Fish Brewing Company
Phone: (360) 943-6480
Owners: Sal Leone and shareholders
Brewers: Head brewer Paul Pearson and Calvin Fulez-Valenta
Location: 515 Jefferson St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Specialty: Organic Ales and Spire Mountain Ciders, bolder flavors, stronger beers
Five Notable Beers: Beyond the Pale, Organic IPA, Hodgson’s Bitterend IPA, Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen, Leavenworth Oktoberfest
>>> World’s Best Beer 2015 — Fish Tale Beyond the Pale. In addition to taking top honors, Fish Brewing Co. was awarded America’s Best Black IPA for their Reel Ales Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark Ale and Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen won America’s Best Dark Wheat Ale.
>>> 2015 Washington State Brewery of the Year Award at the Washington Beer Awards
>>> 2015 Washington Beer Awards — Fish Tale Organic IPA won Gold, Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen won Gold, Leavenworth Premium Lager won Gold, and Leavenworth Whistling Pig Hefeweizen captured the Silver.
>>> Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. arrives as a steam blossom rockets up from Fish Brewing’s roof. Then comes the blast. It’s the Fish Whistle — so reliable, you can set your happy hour by it.
>>> Three distinct brands make their home under Fish Brewing’s roof: Fish Tale Organic Ales, Leavenworth Biers and Spire Mountain Ciders, the nation’s oldest operating commercial craft cider maker.
>>> Fish Brewing operates a full service pub across the street from the brewery, which was featured on the Food Networks show “Diners, Drive-in & Dives,” and a new taproom in Woodinville, Washington.
Founded in 1993, Fish Brewing Company is owned by more 400 beer drinking consumers, who pooled their resources to build a landmark brewery in downtown Olympia, which is known for its quality water and artesian wells. Hand-crafted at the famed 40-Barrel Brewhouse, the Mighty Fish Brewers create their proudest achievements: Award-winning Fish Tale Organic Ales. Their whiskey and wine barrel age program will roll out Poseidon Imperial Stout in 2016/17. In addition, a distillery in the works.