Monday, June 13, 2011

Republic Brewing Company

Nestled in a mountainous valley within the Kettle River Range in the Okanogan Highlands, Republic Brewing Company and their new ale house, located in the historic fire hall downtown, Republic Wa is a establishment to wile away a spare hour or two enjoying locally crafted ales.
Does your fortune smile and guide you there on a warm and sunny afternoon? If so you are likely to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere as the big firehouse doors open letting the fresh air of a quaint, two lane, five block main street into the pub. Want a little more privacy? Drift back to the end of what once was two bays housing fire apparatus to find a comfortable couch and stuffed chairs arranged with conversation in mind. If your ready to mingle with the eclectic mixture of locals including mountain folk, miners, loggers, cowboys and everyone in between, saddle up to the custom built bar, inlaid with thousands of unique bottle caps, and order your choice of fine refreshment.

With the 'fire house' door open the mountain fresh atmosphere of the Okanogan Highlands blends with an eclectic mixture of locals.
From the Republic Brewing Company website:

Republic Brewing Co. & Fire Hall History

"We are not the first Republic Brewing Company. The original brewery operated 3 miles east of the current location, providing beer to gold miners from the 1890’s until it closed at the onset of Prohibition. Beer was served to local saloons in wooden barrels and bottled at the Republic Bottling Works, a building that currently serves as the San Poil Grange Hall."
One of our local 'official' tasting teams taking their task seriously...
  Of our tapmasters? Again from the Republic Brewing Companys website:

"Republic Brewing Company is owned and operated by Billy and Emily Burt both long-term locals of Republic, WA. They share a vision to provide excellent, locally made beer in a relaxed taproom where people can slow down and sip a pint. Advocates of living simply, they enjoy Ferry County because of the scenic and remote natural areas, excellent hunting and the wonderful, kooky locals."

A panoramic image of the Republic Brewing Company pub in downtown Republic WA.

 I'll close now with this "cheers" to you and hope that the long and winding road you are traveling will lead your road weary feet to our local pub for a pint and sometime spent with the good patrons of the Okanogan Highlands...