Washington Beer Blog says downtown Wild Ginger sibling The Triple Door is the latest restaurant to offer its own house beer. Elysian Brewing Company worked with the venue/restaurant to produce as "yet-to-be-named Pale Ale" that will arrive at the restaurant in a few weeks. Sadly no actual wild ginger was used in the recipe, but the person who suggests the best name for the beer on Triple Door's Facebook page wins a free growler.
Is there a trend afoot? Tom Douglas's Brave Horse Tavern has been on a roll with its own custom beers, first a pale ale, now a dry-hopped brown ale collab with The American Brewing Company and a pumpkin brew in the works with Elysian. Down in Belltown, Local 360 pours a custom beer created for the restaurant by Orville's Alpine Brewing. Hell, even Mariner Chris Ray even brewed up an IPA at Fremont Brewing this summer that was poured at Safeco to benefit Operation Homefront. Eater has heard of a handful of other restaurants contemplating a custom beer as well.