Is Poulsbo the Next Microbrew Mecca?

Brynn Grimley writes:

Back in April I wrote about the restaurant “comings and goings” in Poulsbo. At the time I talked with Jeff Holcomb, who spent five years as the head brewer at Silverdale’s Heads Up Brewery before it closed in February 2008.

He is now working with two partners — Jordan Rodgers and Aaron Callio — to open Valholl Brewing off Front Street just south of its intersection with Bond Road. He called it a “nano-brewery” saying initially they plan to produce only a half-barrel at a time and grow from there based on need. Holcomb wants to bring “very eccentric, extreme beer” to the area. That includes an imperial amber rye, a big Belgium strong ale and a licorice IPA, he said.

When we chatted he said they hoped to have the place open by the end of June. Well, if you’ve looked at the calendar recently you know today is June 30. (Where did June go?!?) I received a Google alert about the brewery that was on the Washington Beer Blog. It has an update from Holcomb.

Sounds like things are still being finalized, and the open date has been pushed to August. To see the full post visit the blog.

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