Unified Brewing, a collaborative effort from some of Seattle’s best beer minds, is setting up shop in the former home of Big Al Brewing in White Center, with an opening scheduled for 2018.
The new brewery combines the talents of Kevin Watson, whose resume includes a run as lead innovation brewer at Elysian Brewing as well as time at Maine’s highly regarded Allagash Brewing Company; Mike Baker, who founded South Park’s Baron Brewing Company; Dean Hudgins and Ian Roberts, owners of the Pine Box and founders of Seattle Beer Week; and brewery partner Larry Solomon.
The plan is to produce a range of beer styles, with a strong barrel-aging component. Unified will usher in the latest boozy chapter at 9832 14th Ave SW, home to Pacific Rim Brewing before Big Al, which ended its eight-year run in January. The Unified team say they searched for two years before scoring this building.
Stay tuned to Unified’s Facebook page for updates as the brewery narrows its window for opening.