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Hilliard's?

kaleokahu | Dec 1, 2011 09:18 PM

Aloha Kakou:

Perhaps others have already been there, but there's a relatively new brewery/taproom in Ballard that I've yet to see any mention of here on CH. Named for Ryan Hilliard, one of three partners in the venture.

I originally met Ryan at a neighborhood street party in August, which he was kind enough to supply with a half barrel of a prototype brew. They've since finished the buildout of their capacious space at 1550 NW 49th Street, and to call it "open" is a major understatement. The beers are quite good (4 on tap as of tonight), and Ryan's partner Todd tells me Fridays and Saturdays they have arrangements with various area food trucks to feed from their large parking lot--patrons are encouraged to bring their food inside to be washed down. Open Thursday through Saturday until 10P.

This place, while austere and minimalist, is... *focused*.

I'm curious what others have to say about this place.

Aloha,
Kaleo

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