With the weather report calling for scattered showers and a return to an average temperature of 50 degrees, now might be a good time to plan on visiting Airways Brewing Company, for their 7th Anniversary. Located at 8611 S 212th Street in Kent Washington, co-owners Alex and Dionne Ditmar invite you to come celebrate with them.
Feature at this year's party will be limited releases including:
- 7th Anniversary Oat IPA
- Mosaic Pilsner
- Citra/Amarillo Saison
- 2015 Final Departure Imperial Stout
- 2016 Final Departure Imperial Stout
In addition to special releases, the brewery and taproom will offer food from Big Boys Kainan as well as local music.
Doors open at 2 pm (1 pm for mug club members) through 7 pm, or until the beer runs out.
In 2007, after learning how to brew from friends, books and classes, Alex Dittmar became obsessed with crafting good beer. A longtime employee at Alaska Airlines, he had no idea at the time where his obsession would lead. But, in 2008, Alex won his first competition of many as a home brewer at the San Diego County Fair for what is now the Jet City ESB. The wheels were set in motion for Airways Brewing, and Alex and Dione began planning the brewery in 2009. The name Airways was chosen as a way to combine Alex ��s love of both beer and airliners, two significant industries in this region.
Airways opened its doors to the public on March 11, 2010. The original Tap Room was small (it only seated 18 people indoors!), paired with a half-barrel pilot brew system. Shortly after opening, the team began brewing 7-barrel batches of beer at a friend ��s brewery in the Seattle area and quickly started to gain recognition not only for their beer, but for their humorous take on the airline industry. In October of 2012, a new 10-barrel brewhouse arrived, dwarfing the original system and providing the ability to brew all Airways beer in Kent.
This is where the beer is made! Our 10bbl brewhouse is really busy cranking out tasty beers for you to drink in our attached Tap Room, our Bistro a few miles away, and at other local places serving craft beer.
Our Tap Room seats 41, with 9 tables and a bar. When weather permits, we also have seating in the garden area. We’re happy to give tours when we can, but if you really, really want one you should email us ahead. Our busiest times are Thursdays and Fridays from 5-6 pm. If you’d prefer to come at a quieter time, try coming a little later, or visit us on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday.
We carry a small selection of light snacks, and you’re always welcome to bring in your own food, or order food to be delivered.