Peddler and Populuxe breweries to celebrate their 5-year anniversaries on Saturday

Five years ago, the Ballard brewery scene kicked into high gear. Two breweries, Peddler and Populuxe, opened on the same Friday a few blocks from each other. They joined mainstays Maritime Pacific, Hale’s and Hilliard’s, as well as relative newcomers Reueben’s, NW Peaks and Urban Family in the neighborhood.

“March 8, 2013, was the day this thing really broke open,” wrote Daniel Person in Seattle Weekly back in 2014. “In the eight months to follow, what was once a crowded five-brewery scene became something altogether different: a brewing district that borders on the absurd, where one can walk less than two miles and drink 10 beers by 10 different brewers.”

Now those two breweries are celebrating their 5-year anniversaries on the same day — this Saturday — with respective parties.

Populuxe Brewing is throwing a “Ballard Beach Blanket Bingo” event from noon to 10 p.m. They’ll be handing out free beach balls to the first 100 customers as well as other prizes throughout the day. They’ll have a limited bottle release of the Populuxe Pineapple Sour and “unique kegs and pins tapped throughout the day.” The entertainment starts at 5 p.m. with all ages bingo, and the music kicks in at 8 p.m. More details here.

Peddler Brewing will be celebrating from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and they’ll give away 500 can-shaped glasses commemorating Peddler’s 5-year anniversary. They’ll have a limited one-day release of a special anniversary beer: Le Mont Ventoux Aged Belgian Sour. Live music gets underway at 6 p.m. in the beer garden. More details here.

Sounds like a great excuse to roam Ballard’s breweries on Saturday.

14 comments on “Peddler and Populuxe breweries to celebrate their 5-year anniversaries on Saturday”

  1. Andrew Daisuke (aka sock puppet) is just trolling. The NOAA has a forecast for Saturday of “Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.” Not that nice.

  2. @Andrew Daisuke
    I think Truth had one too many hoppy ales and got into the cannabis laced doggie treats. He now thinks you’re me.

  3. I swear I looked at the forecast and it said it was supposed to be nice? Damn, maybe I was looking at tomorrow and thursday.

    I was at last years Populuxe anniversary and I’ll be at this one too.

  4. @Sockpuppet: If you’re going to impersonate me, at least have the fake me make fun of you and your tiny hands. Otherwise, it’s just not believable, plus the whole lying as Truth. Don’t you have some homeless person to spy on from the bushes?

    @Andrew: It is supposed to be nice. Some terrible impersonator is trying to drag the good name of Truth through the mud with his teeny, tiny hands.

  5. Truth, why don’t you just have another beer. Be sure to keep that bike locked up, otherwise your helpless junkie pals will be fighting over it in front of the library in a couple days. I don’t have hands, btw, as I identify as a “quadraped demisexual” and consider them “forepaws” not hands, you hateful bigot. Woof!

  6. @Truth

    I went back and checked again, it is supposed to be nice.

    The level of moronic discourse on this place is pretty strange.

  7. It’s mostly mentally ill people with homes complaining about mentally ill people without homes. If you want, you can make fun of their tiny hands and cause them to go full snowflake (that’s when they devolve into the neverending rotation of names, a sign of possible multiple personality disorder). It’s fun to watch.

  8. It definitely seems like a lot of these people ate lead paint chips as children in Ballard.

  9. Be in love with this list and the graphics are gorgeous! As always, nice work. I will be implementing more video. I am stunned that you only have 17 videos on YouTube. You’re all over the position

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