Kitsap On Tap: Valhöll Brewing

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Founded: 2010

Location: 18970 3rd Ave., Poulsbo

Online: Website, @valhollbrew, Facebook

Beer sold in: Taproom, kegs

Signature beers: Brew Bitch IPA, Golden Warrior Ale

What’s brewing: Valhöll grew out of Heads Up Brewing, a Silverdale hub for beer makers. Heads Up closed in 2008 and former employee Jeff Holcomb laid the groundwork for his own brewery in a Poulsbo with partner Jordan Rogers.

They opened the 3rd Avenue taproom in 2012 and brought on Pike brewer Adam Orrick oversee production. The brewery found a successful niche, offering bold beer, an inviting barroom, and popular, Viking-themed apparel (Valhöll is the original word for Valhalla).

While most growing breweries push aggressively into wholesale, Valhöll is more focused on building its taproom business. Holcomb has plans for a larger production facility on the Kitsap Peninsula, and envisions a string of Valhöll taprooms spread across several craft beer-starved states.

Viewpoint:

“My whole goal has been to create a gathering place. People forget how to talk, everyone wants to be on their phone, we want a place where beer lovers can come together and hang out.” — Jeff Holcomb

blog.tinyKitsap On Tap is an exploration of West Sound’s rising craft beer industry. Find the print story, more beer features and ongoing coverage at kitsapsun.com/beer.

 Brewery Profiles: Silver City Brewery | Hood Canal Brewery | Der Blokken Brewery | Slippery Pig Brewery | Valhöll Brewing | Sound Brewery | Bainbridge Island Brewing | Rainy Daze Brewing | Slaughter County Brewing | Unicycle Ale|

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