Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fremont Brewing Expanding

 Fremont Brewing, one of my Favorite breweries in Seattle is about to expand in a big way.  Here is the official press release that was sent to Freshpints.

Press Release:
August 6, 2014                   

Fremont Brewing Company Expands into Ballard
Urban Beer Garden in Fremont Remains Open

SEATTLE -- Fremont Brewing Company will move most of its production operations into a building located at 4700 Ninth Ave NW in Ballard, currently occupied by McCallum Envelope & Printing.

Established in 2008, the family-owned craft brewery has maximized the use of its 8,000 square foot facility in Fremont and will begin renovations of the 80,000 square foot facility in May of 2015 with the intention of being fully operational by the Fall. Fremont Brewing will use the original Fremont location as an experimental brewery

Fremont Brewing’s tasting room, the Urban Beer Garden, located at 3409 Woodland Park Avenue North, will remain open and is also currently undergoing expansion. The new space, featuring 20 tap lines and a fireplace, will open in September 2014.

The new production space will house a new brewhouse and new canning and bottling lines.  The renovations will target the highest energy and water conservation standards, maintaining Fremont Brewing’s commitment to sustainability. Fremont plans to hire an additional 35 to 40 full-time employees to work at the new facility.

“We chose Ballard because of its strong manufacturing base and besides, the new brewery is only one block outside of Fremont. Even though it’s very expensive, we’re committed to remaining in the City and we simply refuse to accept that blue-collar manufacturing jobs can’t coexist in the new Seattle,” said Matt Lincecum, Founder/Owner of Fremont Brewing Company “We look forward to forging a tight relationship with our new neighbors in Ballard and continuing our support of Ballard public schools and non-profit community organizations.”

About Fremont Brewing Company

Founded in 2008, Fremont Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. Home to maritime industries, artists, and free thinkers. Fremont is the self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe.”

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Check out the Washington Beer Blog's excellent post on the coming changes to Fremont Brewing.

First time I saw Fremont Beer in my local store I had to stock up

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