Update: The Beer Junction is open for business

(Photos by Christopher Boffoli)
As proprietor Morgan Herzog (in the green shirt) promised, as of 11 am today, his brand-new Junction business The Beer Junction is open. The glassware in the foreground of the top photo is part of what he’s selling in addition to 640 different beers and more than 50 wines.

When we talked to Herzog for our story yesterday, he also mentioned other beverages including sake, mead, champagne and soda. Just back from the store (4707 42nd SW), Christopher Boffoli notes, “Customers may notice that they have blackout curtains up front and that the lights are out in all of the beer cases. The folks at The Beer Junction tell me that, much like the way beer bottles are usually a dark color of brown or green, the low light is to protect the quality of the beer.”

There’s more info about The Beer Junction’s hours in our Friday story. (Yes, they WILL be open tomorrow.)

20 Replies to "Update: The Beer Junction is open for business"

  • Todd_ July 3, 2010 (1:12 pm)

    Best of luck to you. Looks like heaven!

  • Mike off Alki July 3, 2010 (1:20 pm)

    Keep the prices competitive, and perhaps a few special prices weekly to keep customers coming in! See you!

  • lenguamor July 3, 2010 (2:02 pm)

    The very best of luck to you, Morgan. See you soon.

  • brad July 3, 2010 (3:24 pm)

    i can’t wait. This looks amazing.
    Thought i was spoiled with the beer selection at qfc.

  • PDieter July 3, 2010 (4:44 pm)

    please let there be nigori

  • poc8 July 3, 2010 (5:04 pm)

    Just stopped by and I’m very happy to have them in W.S. Great selection. Best of luck to them.

  • Darren July 3, 2010 (7:00 pm)

    Stopped in about an hour ago. What a great selection of beer. Best of luck to the Beer Junction.

  • sillygoose July 3, 2010 (10:59 pm)

    Don’t like beer of any kind but the place is very tastefully done and my husband is so excited you are here. Welcome to West Seattle!

  • Sonoma July 4, 2010 (2:19 am)

    I wonder if they can do beer tastings. Would be fun to sample some of the lesser-known brews.

  • Leroy July 4, 2010 (9:09 am)

    Good on you and ALL THE BEST, Morgan!

  • smash the state July 4, 2010 (9:33 am)

    wait… a beer store that doesn’t sell six packs? c’mon….

  • Laura July 4, 2010 (10:37 am)


  • IslandLvr July 4, 2010 (11:11 am)

    We’re stopping by today since you’re open!

  • dawsonct July 4, 2010 (12:05 pm)

    I’m certain Mr. Herzog would be HAPPY to sell you six beers, sts.

  • WorldCitizen July 4, 2010 (1:03 pm)

    Good job with the light control. I wish more wine merchants would pay attention.

  • Bob Loblaw July 4, 2010 (5:12 pm)

    Happy to have been among the first through the door and hope you have long-term good fortune. It was a wonderful experience during and especially after (when the purchases made it home). Thanks for opening this in West Seattle!

  • Marco July 6, 2010 (11:44 am)

    The controlled lighting is a good sign–this place respects the beer! I can’t wait to spend my beer dollars here instead of QFC. Pliny?

  • bridge to somewhere July 6, 2010 (5:06 pm)

    very nice shop. on each beer they list its country and city of origin (including the flag of the country), as well as its %ABV (its alcohol content). the beers, ciders, and so forth are also nicely organized in various cases, so you’ll find your “type” of brew in one spot. the prices for some of the exotic stuff i like seemed pretty reasonable to boot. nicely done!

  • thebeerjunction July 6, 2010 (9:13 pm)

    Thanks for everyone who has stopped in. We are very excited to be opened up!

    @ PDieter; sorry no Nigori right now, but we have a couple other types of sake. we’re open to suggestions :)

    @ sonoma– we will be having tastings. We are currently working on lining up some for later in July. We’ll announce tastings on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

    @ smash the state– true– no prepackaged six packs in the store. We can always order full cases though. Just give us a few days lead time and we’ll call you when its ready to pick up. The reason we sell by the bottle is it allows you to sample through lots of different beers without having to by a whole six pack or case.

    @ Marco– we had pliny but it sold out pretty quickly. We’ll announce on Twitter and Facebook when we get more in.


  • cjboffoli July 7, 2010 (1:40 am)

    Any chance of getting some German Duckstein? It seems almost impossible to find on the West Coast.

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