Populuxe Brewing to Expand Brewery & Taproom in Ballard

August 18th, 2016 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

Image from Populuxe Facebook page.

Good news from Populxe Brewing in Ballard. They are moving into a larger space, right next door to the brewery’s current location, which will allow for more of everything: more beer, a larger taproom and expanded days and hours.

Congrats to the crew at Populuxe!

Press Release:

August 17, 2016. Seattle, WA.  Populuxe Brewing officially announced its plans to move into a new, larger space next door to their current space at 826 NW 49th Street. The move to the 4000 square foot space, which once housed Ballard’s infamous Oddvars Automotive, will feature a 7-barrel brewhouse, 15-barrel fermenters, a larger taproom with 20 taps, a sizable beer garden with food trucks and cornhole, more seating, and large screen TV’s for showing Sounders and Seahawks games and other major events.

Beer fans will also be able to enjoy Populuxe seven days a week! The new taproom will be open MondayThursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

When co-owners Peter Charbonnier and his wife Amy Besunder opened the doors in March of 2013, they had just three beers on tap. They quickly became a neighborhood favorite, winning awards for their beers and praise for their relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.  The tap list now boasts upwards of ten different brews at any time and the brewery hosts a bevy of free community events like Family Happy Hour with children’s entertainers and Record Store Day, with DJ’s spinning live music.

“We are excited for the next chapter,” said Charbonnier. “Our goal is to open the new space this spring, likely in March or April”.

Populuxe is currently working with architects and the city to design the space, but here’s what we can tell you so far:

  • The taproom room will move from the current location to the new one, where it will be bigger, open longer hours, and have even more taps.

  • The new space will have more room, so we’ll be able to brew more beer! We’ll retain the same feel of our current space by keeping the brewery operations connected to the taproom.

  • The new space will enable us to expand our barrel-aging program, increase our bottling capacity, develop our sour beer program, create more experimental beers and include a lab for advanced quality assurance.

  • We will have a separate room to accommodate private parties.


You can follow the progress of the expansion on Populuxe’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.


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