Welcome to the first edition of our Poulsbo business spotlight. Each month we will ask a few simple questions to one of our amazing local businesses to get a better understanding of who they are and why you shouldn’t wait to visit them on your next visit to Poulsbo!

Today we pose those questions to the owners of Western Red Brewing, Denver & Marianna Smyth. Western Red Brewing (WRB) is the newest of Poulsbo’s five breweries. But don’t let the newness fool you, they have a state of the art brewing facility and beer that rival’s the guys that have been doing it for decades. Their taproom decor is a nod to the logging industry that was such a major part of the area’s past economy. Its warm and inviting, and pared with their beer selection, you may never want to leave.

WRB Taproom is open 2:00-8:00pm Monday-Thursday, and 12:00-9:00pm Friday-Saturday. They are located at 19168 Jensen Way NE – just down the street from the Post Office. There is ample free street parking with additional parking lots nearby.


Business Name: 
Western Red Brewing (WRB)

Type of Business:
Craft Brewery

How long have you been in business?
Our team opened WRB on August 31, 2017.

What was the inspiration to start this business? 
Our love for craft beer is where it all began for us.

What do you love most about doing business in Poulsbo?
We love the community in which we get to serve. The residents of Poulsbo are a great bunch of people.

What’s one thing visitors to your business might be surprised to know? 
We are kid and dog friendly. WRB strives to create an atmosphere where family, friends, and neighbors can come together and celebrate Historic Downtown Poulsbo.

Anything else? 
We have a spacious tasting room and we also have an even larger banquet space. Both areas are available to rent for your private parties. In addition, we have a mobile beer truck that can be brought to a location of your choosing for your events. WRB is truly your full beer experience!