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5th Anniversary at Populuxe Brewery and Taproom

  • Populuxe Brewing 826 Northwest 49th Street Seattle, WA, 98107 United States (map)

On Saturday, March 10th from noon to 10:00 PM, Populuxe Brewing will celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a beach-themed blowout bash. Wax up your board, don your wetsuit and celebrate this momentous occasion with Pete, Amy and the Populuxe gang!

The event, which is sponsored in part by Verity Credit Union, kicks off at noon.  The first 100 customers will receive a free beach ball featuring the Populuxe logo with their beer purchase.

There will be giveaways and prizes handed out throughout the day. Unique kegs and pins will be tapped in the Beach Shack (aka Populuxe’s original location). =Coconut Porter, Anniversary IPA, Populuxe Genuine Draft American lager and Populuxe Pineapple Sour will be on draft.

Live entertainment starts at 5 PM with All Ages Bingo hosted by Sylvia O'Stayformore.

From 8 - 10 PM enjoy surf and lounge music by Johnny Astro.

Also, Populuxe will be releasing a limited bottle release of their Pineapple Sour. Only 100 bottles available on a first come, first serve basis. Limit two per person. 


Co-founders and husband/wife Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder started Populuxe Brewing in 2012. Peter had been a home brewer for many years and as his brewing equipment began to outgrow their garage, they began to seek out a commercial space. They found a slightly larger garage within two blocks of their longtime home in Ballard and after 8 months of rushing home after work to do demo and construction, filling out paperwork with various government agencies, piecing together furnishings and basically DYI'ing together a brewery, they opened the doors to their nanobrewery. They entire project cost the couple less than $30,000. 

The immediate response was overwhelmingly positive with neighbors praising the quality of the beersand the casual and fun environment. Populuxe hosted family happy hours, live music, local artists and the best food trucks in town. Populuxe is also home to Ballard's largest beer garden.

In 2016 a larger space became available on the same lot and Peter and Amy decided to expand. In September of 2017, Populuxe moved across the beer garden to a state of the tasting room complete with a full arcade. This project cost a whole lot more than $30,000.