Old Ballard Liquor puts a cork in it

After nearly six years, Seattle’s quirkiest distillery is calling it a night.

The reason? Lexi Woodward, the owner of Old Ballard Liquor Co., has a new job running the food program at Ballard’s new Skål Beer Hall.

Until recently, Lexi (she uses only her first name professionally) ran the hard-to-find OBLC as a nano-distillery that produced aquavit; then it morphed into a Scandinavian café.

In the meantime, Skål has been taking shape up at 5429 Ballard Ave. NW. So Lexi will do the food. For the going-away party Sunday afternoon at OBLC, she’s preparing beer-braised pork stew, Swedish meatball corn dogs (really?) and Lutefisk (fo’ shur, ya betcha).

Ah, yes: OBLC is hidden behind the railroad tracks at 14th NW and Shilshole.

BTW, Lexi’s new beer hall in Ballard has nothing to do with a new beer hall planned for SeaTac, which will be named Ballard Brew Hall. Which, in turn, has nothing to do with any actual brewery in Ballard, as far as we can tell.