SEATTLE, WA (12/9/2022) – When Reuben’s Brews launched a decade ago, the brewery’s sole
focus was crafting beers from the glass backwards. Occupying a small warehouse space in
Ballard, the beer was more than enough to keep the tiny team—Adam Robbings and his
brother-in-law Mike Pfeiffer—out of trouble. Fast forward to the present, and the brewery now
offers 25 rotating taps including its own cider and hard seltzer at its Taproom on 14th Avenue
NW. Enjoyably expanding people’s love of beer since 2012, founders Adam and Grace
Robbings are proud to announce the next step in the evolution of their brewery: food.
“We decided to open a brewery because we enjoyed creating and sharing our beers, and we
loved pouring delight and bringing community together,” says Adam. “Reuben’s Eats is an
opportunity to create new memories and deepen relationships, and it’s a chance to strengthen
community, now both around the table and at the bar. We’re excited that you can now rely on usto be there to pair our award-winning brews with great food, every day.”
For the past few weeks, visitors to the Ballard tasting room will have noticed a conspicuous
addition to the patio: a 16-foot food truck emblazoned with a colorful Reuben’s Eats sign. Inside
this kitchen on wheels, the new food team has been working tirelessly to get everything running smoothly, and on Friday, December 9th, it opens to the public with a full menu of mains and sides designed to pair with beers. Some of them even use beer as an ingredient.
Reuben’s Eats is open for dinner service (4 – 8 p.m.) Monday thru Friday, and both lunch and dinner (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.) on Saturdays and Sundays.
Beginning in the spring, Robbings says that the food truck will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week and will occasionally feature specials in addition to staple offerings like a bratwurst made with Reuben’s Pilsner, a perfectly crispy fried chicken sandwich, a soft pretzel served with mustard and beer cheese, and doughnut holes accompanied by huckleberry compote and whipped crème fraîche.
Leading this new dining concept are Kirsten Ohlendorf, a Seattle native and former food truck
owner with a food and beverage background that spans various roles, and Mark Abrahamsen, a
13-year veteran of Seattle’s restaurant scene. The two met while working at the acclaimed
Wallingford restaurant Tilth, and their careers have crossed paths a few other times since.
“I’m an advocate for the Slow Food movement and for general mindfulness as it pertains to our
interactions with food, from the field to the table,” says Abrahamsen, who sources most of th eReuben’s Eats ingredients from local growers, producers, and purveyors like Bavarian Meats,
Firefly Kimchi, and Sea Wolf Bakery.
“We’ve approached recipe development for our food the same way we’ve always approached our beers: unbound by constraints, with an unwavering focus on quality. And while our menu will evolve over time and periodically include specials, we’re especially excited to be a dependable option for great food, every day.”
About Reuben’s Brews
Adam and Grace Robbings opened Reuben’s Brews in 2012, after an award-winning
homebrewing career, naming it after their first child, Reuben. At their family brewery they brew
from the glass backwards: designing each beer with intention, unbound by constraints. They
know that making that extra effort is worth it. From everyday favorites to innovative new
releases, they want to share a love of discovery. Reuben’s Brews. Beer Unbound.
The Reuben’s Brews Taproom (5010 14th Ave. NW) is open daily 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., featuring
an expanded outdoor seating area and To-Go Store. Visit reubensbrews.com for details, and
follow @reubensbrews on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for updates.