We at Fair Isle are truly in awe of the huge response to our NextSeed Campaign and extremely appreciative of your investment! Your enthusiasm confirms our confidence that we are on the mark in our vision for Fair Isle. Indeed there is a huge demand for farmhouse beer in Seattle. We have a busy future ahead of us on our way to opening, but with your newfound support we know we’re set up for success.
We’ve spent the last two years as a brewery in planning and this month marked an important milestone, we’ve broken ground in our production space! We officially started our lease and received access to our space on December 1st. Since then, we’ve been working daily, cutting concrete, demoing an
With just a few days left in our campaign, we are still making waves in the press! We’re humbled to say, we’ve been featured in Draft Magazine, Craftbeer.com, SeattleMet, New School Beer, Seattle Eater and today in Washington Beer Blog. It feels great to know that we aren’t alone in our vision for farmhouse beer in Seattle. Visit our Press section of our website to read more.
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We are ahead of schedule! This week we’ve received access to our production space a month early. We’ll start trench drains, utility upgrades, demo and installing a new floor later this month. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll open early, it does give us breathing room and reduces our risk of future delays.
For those in Seattle, we hope you’ll join us on Thursday November 1st, in Ballard from 7-10pm for another special Fair Isle Salon event!
We have 40 spots available and light fare will be provided. Similar to our last event, attendees will learn more about our vision for Fair Isle, receive details about our new space in Ballard and get updates on the R&D influencing the direction of Fair Isle’s offerings.
Spaces are limited so please reserve your spot by getting a free ticket here.
Thanks to all the attendees for making this past Thursday’s Salon a success! We hosted nearly 40 guests for a night spent learning about the exciting months ahead for Fair Isle while trying some of Andrew and Geoffrey’s homebrew paired with small bites. This structure was new to us but we thought it went quite well. Capping these events at a manageable size allows us to interact with all of our guests and collect feedback to make these Salons even better in the future. In fact, we’re already gearing up for another event soon. Keep your eyes on our campaign page for the next announcement!
Last Monday we collaborated with chefs Chris Webber and Jack Gingrich of The Herbfarm for a wonderful dining experience hosted by Ecolibrium Farms. The event was part of Ecolibrium’s “Under the Walnuts” dinner series where local chefs create amazing dinners served under a canopy of walnut trees. Inspired by Chris and Jack using ingredients from the farm, we homebrewed two unique beers to pair with the dinner experience. The first was a light and refreshing mixed-culture saison with crab-apples harvested from trees near the farm, and the second was a stouted farmhouse ale refermented on green walnuts harvested from the trees above the table.
Quick update, the event has filled. Due to the overwhelming and quick response, we’ll be planning more of these in the future. Stay tuned for the next event!