Good Brewing Co. faces closure at the hands of King County



The Hollywood taproom slated for closure

This is an urgent request to assist a brewery in need. The Good Brewing Company Hollywood Taproom in Woodinville faces closure at the behest of an unfortunate action by King County. The taproom and eight other businesses are being forced to close by the end of this year. You can help.

Good Brewing’s Hollywood Taproom.

“King County has informed us they intend to close our Good Brewing Hollywood Taproom location and eight other businesses at the end of the year (22 days),” said a message I received last night from Jake Hoveland of Good Brewing. “We have started a petition per the request of our customers and the beer community.” 

You can see and sign the petition here.


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The local paper did an in depth article about the issue. See it here.

Information from King County is available here.


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The Washington Beer Blog focuses on beer, so I recommend doing more research on your own if you wish to gain a deep understanding of the issue.

The shortest version, King County recently created an Adult Beverage Ordinance that will preclude businesses like brewery taprooms from operating in certain places. Good Brewing’s Hollywood Taproom is one of those places. Although “adult beverage” is in the name, it’s really more about land use than alcohol.


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The brewery and the other businesses were given verbal commitments to continue operations while King County sorted things out and created the new ordinance. Now that the ordinance is complete, the businesses are asking the County to add a grandfather clause to the ordinance allowing such existing businesses to stay open.

Whatever the case, the optics are bad. It is easy to look at this and see the County as being unconcerned with the impact on small businesses that have already suffered so greatly over the past couple of years. Is that true? You decide.

You can sign the petition here.



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6 thoughts on “Good Brewing Co. faces closure at the hands of King County

  1. It would be nice if the author had at least given us an overview of the King County ordinance in question and how these businesses are in violation. Today’s press is journalism in name only. The only journalists I follow now are independents, because reporting the truth of most stories now could risk damaging the cor-porate nar-rative

    1. Thank you! I thought I was missing something and re-read it more than few times. Nothing said about what the impacts of the ordinance are, at all!

  2. This article is half baked. Mashed, but not yet boiled or fermented, if you will. Cant simply say it’s not about the ordinance. What is the ordinance? What is it about the land that qualifies it as being affected? Why is it being enacted and why are these properties impacted?

    1. These are questions that many people have. I hope that a news outlet that is not beer-focused delves deeper into the issue. This article is about the impact on a brewery and how the brewery is responding. Thanks for reading.

  3. I read the article again and failed to see where I was less than factual. Admittedly, the conclusion, where I said “the optics are bad,” might be considered an opinion; however, some would say that is also a statement of fact. Plenty of people are looking at the surface and not liking how it looks.

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