Member Spotlight: Fremont Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing is a family-owned microbrewery founded in 2009 to brew small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients – organic when possible - we can find. Known as the Center of the Universe, Fremont is industrial and sleekly postmodern -- home to artists, fishermen, tradespeople, technology geeks, and lots of beer lovers. We use barley from Washington State, hops from wizards in Yakima Valley and water from the Cedar River Watershed in the Cascade Mountains.Fremont Brewing started in the midst of the Great Recession and produced 300 barrels of beer in our first year. Closing out our second year, we will produce 4,000 barrels of beer and look forward to producing 7,000 barrels of beer in 2012.
Fremont crafts four beers year-round: Interurban IPA, Universale Pale, Wandering Wheat and a Seasonal; Solstice in the Summer, Harvest in the Fall, and Abominable in the Winter. We also have over 200 wood barrels aging bourbon beers, sour beers and other woody delights. We invite you to come along with us and enjoy our passion - Because Beer Matters.
We support the growth of the organic hops industry because Fremont Brewing believes that Washington State (we can always share with Oregon) should be the world’s leading producer of organic hops. Not only will the growth of the organic hop market provide more variety for brewers but, we believe, it has the potential to engage the next generation of hop growers as they wrestle with the many complexities of organic hop farming.
'COWICHE CANYON PROJECT
In 2010, Fremont Brewing partnered with Ron Britt and Associates and Brad Carpenter of Carpenter Ranch to launch the Cowiche Canyon project. Designed to test varieties and methods of organic hop production as well as focus the consumer’s attention on the scrumptious potential in organic hop beers, the Cowiche project began as a ¼ acre plot with Simcoe® and Citra® and has grown to a ½ acre within two seasons. Our Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale is eagerly anticipated every year and is beginning to get national attention. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of every beer also goes to the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy: http://cowichecanyon.org.
To learn more about Fremont Brewing, please visit our web site at: http://www.fremontbrewing.com.