North Seattle, it’s our turn. Elliott Bay Brewing Company, who currently have long-standing brewpubs in both West Seattle and Burien, are opening the doors tomorrow to their new Lake City location. I chatted with Elliott Bay brewer Dan Ashley to learn a little more about the new spot.
The new brewery and restaurant will open at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 26th at 12537 Lake City Way NE. The location is larger than their Burien brewpub and will hold private event space available for reservation. It also has 30 taps for various Elliott Bay and guest brewery beers and ciders.
The location’s brewery produces 10 barrels (310 gallons) per batch and is headed up by Bill Jenkins. Jenkins previously worked as the head brewer at Big Time Brewing in the U-District, and has also been associated with Pike Brewing and Hale’s Ales in the past. Executive Chef Kerry White will add the Lake City location to the other two Elliott Bay spots he oversees. The Lake City pub will have happy hour every day from 3pm to 6pm, and after 10pm (after 9pm on Sunday nights).
So, what’s on tap tomorrow? From the brilliant Jenkins, Lake City Way IPA will be making its debut as one of the house beers. Also on tap tomorrow from Elliott Bay is Alembic Pale Ale and No Doubt Stout. Naturally, they’ll be rotating in their seasonal beers that are enjoyed at the other two pubs. Guest beers for Lake City’s opening week also include Big E’s Lawnmower Lager, Maritime Pacific Nightwatch Dark Ale, Big Time Scarlet Fire IPA, American Brewing Imperial Red Ale, and Hale’s Cream Ale to name a few. Ace cider will also be on tap, as will Crater Lake Rootbeer.
Owners Brent Norton and Todd Carden met each other while working at Maritime Pacific, and opened the original West Seattle location of Elliott Bay Brewery together 15 years ago. The Burien location was opened about four years ago, and I wish the same long-time success to Lake City. Welcome to North Seattle, Elliott Bay!