Seattle’s Sovereign Brewing announces that it is closing

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Sovereign Brewing, located on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, will shut down on November 18th. Standard Brewing, which is also owned by Justin Gerardy, will not shut down. 

The very thin silver lining on this dark cloud, the brewery is liquidating its inventory, which means you can get some screaming deals on Sovereign Brewing’s beers while supplies last. The brewery is open Thursdays thru Sundays until November 18th and is located at 851 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144.

Sovereign Brewing was a sort of spinoff of Standard Brewing, a sister brewery that focused more on barrels, mixed culture fermentation, and funky stuff like that. Justin Gerardy, the owner/brewer, says it’s about focus. On social media, he explained:

“It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that Sovereign Brewing’s last day will be November 18th. Serendipitously, this will make exactly 3 years of existence. This decision is preempted by dozens of factors – some personal, but mostly business.”


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“The TL;DR of this choice is that it will allow us the opportunity to “grow down”, and focus on making Standard as efficient and functional as possible, honing our craft, and balancing our lives. Sovereign has been held back for 3 years by the effects of Covid, and it is simply time to cut the anchor.”

If you want to know more, Justin explains the entire thing in much greater detail on Sovereign Brewing’s website: sovereignbeer.com


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