Eastside beer lovers have been anxiously awaiting the opening of Kirkland's second brewery, Chainline Brewing Company, located a hundred yards north of Google's Kirkland campus at 503 6th St S. A recent sneak peek of the facility leaves us with the view that once their doors open, brewing capacity will be the only limit to the number of pints and growlers Chainline can fill. Expectations are high for Chainline to open within the next month or so.
A unique aspect of Chainline is the two store fronts it boasts; one facing the parking lot to the east and the other facing the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) to the west. Enormous copper vessels smile at you as you enter Chainline through their front door, passing the large brewing room toward the taproom and large garage doors lead you onto a deck overlooking the CKC. From the beginning, Chainline has integrated the CKC deeply into its planning, location and identity including bicycle images painted on the walls. The city hopes other businesses along the CKC will follow Chainline's lead by integrating trail access into their plans.
The brewery will be family- and dog-friendly. Like many breweries, Chainline will not serve food. Patrons will be welcome to BYO food, take out, order delivery from local restaurants and food trucks are also planed to be a part of the mix.
Details as to opening hours will be posted soon. Stay tuned.
We look forward to seeing you soon at Chainline as they join Flycaster Brewing as a part of Kirkland's growing micro beer scene.