Our brewers take great pride in brewing beers that are true to style. Of course, we love the innovation involved in developing something completely new but it is brewing beer to style that we find the most challenging. Making the perfect Pale Ale, IPA, or Scottish Ale is what drives us to be the best.
You could say we’re obsessed with quality. From annual trips to the Yakima river valley where we hand-select hops, to our own rigorous standards for the best malted barley, we search tirelessly for the highest quality ingredients. We’ve invested in the best equipment, the best processes, and the best people to create what we think is the finest beer possible.
We even go so far as to strip our municipal water supply to its most basic state and add back salts and minerals to create the perfect water for brewing each style of beer. Our proprietary yeast strain is just another step we take to make unique, flavorful ales and lagers.
We are traditionalists. We believe in not fixing things that aren’t broken. And because of that very little has changed in our brewing process over the years. The highest quality and most efficient equipment helps but beer doesn’t brew itself, it takes dedicated people to steward the two-week brewing and fermentation process. It requires great patience and attention to detail to be the best. For us, good enough is never good enough.
We really don’t take anything for granted. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and technicians ensure that only the best possible beer reaches our customers. We test and taste and re-test every batch that goes through our brewery and if it is not up to our high standards then we don’t release it. Beer can be a fickle drink and consistency can sometimes be elusive so we leave nothing to chance when it comes to quality.
Believe it or not we’ve never thought that beer should be the center of attention. We have often taken the greatest pleasure in a simple beer, well made, in the company of good people - talking about anything but beer. Whether it’s a quiet conversation or getting together for the big game we believe that beer belongs. Not as the center of attention, but maybe the reason to stay a little longer.