Sunday, January 27, 2013

Brewery Profile - Dirty Bucket Brewing Company in Woodinville, WA

Dirty Bucket Brewery is a small brewery in Woodinville founded by brothers Steve and Chris Acord, along with Steve’s wife Sharon. The brewery opened in April of 2012. Dirty Bucket Brewery features a comfortable tasting room where visitors can enjoy pints of Dirty Bucket beers. Kids are welcome. They’ve even got rootbeer on tap.

The original seeds for the brewery were planted when Steve Acord was stationed in Hawaii. A California native, he served in the National Guard. He spent some time stationed in Italy during the Kosovo conflict and eventually found himself in Hawaii where one of his neighbors introduced him to home-brewed beer. He got the bug and was soon brewing his own beer. Acord’s military career ended in 2005 and he went to work for Costco. That is how he ended up in Washington.

Dirty Bucket Brewery is located in a light industrial park in Woodinville. The diminutive space features a cozy tasting room and a garage door that opens to a roped-off outdoor seating area. A half-wall separates the brewery from the tasting room.

Acord brews the beer on a Sabco BrewMagic system: the same kind of system that Sam Calagione used to start Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware. Steve’s brother Chris, an artist by trade, produces the logos and artwork. Steve’s wife Sharon manages the financial end of things. Dirty Bucket Brewery is truly a family affair.

Dirty Bucket Brewery
19151 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072


Friday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00  p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.

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