After a year of construction and a three-week pre-opening, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing is ready to celebrate the grand opening of their newest location, the Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, with a full ship christening ceremony Saturday, Feb. 8. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
“We know most people expect a ribbon-cutting for grand opening celebrations,” said Sherry Jennings, Diamond Knot’s sales and marketing director. “Diamond Knot’s story is rooted in Pacific Northwest nautical history, so there’s no better way to welcome a new DK location than to christen ‘the ship.’”
The 8,700-square-foot Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT, located at 5602-232nd St. S.W. #106 next door to Double DD Meats in Mountlake Terrace, includes a production brewery visible throughout the restaurant, a full bar, a private dining area named the Quarterdeck, and outdoor seating during the warmer months. A functional grain silo sits right outside the brewpub’s front door.
“Part of the Diamond Knot mission is to provide a lively experience,” said company president and founder Bob Maphet. “This location has already proven to be pretty lively thanks to the anticipation of our opening. It’s really about the Diamond Knot experience; visitors to the brewpub will not only be able to drink our craft beer, they can watch it being made.”
The 10-barrel brewing system is in full view inside the brewpub behind a wall of glass. The beer is brewed and fermented, then sent to serving tanks in a large walk-in cooler and piped directly to the 16 taps: 14 for beers, one for cider and one for DK root beer.
One addition that company officials are especially proud of is the shipwreck timber bar top, once a timber on board a steam freighter that ran aground off the Washington coast in 1921. Underwater for more than 80 years, the timbers floated to shore and were reclaimed by a local timber company. Slabs were cut specifically for the Mountlake Terrace brewpub bar and coated in layers of resin.
“We like to tell stories, and this bar top has definitely become a fun story to tell,” Jennings said. “You can still see sand in the grain and markings where steel chains once held the timbers to the deck.”
The brewpub menu includes signature burgers and pizzas, salads, chowder and specialty dishes. Breakfast is served on the weekends and is a mix of omelets, waffles, pancakes and signature DK combinations. Monthly chef specials, appetizers and desserts round out the offerings.
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing also operates the Brewery & Alehouse on the Mukilteo waterfront, Camano Lodge on Camano Island, and the Taproom, located at the company’s production brewery and headquarters on Chennault Beach Road in Mukilteo. Diamond Knot Craft Brewing has been in operation since 1994.
The hours for the Diamond Knot Brewpub @ MLT are 10 a.m. to midnight weekdays and 8 a.m. to midnight weekends.