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CHS Pics | Standard Brewing celebrates two years of award-winning beer at 25th and Jackson

Justin Gerardy, center holding the mash paddle, with Darren Archer, left, and  Dustin Scott, right (Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

Justin Gerardy, center holding the mash paddle, with Darren Archer, left, and Dustin Scott, right (Images: Alex Garland for CHS)

Coffee isn’t the only manufacturing industry left in Central Seattle. We also make fantastic beer. The Central District’s Standard Brewing celebrated its second anniversary at 25th and Jackson last Friday. Sorry, but its batch of 2nd Anniversary Ale is long gone.

In 2013, we talked with founder and CD resident Justin Gerardy as he made the big leap from homebrew to pro in a small-batch brewery. It’s been a busy time since:

It’s been 24 months since quietly opening the door at 25th and Jackson St with 8 taps and about 80 square feet of service area. Since then, we’ve expanded to 13 taps, doubled the space for folks to sit and drink, won a few awards, brewed over 60 different recipes, and shared a lot of good times with the neighborhood.

It’s an orbit newly opened 12th Ave brewery Outer Planet and coming soon E Union project Optimism Brewing would be happy to achieve. Hopefully, Anheuser-Busch InBev doesn’t notice.

In the meantime, watch for Standard beer night dinners at Capitol Hill’s Cafe Barjot.

Standard Brewing is located at 2504 S Jackson. Learn more at standardbrew.com.

 

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SEATOWNGUY
SEATOWNGUY
5 years ago

I can’t say enough about Standard Brewery, and it’s owner, Justin G. What an incredible visionary and ballsy move to stake your dream and passion in ‘the ‘hood’. There’s a number of reasons why not to but, this didn’t deter a man on a mission and we are all the better for it I might add. A small, unpretentious and good vibey space, a place where you really want to go and enjoy a mighty-fine hand-crafted, great tasting micro-brew at the hands of [Justin]. He’s a cool, knowledgeable and an all ’round heck-of-a-guy. It’s neighborhood busineses like this one that truly brings a quality, worthwhile and welcoming niche to our diversified community. This is a business I can get behind and support, and so should anyone else who enjoys great beer and local socially-chill locales. Pioneers like Justin are what makes up the best of the CD and gives it even more evidence that the CD is fast coming the most desired and most sought after city sub-sections to live, prosper in business, and experience entertainment. Keep up the good work Justin!

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