Ballard’s perpetually busy Stoup Brewing has completed an expansion that added 6,000 square feet of production space on the ground floor of a new building behind the existing beer garden. The expansion allows for some equipment rearranging, and ultimately gives Stoup the ability to triple its beer production.
Stoup’s goal is to add more barrel-aged beers and experiment with more mixed culture and sour beers. Eventually, the brewery — which currently does not bottle or can its beers — will also start packaging its beers. Co-owner and brewer Robyn Schumacher says that Stoup beers could be ready for retail shelves as early as the first quarter of 2020.
Stoup Brewing (1108 NW 52nd St) opened in 2013, in what is now a thriving Ballard brewery district. Over the past five years, Stoup has amassed numerous awards and accolades and built its taproom into an inviting neighborhood staple. The brewery started with just three beers on tap; it now has 21 pouring at any time, and some 80 in rotation year-round.