Beer lovers, rejoice: another brewery has opened in Ballard, in the heart of our ‘hood’s brew district. It’s called Obec Brewing, and is just next to Stoup and Reuben’s at 1144 NW 52nd St. They celebrated their grand opening on Friday, with Peasant Food Manifesto food truck on site and a guest appearance from Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
Obec, pronounced “obets”, is a Czech word meaning “community”, and is owned by Wayne Jehlik, who has Czech heritage. Jehlik, with his wife and operations manager Stacey and business partner Brian Gill have a beer list with a nod to old-world Czech, German and British beers, alongside Northwest favorites such as IPAs and sours.
In addition to their 12 house-brewed tap lines, they’re currently serving guest beers from Stoup and Lucky Envelope – just until they can fill it out with their own brews. According to Seattle Mag, Obec has an English porter, English pale ale, a hopped-up red rye ale and a Czech-style bohemian pilsner, with a traditional American IPA and double IPA on the way. They also have wine available from Fall Line Winery and Solera Bravo Wines.
Obec’s hours are Wednesday and Thursday 4 – 10pm, Friday 4pm – 11pm, Saturday noon to 11pm, and Sunday noon to 9pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday). Dogs are welcome, but all patrons must be 21+.
For more info about Obec, visit their Facebook page.
Opening day photos courtesy Obec Brewing