Renamed Craft Beverage Spot in Redmond Offers over 100 Taps and Full Menu
Hop House – Gastropub & Commonhouse Celebrates Grand Re-opening
The plans are all set for the big first-year anniversary party being held at “Hop House – Gastropub & Commonhouse,” in Redmond this weekend, August 25-27. Owners Ann and Greg Humes have seen a lot of changes in just one year, and while the new name Hop House is only 3 months old, the pub and its ownership have been working hard building the business for the last 12.
Formerly a franchise of Growler USA, which originally opened in August 2016, the now independent and newly dubbed pub will keep its prime location at 160th Ave and 83rd St. in Redmond, under Milehouse Apartments, which also provides covered parking. Hop House ownership remains with Ann and her husband Greg, and still boasts “the most craft beer taps” on the Eastside, with 105 total, pouring local and US microbrews, hard cider, mead, and draught wine, in the open and airy space of the tap room. Newly added import taps, and select bottle service, round out the selection. Additional beverage taps include a wide selection of non-alcoholic sodas, including two root beer styles, plus coldbrew coffee on nitro, and kombucha tea.
After hosting a successful Eastside Brewer’s Showcase for Seattle Beer Week in May – the first time for such an event, with 17 breweries and cideries represented – Ann assures that “supporting local independent craft brewers and the community remain our focus.” Greg, the Brew Curator, is responsible for the impressive beverage selection, as well as the crucial weekly draft system cleaning. He respects and appreciates that “for every style of beer there are fans,” which is why beyond the 14 taps of IPAs (which are sure to please any discerning hop enthusiast), he dedicates specific taps to a variety of sours, farmhouse styles, imperials, stouts, Ryes, chili beers, Gluten-free, and much more. “The word is out, and we attract a large number of craft beer lovers from all over. It’s important to me that they get the freshest kegs pouring from the cleanest taps.” He adds “Plus, we make it easy to be adventurous, and try something new and different!”
The family-friendly Hop House keeps their all ages section, and over-21 bar area, and will continue offering growlers-to-go, and serving beer flights, but the re-vamped lunch and dinner menu will be sure to get some mouths watering. A healthy kitchen is always the bottom line for Ann. “We’re still holding on to the baked, never fried food concept,” she says, and with the new-found freedom to explore, assisted by two new culinary school graduate additions to the kitchen, some amazing new dishes have been created, such as savory house-made meatballs, traditional Shepard’s pie, and a Poutine made with Beecher’s cheese curds. The owners are also introducing more vegetarian options, and smaller draft pours in 10oz schooners, which will satisfy anyone wanting to enjoy more of the craft beer selection without over-indulging.
The recent addition of pet-friendly outdoor seating area came just in time for summer, allowing guests to enjoy the sun and a pint with their best friends, whether two or four-legged. And now, for their one year anniversary, Hop House will introduce weekend live music! With Trivia Nights returning in the Fall, and monthly Brewer’s events, there’s always something new around the corner. Please come visit and see what this great spot has to offer!
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