About Flying Lion Brewing

Flying Lion is a family operation in Columbia City, Seattle, conceived by four beer-loving brothers and our parents. It all started with root beer batches in the basement and dinner-table discussions about beer flavors and hop utilization. Years, beers, and many late nights later, we built the brewery we’d always dreamed of right here in south Seattle.

After opening in 2014, we’ve welcomed a few more craft-beer-loving people to the team, grown out of some of our old 3 bbl fermentors, added a bunch of taps, and started shipping our kegs around the city. We hope you’ll join us soon on this adventure we call Flying Lion Brewing!

The Williams Family

Flying Lion Brewing's Staff

Griffin
Griffin

Favorite Beer? Rye Stout
One of the brothers? Yes

Griffin grew up in Michigan watching thunderstorms and shoveling driveways, found a Geology degree, and found that it wasn't all peaches and cream. Then he moved to Seattle and started a brewery with his brothers! When not scheming new beers for Flying Lion, Griffin spends time in the woodshop, cycling, or napping on the roof.

Adam
Adam

Favorite Beer? Same Again IPA
One of the brothers? No

Adam grew up in the woods in Illinois, spending his time fishing, camping, and working in corn fields. He managed a degree in Brewing Technology and after a few years of brewing around western Washington he moved to a rural part of Ireland to build a brewery on a farm. Adam moved home for a variety of reasons, but it was mostly for the Same Again IPA and the Cubs.

Nicole
Nicole

Favorite Beer? German Pilsner
One of the brothers? No

Nicole grew up in the Seattle area but is originally from Costa Rica. Previously a cocktail fan, she got in to beer when she met her husband and found out that she loves pilsners, sours, and farmhouse styles. A chance visit to the taproom while house hunting in the area eventually led to an awesome job! Nicole tends to have pink or purple hair.

Tyler
Tyler

Favorite Beer? Sweet Potato Porter
One of the brothers? Yes

Tyler grew up in Michigan and mostly just did math for his first 34 years on Earth. After a PhD in Economics and 5 years coding at a certain large Seattle tech company, Tyler is pretty excited to get some calluses back while helping Griffin full time with our brewing dream. He and his wife Julie keep busy with their three brewers-in-training - Augie, Jasper, and Silas - who can often be found drawing race cars on the chalkboard table at Flying Lion.