Opening in the former home of Lagunitas Brewing in Ballard
UPDATE – August 1st. We now know more details about this development. Read our most recent story about Old Stove Brewing opening in Ballard here.
Original Story: Seattle’s Old Stove Brewing just announced that it is opening a new location in the Ballard neighborhood. It’s a familiar location: the former home of Lagunitas Brewing and, before that, Hilliard’s Beer. The address is 1550 NW 49th St, Seattle, WA 98107. It is right across the street from the back entrance to the beer garden at Bickersons Brewhouse.
Old Stove currently operates two locations in Seattle. One is at the Pike Place Market, the brewery and taproom. The other is a taproom and beer garden on Nickerson Street near the Lake Washington Ship Canal.
“As we continue to focus on our Pike Place and Ship Canal locations, we are also looking ahead at how we can produce more beer and reach new audiences,” said a statement from Old Stove Brewing. “So, to support that goal, we recently leased the former Hilliard’s and Lagunitas Brewing Company building in Ballard and intend to turn the space into a production brewery, taproom, and outdoor beer garden.”
Old Stove Brewing plans to get the brewing operation up and running first and then eventually open a taproom and beer garden at the space. There is no timeline yet, but rest assured that we’ll do our best to keep you informed as Old Stove hammers out more details.
When Lagunitas took over the space back in 2017, the company did a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of bringing the building up to code and making it ready for a top-notch brewing facility. Hopefully, that helps Old Stove move quickly. But there are still permits and inspections to endure. Of course, there’s a lot of Lagunitas branding and purple paint to deal with.
“This building is well-suited for brewing operations, so we are hopeful that we can be online in the coming months producing all your favorite Old Stove brews,” said the statement.
“Sometime after that, we anticipate having the taproom and outdoor beer garden up and running, too! Either way, we continue to invite you to share a pint with us at our Pike Place and Ship Canal locations – two amazing spots to enjoy some Old Stove and some fun!”