It’s kind of perfect. Machine House Brewery is located in the old machine house at the historic Seattle Malting and Brewing building in the city’s Georgetown neighborhood. Sadly, the brewery just announced that it will leave that location this coming spring after failing to reach an agreeable lease arrangement with the property owners.
“Next spring we will be moving out of our Georgetown space,” said Bill Arnott, Machine House Brewery’s owner/brewmaster via social media. “Our lease is up in June and the new owners of the building have made it unaffordable for us to renew and keep brewing here.”
Machine House Brewery has always differentiated itself from the crowd by focusing on cask ale, serving nothing but traditional, hand-drawn, English-style ales. Bill referred to today’s news as a bitter blow after having spent ten years at the current location, which included successfully navigating the immense challenges presented by the pandemic.
“We are actively looking for options to relocate and keep Machine House running. I’m hopeful that we will find a solution and end up with a great new location to keep making and serving cask ale in Seattle.”
“At the very least, we will be enjoying the last few months operating here in this historic building, with plenty of 10th Anniversary / Bye-Bye Georgetown celebrations in the New Year. Whatever comes next, we’ve just about made it 10 years running a business based around cask Bitter and Mild so that’s not too bad. We appreciate the support over the years and a little patience as we handle these hurdles coming up in 2023.”
The Washington Beer Blog will keep an eye on the situation and let you know what happens next for Machine House Brewery.