Just a month after announcing a new chef for Gastropod, brewer Cody Morris tweeted this morning that the Sodo brewpub and the larger Epic Ales where it's based will be closing next month:
Over the last week Travis and I had to make one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to. We are shutting down Gastropod and Epic Ales.— Cody Morris (@epicales) August 13, 2015
Morris says that he and and chef Travis Kukull are closing the businesses in order to concentrate on Mollusk, their South Lake Union-based modern brew house, slated to open by the end of October. Gastropod and Epic Ales will shutter Friday, September 11, two and a half years after Gastropod opened. The 38-worthy restaurant has been known for its superbly executed "out there" cuisine. It's a sure loss for the city, but it will be interesting to see what Mollusk has in store.