May 30, 2012

This is the first in a series of short histories of Seattle craft breweries that are now closed or no longer operating in Seattle. Please post your memories or corrections to any of these histories. Also looking for more photos from Lunar Brewing.

Frank Halderman got his start in the industry as a delivery truck driver for Pike Brewing Co. during the day and home brewing enthusiast by night. In 1999 he opened Lunar Brewing Company in the South Park area of Seattle. Lunar specialized in traditional styles of ales and lagers. Two of their flagship beers were the Penumbra Porter and Lunar I.P.A. In 2003, Lunar Brewing Company was sold and reopened under new management as Baron Brewing. Frank Halderman is now the head brewer at Terminal Gravity Brewing in Enterprise, Oregon.