Popular Seattle brewery teams up with an esteemed chef to open a second location in North King County
One of the most popular breweries in Seattle’s most densely beer-populated neighborhoods is about to open a second location. Ballard’s Stoup Brewing opens its Kenmore taproom and eatery on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
To bring Stoup Brewing Kenmore to life, the brewery teamed up with a local restaurant group and a local chef. Read our previous post for all the delicious details.
Stoup Brewing is the newest addition to the Kenmore’s Brewers Row. Nearby brewery taprooms include Cairn Brewing and 192 Brewing’s Lake Trail Taproom. Another brewery in the neighborhood, Nine Yards Brewing, is currently closed but we hope to have news to share about that space soon.
Stoup Brewing Kenmore
6704 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA 98028
In the meantime, here is the announcement from Stoup Brewing about Thursday’s opening.
Stoup Brewing Kenmore Opens at 2pm on May 6, 2021
Beloved Ballard Brewery expands to top of Lake Washington with restaurant lead by Chef Jason Stoneburner
SEATTLE – May 2, 2021 – Stoup Brewing has partnered with the Seattle-based Weimann Maclise restaurant group to open Stoup Brewing Kenmore, in the heart of Kenmore, Wash. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 2pm. Located at 6704 NE 181st St at the Hangar at Town Square, the taproom and kitchen will feature a Northwest-inspired menu centered around stone hearth pizzas, salads, and beer-friendly big plates.
Stoup Brewing Kenmore will have 22 tap handles which will feature award-winning favorites like Citra IPA, Mosaic Pale and Robust Porter plus seasonal favorites as well as a constant selection of rotators like Mothership IPA, brewed exclusively for the Ballard and Kenmore locations. There is also a designated retail area for beer-to-go including Stoup’s available 4-packs, a selection of pre-fill crowlers and merchandise with plans to add a curated selection of beverages from friends in the industry in the near future. Growlers can be filled at the bar.
“Innovation has been the key to survival in the last 12 months and this partnership with Stoup is a testament to that,” said James Weimann, co-owner of Weimann Maclise Family of Restaurants, which includes Poquitos, Rhein Haus, Sabine, Stoneburner and Macleod’s. The ownership team at Stoup Brewing agreed, noting, “After a very difficult year, collaborating on a creative project with talented and enthusiastic new partners is a huge breath of fresh air!” Weimann concluded by adding “Our hope with this evolution is that regulars who loved the food and atmosphere at Seaplane will find all those same elements in the new Stoup taproom. And fans of Stoup Brewing will have a new place to enjoy their favorite beer!”
Stoup Brewing Kenmore will feature a menu perfect for dining in or taking out.
A sampling of menu items includes the following:
- Brewer’s pretzel with pimento cheese, spicy stout mustard
- Chicken Wings, korean bbq or kimchi ranch
- Ginger Kale Salad – green papaya, peanuts, chili ginger dressing
- A selection of 12” round pizzas as well as huge square slices
- Share Plates
- Soft Serve
“When planning this menu, I wanted to keep some crowd-favorites from Seaplane but also bring in some more beer friendly shareables like tray nachos, meatball sliders and a great burger” said Jason Stoneburner, Stoup Brewing Kenmore’s executive chef. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the menu,” said Brad Benson, Co-Owner and Head Brewer at Stoup Brewing, “The locally sourced ingredients and creative menu choices reflect an approach to food that Lara, Robyn and I have always admired as well as an ethos similar to our own approach to beer.”
In addition to the Stoup beers on draft, the beverage program, headed by General Manager Nikki Koth will include wine, seasonal draft cocktails, and cider as well as malted milk shakes and root-beer floats. Look for beer slushies later this summer. Food and beverages will be ordered at the bar in a casual, tap room style similar to the Ballard location.
At full capacity, the restaurant and taproom will feature a 125-person dining room, 25 seat bar-top, 50-person outdoor patio with fire pit and buddy bar along with a mezzanine that can accommodate up to 50 guests for private events. A large accordion door that opens the dining room onto the outdoor patio will provide open air dining for guests inside. To assist with COVID restrictions, the city of Kenmore is generously allowing us to open with temporary expanded outdoor seating in the adjacent plaza. The dining structures are open to the public when not in use by the taproom and kitchen.
Following the 2pm opening on May 6th, Stoup Brewing Kenmore will be open from 12 – 9 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The tap room will be closed on Mondays through May 24th, opening 7 days a week on Memorial Day.
About Stoup Brewing Kenmore
Opening May 2021 in Kenmore, Wash. by local Stoup brewing owners, husband-and-wife team Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba together with Robyn Schumacher and local restaurateurs James Weimann and Deming Maclise, Stoup Brewing Kenmore offers guests an approachable atmosphere perfect for beer with friends, a family dinner, date night and everything in between. In the kitchen, Executive Chef and co-owner Jason Stoneburner serves up a menu centered around stone hearth pizzas, salads, and beer-friendly big plates. The Kenmore tap room features 22 drafts including cider and pre-mixed cocktails. For more information, visit www.stoupbrewing.com or follow on Instagram at @stoupbrewing_kenmore.
About Stoup Brewing
Opened in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba together with Robyn Schumacher – Stoup is a lifelong dream realized by three friends who love all things food and drink. More than a family-friendly brewery, the taproom is a place that embraces the fundamental essence of beer: a means of bringing people together, one pint at a time. Each of the trio left behind “safer” careers to realize their dream of opening a brewery: Lara, nearly two decades in marketing and PR for wine importers; Brad, a career as a forensic chemist; Robyn, 13 years as a high school biology teacher. Collectively, they believe in the community building nature of beer while individually each bring a unique perspective that makes Stoup such a special place.
About Weimann Maclise Restaurants
The Weimann Maclise Family of Restaurants is the product of over a decade of creativity and passion that began with two local Seattleites—James Weimann and Deming Maclise. Through many years and friendships James & Deming have brought to life a dozen concepts with various partners along the way. While each restaurant is independently owned & operated, their philosophy of quality ingredients prepared by talented chefs in stunning and welcoming environments carries throughout each location.
About Jason Stoneburner
Jason Stoneburner is the chef/co-owner of Stoup Brewing Kenmore. He brings his famous every-piece-is-a-corner-piece pizza slices to join forces with Stoup to transform the traditional brewery experience into satisfaction on every level. Stoneburner is dedicated to procuring products from small farms and thoughtfully sourcing ingredients. He is a proud supporter of the Special Olympics, Seattle Children’s Hospital, FareStart, and charities that encourage sustainable farming and agriculture. In his free time, Jason can be found somewhere along the West Coast surfing or snowboarding.