Just in time for our June heat wave, two Seattle breweries that were temporarily closed have reopened in the past week, reports Washington Beer Blog. After being shut for several months, West Seattle Brewing opened anew last Friday, June 5, boasting new head brewer Craig Koontz (previously of Mudshark Brewing Co. and Four Peaks Brewing Company in Arizona; Tamarack Brewery in Montana) and a 7-barrel system. This is a huge upgrade from its previous 1.5 barrels, which has let the brewery jump from 9 taps to 18. Finally, West Seattle Brewing is now serving wine, cider, and ... only in Seattle, espresso.
Further south, South Park's Burdick Brewery has also come back after about eight months closed for a systems upgrade. It resurfaces with a taproom that's now open seven days a week. Find more details and a new video about the brewery by the crew here.