Urban Family Public House Opening Tonight in Ballard

January 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Washington Breweries

Urban Family Public House is ready to open their doors at 5pm tonight, according to their Twitter page. Located in the heart of Ballard at 5329 Ballard Ave NW, local beer drinkers now have another option for good beer. The Public House will start out pouring all guest taps, but eventually they plan to pour their own beers from Urban Family Brewing.

There will be a heavy focus on Belgian beers at Urban Family, but they’ll also pour craft beers from all over the country. Their opening taplist looks to have some Belgian beers I’m not that familiar with, and there is plenty I’d be interested in trying. You can see their current taplist here: http://www.urbanfamilypublichouse.com/beers.html

Here is what I wrote for the Northwest Brewing News about Urban Family:

Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood just keeps getting richer when it comes to beer drinking options. Urban Family Brewing is the newest beer-focused member of the neighborhood; they were projecting to have their doors open by mid to late November at 5329 Ballard Ave NW, directly in the heart of the neighborhood. Urban Family will feature 25 taps of beer focusing on American craft and Belgian beers. Two of those taps will be reserved for house beers brewed on a small 15 gallon system. To start out they will have all guest taps while they work on obtaining the proper brewery licenses, and they hope to be brewing within two to three months. Owners Timothy Czarnetzki, David Powell and Sean Bowman will be hiring a brewer at some point, and they plan to feature a house saison yeast strain for their beers. Long-time homebrewers Timothy and David came to Seattle from Washington DC, while Sean is making his way to the Northwest from Florida. Welcome to the family of Seattle breweries!

While they plan to start brewing on a small in-house system, they did mention that there would be the possibility of growing to a larger off-site brewing space at some point down the road.

Located directly across the street from The Noble Fir, I can see future trips to hit both consecutively in my future.

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  • DonS

    Dropped in on Saturday, day after opening. Simple, single room with an exceptional lineup, heavy on Belgian and Belgian-inspired beer. This neighborhood is crazy-rich with drinking venues. There’s even a small ’boutique’ hotel there if you want to make a night of it. Hope the crew at UF can stand out from the crowd and make a go of it.

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