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Ballard’s Highly Anticipated Farmhouse Brewery Plans to Open This Summer

Fair Isle Brewing is hiring staff and making progress

Fair Isle Brewing is hiring staff and moving closer to opening this summer.
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Forthcoming farmhouse brewery Fair Isle Brewing, the highly anticipated project of two former homebrewers, is on track to meet its goal of opening in Ballard this summer. The new business is currently hiring a taproom manager and assistant brewer, as it moves closer to opening.

The brewery signed a lease in August 2018 at 936 NW 49th St., very close to Ballard breweries like Stoup Brewing and Reuben’s Brews. When it opens, Fair Isle will serve a “large range of mixed culture farmhouse and wild beers, including Saison, Grisette, Biere de Garde, ‘Farmhouse’, and American Sour beer.”

The project was originally announced back in 2016, with initial plans to open this year. Fair Isle has an equity partner in respected Austin, Texas brewery Jester King, which also specializes in farmhouse-style beers.

Fair Isle co-founders Andrew Pogue and Geoffrey Barker plan to make beers that “will include locally foraged items such as fireweed, elderberries, mushrooms etc and many will also be refermented on fruit. We also plan to have a coolship and produce true spontaneously fermented ‘wild’ beers.”

Fair Isle Brewing

936 Northwest 49th Street, , WA 98107 (206) 428-3434 Visit Website