will offer tours at both facilities. At The Taproom tours begin at Noon, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. At The Brewtap, tours start at 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. Each tour is limited to 20 guests, so sign up early.