Populuxe releasing their collaboration beer, Field Trip Sour, made with Ravenna Brewing.

Weeks ago, the folks at Ballard's Populuxe Brewing visited Ravenna Brewing with the goal of collaborating. The end result is a beer described as a "... blended barrel aged sour ale fermented with passionfruit and aged in oak".

Look for this beer to be released December 1st, at both Populuxe Brewing, at 826 NW 49th Street, and Populuxe Brewing at 5408 26th Ave NE.

More about Ravenna Brewing

Excessively fascinating, handcrafted Seattle beer. Just across from Ravenna Park.

Later in December, Populuxe Brewing is set to releases Old Oddvars Ale, a beer that memorializes the old auto shop from where Populuxe's taproom and pinball museum reside.

More about Populuxe Brewing

The word “populuxe” is a portmanteau of the words “popular” and “deluxe” and that’s how you’ll describe the suds at Populuxe Brewing.

Co-founders 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 - :).

Populuxe features the best in local food trucks. Our guests are also welcome to bring in food or have something delivered. We host periodic events like live music and family happy hours. Join our facebook page or follow us on twitter to see whats on tap.