Watts Brewing Company of Bothell, Washington just announced the arrival of some new fermenters and, because of those new fermenters, a vast increase to its production volume. Actually, the tanks aren’t new but have been in storage until recently. Working with Hale’s Ale Brewery, Watts Brewing will now realize is a 30x increase in production volume. With that comes the introduction of Watts Brewing’s beer in cans. (photos from Facebook.)
If you are not familiar with the brewery, that’s understandable. Until now, Watts Brewing created its beers on a small scale, one barrel at a time. The production-only brewery does not have a taproom and was only distributing beer to a handful of accounts. Now that the beer is available in cans, it obviously becomes easier to get. Cans of Watts Brewing Company beer should be out for delivery this week. You can order online at https://watts-brewing-company.square.site/
This kind of cooperative brewing relationship is not as uncommon as people might think. In a nutshell, Watts Brewing owns the 30-barrel fermenters, which are now in place at Hale’s Ale Brewery in Seattle, which is where Watts Brewing produces and packages the beer.
I’ll let them explain it. Here’s the recent announcement from Facebook:
Earlier this summer we dusted off our 40 bbl fermenters that were in storage at the bee warehouse in Oregon and shipped them up to Seattle. Hale’s Ales–Washington’s longest running independent brewery–has agreed to host our fermenters and let us brew our beer on their brewhouse. (Big thanks to Mike Hale and Matt McClung for making this happen!) That means two things.
First off, we have more beer to sell! We’re brewing 30 bbl batches (as opposed to 1 bbl batches on our nano setup), and that means we can finally get beer out to all your favorite watering holes. Want to see The Leafcutter at a particular bar or restaurant? (or boardgame shop, or dog park, or…) Send us their name and we’ll drop in and see if they like the beer! Better yet, tell them how much you like the beer first. It always helps to have someone to vouch for us.
That’s right, you’re going to be able to get The Leafcutter in cans! We’ll be selling to beer shops, liquor stores, corner markets, and anybody willing to buy cans from a self-distributed brewery. But we can also deliver directly to your mouth!
Ok, not to your mouth, but to your door, and you can take it from there. That link will take you to our new web store where you can place an order. We deliver anywhere within 20 miles of Bothell (which includes Seattle, Bellevue and Everett), and delivery is free if you order a case or more! Deliveries go out once a week on Wednesday afternoons, just remember to be home as we are required to check ID upon delivery.
Our first delivery day is next Wednesday, so get your orders in now! The first 50 people to order a case of The Leafcutter get a free Watts t-shirt, and you’re the first to know! Hopefully this all ends up being a nice perk for those of you stuck in quarantine at home.
- Visit Watts Brewing Company on Facebook.
- Find Watts Brewing on Instagram.
- Follow Watts Brewing on Twitter.