Two new breweries are set to join the ranks of Seattle’s brewing industry this weekend. Outlander Brewing will have their Grand Opening in Fremont starting on Friday and Reuben’s Brews will open their brewery and taproom in Ballard this Sunday.
Outlander, which is located in the heart of Fremont at 225 N. 36th St., will be focusing on non-traditional, experimental beers that they will brew on their small 1-barrel brewing system. Each month they plan to ask fans to vote on 3 beers that they list, and the winning beer will be brewed at the end of the month. They’ll feature a menu of sandwiches, meats, cheeses, and the like, and they will also be pairing and infusing food with beer, including beer sausages. They will be open at 5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend for their Grand Opening. After this initial weekend, they will be open for lunch and dinner daily, with happy hour from 3pm to 6pm Monday – Friday. Check out this post for more info from Outlander.
Reuben’s Brews is located at 1406 NW 53rd St. in Ballard, where they plan to pour the majority of the beer they brew out of their taproom. Owners Adam and Grace Robbings named the brewery after their son, Reuben, and this will definitely be a family owned and operated business. Adam moved to Seattle from London in 2004 and like many pro brewers began with homebrewing. In 2010, he and Grace were invited to pour his Roasted Rye PA at the PNA Winter Beer Taste, and it won the People’s Choice Award that night over 25+ professional breweries. Expect to see that beer on the menu later this year. They’ll be brewing on a 5bbl system with 10bbl fermenters, and their ever-evolving lineup will feature styles such as American Rye, Baltic Porter, Old Ale, California Lager and Roggenbier. They will be open for the first time from noon to 5pm this Sunday, and their regular taproom hours after that will be Thursday and Friday 3pm to 8pm, Saturday noon to 8pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Visit their website for more info.