BIZNOTE: Opening day for Cold Crash Brewing’s tasting room

(WSB photos)

Robyn Campbell and Erin Treankler are welcoming their first guests this afternoon at Cold Crash Brewing Co. Their commercial home-based brewery is off the alley (look for the small sign) at 4507 48th SW, west of The Junction.

There, as noted in our previous report, they brew gluten-free beer:

The menu includes six beers, and other beverages, plus some simple snacks – here’s a photo.

The seating area is covered and heated:

Regular hours for Cold Crash’s tasting room will be noon-5 pm Saturdays and Sundays.

30 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Opening day for Cold Crash Brewing's tasting room"

  • WSCitizen February 16, 2020 (5:47 pm)

    I’m sorry but this should not be allowed in a residential area

    • WSBeerEnthusiast February 16, 2020 (6:52 pm)

      I’m sorry WSCitizen, but given that WS is (for the most part) residential; that means that every bar/brewery/restaurant(that serves alcohol) that you may frequent, is in some way in a ‘residential’ area. As a beer lover, I love the fact that we have  more and more local WS brewing operations popping up!! There is nothing wrong with it in the eyes of local govt, so if you feel so opposed to the idea then petition the king county legislature! Can’t wait to try Cold Crash Brewing!!! 🍺

    • WSMom February 16, 2020 (7:21 pm)

      @WSCitizen— I say congrats to Robyn and Erin. We as a neighborhood should take pride in local and female owned businesses like this! The city allows it, and regulations are pretty stringent.Plus, I highly doubt a brewery will have any detrimental effects on the residential neighborhood it’s in. If you’re a nearby neighbor, I’m sorry for your “plight”…Looking forward to try a good gluten-free beer option here in WS!!! 

    • HS February 16, 2020 (9:36 pm)

      I know that you can legally practice a low foot traffic / low impact service business out of a residential area, such as business coach, tutor, trainer, accountant, massage, acupuncture, counselor, esthetics, etc. I understand that this is a tasting room, as the hours reflect, versus a bar. 

  • Mkl February 16, 2020 (6:51 pm)

    Congratulations Robyn and Erin- love to see a dream take off. (And love the pastry chef/scientist combo)

  • JTK February 16, 2020 (6:56 pm)

    Agreed.   This should not be in a residential area.   “Commercial brewery”.  I’d be really annoyed if I were their neighbors.  People coming and going and loitering about.  

    • heartless February 16, 2020 (7:15 pm)

      You’d worry about people coming and going in your neighborhood between noon and five on weekends?

      • KM February 17, 2020 (12:18 am)

        Not people waking down the public sidewalks in my neighborhood! What’s next, parking on the public roadway in front of my house?

        • heartless February 17, 2020 (7:43 am)

          Nooooo, KM!  Don’t bring up parking!!  What have you done?!

    • ACG February 16, 2020 (7:31 pm)

      I was initially thinking that too until I saw their hours. Noon-5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays isn’t too bad. If they were doing evening hours, I might think otherwise. My neighbor runs a business out of their home. I was leery at first, but it is busy during the daytime hours, so customers coming and going isn’t too bothersome when we are relaxing in the evening or trying to sleep. And, they are awesome neighbors, so I’m happy to have them. Maybe they offer a good neighbor discount!

    • Allen Meeds February 16, 2020 (7:40 pm)

      As per their website they’re currently only open 5hrs/day and only on weekends. I doubt the traffic and loitering will increase any more than it already has over the past couple years as Ws’s population has quickly grown. People loiter in many areas of the city for far ‘worse’ reasons! Have a drink and unwind JTK! 

    • On the block February 16, 2020 (7:43 pm)

      Good thing you’re not their neighbors, and I am! I love it! They have clearly identified both Seattle’s love of beer, and the need for gluten-free options, and gone about doing something about it in a very thoughtful and conscientious way. It’s a tasting room, not a pub, and a very small one at that. I am quite pleased that I will be able to stroll on over, sample a beer or two, and get a growler filled without having to go up to the junction, with the added bonus of support a small independent business!

