Three years ago, Adam and Grace Robbings gave birth to a son, Reuben. Adam came from a distinguished home-brewing career and they decided to launch a commercial brewery a year ago. August 5, 2012, to be exact. Reuben's Brews is coming up on one year old even as its namesake blows out three candles.
This brewery and taproom shares a block on NW 53rd St. with commercial and industrial neigbhors: the Bardahl Oil plant across the street has a giant sign that can serve as a beacon for the beer seeker.
Reuben's manages to find some square footage for beer garden atmosphere along the sidewalk.
By the time little Reuben is old enough to buy a beer in Washington state, I'm betting his namesake brews will be well-established and going strong.