Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery plans to get brewing

We just received a press release from Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery. They have some big news to share. The Coop will have commercially brewed beer available to its members and the public before the end of the year.

We initially told you about Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery back in April. Since then, the bike has left the ground. Here’s a quick description from the Coop’s website: “Join us in building Washington’s first community owned craft brewery. Founding members, all those who join prior to opening the brewery, will have a unique opportunity to have a voice in helping design, plan and launch the brewery. They will also be entitled to benefits not available to those who join after we pour our first pint.”

I dare say this is a unique approach to starting up a brewery. No doubt, it provides the public with an uncommon offer to get involved in the craft beer business. You can read our previous stories about Flying Bike by clicking here. Below is the press release we just received:


Jeff Hicks
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
[email protected]

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery Announces Brewing Competition – Beer to be available locally

Seattle, WA, July 11, 2011 – “From Basement to Brewpub”. Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery (FBC) has announced the details of their first brewing competition. As part of the ongoing development for their line of beer, FBC is drawing from its membership via brewing competitions.

“We surveyed our members and they voted to have the first competition be for an IPA” said Jeff Hicks, President. “We thought the appropriate name should be Flying Bike Fly-PA. Which will be part of our Founders Series”

Hicks also announced that to make this competition even more exciting; the competition winner will be brewed locally by 3 Skulls Ales and be available for a limited time at Pillagers Pub along with a handful of local establishments.

“Competitions will be an integral part of beer offerings at Flying Bike. Along with our ‘house beers’, members will be invited to compete to have their beer placed on tap at the Coop once we are operational” said Hicks.

Entries will be judged by BJCP certified judges along with professional brewers and Coop members.

Entries will be collected between September 2-9 at various locations. Persons interested in the competition should check the web site for more details.

“Things are really starting to take shape and we should have several more exciting things to announce in the next few months.” Hicks said.

For more information contact:
Jeff Hicks
[email protected]


About Flying Bike: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is a member owned cooperative that is working towards opening a brewery in the Seattle area, featuring member beer recipes and taking input from members on various aspects of the business. Currently the Coop has over 400 members.


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