Welcome to the online home of Boathouse Brewery. Please explore the site to learn about our brewery and the latest batches we've produced. Boathouse Brewery celebrates nineteen years of brewing in November 2015.
From our humble beginnings brewing extract batches on the kitchen stove, we have evolved to now brewing ten gallon batches on a purpose built stand and kegging in stainless steel, along with cask-conditioning ales and serving them on authentic English handpumps. We have been going for almost fourteen years now, with over three hundred batches produced so far. Cask-conditioned ale, also known as real ale, is our favourite way of enjoying beer. Not widely available in the USA, real ale is the main reason we got into homebrewing.
"Too much liquor is bad, and leads to that horned man in the smoky house; but after all, many people haven't the gift of enjoying a wet, and since we be highly favoured with a power that way, we should make the most o't." -Thomas Hardy
Boathouse Brewery is a home brewery located in Olympia, Washington. In October 2010 we moved from Columbus, Ohio, where we brewed for the previous fourteen years. It all started with a $40 homebrew kit and a five gallon pot on the stove. Now we're doing all-grain batches on a half-barrel system with a pump, counterflow wort chiller, four handpumps dispensing real ale, nine stainless steel faucets serving force-carbonated beer, and enough refrigeration equipment to prompt a comment from our friend Brian Tuwalski, after he very kindly helped us move all of the equipment in, that "it looks like an HHGregg down here"!
The Boathouse name comes from my love of rowing and is derived from my years on the Ohio State University Crew while in college. We hope you enjoy our website and the diverse world of beer to which it is dedicated. For questions, comments, or suggestions, please email the brewmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. or the head brewer at email@example.com. Or feel free to call us:
Updated 8 July 2016
- Cask Conditioned:
- Cottage Brewing Golden Arrow clone
- Harvey's Best Bitter clone
- Boathouse Dark Mild
- Boathouse CashSmash (Bitter with single hop Cashmere)
- CO2 Dispense:
- Boathouse Milk Stout
- Sierra Nevada Tropical IPA clone
- Hop Fu! Douple IPA clone
- Blind Pig IPA clone
- Pliny the Elder IIPA clone
- Denali Pale Ale (single hop)
- Simma' Down Brown Ale
- Apple Pie Cider
- Blackberry Cider
- Coming Soon:
- Boathouse Bo Pilsner (x2), Boathouse IPL, Boathouse Lager, more Simma' Down Brown, Mosaic Pale Ale