Fremont Brewing Beer Garden Attracts Over 100 Drinkers on Opening Night

See what all the fuss is about on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-8pm

September 1, 2009

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After only four months in business, Fremont Brewing owner/brewer Matt Lincecum was already scrambling to keep up with 40 accounts around town—try the beers at The Local Vine, Brouwers, Collins Pub The Dray —but says he was inundated with requests for a tasting room or beer garden.

So he stuck some bleacher boards on top of a few kegs, and the new Urban Beer Garden was born. Last Friday, August 28th over 100 people showed up to sample the company’s two beers (both pale ales) at the makeshift Hofbräuhaus.

Lincecum, a former liquor license attorney, has been brewing beer for 15 years, but this is his first commercial venture in the suds sector. I had a chance to sample his Universale last weekend, and when I told him that it reminded me of one of my all-time favorite ales, Otter Creek Pale Ale from Middlebury Vermont, he balked, saying he’d never enjoyed Otter Creek out of the bottle. So if there’s anyone out there reading this who is currently in Middlebury and planning to fly directly to Seattle any time soon, please carry on a growler of the pale to present to Lincecum. Because it’s seriously important that he understands how delicious it is. Seriously.

Check out Fremont Brewing’s Beer Garden every Thursday and Friday from 4-8pm.

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