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West Seattle Lands a New Brewery Next Month, Complete With Large Plastic Cow

Best of Hands Barrelhouse has an opening date

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A new brewery is set to start pouring in West Seattle, as Best of Hands Barrelhouse has set an opening date on 35th Avenue SW.

The brewery has been in the works for over two years but has finally pegged March 8 as the day when the kegs will start flowing, writes West Seattle Blog.

It takes over a space that was formerly long-time convenience store John’s Corner Deli. In a nod to the building’s heritage, owners Gregory Marlor and Nicholas Marianetti (both formerly of the Beer Junction) as well as Chris Richardson are restoring a local icon to the rooftop, a life-size plastic cow that sat atop the building for decades.

Yet the main attraction (at least for some) should be the beer: drawing inspiration from Belgian and French brewing, Best of Hands will prioritize farmhouse and sour ales, toying with some mixed fermentation, as well as featuring Washington ingredients. But the brewery won’t restrict itself to those: according to Washington Beer Blog, an IPA and Baltic Porter are in the works.

All up, 20 beers will be on tap in a taproom that seats 85 — a patio is also in the works, and there are plans for a rotation of food trucks to stop by. Expect Best of Hands to be open mid-afternoons and evenings.

Best of Hands Barrelhouse

7500 35th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98126 Visit Website