Business is good for Two Beers Brewing & Seattle Cider Company. The two businesses share a tasting room, called The Woods, which will re-open with double the amount of space for customers this Saturday, June 13 at 1pm. An in-house kitchen, run by the team behind Bread & Circuses, will also open later this year.
Things sure have come a long way for the founder & owner of both businesses, Joel VandenBrink. He started by operating Two Beers Brewing as a nanobrewery out of an ActivSpace up near Woodland Park Zoo back in 2008. It’s safe to say Two Beers doesn’t qualify as a nanobrewery these days. Cheers to Joel, and the rest of his crew, for continuing to grow.
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SEATTLE (June 2, 2015) – Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company are thrilled to announce the grand opening their brand new tasting room, The Woods, scheduled for Saturday, June 13 at 1pm! The newest rendition of the shared tasting room – located right next door to the current one – is the result of six months of build out and anticipation, offering more than double the space, expanded draft, a myriad of games and more.
“This is the tasting room we’ve been dreaming of,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and owner of Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company. “Our entire team has put in countless hours over the past six months making sure we created a destination, not just a tasting room. With more taps, games and soon, a full kitchen, we think we’ve created a space our fans, new and old, will love.”
More than doubling its space to 2,800 square feet, The Woods embodies its name with custom wood and ironwork throughout. Offering an expanded 24 taps and seating for 99 people, the new tasting room will also feature a range of bar games, including pool, darts, foseball and shuffleboard. Additional features include a raised dining area (available for private events), space for projection movies, a dedicated retail space and more. Outside, a permanent arbor will hold seating for 68 people, adorned with apple trees and hop vines from local farmers.
“Everything was custom built specifically for this space, right down to the shuffleboard table. The new tasting room really exemplifies our brands and our company, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone,” said VandenBrink.
Adding to an exciting list of new features, an in-house kitchen is slated for launch this fall. Occupied and run by the team from popular food truck Bread & Circuses, food will be available for purchase during normal tasting room hours, including delicious items such as Fritto Misto, Nori wrapped salmon bites, prosciutto wrapped figs stuffed with chèvre and aged balsamic, slow braised oxtail risotto and more.
Attendees of The Woods grand opening party – taking place from 1-7pm on Saturday, June 13 at 4660 Ohio Ave S in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood – will enjoy $4-$6 pints of Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company’s year-round offerings, plus an amazing lineup of beers and ciders only available at the tasting room (see social media for full list). Bread & Circuses popular food truck will be on site from 3-7pm serving up delicious eats, available for purchase. Each attendee will receive a raffle ticket upon entry for a chance to win Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company swag, with winners announced on Monday, June 15. Glassware, growlers, posters and apparel will also be available for purchase. Please note this is a 21+ event.
Hours for The Woods will remain the same, open Tuesday – Thursday from 3-9pm, Friday from 3-10pm, Saturday from 1-10pm and Sunday from 1-6pm. Occupying the space behind the tasting room is the new home of Seattle Cider Company, including 45,000 gallons worth of tank space, a new canning line and more. Two Beers Brewing takes over the former space, expanding its production and administrative offices, bringing the total footprint of the two companies to 22,000-square-feet.
For more information about Seattle Cider Company, Two Beers Brewing and The Woods tasting room, follow the brands on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit their websites at www.twobeersbrewery.com
and www.seattlecidercompany. com.
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About Two Beers Brewing Co. Two Beers Brewing Co. began operations in a small Seattle basement in 2007 and today, produces twelve unique beers including five year-round, seven seasonal and a host of intricate infusions in its 4,800-square-foot SoDo brewery. Two Beers Brewing can be found in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings kegs and growler fill-ups available at their tasting room located at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays & Sundays from 1 – 6 p.m. Select brews can also be found in 22-ounce bottles and 12-ounce cans through the tasting room, as well as local retailers in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. For more information, visit www.twobeersbrewery.com.About Seattle Cider Company
Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company is the city’s first cidery since prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, Seattle Cider’s break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh-pressed, locally-grown apples, Seattle Cider’s products are handcrafted with real ingredients and never from concentrate. Find Seattle Cider products in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alaska, California, Idaho and Austin, Texas. Seattle Cider is also available on tap at The Woods tasting room, located at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, visit seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter (@
seattleciderco) and Instagram (@ seattleciderco).