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Steelheads Alley is named after the 1946 Seattle Steelheads Negro League baseball team, honoring and paying tribute to the rich and diverse sports history of baseball and softball the Pacific Northwest. 

Led by resident brewer, Rodney Hines of Seattle’s own Métier Brewing Company, Steelheads Alley will offer an exclusive list of specialty craft beers brewed onsite by Métier, local draft beer and the full menu of classic bar fare from Hatback. 

Steelheads Alley is located adjacent Hatback Bar & Grille and the ideal setting for a social celebration or corporate gathering. The brewery will host a calendar of beer events from tapping parties to tastings and a Meet The Brewer series.



M├ętier Brewing Company

Métier means “one’s calling” and at Métier Brewing Company their calling and mission is to brew damn good beer and build a stronger community to inspire bigger dreams for all. As one of the few black-owned breweries in the country, founder Rodney Hines knows that representation matters and believes that beer should be made for everyone in mind - from the supplier that produces the ingredients to the brewers, staff and the wider community enjoying the beer. Rodney and the team at Métier Brewing Company are committed to craft, brewing with intention and integrity and pairing great beer with conversation, connection and action to help strengthen the community.

Meet Rodney Hines

Rodney Hines, Co-founder and CEO of Métier Brewing Company has advocated for business to measure success through both profitability and civic responsibility throughout his entire career. Prior to Métier Brewing Company, Rodney served as the Director of Social Impact for Starbucks, leading the company’s efforts to support economic development in lower-income, diverse communities throughout the country and around the world. Rodney brewed his first beer with his buddies over 30 years ago.