The Central District welcomed a new brewery and taproom this June, but it’s not just any brewery. Métier Brewing is a Black-owned brewery located in Woodinville that has garnered awards and acclaim over the years for its beer. This past June, they celebrated the grand opening of their second location in the Central District. Métier’s Cherry Street Taproom is the first Black-owned brewery in Seattle.
Cofounders Rodney Hines and Todd Herriott collaborated with several other Black-owned businesses in their endeavor, including a menu by Umami Kushi, which is known for its Japanese street food snacks. The neighborhood was a conscious decision as well; Hines is a longtime resident of the Central District, which is Seattle’s historically Black neighborhood.
Métier Brewing describes their mission as “brewing damn good beer and building stronger community to inspire bigger dreams for all.” Through their hiring practices, collaborations with other Black-owned businesses, and overall air of a welcoming community space, Métier practices what they preach.
You can visit the newly opened Métier Cherry Street Taproom in the Central District now!
Location: 2616 E Cherry St, Seattle, WA
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 3 – 8 p.m., Thursday: 3 – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 1– 9 p.m., Sunday: 1 – 7 p.m.