North Jetty Brewing has been around a couple of years now, having so much success Co-owner/Brewmaster Erik Svensen quit his day job and opened a tap room this spring. Erik and wife Michelle have done an attention-grabbing job of not only crafting some outstanding brews, but bringing their community into the business. Inside, you’ll find decor and traditions honoring local fishermen and U.S. Coast Guardsmen who train and work nearby, as well as wood planks honoring Founders Club members.
What’s surprising, at least to many patrons, is the way liquor licensing works in Washington. As a result, Erik and Michelle opted to make their brewery a tap room rather than a restaurant. Patrons are encouraged to bring food with them, or they can order from several restaurants just a few steps away, some of which deliver. Beverages must be served by the proprietors (soft drinks are also available).
It’s quickly becoming a popular place to potluck, hang out, listen to music, enjoy Trivia Nights and be an extended living room for the community at large.
The North Jetty Brewing logo was developed by graphic artist Laila Brown and the watercolor art used on the postcards is Ilwaco’s artist Don Nisbett. Photos were taken by the owners. Our photos here on great. I guess you’ll have to go in and see the place for yourself. Darn.