Cheers To This Seattle Craft Brewer’s Latest Outpost


The taproom at Holy Mountain Brewing with a mural of a crowned bird pouring beer from its chest

Photo: Ross Eckert

In Seattle, Holy Mountain Brewing has achieved sacred status, considered one of the best craft beers in the West. After gaining a devout following at its Interbay outpost, the brewer decided to expand with a second taproom in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

Designed by local firm Robert Hutchison Architecture, the 2,100-square-foot space emphasizes community connections, serving as a physical expression of the brewery’s values. “The overarching design concept was to create a backdrop for celebrating Holy Mountain’s established brand identity,” architect Robert Hutchison explains.

Murals by Holy Mountain employee and artist Ryan Williams encircle the taproom, and a field of triangular tiles custom-painted with single black dots offers a visual play on the brewery’s logo. “Our hopes for the taproom have already been realized,” reflects Forrest Bibeau, who served as project architect. “The 100-seat space, which is kid- and dog-friendly, has become a popular daily meeting place for local residents and beer enthusiasts alike.”