If you had any doubt that Ballard is the epicenter of Seattle’s beer scene, here’s some new evidence: Portland’s Great Notion Brewing has decided to open a taproom in the neighborhood.
Great Notion will be moving into a space at 5101 14th Ave NW — right across from Reuben’s main taproom — as the The Stranger reports. The site is being developed into a new commercial building, with the taproom taking the ground floor.
The brewery, which opened in Portland in 2016 and has two taprooms there, is known for their artfully designed cans, inventive IPAs, and sours. Their Ripe IPA helped land them on Paste Magazine’s Top 50 Breweries list, winning first place in a blind taste test of 324 IPAs from around the country.
In addition to beer on-tap and in cans to-go, they’ll have food and an outdoor patio. Great Notion plans to open their Ballard taproom before next summer.
Photo: Great Notion on Facebook