Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse opened at the turn of the century at 35 W. Sunset Way in Issaquah where it was home to a 5-barrel pilot brewery. For a time Rogue produced its cider in Issaquah, but now the brewpub will shutter at the end of the week.
Up until two years ago, Rogue had two locations outside the state of Oregon. Its San Francisco pub caught fire in March 2018 and the unsalvageable pub never reopened. Rogue Ales will continue on with its locations within the state of Oregon that includes its home base in Newport along with pubs in Portland, Astoria and Independence.
Here is the letter that Dharma Tamm, President of Rogue Ales & Spirits, posted today on the brewery’s Facebook page.
Rogue Nation community,
We are very sad to announce that the Rogue Issaquah Brewhouse will be closing its doors for the last time on Friday, March 6th.
This pub opened in 2001 and it has been an absolute pleasure to serve the Issaquah community, tourists and life-long Rogue fans for the past 19 years. We wouldn’t have continued our operations this long without you, so thanks to our exceptional pub staff and ever-loyal Issaquah community.
This was a very difficult decision, but unfortunately rising costs have made it apparent that it is our best option to close the Issaquah Brewhouse in order to better focus on our other public houses and production. We have offered jobs to all Rogue Issaquah employees at one of our other pubs and hope to keep them as a part of our family. We cannot thank our team enough for your passion and support for the Rogue brand.
We will miss our regular customers and will forever cherish the memories made at this pub. It’s sad to close our doors after so many years but we promise that we will continue to produce world-class products and distribute them throughout the state of Washington and beyond.
We will be throwing a thank you gathering this Friday, March 6th to celebrate an amazing two decades in Issaquah, Washington. We hope to see you there.
Thank you for your continued support for Rogue over the years!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.