The Beer Junction changes hands: a new owner, a familiar face



Alison Herzog, the owner of The Beer Junction in West Seattle, announced today that she has sold the business. Patrons need not worry; the new owner is the current GM at The Beer Junction, Corey. He says he’s looking forward to continuing the tradition of great beer and great service.

“Yesterday was my last day as the Owner of The Beer Junction,” said today’s announcement from Alison. “I’m very happy to say that Corey, our General Manager, and his wife, Shanel, purchased the business and are the new Owners effective today.”

The Beer Junction is having a send-off party for Alison on Wednesday, September 6th starting at 5:00 pm.  Come join her for a beer and celebrate The Beer Junction’s new chapter!  

“If you’ve followed our story, you’ll know I have a lot of love and memories at The Beer Junction,” she said. “It has been part of my life for thirteen years, through good and bad times. The bad times: losing Morgan to cancer and learning to run the store without him. That was the hardest. But also: Fear of going bankrupt in the early years. Fear of going bankrupt again during Covid shutdowns. Fixing broken fridges. Losing internet service (why does it always happen on a busy Friday?)”


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“But those are outweighed by the good times: the West Seattle community, who was here with me through it all. The friendships and relationships I’ve made that I will carry with me. You know who you are. Brew day for our anniversary beer each year. Inside jokes with employees and customers (too many to list!). And the amount I’ve learned—about beer, about business, and about myself.”

Alison says she will still be around; she’s a resident of West Seattle. Moving forward, she will focus on her other career as a CPA.


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As for Corey, he says it’s a dream come true. “I am thrilled to continue the legacy and the great work that has been done at The Beer Junction. Opening a beer bar has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.”

“I wanted to build a place that is truly a part of its community, the beer and the service are first class, and where people feel like they are at home. All that to say: owning The Beer Junction is a dream come true.” 

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