Turn the pages of “50 Images from the Archives” to unfold a brewing legacy
The Olympia Tumwater Foundation published an online book with 50 Images from their archives, featuring a sample of photos from the Olympia Brewing Company and the founding Schmidt family. 50 Images from the Archives You’ll find Tumwater’s first “Artesian” well and more photos and story captions about building a brewing legacy. Thanks to our partners at Olympia Tumwater Foundation for sharing gems from their archives! We’re working together to Bring Brewing Back! The work was funded in part by the Thurston County Heritage Grant Program. More images will be available to the… Read More
A new program is brewing
Tell anyone in the Northwest that you are from Olympia and they usually connect it to the Olympia Brewery and historic brewhouse. And even though they no longer operate, they have set Thurston County apart as a center for brewing and distilling. Phenomenal growth in the craft beer, cider, and spirits industries has led to a lot of local buzz. Washington State, a national and global leader in these areas, provides an ideal location to further grow these industries. And just like any industry boom, education is needed to support the new… Read More
Saving the Old Brewhouse, one owl at a time
The Old Brewhouse (built in 1906 for gravity brewing) was home to the early Olympia Beer production, which began over 120 years ago in Tumwater. Preserving this iconic structure is important to our heritage. It’s the foundation of the Craft Brewing and Distilling Center, which builds on the legacy of brewing by creating a destination for people to connect the past brewing tradition and experience the future of craft beer, cider, and spirits. One of the most iconic buildings in the state, the Old Brewhouse was donated to the City of Tumwater earlier this year (2016). The… Read More
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