Changes at GSB

•June 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Dear friends-

It is with great sadness that I announce my decision to end my time as Head Brewer at Grove Street. It has been a rare privilege to be a part of this great brewery, and to share and enjoy it with everyone involved, from the Thompson family to anyone who stopped in for a pint. The decision was certainly not an easy one to make, but sometimes attention and focus must be turned to other things in life. While my 2 years at GSB have had their challenges, I will always reflect upon them as an enriching and an especially fun time in my life. The job itself has allowed me to share my passion with you and has therefore been extremely satisfying. But I find the most satisfying part of the last two years is the great friends I have made through this wonderful brewpub. I am proud of what we were able to build together, and I will have nothing but fond memories of the time, beers, and conversations we shared. I look forward to new opportunities and challenges, but will always hold in highest regards Grove Street Brewhouse, those with whom I have shared so much at its copper bar top, and especially the Thompson family who have given us this great brewery and who gave me such a tremendous opportunity. I am happy to say that we still have 3 weeks together, with which to sip ESB or Kolsch, IPA or Ol’ Pinchfister, and to celebrate all of the great work that has been done here, to celebrate all of the memorable time we have enjoyed together, and to celebrate a certainly great future for the very first brewery in Shelton, WA (a sleepy little drinking village with a logging problem….).

Friends of Grove Street, my glass is raised to you. I thank you for everything.


Website Update

•January 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Our official website,, is being updated. While it is still a work in progress, it will direct you to what we currently have done. You can find our menu, beer list, location, etc. Look to see an events page soon, and this blog will eventually be moved there as well…where it should receive more regular attention.

•December 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Dear person who started a Twitter account for us a year ago:

???? Please tell me who you are. Also, can I have control of this Twitter account? And once in control of the account….then what?

Thank you.

The brewer.

Music and more.

•December 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Saturday Dec. 11th, Andy Omdahl will be playing. Jazz with a Christmas flair. No cover. 9 p.m. And for your reading pleasure:

Valholl Brewing

•December 4, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A neat profile of Vaholl Brewing’s (Poulsbo, WA) head brewer Jeff Holcomb, written by our own head brewer, Adam Orrick.

Winter Warmer, on tap!

•November 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A rich, malty dark ale.  Lots of malt sweetness, rich caramel and chocolate flavors.  7.5% ABV

New Guest Tap

•October 28, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Serving the Sequoia Red from Scuttlebutt Brewing in Everett.


•October 15, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Good Enough will be playing GSB tomorrow night (Saturday) at 9 p.m.  Classic Rock/Country/Rockabilly out of Kingston.  $3 cover.

Now on Tap!

•September 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Now pouring our first ever Oktoberfest: Mr. Spocktoberfest. An unfiltered amber lager, in the style of the traditional Vienna Lagers brewed for the Munich Oktoberfest. A sweet malty beer, finishing in a crisp refreshing hop bitterness. 5.5% ABV

Kitsap Oktoberfest

•September 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Don’t forget, September 25th is the 1st annual Kitsap Oktoberfest. Come out and taste the best Oktoberfest beers this side of the Sound, including our own Mr. Spocktoberfest: the logical lager. Or something. Anyway, it should be lots of fun and lots of great beer from lots of great breweries. Details here: