Our Story

We are a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find ... Because Beer Matters!


The Why

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Fremont Brewing was born of our love for our home and history as well as the desire to prove that beer made with the finest local ingredients – organic when possible – is not the wave of the future but the doorway to beer's history. Starting a brewery in the midst of the Great Recession is clearly an act of passion. We invite you to come along with us and enjoy that passion … Because Beer Matters.

See our Sustainability page for more about our philosophy.

The Where

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Fremont is industrial and sleekly postmodern – home to artists, fisherpeople, tradespeople, technology geeks, and lots of beer lovers. And, for those who don't know, Washington state is home to the second largest hop growing region in the world.

See our Contact page to find our brewery.

The Who

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Founder/Owner MATT LINCECUM is a long-time environmentalist, community organizer, and home brewer. But to make a living, he became an attorney and specialized in beverage and hospitality law. As fun as that sounds, Matt decided that instead of spending his time making other people’s dreams of owning a bar or restaurant or brewery come true, he should realize his own latent and undisclosed-to-his-wife desire to start a microbrewery.

See our Brew Crew page to learn more about the people who bring you Fremont beer.


The Beer & The People