BOTHELL—Exceeding its $10,000 goal on Kickstarter last month and securing state and federal licensing recently, Decibel Brewing Company is well on its way to opening at 18204 Bothell Everett Hwy, near an outpost of Ezell's Famous Chicken. Homebrewers and bassists Ben Endicott and Corey Cook have teamed up with Eric Tilley, who studied brewing at the Siebel Institute, to launch their tiny 2-barrel operation (which will make roughly 62 gallons of beer per batch) in a 3,000-square-foot space. They say on Kickstarter they "plan to start as small as economically feasible and to grow as fast as possible." Keep an eye on Facebook for status updates, as things are moving quickly now.
RENTON—The Brewmaster's Bakery, a farmers' market regular which bakes bread, granola, and other treats with local brewers' spent grain (the term for malted barley and other grains that are generally composted after their sugar has been extracted for making alcohol), is opening a physical storefront next month. Look for The Brewmaster's Taproom to open in July at 2000 Benson Rd South, where the company will serve beer from its partner breweries — like Cloudburst and Seapine — alongside its glutinous goodies.
NORTH BEND—Brickyard Brewing is on a warpath, building its own Woodinville production facility and taproom plus opening a 4,500-square foot pub in North Bend (101 W North Bend Way), says Washington Beer Blog. Previously, the company shared its Woodinville brewing space with another business, but will soon have its own 15-barrel system and expanded tasting room with outdoor seating, 14 taps, and brick oven pizza. The pub, meanwhile, is currently hiring for most positions; chef Broc Thompson's menu is online already, and includes burgers, salads, flatbreads, falafel, fried chicken, kielbasa corndogs, and much more. It soft opens July 1 and grand opens July 15.