Airways Brewing to Expand Current Location and Open Second Location in Downtown Kent Historic District

Kent, Wash. (02/14/11) – Airways Brewing Company, Kent’s Brewery(sm), today announced the expansion of its North Kent production facility and tap room, as well as a new location in the Downtown Kent Historic District.

The brewery’s current location, in the North Kent industrial area, will expand from 1,200 to 2,400 square feet. The larger space will feature a larger tap room and a new 10-barrel brewing system. The tap room expansion is expected to be open in early April, while the new brewing system should arrive in early summer.

Airways has also leased space in the Downtown Kent Historic District for the Airways Brewing Company Beer & Bistro. The location will feature a full food menu, as well as an extensive tap beer lineup. The new location is expected to open in early June.

“We planned this expansion from the beginning, so it’s exciting to see it become reality,” said Alex Dittmar, the company’s founder and brewer. “The larger brewing system and expanded tap room at our current location will help us more efficiently serve our customers and allow us to introduce some new special beers.”

“We are equally excited to announce our second location in the Downtown Kent Historic District. Being Kent’s Brewery, we knew we eventually wanted to end up downtown. It took us about six months to find the right place, and we think people will really enjoy the location, as well as what we’ll have to offer.”

Founded in spring of 2010, Airways Brewing Company is located in Kent, Washington. The brewery produces five standard beers, Starliner Stout, First Class IPA, Jet City ESB, Sky Hag IPATM, and T-Tail Blonde, and features casks and special-edition beers in its Kent tap room. Airways distributes its beer to fine microbrew specialty bars and taverns in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area.

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings–including Sky Hag® IPA, Seat Kicker® IPA, Loud Lady® IPA, Pre Flight Pilsner®, Maylani’s™ Coconut Stout, and PSA® Summer Ale–Airways Brewing also features limited edition beers throughout the year. Pints, tasters, bottles, cans, and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent Tap Room, open Tuesday–Thursday from 3-9 pm, Friday from 2-10 pm, and Saturday from 2-8 pm (8611 S 212th St.). Pints, packaged products, and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Bistro in downtown Kent, Sunday–Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, and Friday–Saturday from 11 am-10 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout Western Washington and the greater Portland, Oregon area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

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Media Contact:
Dione Dittmar
Marketing Director
Airways Brewing Company
media@airwaysbrewing.com
(253) 200-1707