2 brewery updates: Elliott Bay ‘facelift’ done; Big Al’s birthday

(7/29/2011 Twitpic from @ElliottBay_Beer)
ELLIOTT BAY: Back in May, we reported on the early stages of the Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub facade facelift in The Junction – as owner Todd Carden uncovered history out front, including this name:

(WSB photo from May 2011)
WSB commenters sleuthed it out in a big way, and figured out fast who GJ Vayhinger was! Now, the project is done, said EBB as it tweeted the top photo on Friday.

And from White Center:

BIG AL’S BIRTHDAY: Three years since Big Al Brewing opened on 14th SW as part of the White Center renaissance – and this weekend, they’re celebrating, both days, including a “Family Fun Day” tomorrow with popular kindie rockers The Not-Its performing at 2 pm. Full details from the West Seattle-headquartered Washington Beer Blog.

5 Replies to "2 brewery updates: Elliott Bay 'facelift' done; Big Al's birthday"

  • (required) July 30, 2011 (7:01 pm)

    DEFINITELY check out Big Al’s ale that he/they make(s) for that chic pizza joint in Columbia City. The beer is a flavorful ale — GREAT with pizza!

  • Silly Goose July 30, 2011 (7:33 pm)

    Thank you for all the historical details it looks amazing, I wish all the store fronts would uncover the original facade’s!! Bravo Elliot Bay Brewery!!

  • monroe1200 July 30, 2011 (8:25 pm)

    Elliot Bay looks so much better!!! I agree with Silly Goose, all the stores should be doing this!

  • Mike July 31, 2011 (7:11 am)

    (required) are you talking about Tutta Bella? Great pizza/meatballs/salad. Here’s a pic of their meatball, so good I took a picture! https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9sT-UmIjKDU/Tiz76OZb73I/AAAAAAAAVmo/q_Oh8xb-cj4/s720/IMG_4362.JPG


    Elliott Bay brewery front looks awesome. I looked over there yesterday while in the junction and thought… “wow, that looks really nice, why did I never notice that before?” Now I know why. Great work!

  • teacher/mom August 17, 2011 (5:02 pm)

    Regarding the May 3 thread and comments about Vayhinger’s Tool Store, now Elliot Bay Brewing: I just saw a Vayhinger-Clinton daughter, who teaches at Highland Park Elementary. She’d like everyone to know that her mom is alive and well, as she was surprised at the comment reporting Flo’s death in 1988. She was thrilled when I told her about the uncovering of the cornerstone of her grandpa’s old store. Thanks, WSB!

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