Seattle, WA – Although it’s been gone since closing back around October, Gilligan’s Brewing was an enigma to those unfamiliar with truly small batch brewing. If you were one of the lucky ones walking or biking along Burke-Gilman Trail, it would have been hard to avoid seeing this brewery crammed in a storage locker.
Despite only offering a few varieties, the brewery started developing awareness through their occasional draft beers, featured at nearby bars, or their guest hosting at a brewers dinner (Ray’s Cafe). Sadly though, the landlord was inspired to cut their lease short, only after discovering their brewery through a television story. Today they are limbo, between contract brewing or locating a space and starting up the brewery.
The article despite only dedicating a small portion to Gilligan’s is a good read and you should check it out. We have included the link to the article below. Special thanks to All About Beer Magazine for writing this piece as we believe as the economy continues along we will see more ingenious people, brewing beer in small batches.
Nanobrewing: Does Size Matter?, courtesy of All About Beer Magazine
About the photos’ author
Paul “Fruit Trees” Orchard, is an amateur craft beer enthusiast and amateur photographer. Throughout the many years in craft beer he is always carrying a camera (smartphone, digital, traditional) and is invites you to see that beer can also be exciting even if you can’t drink the photo.