Black Heron Project & White Heron Project

Our expansion to Fremont West opened up space at Fremont East (our original location), allowing us to begin a passion project that has been a long-time coming. Using our 30-barrel brewhouse and our two new 20 barrel foeders, we are creating small-batch, experimental beers that focus on and highlight local grain, local hops, and local fruit. Each small-batch release will fall into one of two brands, the Black Heron Project or the White Heron Project. 

Black Heron Project          White Heron Project


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We don’t claim these beers are useful to you in any way. We only hope that you find the heart, adventure, and beauty inside each bottle. Inspired by the bounty of our home, the Pacific Northwest, we seek to reflect the seasonality, beauty, and individuality in the passage of our time on this Earth, in this Place. Black Heron Project beers use: Unique Cultures, Local Washington Grains. Black Heron Project beers are: Oak-Fermented, Bottle-Conditioned, Patient. “To see these beers rightly, one must look with one’s heart first and foremost.”  – MRL

Viognier Silence

Golden Ale refermented in Oak with Viognier Grapes
Malt: Skagit Copeland Pilsner, Skagit Wheat, Special Aromatic, Dextrose
Hops: Saaz
Yeast: Giga Golden
Fruit: 125 pounds of viognier grapes per barrel
ABV: 9.4%     IBU: 20

Raspberry Silence

Golden Ale refermented in Oak with Raspberries
Malt: Skagit Copeland Pilsner, Skagit Wheat, Special Aromatic, Dextrose
Hops: Saaz
Yeast: Giga Golden
Fruit: 100 pounds of raspberries per barrel
ABV: 8.0%     IBU: 20


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White Heron Project beers are small-batch, experimental beers rooted in this time and this place. Reflecting the seasons and the harvest, these beers draw upon local barley, wheat, fruit, and hops to anchor this beer in this moment. “Without curiosity, we are lost.” - MRL