About Us

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is a democratically run, member-owned and operated cooperative. We strive to make Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery membership and activities welcoming and accessible to all members of our diverse community.


The Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery is member-owned!  That means you, yes you, can own your own brewery.  All members of the co-op have an equal share in the brewery and its success.


A portion of the beer brewed by Flying Bike is chosen by the membership. Contribute your homebrew recipes or your taste buds to help the co-op decide what beers we brew and serve in our brewery!


Now that the brewery is open for business everyone is invited to come on down and enjoy a pint or two (or more)!  Revel in the success that you, the membership, helped us build!  Enjoy YOUR space and YOUR beers!

Our Values

Collaboration – FBCB will be the birthplace for great beer. Our members will be an integral part in designing and voting on what we brew. The beer will not simply be the brewery’s beers, but will truly belong to our members.

Education – We believe that beer education will foster a deeper appreciation for beer. On-site member classes on ingredients, styles, tasting notes, food pairings and the brewing process will ensure our members and staff are the smartest craft beer drinkers around.

Community – FBCB plans to be a visible part of our community. We look forward to building relationships with craft brewers, coops and local businesses. Additionally, we plan to give back to our community through charity events and education.

Innovation – We have a great beer community in the Seattle area. Our member-judged brewing competitions will ensure we brew wonderfully diverse, world-class beers.

Sustainability – Our vision is to be an environmentally conscious brewery with a focus on sustainability. Good for the beer, good for the planet.

Board of Directors

  • Tony Ridgeway
    Tony Ridgeway Board President
    Tony is a native of Seattle.  During the day he is an analyst for a local hospital.  He recently was the first to complete the Business Of Craft Beer certification at the University of Washington Tacoma.  He looks forward to bringing this knowledge as well as his passion for increasing volunteer opportunities at Flying Bike.
    Term Expires: 2023
  • Neha Gandhi
    Neha Gandhi Vice President

    Neha moved to Seattle from the East Coast. She has enjoyed exploring the Pacific Northwest and all that it has to offer including the amazing local beer. She joined Flying Bike after the lease was signed in Greenwood. She has enjoyed watching (and
    helping) the brewery grow into the neighborhood fixture that it is today. While on the board, she looks forward to deepening the existing community relationships and creating new ones throughout Seattle.
    Term Expires: 2023

  • Emily Hyde
    Emily Hyde Secretary

    Emily is a Colorado native who moved to Seattle and fell in love with Greenwood after stints in Washington, DC and South Korea. During the day, she works in consulting and on the weekends you can find her spending time with friends, reading, at spin class, or taking on a complicated baking project above her skill level. She brings her project and change management expertise to the Flying Bike board. Her favorite beers are IPAs, stouts, and porters.

    Term Expires: 2025

  • Andrew Bieber
    Andrew Bieber Treasurer

    Andrew is the Cycling Certified Cicerone, a real beer and bikes are life kind of guy. Being a Certified Cicerone is like being a sommelier for beer, and he cycles while he does it because there really is no better way. He writes about the best brewery bike routes in and around Washington and produces the podcast Washington Beer Talk. If he's not talking to a brewer about how they run their breweries, it's only because he has beer in his mouth.

    Term Expires: 2024

  • Dana Hansen
    Dana Hansen Director

    Dana has been calling Seattle home for the last 12 years and instantly fell in love with the beauty of the area. She joined the brewery opening weekend and has been a regular ever since. By day, she works at a local solar tech start up, but every Wednesday evening she's at the brewery leading the Run Club and having a pint with friends. Dana is looking forward to building relationships within the brewery and the community.

    Term Expires: 2023

  • Christina Hayes
    Christina Hayes Director

    Christina is (nearly) a life-long Puget Sounder that fell in love with the Flying Bike and greater Greenwood community in 2017. She loves to bike (in spin classes), explore the outdoors, lose at trivia nights with friends, and is always seeking out a new book to read and a new beer to try. Christina has a background in marketing, social media, event planning, and customer service that she is excited to bring to the Flying Bike.

