Earlier this year, Reuben’s Brews husband-and-wife founders Adam and Grace Robbings announced they were expanding their brewery into a larger building down the street, which they now anticipate will be ready in May. Named for their first son Reuben (now 5), the brewery completes this addition at an apt time, as Grace Robbings just birthed a second son, Warren, on Saturday, April 4.
In the new 5,000-square-foot space, anticipate a 24-tap taproom, a large bar, and a 10-foot TV screen for sports viewing. Most of all, expect more styles of beer, which Adam Robbings says is the brewery’s primary reason for expanding. Though it will take Reuben’s several months to offer the range of ales they want, look forward to more Belgian varieties on the way (including a bier de garde and a Belgian dark strong), as well as more lagers and more barrel-aged brews, under new head experimental brewer Dean Mochizuki (formerly of Pike’s Brewing) and head production brewer Mike Pfeiffer (long with Reuben’s).
While Reuben's will keep their current location to brew small-batches and experimental beers, the bulk of their work will now be in the new building. The company doesn’t have a firm opening date yet, but hopes to be ready for Seattle Beer Week, May 7-17.