... Auburn and Bellevue, WA
Geaux Brewing announced today that they are opening a second location in downtown Auburn on Main Street. The new location will house a new primary brewhouse, an expansive New Orleans-themed taproom, and a kitchen. “As with many of our fellow breweries in the region, we’ve seen incredible growth and demand for our beers.” said Jeremy Hubbell, owner. “When we met with city leaders in Auburn, we knew immediately that this is the perfect place to not only be able to brew more beer, but also serve another community in the Puget Sound area.” Mayor Nancy Backus, City of Auburn said, ”We are excited to welcome Geaux Brewing to Auburn and look forward to another family-friendly restaurant choice. This is adding to the many positive changes happening in our city."
As part of the brewery expansion, Geaux will upgrade it’s brewhouse to a 20 barrel system to increase capacity to just over 1000 barrels in the first year. The existing 4 barrel brewhouse in Bellevue will be relocated to Auburn as will the barrel aging program. The Bellevue brewery will be converted into additional seating.
With the expansion, Geaux is also bringing food to both locations. They have tapped the creative minds at Bread and Circuses to develop a menu and design the kitchen. Menu items will be based on New Orleans staples such as po-boys, gumbo, and jambalaya but will also feature creative new dishes. Rather than pairing menu items with specific beers, Geaux has chosen to to design the menu around the great flavors of New Orleans—the thought being that patrons will find the perfect pairing on their own. "New Orleans cuisine has a special place in my heart.” said Syd Suntha of Bread and Circuses. “From the first time I tried beans and rice when I was there after Katrina to working for Where Y’at Matt & Restaurant Roux for a couple years, I've always loved its unique flavors. There are endless possibilities of Creole and Cajun food and we are excited to put out a menu that will include all the staples, as well as some dishes that have that Bread and Circuses twist that pairs great with Geaux's amazing craft beers.”
As part of the expansion, Geaux is releasing a new beer called “Geauxin’ South”, a rye IPA that has a deep caramel color, amazing hop aroma, and a dry spiciness reminiscent of the flavors of New Orleans. Geauxin’ South is now on tap at their Bellevue location and will be available soon at the Green River Cyclerly in downtown Auburn.
Geaux will break ground on the new location in Auburn this summer with the taproom slated to open in time for their 3rd anniversary.
Geaux Brewing was founded in 2012 as “The Brewery for Homebrewers”. Since its beginning, the team at Geaux have worked tirelessly to bring fun, creative beer to the Puget Sound Eastside while sharing the knowledge and love for the craft with home brewers and commercial brewers alike. They have produced several award-winning beers including their Wee Y’at Scotch Ale and Vanilla Mint Chai Satchmo stout and continue to play and push boundaries of craft beer. Their Bellevue taproom and brewery is located at 12031 Northup Way, Bellevue, WA.
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