This is Seattle – the land of lumbersexuals and IPAs. We love our beer and so of course, we have a bevy of beer vendors (also knows as breweries) coming to Arcade Lights this year. Here is just a little teaser!
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
A long time ago, back in 1994, Bob Maphet and Brian Sollenberger embarked on—as Bob puts it—“a hobby that went wildly out of control.” It was an adventure to change the world and the public’s perception of how amazing beer can taste. Putting their noggins together, they crafted the finest beers known to mankind (or at least we think so).
The story behind the Diamond Knot brand name harkens back to the 1947 shipwreck of the Diamond Knot cargo ship. It is a story of perseverance, tenacity and being resourceful in the face of adversity. Bob and Brian named the brewery Diamond Knot to honor the hard-working and innovative operations crew of the salvage, and as a reminder of what is possible when you have dreams and ambition. Read more about the Diamond Knot shipwreck.
Hellbent Brewing Company
We’re not just pitching the yeast*. We are beer lovers pitchin’ woo** to Lake City with a bouquet of hops in one hand and a pint in the other. From our crisp golden ale to our floral jasmine wheat, we meticulously craft our brews with the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality beer every time.
While we obviously love our beer, our beer-love is not exclusive to Hellbent. Including featured beers from our favorite local microbreweries, we have a total of 20 beers on tap. We also offer wine, cider, and other bottled beer to satisfy a wide range of tastes. * In brewing, adding yeast to the wort to start the transformation from sugary liquid to beer is called “pitching the yeast.” **“Pitchin woo” is a southern expression for “wooing a love interest.” Two of us are Pacific Northwesterners by way of Texas.
Our brewery’s not an academy. It’s not a science lab. It’s a place to make beer. And have a beer. A good one. Hopefully, a great one. We got our start making beer in our basement and seeing what our friends thought of it. After a little trial and error, the beer started tasting pretty good.
Serving creativity and contradiction since 2015.