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E-9 to Open New Barrel House

On Friday the 43-year-old restaurant and bar announced some changes: work will begin soon on a new barrel house in the Stadium District. The new space will expand their brewing capacity. It will also house a new barrel room.

Expanded brewing space, along with new bottling equipment, will mean increased production. Increased numbers of oak barrels and new bottling equipment will allow brewers Shane Johns and Sean Jackson to begin releasing some of their beers in bottles, and provide room for higher gravity barrel-aged beers, like barley-wines and imperial stouts.

The streetfront brew house next to E-9's restaurant space will stay put, with a few upgrades. 

You can get in on the action this Saturday at E9's first ever bottle release party when they will be releasing a limited number of bottles of a raspberry wild ale and a farmhouse style saison in their current location. The limited edition bottles will go on a first-come, first-served basis, and a kegged version of the raspberry wild will be available to try before you buy.

The press release from E-9 calls it "the first Barrel House in Tacoma, and possibly the state." Read more from the Washington Beer Blog.

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