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Former Microsoft employees open Seattle brewery

Two tech entrepreneurs have opened a new brewery in Seattle’s hip Capitol Hill neighbourhood.

Capitol Hill, Seattle.
Capitol Hill, Seattle. Image by Shannon Kringen / CC BY 2.0

The brewery, named Optimism Brewing Company, focuses on straightforward and accessible beers, casting off style names like ‘kolsch’ and ‘stout’ in favor of simple descriptors like ‘Yellow’ and ‘Black’. The founders, a couple who got their start as Microsoft employees, say they hope their approach will open craft beer up to more casual drinkers. The brewery says it will rotate new beers into its tap list and experiment with new flavors. Read more: seattlemet.com