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Hilliard’s Newest Washington Brewery

20 Aug

I first read about a new brewery opening in Ballard yesterday in Seattle Met magazine. When I was in the neighborhood today, I decided to check out the location and see what was up.

Slated for a September release, Hilliard’s is the name of the latest brewery to open in Washington. With the opening (and a couple of other recent ones) the state now boasts more than 150 breweries open for business. Pretty incredible.

Hilliard’s is in the more industrial section of Ballard. It’s located right around the corner from NW Peaks Brewery, a company I wrote about for the Seattle Business Magazine.

According to the Met, the brewery plans to offer “a hoppy, American-style amber and a saison farmhouse ale” as their first two brews. They plan to bottle almost exclusively in aluminum cans, still a bit of an oddity in the market.

Welcome to Ballard! Can’t wait to stop in.


7 May

Right now, I am working as an editorial assistant for the Seattle Business Magazine. I write articles (stayed tuned, many exciting ones to come!) and the May edition of the magazine has two in it.

One of those articles talks about a growing trend in the beer industry. Nanobreweries make less than 1000 barrels of beer a year, which allows them to create special flavor profiles and try lots of different styles. In my article, I look at three up-and-coming nanobreweries in the Seattle area: Foggy Noggin’ Brewing, NW Peaks Brewery and Epic Ales. I also mention two breweries that have graduated and become microbreweries after starting as nanos: Schooner Exact Brewing and Two Beers Brewery. Here’s the first paragraph of the article.

“The renaissance sweeping the food world—you know, the shunning of large-scale, industrialized, global brands in favor of hyperlocal, small-scale, artisanal products—has claimed another beachhead in the “smaller is better” assault: beer.”

Read the full story here.

I’m also pretty pumped to get some recognition from the Seattle Beer News and Eater Seattle.