Elliott Bay Brewing, typically considered a family-friendly brewery, rolls out its fourth location today: a new Lake City taproom called Brother Barrel for the 21-and-over crowd only. The latest addition focuses on sour and barrel-aged beers, two of the beer world’s hottest — and most time- and labor-intensive — categories.
Brother Barrel (12535 Lake City Way NE) sits next door to the Elliott Bay Public House and Brewery. When the new venue opens today at 3 p.m., patrons can sample from four of the company’s barrel-aged beers, including a take on a Flanders Oud Bruin and a gin barrel-aged Belgian golden, plus a Berliner Weisse sour with seasonal syrup options that currently include raspberry, ginger, and lemon. Guest taps are also pouring sours and aged beers from Reuben’s, Engine House 9, Silver City, New Belgium, Rodenbach, and more.
Rounding out the drink selection is a range of original and classic cocktails, including beer cocktails incorporating the brewery’s Berliner Weisse and pilsner. On the food side, plates range from shareable options to entrees, with options like smoked fish spread on grilled bread, meat and cheese boards, bouillabaisse, and nicoise salad.
Sticking to its theme, Brother Barrel is outfitted with stools and tables made from barrels. Three expansive beer-themed murals cover the walls.
Brother Barrel will be open Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Thursday to Saturday 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.