"Because Beer Matters"
- Fremont Brewing Co.
Fremont Brewing Co., located in Seattle, Earth, is just one of those breweries that you love to support. In the product - balance, integrity, quality, local, purpose, and innovative are words that immediately come to mind. Yet, Fremont is more than great beer. Why? "Because beer matters." At Fremont, beer matters because (1) it makes the community better; (2) it provides great local jobs; and, (3) craft breweries engage and benefit the community as participants. They truly believe these things, but more importantly, they act on them wholeheartedly. Business decisions are made and beers are produced in accordance with the mantra. From providing all employees with full healthcare, to partnering with local farmers to create sustainable organic hops and quality grain, to cutting profits in order to provide the working class people that inhabit the surrounding neighborhood with a "fair drink at a fair price," Fremont literally and figuratively puts its money where its mouth is.
Matt left his career as an attorney to follow his passion for craft beer after years of homebrewing. It's that passion that drives the quality of Fremont's beers and it's that passion that keeps them true to their core principles of being environmentally friendly, sustainable, and local. Fremont will grow into an 80,000 square foot facility by 2016 while maintaining the current 8,000 square foot facility for experimentation. Yet, they will lose none of their identity in this growth. They'll continue to forge the way in improving sustainable hops and grain farming to meet its needs and hopefully start a trend that spreads throughout the country. More importantly, they'll continue to produce world class beer all while making the community better and continuing their active participation in that same community. It's something to be proud of. It's something more should try to replicate. Because beer matters.
We hope you enjoy and learn from this conversation as much as we did. Now, go find yourself a Fremont beer!