    Term Expires: 2024

  • Kelsi Wainwright
    Kelsi Wainwright Director

    Kelsi is a New Mexico native turned Seattle resident. Since moving to Seattle in 2008, Kelsi has lived in many neighborhoods including Greenwood which is how she found and fell in love with the Bike! In her daily life, she works for the State of Washington doing law stuff and lives with her unruly but adorable cat. On the weekends, you’ll find her cooking up something delicious, reading, and most definitely trying new beers. Kelsi looks forward to growing community enthusiasm for the Bike through fun events.

    Term Expires: 2024

  • Mike Pearson
    Mike Pearson Director

    Mike moved to Seattle in 1992 and started homebrewing, then took a long break after experiencing a grossly failed batch.  He joined Flying Bike right after the lease was signed, and helped with the initial build of the brewery and taproom. He's been involved with various aspects of FBCB since our opening, and hopes to be able bring some ideas to the Board to increase member/owner participation and expand volunteer opportunities.

    Term Expires: 2025

  • Theo Brazeau
    Theo Brazeau Director

    Theo is a Wisconsin native who moved to Seattle in 2013, discovered Flying Bike in 2018 and essentially never left. You can find him at Half Moon Bouldering, biking around town or tucked away in the corner of Flying Bike with a book.

    Term Expires: 2025

Brewery & Tasting Room Staff

  • Kevin Forhan
    Kevin Forhan Head Brewer

    Kevin Forhan is a Seattle native who grew up in the Wedgewood neighborhood. He has been a craft brewer in Seattle since 1990, beginning at Pike Place (now Pike) Brewery, and moving on to serve as head brewer of the Big Time Brewery in the University District from 1997 to 2004. After a two-year adventure living in Spain, he returned to join Elysian Brewing Company as the original head brewer of their Elysian Fields location, and has most recently held the position of Regional Brewer for RAM International, after beginning as head brewer of their Northgate location. He is a multiple Great American Beer Festival award winner and has taken a special interest in cask-conditioned beer, Belgian styles, and the creative use of hops.

  • Katherine Gooding
    Katherine Gooding Assistant to the Brewer

    Katherine is a PNW native living and brewing in the White Center neighborhood since 2008. Her journey to professional brewing started with becoming a BJCP judge and winning medals in homebrew competitions. She earned the Queen of Beer title and a scholarship to Siebel Institute of Technology in 2019 and fate provided the opportunity to start brewing professionally at Counterbalance Brewing in 2021. She was a leader of Rat City Homebrewers and still is a homebrew evangelist at Sound Homebrew Supply. When not making, drinking, or talking about beer she is making photographs, cooking, and hanging out with her dog.

  • Josiah
    Josiah Beertender/Brewery Coordinator

    Josiah Green is a long time favorite at Flying Bike.  He was lured away from the Green Bean coffeehouse initially, and finds that beer & people in a Co-op setting are a great combo.  Recently taking time off to pursue his interests in IT, he returns as our bar lead bringing a smile to regular and newcomer's faces alike!

  • Jenna
    Jenna Beertender

    An early regular of Flying Bike, Jenna fell in love with our Co-op and our beer and decided to translate her enthusiasm into a position on our staff.

  • Alyssa Grabarkewitz
    Alyssa Grabarkewitz Beertender

    Alyssa is a California native who moved to the PNW for grad school. Looking for an inviting spot to study, she quickly fell in love with the Flying Bike Co-Op. Moving from being a newbie in the neighborhood to now working behind the bar at her favorite spot, she is excited to learn all she can about the brewing industry and how Flying Bike Co-Op adds to i

  • Andrew Horton
    Andrew Horton Beertender

    Andrew is a proud member of the Flying Bike community, where he loves to provide a welcoming atmosphere for customers. When he's not behind the bar, Andrew enjoys making music, reading science fiction, playing video games, and learning about computer programming. With a passion for both his work and his hobbies, Andrew brings a unique and positive vibe to everything he does!

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