New WA breweries: 1 approved, 5 pending, 1 discontinued
September 8, 2011 - 12:43 PM-- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --
On August 18th we published a post about new breweries. The target is moving, so I am doing it again. More new microbreweries are on the horizon. The information below is in addition to what we published back in August (read it here). Some of those license applications are still pending approval.
For a while our new brewery reports could have been called The New Nanobrewery Report, but this time around it is different--only one of the five pending licenses appears to be for a nanobrewery. We will see how things shake out, but only one of the applications seems to be for a residential, non-commercial address.
Below we report on recent Liquor Control Board activity concerning microbrewery licenses. In addition to applications and approvals we have one discontinuance to report.
There is a lot more to opening a brewery than getting a microbrewery license from the state. Still, it is an important part of the process. The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently received Microbrewery License applications from the following:
The address suggests it will be in an industrial complex quite near See Kai Run (manufacturers of world famous footware for babies).
Xela Brewing Company
Located along historic Jackson Highway near Chehalis, way out in the country but not too far off I-5, this is the future home of Baron Brewing and Three Skulls Ales. We told you about the big move here.
Anne Uther Brewing Company
The address indicates a location in a small industrial complex on the south end of Kent's business district, along East Valley Highway. Cute name.
Vashon Brewing Company
Presumably a nano-brewery. The address suggest that this is a rural location on Vashon Island near Quartermaster Harbor. Saying "rural" and "Vashon Island" in the same sentence is redundant, I suppose.
Kulshan Brewing Company
It seems to be a commercial location along James Street, just north of downtown. Will Bellingham support a third brewery? We'll see.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently approved Microbrewery license applications for the following businesses:
Duo Brewing is a nanobrewery at a residential location, so we'll publish the address when the owners tell us it is okay to do so.
From the owners, Dan and Heather O'Leary, on August 18th: "We are a tiny brewery initially kegging only, but moving to bottling almost immediately. We have two preliminary label designs done for our Hefeweizen and Porter. I'm a huge fan of cask conditioned beer and will be holding special cask events in pubs in and around Puyallup. A cask-conditioned Coffee Porter is topping the list for the first cask, but we'll see. More news will follow as we move toward getting our beer on tap somewhere around Puyallup. We have our eyes on a few downtown locations."
All we know is that the LCB shows the license being discontinued on August 22nd. This could be a temporary thing or it could be the end.