A chat with the owner of one of Spokane’s newest – and biggest – craft breweries

A chat with the owner of one of Spokane’s newest – and biggest – craft breweries

It is a unusual origin story in the Inland Northwest brewery scene. Bret Gordon decided he desired to start his own commercial brewery. Then Gordon decided he wanted to start his own brewery that is commercial Spokane — a place he had never resided.

He had been located in his native Southern California at that time and working at the Bruery, a big manufacturing brewery in Orange County. Before that, he studied brewing at the University of California north park and ended up being the brewer at a brewery in Santa Monica.