Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sicks' Brewing- Bay View Brewery

Airport Way

I've driven past this building hundreds of times and just last week spotted for the first time, the Sicks' painted sign. I went back to capture the sign and then since it was such a nice day, I followed Airport Way down to Georgetown. I'd only been to Georgetown a few times and didn't realize that the large brick compound used to be the Rainier brewery. I was simply stunned. Not only by the coincidence of discovering it on the same day I was out taking pictures of the Sicks sign, but that it was still in such great shape with much of the buildings' relief in tact.

The Sicks brewery is now being leased to Tully's and some small businesses. The old Georgetown brewery is currently housing some small artsy businesses and from what I can tell, some beer distributors. I'm absolutely fascinated with it, and will likely spend a lot of time polishing and updating this post to include additional information as I learn more. In the meantime, the Rainier Brewing Company wiki page has a decent history for those of you who are interested in learning more:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hartford Glass

Pike and Broadway, Capitol Hill

This specimen is in excellent shape with lots of color remaining.

"Hartford Glass Co.
Automobile Glass and Mirrors"