Salish Sea Brewing, Edmonds’ beloved brewpub, is taking over American Brewing Company’s location
In November 2020, we shared the news that American Brewing in Edmonds, Washington was shutting down. We did not know the details. From the beginning, American Brewing’s journey was not typical, so it was foolish to make assumptions.
You can read about American Brewing’s unique path in a story we posted back in 2015 when the company changed hands and was taken over by another, smaller brewery, which is now gone as well. Like I said, not typical.
Today we share the news that Salish Sea Brewing, also located in Edmonds, is taking over the American Brewing Company location, as well as the brewing equipment within it. Salish Sea Brewing will now have two locations in Edmonds, one in the heart of downtown and the other a half-mile down the street near the marina.
Note that Salish Sea Brewing is not taking over the American Brewing brand. Just the physical location and equipment.
Salish Sea Brewing opened its brewery and diminutive taproom in 2013 and then expanded in 2017. The brewpub, just a block off Main Street, a beloved beer and food destination, is a valued member of Edmonds’ tight-knit community. The brewery and pub will remain essentially unchanged, though taking over the American Brewing location will free up some space.
According to Jeff Barnett, the owner/brewer at Salish Sea Brewing, the exact plan is still coming together, and it is too early to project a realistic opening date. Jeff says the majority of the brewing will happen down the street at the new location, with the brewpub’s current brewing system getting replaced with a smaller, pilot system. That will free up some space for more seating.
Regarding the new-to-them location and brewing system, Jeff says, “We are currently in the permit process for getting the new brewery up and running. We’ll operate it as our manufacturing facility. It will increase our brewing capacity by upwards of 150 percent. “
Like American Brewing, Salish Sea will operate a taproom at the location. “We plan to operate it as a manufacturing facility with a taproom and large outdoor space,” Jeff said. “Many details are yet to come. We are working with local vendors, contractors, and artists.”
We will eventually have all the details and firm answers to the typical questions about kids, dogs, food trucks, and the rest. In other words, stay tuned. Also, it is too early in the process to project a realistic opening date.
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