I have a new favorite place. It goes against my instinct to talk to people about places I like because they might show up there, but Selah Springs Brewing Company is a little different. I don’t want to plan for us to go together, I just want to run into you in the middle of an asshole.
“We want it to feel like a house party,” said Selah Springs co-owner and brewer AJ Keagle.
Selah Springs offers a very limited selection of its own beers. It brews off-site and when something new is released, it’s quickly gone within days of being offered to the thirsty public. Follow them online for the most up-to-date releases and news.
Co-founder Chris Swedin is an old-school Bert Grant veteran and owns all the vintage recipes from Grant’s Brewery Pub. When bigger batches are brewed, you can expect the classic Imperial Red and IPA to be in heavy rotation with local favorite 1982. Selah Springs even has the original mash tun and fermenter Grant used. In the 1980’s.
You can never be sure who’s going to show up or what crazy games you’re going to get into, but it’s going to be fun. There are a ton of things. Cornhole, ladder ball, jumbo jenga… and a hammock! Oh! And the dogs. Bring your dogs. There should always be dogs in a brewery. If there’s one thing we should start legislating in this state, it’s enforcing dogs in breweries.
Nana Kate is also on site. She partnered with Selah Springs after her restaurant business was hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of food, Nana Kate’s controls beer cravings with Irish stews, Swedish meatballs, pretzels and brats. Basically everything you would want from a small town brewery.
Every Tuesday a new winery is introduced and Nana Kate prepares dishes to pair with wine or beer. There’s great grandma energy coming out of the back and great returning vibes with the neighbors outside and up front. This is where I want to have my next barbecue session.
Do you want to talk about beer nerdiness? These have the history and knowledge to keep you going. Bigfoot conspiracies with the random guy around the corner? To verify. Petting nice boys and girls (dogs)? Oh yes.
I will come back to this place a lot more.