New Fremont brew now on tap

The Fremont Brewing Company just opened last week, and they’re already delivering to a dozen bars in town, including one in Ballard. Fremont Brewing is the brainchild of a former attorney who is working hard to created a sustainable brewery. Right now The Dray is the only bar serving up the brewery’s new beer in […]

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Maritime Pacific Brewery is moving

But it’s not moving far: a few blocks east to a former manufacturing building at 1111 NW Ballard Way, a block away from Trader Joe’s.

Owner George Hancock said the move to the 22,000-square-foot building will give them the space they need to meet growing demand, especially for bottled beer. At their current location (below), the staff can brew four batches of 16 barrels per day. At the new location, they’re putting in a brewhouse that can produce up to four batches of 40 barrels per day.

“We can’t make enough of the Imperial Pale. We can’t make enough Seattle Lager. We have a hard time keeping up bottling Imperial IPA,” Hancock said. With the additional capacity and a dedicated bottling room, he says they’ll be able to distribute other beers that rarely see the inside of a bottle — favorites like Salmon Bay ESB, Bosun’s Black Porter and Seattle Lager.

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