Old Stove Brewing to open in former Lagunitas location on Saturday

The Seattle craft brewery Old Stove Brewing is opening its doors this weekend in the former Lagunitas Brewing Company space at 1550 NW 49th St.

Lagunitas closed its Ballard taproom in January after six years in that location. It was also home to Hilliard’s Beer before Odin Brewing acquired Hilliard’s in 2016.

Now, the 16,500-square-foot building has been transformed into Old Stove Brewing. Along with a full-service taproom and outdoor beer garden, Old Stove will serve barbecue-themed food and serve as a 12,000-square-foot production facility.

Co-founders Chris Moore and Brian Stan opened their first Old Stove brewery at Pike Place Market in 2016. They also have a spot in Queen Anne at 600 W. Nickerson St.

“We originally were attracted to the space so we could quickly build out a production facility to meet our growth needs,” Chris Moore, co-founder of Old Stove Brewing said in a statement about the opening. “Then we started imagining what could be done with the large outdoor space and the Old Stove Gardens concept was born. 

“We have quickly transformed an asphalt heatsink into a lush outdoor beer garden featuring seven large trees and many garden amenities. Soon the perimeter of the property on 49th Street will be ringed with historic lighted outdoor beer signs, primarily from the Midwest.”

Seattle barbecue chef Darrell Sawyer will head up the kitchen, serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausages.

When they open on Saturday, the taproom will offer pickup window service for folks in the beer garden before the full indoor taproom renovation is complete. Their hours will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays (with food service starting at 3 p.m.), and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. They plan on adding more hours once they get up and running.

Old Stove will allow children and dogs on their outdoor patio.

“The outdoor courtyard is going to be a central element to the Gardens,” Brian Stan, co-founder of Old Stove Brewing said. “With covered seating areas, plenty of room to move, and dedicated live music space, we think the Gardens space will be a popular draw.”

Photos and renderings courtesy of Old Stove Brewing