You’re going to have to add another stop to your Ballard brewery map: Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co. is setting up shop at 4358 Leary Way. The five masterminds behind the brewery are a collection of restaurant industry veterans and beer-obsessed entrepreneurs. They’ve created a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for essential brewing equipment, tasting room glasses and furniture, and to put the finishing touches on the exterior.
Left to right: Seth, John, Jill, Billy, and Greg. Photo courtesy Bad Jimmy’s.
Bad Jimmy’s is made up of Billy Burdick, Seth Mashni, Jill Kramer, and Greg Gramenz. With their combined craft-beer-making and industry experience, the Bad Jimmy’s Five boldly commits to “reinvent intensity as it exists in the craft beer world.”
Their first beers on tap include an IPA, Black IPA, Pale, Habanero Amber, Strawberry Mango Hefeweizen, an Irish Strong and a Red. Once everything is up and running, they’ll be distributing to local bars and restaurants; this link will have an updated list of where and when you can find each variety.
Bad Jimmy’s hopes to raise $13,000 through their Kickstarter campaign by July 10. They’ll be buying bar stools, tables, glassware, kegs, a new water boiler, high-quality ingredients, exterior signage, additional lighting and a new paint job with the donated cash. Assuming all goes as planned, they’ll be open in 6-8 weeks and their hours will be Sunday to Thursday from noon to midnight, and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 2 a.m. Check out their Facebook page for updates on their opening process and for more photos of the brewery.