Maritime Pacific Brewery is moving

But it’s not moving far: a few blocks east to a former manufacturing building at 1111 NW Ballard Way, a block away from Trader Joe’s.

Owner George Hancock said the move to the 22,000-square-foot building will give them the space they need to meet growing demand, especially for bottled beer. At their current location (below), the staff can brew four batches of 16 barrels per day. At the new location, they’re putting in a brewhouse that can produce up to four batches of 40 barrels per day. 

“We can’t make enough of the Imperial Pale. We can’t make enough Seattle Lager. We have a hard time keeping up bottling Imperial IPA,” Hancock said. With the additional capacity and a dedicated bottling room, he says they’ll be able to distribute other beers that rarely see the inside of a bottle — favorites like Salmon Bay ESB, Bosun’s Black Porter and Seattle Lager.

A new taproom will be about 30 seats larger than the current location, which tops out at 46. It will have a dozen parking spaces and plenty of on-street parking in the evenings. There’s no dedicated customer parking at the current location, and finding a spot on Leary Way can sometimes be a challenge.

While the business is getting bigger, Maritime Pacific still strives to be a neighborhood brewery. “A lot of times when people get bigger, they forget where they came from and who they started with. We’re not really changing anything, we’re just becoming bigger,” Hancock said. “We’re still in Ballard. We’re not going to leave Ballard. Ballard is our home.”

(Thanks Karlie for the tip!)


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Pintboy
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Pintboy

Maritime Beer Rocks! Only thing better would be if they let kids in the taproom (although some might differ). Then you would have a lot of happy Ballard parents. Daddies especially.

chopper_74
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chopper_74

Right on, it couldn't happen to a nicer beer.
Pintboy, Maritime is available at a lot of places, some are all ages.

LBB
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LBB

Yeah, but no fried pickles!

plaidass
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plaidass

When?

NoraBell
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NoraBell

That headline is a little scarier than it needs to be, Dale. ;-)
Fantastic news! Especially about the bigger taproom.

xtevex
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xtevex

great news. Glad to hear they are doing well.

BallardDINK
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BallardDINK

This is my favorite bar for gatherings with “the guys”. A plate of Jolly Royals, a bunch of planks, and a tall nitro-charged Maritime beer. It's perfect.

So glad that these guys are growing, and moving to a larger-capacity facility!

Jo
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Jo

Woohooo! Can't wait for a bigger taproom … can hardly ever seem to get in there anymore, cuz it's too darn crowded.

wunderkuken
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wunderkuken

Hope the new place has a/c – love the JR, it's beer & chow, as well as the folks that work there, but but not huge on the high potential of having said folks' sweat falling into my beer or food in that sweatbox. (I'm sure they'd be even more appreciative of this change!)

larsoftheb
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larsoftheb

Yeah ! Instead of 3 blocks to have a beer after work, it will be 50 ft.

Name
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Name

Good grief! I almost had a heart attack when I found they'd closed.

Name
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Name

When does it open? I'm hungry and thirsty!

jerakin
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jerakin

Kids would totally kill it dude

seaop1
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seaop1

Sounds like George is a month or less away from opening. Nummmmmm!