“…brewery stories are stories of passion and place.”
Beer drinkers, more often than not, have a personal connection to the beer that they drink.
Our favorite brands become our connection to ‘place’. When Steam Donkey opened, there had not been a brewery in Aberdeen in 70+ years. The doors opened in 2017 with the hope that people would find a connection with local beer made in Grays Harbor.
Back when the company was two people who practically lived at the brewery, splitting all the jobs; brewing, marketing, bartending, event planning, & supply runs..[you name it, they did it], they knew this space needed more than just themselves to thrive. That is what is so great about breweries though. Sometimes the right people find themselves at the bar on a Tuesday night, and eventually, decide to throw themselves into brewery ownership!
Today, Steam Donkey is led by four fantastic owners, with totally different professional backgrounds, that work together to make our Tiny Brewery Space the place to get local beer.
We are a female majority owned brewery, and both our cellering staff and beertenders are female identifying. We recently have added an all female sales team, and through our Brewster beer series, we are brewing all women brews in the brewhouse! The future is definitely female at Steam Donkey!
Speaking of brews, we brew the delightful Super Donkey DIPA, and Kalaloch Kolsch as our Flagship beers, and you will find those most often out and about in Grays Harbor. Our rotating tap list also features some kick ass pale ales, and the beloved Punchy Brewster Hazy IPA. We also love older staple beers, such as our Nebulous Hefeweizen, and Robust Porter, and often brew interesting table beers and seltzers to round out the tap list.
While we still occupy the original tasting room that we opened up in on March 17, 2017, we are bursting at the seams in both our brewing space and tasting room, and have acquired additional storage. We have even added a food truck out front to continue to bring our community exactly what they want from their local beer place. We like to say, whether it’s your first time in, or your 1000th, you feel like you belong here, and we’re not wrong. This is your space, we just brew in it!
We’re located in historic downtown Aberdeen, WA.
We are a family-friendly, all-ages establishment. We just do beer but outside food is welcome.
TASTING ROOM HOURS
101 E Wishkah Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520