Rooftop Brewing Company originally opened in the summer of 2013 on the northern slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. Then, discovering an almost immediate need for expansion, the brewery closed in September of 2014. This week Rooftop Brewing Company reopens for business with a bigger brewhouse and a new location (no longer the funky spot in the alley behind 7-Eleven). AND YES, the new Rooftop Brewing has a rooftop deck.
You are invited to join the celebration this Thursday, August 13 through Sunday, August 16. Still on the northern slopes of Queen Anne, the new Rooftop Brewing is located near the Ballard Bridge at 1220 W. Nickerson Street. MAP
“We’re thrilled to remain in the neighborhood, continuing to serve this amazing community that has been so gracious in its support,” says Craig Christian, the owner, manager and brewer at Rooftop Brewing. “The idea of ‘place’ has always meant a great deal to us. We tapped into something special with our little garage and we learned a lot about the brewery we wanted to be, but it was definitely time to move on. To become an even bigger part of this community – and to finally have an actual rooftop deck – it’s all very exciting. We’d like to think we’re building a rooftop beer drinking oasis on Nickerson.”
The new location is in a building it shares with Caffe Ladro and Zoka Coffee roasteries. The tasting room will offer ten rotating taps. The rooftop deck at Rooftop Brewing overlooks Ballard Ship Canal. For cyclist, access is easy. It’s near the South Ship Canal Trail.
To support the expansion, Rooftop Brewing hired an additional full-time brewer. Kyle Feldman most recently worked as head brewer at Barley’s Brewing Company in Columbus, Ohio. A graduate of nearby Seattle Pacific University, Kyle grew up blocks from the brewery.
“Kyle is the perfect fit for Rooftop,” said Craig Christian. “He’s an amazing and meticulous brewer, a real craftsman, and he has roots in our neighborhood. We’re also excited to add his cask and barrel-aging expertise to our repertoire.”
This week, Rooftop will be open during the following times:
Thursday, Aug. 13: 3pm to 10pm
Friday, Aug. 14: 3pm to 10pm
Saturday, Aug. 15: noon to 10pm
Sunday, Aug. 16: noon to 8pm
Beginning the week of August 19th, Rooftop will add Wednesdays (3pm to 10pm) to its regular weekly hours.