Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery Set to Open Doors on August 15 in Greenwood

August 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Washington Breweries


Flying Bike Board President, Kevin Badger, addresses volunteers for a special event honoring their efforts.

It has been a long road, but Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is set to open the doors of the first cooperative brewery in Washington State on Saturday, August 15. Cheers to the whole crew, especially those members that drove Flying Bike’s vision from the beginning.

Press Release:

Seattle, August 3, 2015 ­ Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery (FBCB) is proud to announce the official Grand Opening date of Saturday, August 15, 2015 of their brewery and tasting room in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. This is Washington’s first cooperative brewery, built by member­-volunteers.

Since 2011, Flying Bike has built a community of over 1,500 beer and co­op enthusiasts with the goal of building Washington’s first cooperatively owned brewery. The Co­op’s Member Driven Beer program allows member­owners to submit and vote for the beers that are brewed and served in the tasting room. One of the beers created from this program, Dan Schmidt’s Bike Rye’d Saison, was selected to appear at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) later this year.

In May, Flying Bike signed on Kevin Forhan as Head Brewer. Kevin was most recently Regional Brewer for RAM Restaurant & Breweries and has also held positions at Elysian Fields, Big Time and Pike. “Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is clearly something special. Many people have worked long and hard, essentially as volunteers, to make it happen” says Forhan. “I’m honored, excited, a little nervous, and very hopeful that Flying Bike has a future as unique and promising as its beginnings.”

Come celebrate this historic occasion with Flying Bike and all their member­owners during their Grand Opening on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at their brand new brewery and tasting room at 8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98104.

About Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is a member owned cooperative opening a brewery and tasting room in August 2015 at 8750 Greenwood Ave N, featuring member beer recipes and taking input from members on various aspects of the business. Currently the co­op has 1,504 (and counting) members.


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