  • Jort February 16, 2020 (8:15 pm)

    For all the talk about how Seattle’s city government “doesn’t support” small businesses, here you have a commentariat of whiners and complainers when two women try their best to start a small business in the way that they can. What is much more important to me is that it is ALWAYS good to see women entering the all-too-frequently male-dominated brewing industry. This is an achievement which should be celebrated, not whined about by NIMBY busybodies. Congrats, Robyn and Erin. You’re doing the industry proud, and I hope to see your business outlast the fleeting, diaper-load comments of the whiny Internet.  Oh, also, we’ll stop by next weekend!

    • ROFLOL February 17, 2020 (2:49 pm)

      I’m supportive of the business but did you – the infamous Jort – actually just refer to “fleeting diaper-load comments of the whiny internet”????  Oh, you are excepting yourself, of course.

      • heartless February 17, 2020 (7:40 pm)

        The great irony here is that Jort was, of course, referring to comments like yours.  Way to prove a point!

        • ROFLOL February 17, 2020 (10:08 pm)

          Hahaha – The real irony is that in your mind your comments are probably also immune from that description! 

  • Barry February 16, 2020 (9:09 pm)

    This is close to me and I’m excited. I am sure they will be respectful and the NIMBYs will have something else to train their ire on in a month. I hope the beer is good!

  • #OnlyinSeattle February 16, 2020 (10:47 pm)

    All I know is they better provide a smoking section for their clientele , all cigarette butts ditched on my parking strip will be returned to proprietor and all “customers” dodging the rain under my carport will be promptly removed from private property.

    • LK February 17, 2020 (8:14 am)

      OK, settle down Onlyinseattle.  Why don’t you just tell the kids to stay off your lawn while you’re at it.

    • Tsurly February 17, 2020 (11:05 am)

      Try having a conversation with your neighbor about your concerns, rather than passive aggressively ranting about it on the Blog before anything has actually happened.

    • Wseattleite February 17, 2020 (4:02 pm)

      Onlyinseattle, I see potential revenue. A negotiated dry smoking area with well taken care of butt cans and fans to filter and direct smoke?  Could be a win if set up properly. 

  • Mel February 16, 2020 (11:02 pm)

    Yay for Cold Crash! A wonderful and welcome addition to the neighborhood. Cheers! 

  • El'Jefe February 17, 2020 (6:34 am)

    Good luck on the venture ladies.  If people have a gripe about too much traffic maybe we should look into our Churches.  I have two within blocks of each other.  Not only is the traffic flow high every Sunday from 9-12, but the weekday evenings activities make it impossible to park anywhere near my home.  So if we are going to whine about parking regarding a gathering place that serves beer then we should be whining about the ones that serve up some god.  

    • Tsurly February 17, 2020 (6:55 pm)


  • Michelle S February 17, 2020 (8:10 am)

    What ever happened to just saying CONGRATS hope your adventure go’s well GOOD LUCK LADIES!!!!!!

  • justme February 17, 2020 (2:26 pm)

    Congrats! I hope you’ll consider a bike lock rack of some kind visible from the room so that I can hitch up on my route for a refreshment!

  • deooo February 18, 2020 (12:59 pm)

    Thank you WSB for promoting the business and multiple reminders of the grand opening! We visited on Sunday, enjoyed the beer, and will definitely be back

  • Kathy February 18, 2020 (1:25 pm)

    I think they can only have a 64 square inch sign and two outside employees, customer visits “by appointment only”.  I have been through this with a neighbor who was running a business with several employees next door; noise issues, clutter in the yard, advertised sales and huge signs.  Fortunately after several years of this, they made it big (I guess) and got a commercial space. It’s great to support small businesses, but the people next door have the right to have a peaceful neighborhood and the expectation that home businesses will be good neighbors and follow the rules.

  • Matt H February 19, 2020 (8:38 pm)

    Congrats Robyn, and good to have you in West Seattle!

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