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.

Sara
Sara

Favorite Beer? Call it a Day Pale
One of the brothers? No

Sara grew up in Minnesota camping with her family, swimming in lakes, and learning her grandmother’s Hungarian recipes. At fourteen she starting slinging coffee and toast to the local regulars and has been devoted to hospitality ever since. After years of working in Seattle restaurants, she is excited to expand her skills and share her love of beer at Flying Lion. She often obsesses over campfire cooking, recycling and antiques.

Andy
Andy

Favorite Beer? Rye Stout
One of the brothers? No

Andy grew up in Washington slinging hay bales and falling into ditches outside of Bellingham. After living several years in Alaska, he has returned to Washington and is excited to be selling & slinging kegs for his favorite brewery. Andy is pretty handy and is often found working on his 66' Chevy, building the perfect campfire or creating clever electronics.

Blake
Blake

Favorite Beer? Rye Stout
One of the brothers? No

Blake was born somewhere else, but has lived in the south Seattle area 99.9% of his life. He loves the PNW with its diversity of landscapes and peoplescapes and is a giant fan of hitting mountains, trails, jogging paths and bike paths, but if it gets above 80 degrees he's too hot. He was formally a 24/7 Mainframe Systems Administrator with a beeper (think pre-cloud & pre-cellphone), then moved on to 24/7 kid raising. He's always loved beer and has wanted to become part of a place that lets him grow that love. He found FLB a few years ago during a Poker Beer Run and is so glad we both finally connected!

Tony
Tony

Favorite Beer? Rye Stout
One of the brothers? No

Tony grew up in Oregon, but has been in Seattle on and off since 2007. After a few years living in the Bay and abroad in Taiwan, Tony is back with the goal of drinking the best beer the PNW has to offer! When’s he’s not at his desk job, you can find Tony hiking in the mountains with his wife and dog, bowling league in West Seattle, or competing for pub trivia glory.

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 now working on a number of personal projects, including helping Griffin with technology at Flying Lion. Along with the brewery, he and his wife Julie keep busy with their three brewers-in-training - Augie, Jasper, and Silas!