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First Look: Seapine Brewing’s New Location & Grand Re-Opening

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All photo credit: Lindsey Scully

All photo credit: Lindsey Scully

It’s not often you find a brewery in Washington, much less Seattle, shut down. So when Seapine Brewing announced it was closing the doors on its original 4th Avenue South location people were caught off guard. Much to the delight of everyone it was quickly announced that they were closing in order to move to a much larger space and expand.

Seapine Brewing has quintupled in size, they went from a 3.5 barrel brewing system to a 15 barrel system. They have 15 and 30 barrel fermenters and brite tanks. While most of their brewing equipment is new they are bringing a second life into their previous 7 barrel fermenter and brite tank.

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Reclaiming is a theme you’ll see Seapine using often in their brewery. Drew Colpitts (owner) has reclaimed much of the barnyard wood from Seapine’s original bar and used them on the walls and has made a geometric art piece with them. The pub tables and bar stools from the original location have also found a new home in the new taproom. Colpitts has also made the entire bar, which is a 35-foot old-growth Douglas Fir tree slab with live edges.


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Not only has Seapine grown in square footage but they have also added to their staff, Steve Little will be doing sales/marketing and Mike Hutson is head brewer/co-owner. Little comes from The Burgundian and Hutson comes from Sudwerk Brewery in California, him and Colpitts met while both attending UC Davis. Little and Hutson join Adam Smith (co-owner, utility man) and Colpitts (co-owner, brewer).

Little stated that Seapine has many exciting new things coming to their Utah Avenue location. They will building out an outdoor patio space for when the weather is cooperative, with enough room for a rotating food truck option to park. Seapine also has plans to start a barrel program and judging by the size of their new location they have lots of room to play around with that.

Seapine Brewing will hold its grand opening at its new location on Saturday, November 14 starting at noon. There will be live music, food trucks, and full tap list available.

Here is what will be on tap:

Experimental Pale Ale

Seapine Citra IPA

Single Hop Galaxy IPA

Belgian IPA

Double IPA

Farmhouse Saison

Citrus Saison with Blood Orange & Grapefruit

Sea Witch Milk Stout

German Pilsner

Gose with Peach

German Hefeweizen


Anchor End Pretzels will be there from 12:00-3:00pm and Where Ya At Matt will be there from 4:00-8:00pm. Live music by DJ JT starting at 8:00pm.

If you can’t make it down to their grand re-opening you can find Seapine Brewing beers on tap at these establishments: Roux, Icon Grill, Frelard Pizza, Ballard Pizza, and both locations of Skillet. You can view more photos of Seapine Brewing’s new location on our Facebook page.

Seapine Brewing is now located at 2959 Utah Ave South, Seattle, WA.

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Certified Cicerone®, Editor for New School Beer - Washington, she has been in the local beer industry for two years. Currently slinging beers at Stoup Brewing and is founder of the Seattle chapter of Girls Pint Out, member of Pink Boots Society, and contributor to Volume by Alcohol and Brewed For Thought.

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