Reuben’s Taproom opens new outdoor patio and re-releases You Are Not Alone

It has been one year since Reuben’s Brews released their You Are Not Alone beer, which raised over $25,000 for hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19. Reuben’s Brews is now re-releasing the special beer to support these workers once again, who are still struggling from the pandemic.

Reuben’s Brews has also announced the opening of their new outdoor patio this week at their taproom on the corner of 14th Ave NW and NW 51st Street in Ballard. The fully enclosed patio is 3,000 square feet with plenty of seating and a stage for live entertainment.

You Are Not Alone is an 8.5% hazy IPA beer is available only on tap and in 4-packs of 16 oz cans at Reuben’s Taproom and To-Go Store in Ballard. A portion of the profit from every beer purchased is donated to Big Table to support workers in need.

“More and more people are now getting vaccinated, and businesses are slowly starting to open back up, but so many people are still really struggling,” Reuben’s co-founder Adam Robbings said in a statement about the release. “You Are Not Alone is our way to continue our message of encouragement to the thousands of service industry workers in our region and also provide some financial support to help make ends meet.”

Robbings said they’d planned to open the new patio last year, but with the pandemic, chose to delay their plans.

“Expanding our patio is something we’ve been wanting to do for years. We’ve long seen it as the best way to grow the capacity of our taproom and provide a new experience for our customers, but we put it on hold last year for obvious reasons. With spring upon us and summer just around the bend, we could not be more excited to finally open this space. We think it’s the best outdoor patio at any brewery in Seattle.”

The taproom is open Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 9pm. If you want to stay informed about other new releases, follow Reuben’s on Facebook.

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