UPDATE | JUNE 6, 2016
Brickyard Brewing has officially named the new North Bend location: Brickyard Brewing North Bend Public House and added the new menu to their Facebook page HERE.
Management also announced via the Facebook page that their new North Bend location is now hiring waitstaff, cooks and other positions. Interested applicants are encouraged to stop by the new location weekdays between 9AM and 4PM to fill out an application.
A soft opening is still on track for July 1st, with a formal Grand Opening on July 15th during the annual North Bend Block Party.
There’s been buzz since Boxley’s closed their doors in downtown North Bend in late April that a new restaurant would replace it, but it now appears official as on Thursday, May 27, 2016, a sign went up announcing Brickyard Brewing.
Boxley’s facility has been gutted and the new owners are cleaning, painting and refinishing the space – as well as installing a new 32’ bar. The new space will be separated into family and adult seating, with capacity for over 150 patrons inside and another 30 outside – plus meeting and event space. Brickyard will have lots televisions and potentially some live music, too.
Brickyard Brewing has partnered with local Chef Broc Thomson to create what they call a menu of ‘Beer Inspired Gastropub,’ with lots of smaller, affordable plates plus some higher-end items, including dry aged steak and seared salmon. Their goal is to come up with meals “that will be enjoyed by both locals and those passing through.”
Brickyard Brewing was founded in 2011 by Joe Montero when “his home brewing system got out of hand and the ultimatum was made that it had to be moved out of his house.”
Joe started the business in some Woodinvelle warehouse space with one barrel and a tiny taproom. Since then Brickyard has grown to a 15 barrel brewhouse, producing as much as 90 barrels per month – with room to produce more if needed.
They currently has seven beers on tap. With the opening of the North Bend location, that will expand to 12 with eight full-time beers and 4 rotating recipes ranging from lite beer to IPAs to dark rich stouts, costing $3.50 for lite pints and up to $6 for the unique aged beers.
North Bend will be the second Brickyard location. Joe says they will keep the Woodinville spot for production brewing and as a taproom.
July 1st is the targeted soft opening, with a July 15th Grand Opening planned to coincide with the annual North Bend Block Party.
When asked why he chose North Bend for the second location Joe replied:
“Well to tell the truth, I did not consider North Bend when the initial business plan was made for expansion. Longtime friend and Chef Broc Thompson made the proposal that Brickyard expand to this location when the historical McGrath Building became available. I am very happy to say that Broc has become a partner in the business and has driven the expansion to North Bend. As I spend time there I have become enamored with the town and am super excited to visit multiple times a week.”
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Changes Taproom Menu
As meanwhile over in Snoqualmie, “The Brewery,” as it has simply become known, is shaking things up and introduced a new menu.
The new menu, planned by the Taproom manager and chef with an industry expert, debuted this week. Some unpopular items were removed and some new items, which they hope will become new favorites, were added in an effort to simply the menu.
You can find out more about the new menu on the Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Facebook page. Rumor has it a new beer debuted with the new food, too.