This past Saturday, May 14, was the official Meet & Greet for the founding members of the Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery. The event was held at The Stables, a great rentable space in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. The Meet & Greet was the initial opportunity for the founding member/owners of Seattle's first Cooperative Brewery to meet one another, hear about the vision and direction for the Brewery from the Coop President, and to start getting to know each other and kicking around ideas of what they each want Flying Bike to be.
Derek & Drew's IPA ShowdownAt each of the three Meet & Greet sessions, members had a chance to pickup their 'Founding Member' pint glass and T-Shirt, sample some beers made by some of the Flying Bike board members, have a little food and hear a welcome and vision speech from Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery President, Jeff Hicks.
Anyone interested in viewing the member welcome and vision for Flying Bike speech Mr. Hicks gave at the first session of the Meet & Greet can see it HERE on Youtube.
Attendees of the first two sessions of the Meet & Greet also had the opportunity to vote on an 'IPA Showdown' between Flying Bike Board Members Derek Drennan and Drew Wilson. Each had an IPA on tap to sample, and membes were encouraged to try both IPA's, decide which they liked best and vote for the winner. I'm not sure which IPA won but both were pretty tasty. In fact, demand for both IPAs was high enough that the third session of the Meet & Greet didn't have the opportunity to judge these two IPAs. They were all gone!