three beer nerds seattle brewery owners

Hello, beer fans. Matt, James, and Drake here, the owners of NW Peaks Brewery in Hillman City! We are excited to meet all of our Columbia City and Hillman City neighbors when we are able to reopen. In the meantime, here’s a little bit about us.

We met in high school, long before developing our taste for craft beer or our epic beards (Drake had a pretty sketchy goatee). We have since ventured far and wide, but were brought back together in 2016 by a mutual passion for homebrewing.

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Front to back: Drake, James, Matt

As any homebrewer knows, it’s a slippery slope… One day you’re watching a jug of suspect liquid bubble away in your bathtub, the next you’re Googling “brewery zoning laws for your garage” and getting hops and barley tattooed on your butt cheeks (none of us have actually done that… as far as you know).

In early 2020, when NW Peaks Brewery founder, Kevin, decided to retire from the brewery business and focus his time on the mountains that inspired NW Peaks, we saw an irresistible opportunity to take our shared hobby to the next level.

Now we are proud to own, grow, and put our heart and souls into a piece of Seattle brewing history and a tribute to the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

We hope you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy brewing them for you. NW Peaks Brewery will be reopening for Beer To-Go very soon, and we look forward to seeing you there.


Matt, James, and Drake