A brewery is more than just good beer.
It’s about community.
There are hundreds of independent breweries across Washington state with more than a dozen located in and around Bellingham alone. While we might be another brewery to check off your beer crawl list, our mission is more than just brewing great-tasting beer for you to enjoy.
We are a new brewery in town but we are not new to this industry. We’ve been business owners since 2015 when we opened Frelard Tamales in Seattle. Since then, our business values have been rooted in three important anchors:
building community, remaining humble, and celebrating culture.
We look forward to sharing more about our little dream, our vision and mission and how we hope to challenge the status quo in our industry. Dreamers like you and us need to not settle for what is easy but for what is meaningful and intentional.
We are excited to join the growing Bellingham and Whatcom community. We look forward to meeting you soon!
A BEER TO FUEL
We are committed to building community by being one with community. We use our business platforms to elevate stories that highlight important work happening in the community and we partner with other small businesses to elevate each other through business collaborations.
We sponsor and donate to causes important to us, especially in the areas of immigrant justice, LGBTQ+ advocacy & health, and environmental stewardship.
HUMILITY & RESPECT
We recognize that the fruits that have grown from the business have been possible thanks to our amazing team, our loyal customers, our friends, and family.
We know that without a strong, healthy staff and a healthy community, we cannot have a healthy business. Humility, respect and empathy for others informs our business decisions to make sure we honor what everyone has contributed to our success.
WE CELEBRATE CULTURE
We intentionally create space for community so they can gather and celebrate life’s smallest and biggest moments. We elevate and support important celebrations honoring community including queer & BIPOC folks.
As an interracial couple, we embrace our gay and Mestizo/Mexican identities to highlight issues affecting our communities. We firmly believe in bringing people together through food & culture because food is one of the world’s universal languages.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Dennis grew up in Seattle and has lived in Ballard his entire life. After working for over seven years as a Cancer Research Scientist, Dennis decided to pursue a career in brewing. He completed his Master Brewer Certificate from UC Davis and worked at Hellbent Brewing as a brewer. He is an avid skier but first learned to snowboard as a young teenager. He loves to backpack and long bike rides in the summer days in the PNW.
Osbaldo was born in Mexico and moved to the U.S. at the age of 11. He is a former high school teacher who worked in three different school districts with unhoused students and families. Osbaldo was undocumented for over nine years before becoming a citizen after going through a long and painful immigration process. He loves to camp and backpack during the summer months and enjoys brewery hopping with his favorite people.
Dennis and Osbaldo are proud parents of two dogs who demand more attention than the business itself.