Puyallup River Brewing – Closed

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Puyallup River Brewing – Closed



Established: 2011, closed in May 2019

Owner: Eric Akeson

Brewers: Eric Akeson and Nat Woodsmith

Location: Eric Akeson’s garage in Puyallup

Specialty: Eric Akeson lives and breathes saisons, but loves a good hop-forward, clean Northwest IPA, as well as seasonals

Five Notable Beers: Electron IPA, Mud Mountauin Milk Stout, Lahar Imperial IPA, We Are the Champions IPA, Pineapple Paradise Cream Ale

Awards: Small Brewery of the Year, 2015 Washington Beer Awards,
2015 Washington Beer Awards gold for Pineapple Paradise, silver for Mud Mountain Milk Stout, silver for Paradise Blonde Saison. 2014 Washington Beer Awards silver for Cream Ale, silver for Barrel Age Porter, bronze for Black Pumpkin Saison

Fun Facts:
>>> Founder Eric Akeson was inducted into international video game hall of fame 2010
>>> We are the Champions IPA was brewed in honor of the Seahawks 2014 Super Bowl win

Although Eric Akeson began delivering his beer to local bottle shops and groceries stores in 2012, he’s been a beer enthusiast since working in a Kirkland alehouse in the mid-’90s. He took his homebrew hobby to the next level in 2011, opening a brewery in his South Hill home’s backyard. In 2013, he launched the Puyallup River Alehouse in downtown Puyallup. In 2015, he closed the Alehouse and became a production-only brewery. Akeson brews in a 500 square-foot-shop on his Puyallup property in a 7-barrel system, four 7 barrel fermenters and two 15-barrel fermenters.