|Ron Sanders, one of the owners of Darkness Brewing on Fairfield Ave. in Bellevue. FTM file.|
"For awhile we just had fun together in his kitchen creating and brewing different beer receipts and of course drinking them. Friends would come over and help up enjoy them occasionally and after while we started hearing things like 'man, you guys should open you your own microbrewery.' So we did. Why not have fun doing what we love and getting to serve it across from our own bar," said Sanders. "We're home brewers gone wild."
Tomorrow, they will get their chance as they open Darkness Brewing at 224 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. They have six of their own recipes on tap, that range from light to dark and sell beer by the glass, flight or growler.
The two partners ran a successful crowdfunding effort and with sweat equity pitched in by family and friends, they are ready to serve you.
Sanders said that they will have food trucks, seasonal events, live original acoustic music, live art and lots of fun with beer.
"One of our favorite parts about brewing is taking risks and we plan to," he said. "There's a lot of great brewers in town, so we'd like to compliment what they are doing. Our focus is to be a destination or hangout spot for the locals. The City of Bellevue has been great to work with and we're excited to open."
|The beer garden will get a makeover with loads of landscaping. FTM file.|
|A pull down garage doors leads from the tap room to the beer garden. FTM file.|
|Local artwork adorns the walls. A large connect four brings a living room feel to the tap room. FTM file.|
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|Bench seating, booth seating and table top seating. FTM file.|
|Some of these booths were reclaimed from an old Chinese restaurant. FTM file.|
|The bar top is reclaimed wood from a historic 1860s' home in Bellevue and pieced together by a local artisan. FTM file.|
|Beer flights. This sat on a type-setting table that was apart of API Printing, which used to inhabit 224 Fairfield. FTM file.|
|Man on the Moo Milk Stout. 5.3% ABV. "A blend of roasted malts and lactose create a rich and creamy mouth feel with a light body." FTM file.|
|Bar games. FTM file.|
|Bar games? FTM file.|
|Christothor. 4.4% ABV. "A mellow blonde with America and English hops to show the lighter side of Darkness." FTM file.|