As we mentioned in a previous post, Seattle’s Old Stove Brewing is opening another location. The Old Stove Gardens is located at 1550 NW 49th Street in Ballard (map below). The opening date is set for Saturday, September 23rd. The new location will serve as a taproom, beer garden, restaurant, and brewery production facility.
Opening, yes, but it is still a work in progress. When fully completed, Old Stove Gardens, located in the 16,500 square-foot former home of Lagunitas Brewing Company, will offer an expansive outdoor beer garden, a full-service taproom with a BBQ-themed menu, and a 12,000 square-foot production facility.
“We originally were attracted to the space so we could quickly build out a production facility to meet our growth needs,” said Chris Moore, co-founder of Old Stove Brewing. “Then we started imagining what could be done with the large outdoor space and the Old Stove Gardens concept was born.”
“We have quickly transformed an asphalt heatsink into a lush outdoor beer garden featuring seven large trees and many garden amenities,” Moore continues. “Soon the perimeter of the property on 49th Street will be ringed with historic lighted outdoor beer signs, primarily from the Midwest,” which he describes as a nod to his Michigan upbringing.
To put together a barbecue-focused menu, Old Stove hired Seattle chef Darrell Sawyer. The menu will include barbecue staples like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sausages. Old Stove will offer pickup window service while the indoor, full-service taproom renovation nears completion.
Dogs and children, as well as their 21+ companions, are welcome in the outdoor beer garden space. Along with beer and barbecue, Old Stove Gardens will serve cider, wine, and cocktails.
“The outdoor courtyard is going to be a central element to the Gardens,” said Brian Stan, co-founder of Old Stove Brewing, and a 20-year resident of Ballard. “With covered seating areas, plenty of room to move and dedicated live music space, we think the Gardens space will be a popular draw.”
“We continue to focus on our Pike Place and Ship Canal locations – two amazing spots – but we are excited to expand around Seattle,” Stan added. “Regardless of which location you choose, we invite you to enjoy some Old Stove and some fun!”
Learn more about Old Stove Gardens at oldstove.com/gardens.