BIZNOTE: Cold Crash Brewing Co. opening February 16th

The West Seattle beer scene keeps brewing up new entries – like Cold Crash Brewing Co., about to arrive west of The Junction. From proprietors Erin Treankler and Robyn Campbell:

We, Cold Crash Brewing Co., are a women-owned, gluten-free brewery located at 4507 48th Ave SW. The area is residential. We converted our 600-square-foot detached building into a brewery and tasting room. We are a licensed home-based commercial brewery – this includes city, state, federal permits.

The Cold Crash Brewing tasting room’s public grand opening is noon-5 pm Sunday, February 16th; all ages welcome, details here. Their regular winter hours after that will be Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 pm.

27 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Cold Crash Brewing Co. opening February 16th"

  • MrsT February 6, 2020 (2:05 pm)

    Oh! My! God! Yes! I cannot wait!

  • Dryguy February 6, 2020 (2:58 pm)

    Gotta ask, as a non beer drinker. How many brew places and tavern’s are there in WS?? Are there really enough drinkers to keep them all in business??

    • LG February 6, 2020 (9:03 pm)

      If their gluten free beers are good, then yes. I can’t go to most places if I wanted a beer because of that. I don’t know how often I would go, but I would give them a shot. 

      • zark00 February 7, 2020 (2:31 pm)

        I didn’t think people with celiacs could consume barley or rye either – I’m really unclear on the point of gluten free beer I think.  It all has barley in it, but it’s gluten free, but celiac sufferers can’t consume barley either right?  Or am I totally wrong and gluten free beer doesn’t have barley, rye or any wheat?  In that case, I am also very curious how you make beer without barley, rye or wheat.  That Ghostfish grapefruit IPA is vile stuff btw; it tastes like an air-wick.

        • Thor February 15, 2020 (8:42 am)

          It’s gluten free, so there is no wheat, barley, or rye. A simple google search would answer all of your questions…

  • Mark47n February 6, 2020 (3:01 pm)

    And within spitting distance of my house!

  • Kim February 6, 2020 (3:11 pm)

    Really excited to try it out!

  • Curious cat February 6, 2020 (3:52 pm)

    How does one make beer gluten free?

    • Pip February 6, 2020 (5:03 pm)

      I imagine they use gluten free grains like malted millet, buckwheat etc.

      GhostFish Brewing (a well known Gluten Free Brewer in SODO) has a bunch of information on this on their FAQ: if you’re curious:

      I would assume Cold Crash is doing something similar.

    • Tim February 6, 2020 (7:16 pm)

      I’m surprised this can open in my neighborhood. I live two blocks south and god bless America.  

      • Michael February 7, 2020 (9:54 am)

        How in the world is it OK to open a brewery in the middle of a neighborhood?  Where are the zoning laws?

        • Kyle February 7, 2020 (12:30 pm)

          They’re open from noon-5 on the weekends only. It will be okay.

  • Bob Hull February 6, 2020 (4:01 pm)

    Wow, how convenient…just a 2 minute walk from Ercolini Park. You know, the park with all of the kids toys. Interesting!

    • Rick February 7, 2020 (9:50 am)

      Just keep your kids in their bubble. They’ll be fine.

  • West Seattle Guy February 6, 2020 (6:54 pm)

    Speaking of new businesses. What ever happened to the new teriyaki place that was supposed to open. Grillbird? I haven’t seen anything about it opening when I thought it was due early January.

    Weird aside. If one of the local Brewers could make/have kombucha on tap I’d be a very happy man (trying to stay away from drinking and really like kombucha I discovered… Only found it on tap in Spokane so far)

    • WSB February 6, 2020 (7:16 pm)

      They’re hiring and just painted their sign, so definitely getting closer.

    • Al February 6, 2020 (7:30 pm)

      Have you checked out Ounces on Delridge? They often have a kombucha on tap as well as beer and cider.

    • H February 6, 2020 (8:51 pm)

      Beerstar in White Center also has 1 tap of kombucha.

    • MrsT February 6, 2020 (9:43 pm)

      Beer Junction has kombucha on tap + it is a great place.

    • West Seattle Guy February 7, 2020 (10:19 am)

      You folks are all great.  Thanks for the tips!

  • West Seattle Hipster February 7, 2020 (4:44 am)

    Very creative business venture, I love the concept.  Best of luck to them for a successful adventure.

  • Airwolf February 7, 2020 (7:44 am)

    Meaning of cold crash?

    • Jimbo February 7, 2020 (10:20 am)

      It’s a brewing process. 

    • Brian February 7, 2020 (10:27 am)

      It’s a reference to a part of the brewing process where after fermentation the beer is cold crashed, temperature lowered, to help yeast and other protein and precipites from the fermentation process fall out of suspension. Cold crashing helps clarify the beer prior to packaging or serving. 

  • JHo February 8, 2020 (1:52 pm)

    Does anyone know how this got approved to be in a residential neighborhood?  Seems like an odd fit despite the concept. Parking? Hours?  Cool idea but glad it’s not next door to me. 

    • Chuck February 9, 2020 (11:50 am)

      I wondered the same thing. I assume they’re not serving it for free, so that makes it a retail business in a residential zoned location. This block already has increased traffic and parking issues from the popular Ercolini kids play park.  

    • B L February 14, 2020 (12:21 pm)

      From what I understand, the WSLCB has a special license for home-based commercial brewers.

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