To celebrate its first year in business, Twelve Bar Brews is hosting a party with food, friends and their signature ales on tap Saturday, Nov. 3 from noon to six pm. The party will be at the Broken String, the newly expanded tasting room at the Twelve Bar Brews production facility.
This newly furnished addition is Twelve Bar’s anniversary gift to itself. Twelve Bar Brews was founded in November 2011 by Kirk Hilse, a former 18-year homebrewer and expatriate of several high-tech companies. The brewery features a regular slate of four beers including Pale, Red, IPA and Black Ales.
After a year of steady growth from keg sales in pubs and eateries throughout Seattle, Hilse said in a news release it’s time for growth here at home.
“We have such a loyal following of locals, it just made sense to improve our tasting room experience,” said Hilse. The newly expanded tasting space, dubbed “The Broken String,” is a nod to the musically themed brewery and Hilse’s background as a bass guitarist. It now offers more space, actual seating, and $4.50 pints, a welcome reprieve from the standing-room-only growler fill station of the past.
“I was so busy making beer, I had no time to serve it and that meant the tasting room went dark a lot of the time,” Hilse added. The Broken String is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
IF YOU GO:
What: Twelve Bar Brews 1-Year Anniversary Celebration
When: Saturday, Nov. 3, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: The Broken String, 12826 NE 178th St, Suite C, Woodinville