Crane’s Castle Brewing Company began in the basement of our home in Spokane. We were recent veterans of the United States Air Force, new parents, and busy graduate students in engineering and physical therapy. The years passed, the degrees completed, another kid made their way into the world -- and Dan’s brewing rig became more elaborate. His engineering training allowed him to design a gravity-fed and temperature-controlled system. His love of cooking helped him develop a palate for consistency and quality. As friends and family like to say, “Danny’s never made a bad beer.”
By 2010 Dan brewed like a semi-pro in our basement in Gig Harbor. We moved up to the Brownsville area in 2013 and our annual Oktoberfest party grew into a full-day fest as we added more incredible Kitsap friends. Soon, we were fielding “When are you guys going to start a brewery?” questions. In 2017 we finally answered: “Now.”
Turns out that Dan has some roots in brewing and bottling in the West. His great-grandfather, Johann Otto Lang, and his brothers emigrated from Germany in the 1880’s and were the owners of the one of the first bottling operations in San Francisco (http://www.brewerygems.com/lang.htm). When you visit our brewery, keep your eyes open for pictures of Otto, his brother, many friends -- and some seriously awesome horse-drawn carriages full of beer.
Kranenburg, in English, means “The Crane’s Castle.” It’s also the name of a town in the Northern Rhine-Westfalia region of western Germany, a region with low elevation that’s prone to being pretty gray, drizzly and marshy. That’s something many of us living in Western Washington can understand.
So -- whether you’re trying to find protection from the weather, forge new friendships, or foster old ones, we sincerely hope that our “Castle” is more than just a place to try a great craft brew. We want the Crane’s Castle Beer Hall to become a place of fellowship and refuge and connection for the Bremerton and greater Kitsap community -- as they have been for us.
Located in the heart of East Bremerton
Atmosphere: Come spend some time in our laid back beer hall. We’re all neighbors here, and in this place you’ll meet some new best friends. Enjoy a pint over a game of cornhole, pair a beer with a book from our shelves, or use the toy corner to keep your little ones entertained while you catch up with friends. In addition to our line-up of fine craft beers, we have guest taps of Cider, Kombucha and endless still and sparkling water. Let the kids buy a few shots of flavored syrup to make an Italian Soda! We have snacks, and a few light meal offerings to supplement whatever foodstuffs you bring in yourself.
Food Truck/Delivery Options: We welcome all sorts of outside food and even deliveries. We also are setting up a regular food truck rotation/options for your dining convenience.
Monday - Thursday TBD
FRIDAY: 4:00 - 8:00pm AUGIE’S BACKYARD BBQ
SATURDAY: 12:00 - 8:00pm AUGIE’S BACKYARD BBQ
SUNDAY: 1:00 - 8:00pm AUGIE’S BACKYARD BBQ
We’ll try to keep this list as up-to-date as possible, but when in doubt check Facebook for the most current info.
Community Involvement: We host programs, charity events, and even take reservations for your special occasion. Let us know how we can serve you better and give back to the local community.
Exclusive Member Events: Meet with the Brewers and Founders at special events with limited access. Your membership means free tastings, special beers, and prizes at raffles. Interested in membership? Scroll down and submit your contact info to let us know.
1550 NE Riddell Rd
Bremerton, WA, 98310
Mon 4p - 9p Tue 4p - 9p Wed 4p - 9p Thu 4p - 9p Fri 3p -10p
Join our "Bricklayer Club" to receive daily discounts and fantastic perks.
$1 off every 16oz pour; everyday, all year
Customized leather pint sleeve with your club name
First taste access/pour on all beers prior to releasing to the general public, major citizenry, or admiral riff-raff
VIP access to special events
1-year, 3-year and lifetime memberships with discounts for couples
Due to the logistics involved in getting the member pint sleeves, we only open up memberships twice a year - during the months of November and June (at a prorated cost).
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1550 NE Riddell Rd, #180
Bremerton, WA, 98310
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