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Popular South Park Brewery Completes Georgetown Taproom

Lowercase Brewing opens its new public space next week


Lowercase Brewing, a farmers market staple based in South Park, closed its taproom in May after inspectors found the building was not up to code. At the time, owner Chris Smith announced intentions to relocate his tasting room to Georgetown, with the hope of reopening in summer.

Numerous "trials and tribulations" delayed the project, but now Smith tells Eater he's finally ready to open. He'll hold a grand opening celebration on November 11 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. — tickets are on sale now. Smith is still brewing in his original South Park space, and the Georgetown location will simply be the public face of the company.

When Eater spoke with Smith several months ago, he explained that part of the reasoning behind picking a space in Georgetown was to help maintain his business's South Seattle roots. The taproom's new home is a 1,500-square-foot former gas station with room for about 90 people, plus a roll-up door and a patio for outdoor seating when the weather is nice. There's even a dedicated food preparation area, so customers will be able to set a base while they sip; Smith isn't sure quite yet what shape the menu will take, but says to expect "a lot more than pretzels."

6235 Airport Way S., (206) 258-4987, website. Open Wednesday to Monday. Weekday hours: 3 to 9 p.m. Weekend hours: 2 to 10 p.m.