We are excited to announce the grand opening of Flying Lion Brewing in Columbia City tomorrow, 10/22 from 4PM to midnight.
Festivities will include some prize giveaways (both throughout the opening and through the weekend), a bike powered grain mill (a standard fixture in their brewery) to ride on, and six beers on tap: Single Hop Pale, American IPA, Red Rye Session, Rye Stout, Sweet Potato Porter, and Belgian Strong. The party kicks off at 4PM and lasts until midnight.
A little bit on Flying Lion from their website:
Flying Lion is a family operation in Columbia City, Seattle, conceived by four beer-loving brothers and their parents. It all started with root beer batches in the basement and dinner-table discussions about beer flavors and hop utilization led by Dad Williams, the food chemist. In adulthood we became prolific homebrewers, and now we’re going pro!
Griffin is our head brewer. He no longer thinks of anything but beer and was the only Williams ready to quit his 9-5. Tyler and Evan hold down day jobs while supporting Griffin in his craft. Conor provides support and advice from the east coast Washington.
Growing up, Mom and Dad encouraged creativity, which shows in our ambitious beer concepts. Our parents’ chemistry background also drives a detailed and experimental approach in our brewery.
We’re gearing up to open in late summer, 2014. We are looking forward to sharing our love of beer with Columbia City and greater Seattle!
The Bike Mill
No way we were going to pass up a chance to put our cycling legs to work for the brewery. A house-engineered, cycle-powered grain mill is the front line of our brew day.
We’re keeping track of who has milled the most grain, so get down to the brewery and get your name on the leaderboard!
Keep up with Flying Lion in a multitude of ways including: