As we reported in January, Tacoma’s Engine House No. 9 Brewery and Restaurant is opening a new location in the city’s historic brewery district. Today the company announced that it has set a date for the opening, May 1st, 2019. The location is 2506 Fawcett Avenue, not far from 7 Seas Brewing and Black Fleet Brewing.
“The new facility will house a larger brew system, increased barrel storage, larger fermentation tanks and for the first time, a taproom separate from the Historic Engine House No. 9 Restaurant located in the 6th Avenue Business District,” said the company in a press release. “The taproom has floor to ceiling windows looking out into the brewing area. A viewing area resides near the barrel storage and for days that weather permits, guests can enjoy a fenced courtyard for outdoor seating.”
The 12 taps will focus on E9 Brewing’s award-winning farmhouse and wild ales, along with hop-forward pale ales and IPA’s. Also, all-new creations brewed on the new 15-barrel brewing system. They’ll offer growlers and bottles to-go, as well as rare bottles for in-house consumption. They are also adding a canning line and will eventually offer 4-packs of 16-ounce cans, available at the taproom as well as select retailers in Western Washington. Also look for new branding: new labels, merchandise and so on.
The food menu will not be as complete as the menu at the original Engine House No. 9 location but will include locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie, as well as some small snacks and sandwiches. There is also room in the courtyard to bring in food vendors on occasion.
The taproom will be 21-and-over only. Initially, it will be open Wednesday thru Sunday.