The most obvious observation one can make about Peddler is its commitment to bicycles. There’s the name, the location in the former Maritime Pacific Brewing site that’s strategically close to a bike path, an indoor rack that holds six bikes, and even a public bike repair station. Keller is an aerospace engineer by day, a longtime homebrewer, and clearly he and Woods are big into cycling.
The latest milestone in the ongoing beering of Ballard: Peddler Brewing Company has announced it will open next Friday, March 8. Owners Dave Keller and Haley Woods are starting small—opening Fridays from 5 to 10 and Saturdays from 4 to 10—with plans to expand those hours.
But the brewery’s eight taps are slated to pour a nice blend of classic styles (IPA, Kolsch) and more creative riffs like the tangerine-wheat beer that has Keller especially excited. And in a town full of good coffee stouts, Peddler went a different direction, working with a local roaster and a lighter-roast coffee with more citrus notes to produce a coffee saison. Sampling this will be my first order of business when I make it over to 15th and Leary.
In addition to the requisite pints and tasters, customers can also fill up growlers, or purchase 32-ounce bottles and 64-ounce growlers of beer to go. No food, but you're welcome to bring some in or order for delivery. Track opening details and such on Peddler's Facebook page.