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New Brewery Plans to Open in Redmond Early Next Year

Hi-Fi Brewing will be located in an office park off Northeast 95th Street near Black Raven.

Redmond's beer scene is about to get a bit more competitive with Hi-Fi Brewing preparing to open shop sometime in early 2013, the Washington Beer Blog reports.

Redmond is already home to two very successful brewing operations, Black Raven and Mac & Jack's. Hi-Fi will be located in an office park just a few doors down from Black Raven at 14950 NE 95th St.

Co-founder Ryan McGee told the beer blog that his team plans to open a 15-barrel brewery and a taproom that will sell pints and fill growlers. McGee declined to offer much information on the beer selection but said a lager and session will be part of the regular lineup.

McGee said his team just secured possession of the facility this week, so their work on the space is just getting started. Check out the post on Washington Beer Blog for more details about Hi-Fi.

You can follow Hi-Fi's progress toward opening day on Facebook and Twitter (and of course check back with Redmond Patch for more information in coming months).

dorimonsonfan October 04, 2012 at 12:12 AM
strange trend; breweries in office parks. maybe it's just me, but when i go out for a beer it seems weird pulling up to what feels like a doctor's office. that said if the beer is good enough i will go there.
Ann October 04, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Have you ever been to Cafe Juanita? It looks like a 70's dental office and serves the best of the best cuisine. I guess don't judge a book by its cover also applies to beer! Remember, these are PRODUCTION houses. Real brewing going on, with some seating. Black Raven is just an excellent example of a brewery that has built out a very nice taproom for tasting (no food, just beer).
dorimonsonfan October 04, 2012 at 01:42 AM
agree about cafe juanita. their food is the best of the best. if hi-fi can make a beer that good then i will go there. but in a town with port brewing Mongo ipa and pliny the elder readily available, that's a tough task. i hope they can be successful.
Jenny Manning October 04, 2012 at 03:05 PM
That's great news! I was a little unsure when I pulled into Black Raven's parking lot for the first time a little more than two years ago. But the beer and the atmosphere is great! I look forward to the opening of Hi-Fi. Do they plan to sell food, or allow patrons to bring their own/order take-out from nearby restaurants?
Caitlin Moran October 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Not sure yet, Jenny—everything is in the very early stages at this point. I'm definitely going to check back in with them in a few months when their plans are a bit more established, though. Black Raven allows patrons to bring in their own food (and order pizzas from the nearby pizza joint); I would not be surprised if Hi-Fi decided to do the same.
Ann October 04, 2012 at 04:26 PM
I think beer is going to be the next big thing on the top of the Eastside. We have McMenamin's coming to Bothell, 5 breweries in Woodinville and the Collective on Tap opening too. The infrastructure is there for sure - LOTS of unused office and warehouse buildings that make the perfect fit for brewing. I think people will forgive the environment to have something made on site.

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