The wait is over for fans of Port Townsend's exciting Propolis Brewing, which has just opened the doors to its first taproom. Long a favorite of area farmers markets, the brewery now has its own space to share its exciting line up of farmhouse and Old World ales with the public.
Owners Robert Horner and Piper Corbett create their concoctions using all manner of wild-foraged ingredients like borage flowers, wild heather, cherries, and an array of herbs. Their beers are often barrel-aged and wild fermented, bringing an added complexity that has earned numerous awards and accolades. They source many of their ingredients close to home, which imbues the beer with a sense of place.
The new tasting room is attached to a 15-barrel brewing system, much bigger and more official than the tiny one-barrel system shoehorned into a garage Horner and Corbett have been utilizing since they started the company in 2012.