31 October 2012
Now, Kevin Fawcett is one of the owners at West Seattle Brewing. (Follow them on Facebook.) The company is awaiting the final approval from the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) and West Seattle Brewing will be 100 percent legal. That all-important letter from the federal government could arrive in the mail any day. In the meantime, I stopped by the brewery at the corner of Fauntleroy Way SW and SW 36th Street yesterday and chatted with Kevin about his plans.
The space still looks rough, though you can see the potential. The space is being converted into a brewery and taproom. Constructed in the 1920s, the building was originally an auto showroom. Most recently it was a mini-mart. There is still a lot of work to do before a public opening. The first order of business, they demolished the ugly, dropped ceiling and exposed the original, old-growth beams and 15 foot-high ceilings.