Keeping Washington in Washington Beer
Award winning beers created with ingredients farmed and foraged in the Pacific Northwest. Thoughtful lagers and saisons fermented with our house culture of wild and feral yeasts and bacteria.
2023 Wold Beer Cup Gold Award - Mixed Culture Brett Beer - Knitting Circle Season 3 Batch C
2023 Wold Beer Cup Bronze Award - Mixed Culture Brett Beer - Tove
2022 GABF Bronze Award - Field Beer - Rachelle
Lagers made with time honored traditions and Washington malts
Brewed with 100% Washington malts from the fantastic LINC Malts, our focus is on the highly expressive, locally grown malts. We are approaching our production of lager the same as we approach brewing saisons: using time as a crucial component, and employing old world techniques with Washington ingredients.
Origins Of Farmhouse Beer
Farmhouse beer originated before the industrial revolution when beer was not yet produced with laboratory isolated and tightly controlled commercial yeasts, as is common today. Instead, beer was naturally fermented with wild yeasts and bacteria. Because the yeast cultures were locally and naturally occurring, the beers were unique to each specific brewery’s location, creating flavors representing a specific place and time.
Today, farmhouse beer doesn't have to be brewed on a farm; it’s more about a mindset and respect for its origins. It’s about embracing variation rather than avoiding it. We like to think of ourselves as shepherds rather than controllers - giving our fermentation cultures the time they need to make great beer.
Depth Of Mixed Culture
We believe in the incredible amount of depth and nuance that comes with mixed culture. While a solo violinist creates beautiful music, there’s the experience that a symphony creates that can’t be replicated by one artist.
This is the Emerald City - things grow here, lots of wonderfully delicious things. We live in a place where there’s not just great hops but several craft maltsters producing a wide range of malt, wonderful fruit grown a short distance away, and several different geographical areas that offer an enormous selection of foraging to be had.
we reuse our bottles
We are super excited to announce our Bottle Reuse Program! We’re teaming up with the folks at ZEWA here in Ballard to clean our bottles so that we can refill them with more beer.
Bring your emptied (and preferably rinsed) bottles to the taproom and get fifty cents off for every bottle you return toward the purchase of Fair Isle bottle or draft beer.
We’re continuing to make steps and reduce our footprint on this world, so that we are better stewards in an industry that is traditionally resource heavy.