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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Brewery Incubator still coming to Downtown Spokane, just in a different spot

Many a local craft beer lover has wondered when Young Buck Brewing Co. and their planned brewery incubator, a first for Spokane, is actually going to open. The businesses we're originally scheduled to open in the same building as the former Spokane Public Market at the corner of W. 2nd and S. Browne in SoDo Spokane.

But there is now more hope we'll see this exciting project actually come to fruition with the recent announcement that Young Buck and it's partners are re-grouping to open the business in another Downtown building, that's also historic and a great location to the rest of Downtown.

Young Buck Brewing will now be opening in the Luminaria Building at 154 S. Madison on the Western side of Downtown along the railroad viaduct. Taking over the Pink Salvage Gallery space, but despite the move to the new, equally awesome, building their plans remain much the same.

Young Buck Brewing will be the primary microbrewery in the space, but will lease out the use of the brewing equipment to other small microbreweries, allowing them to grow, and possibly even move beyond the world of home brewing. Brewing space is still available as Young Buck and another new brewery called Little Spokane Brewing Co. are currently to only for sure tenants.

Also, the space will be home to a tap room business to drink the beers brewed there, along with other craft beer selections / wines and more. That tap room will be called Steel Barrel and should open later this year, possibly before the breweries. Steel Barrel Tap Room will offer 24 taps, along with a small food menu and the possibility of Kombucha.

There is no word on what will take the space of the former Spokane Public Market now that this beer business has moved on. Pinot's Palette and Tinbender Craft Distillery still occupy portions of that building but large spaces are still empty.

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