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Frequently Asked Questions Update 08/03/2023

Please feel free to email if your question isn't answered here. If you haven't purchased bottles from us before the last question is a quick guide on how things work to help demystify the process (it's pretty easy). Bottles are for pick up in Seattle and our only real rule is that you have to pick up yourself (no proxies). We do sometimes have charity fundraisers to allow folks to use proxies, so if you aren't local join the mailing list and keep an eye out.

  • You can email info at floodlandbrewing dot com with questions and if it isn't answered here we'll do our best to respond. We don't monitor or respond to DMs on instagram.

  • Floodland doesn't have a taproom, our focus is on bottle conditioned beers. Bottles are available from us every other month via online sales for in person pick up in Seattle... Sign up for the sales list by registering at and please see the last question in this list for a little primer on how to buy bottles!

    IF YOU ARE COMING INTO TOWN AND WANT TO TRY SOME FLOODLAND... your best bet is to grab dinner at TOMO. They have a rotating selection of bottles available for on-site consumption and the food is phenomenal and is worth the trip. You can get a reservation on their site, and check their instagram but they also often have walk-in spots available.

    Our bottles are also available on site at Houlme on Orcas Island, the new restaurant from our friends Jay and Jocelyn who used to run Hogstone.

    Occasionally we have beer available on draught at other spots, if so we usually post about it on instagram.

  • Not really. We aren't legally allowed to ship out of state, and our focus is on making bottles available for in-person pick up at the brewery in Seattle. As of May 2023 we have begun a small in-state shipping program, this is separate from our public bottle releases. We currently have a wait list if you are located in Washington State and aren't within 45 minutes-ish of Seattle. Please see the email at the URL below for more details, including the link for the wait list. Currently we are prioritizing taking people off the wait list who have already made it in to pick up from us in-person at some point. If you are on the wait list and have picked up in-person please feel free to email and remind us so we move you to the top of the list.

    Although we aren't allowed to ship to BC, iff you are Canadian and have a Blaine shipping address please email us, we're happy to ship to you.

  • We are currently only drawing new members from those who donate to our annual-ish charity fundraisers. We don't post about those on social media, we send details to the mailing list when the situations arise.

  • If you have a login here you are all set (unless you have unsubscribed, in which case please just email us at and we'll send you a resubscribe link)

  • We have a bottle log on the site which lists most of the recent beers we've released. The old bottles.txt now exists as a google document at

    We mark fruit and honey refermentations as well as foraged/botanical beers based on the harvest year and saison based on the bottling year (some of the early beers were labeled by release year).

  • If you are within easy travel distance of Seattle then buying bottles from Floodland is pretty easy. We go to great lengths to send lots of information in our emails. If this is intimidating, don't sweat it too much. The information is there to help you out.

    While we run a bottle club called Oakworks, there is no wait list for that and we only add members now via occasional charity raffles. If you are interested in that please just stay on the mailing list and one will eventually come up. We are focused on doing public bottle sales every other month. This will be a set of usually 3-4 bottles.

    We're a small operation and we aren't open to the public. We do our online sales for in-person pick up. For each sale we have 7 pick up days over the following month.

    When it's time for a sale we send out two emails. The second is the actual sale email saying the sale is live, but first we send an Advance Notice email that tells everyone when the pick up days will be for the upcoming sale. It also lets you know what the general guidelines of the sale are. We send this ahead of time so that anyone who wants to take the time to read it can do so without worrying they are going to miss out on the sale.

    We generally don't allow someone else to pick up for you (proxies). We do pick ups in Seattle and we use a scheduling site for you to make an appointment and we currently still kindly request that everyone wear a mask when picking up. Occasionally we do charitable benefits to allow proxies, if you are interested in that just stay on the email list and keep an eye out.

    Sales do sell out the same day but often it takes an hour or more, so if you don't notice the email at first it is worth checking as often the sales are still available. During the early years it's true that the unannounced sales would sell out within minutes. We've focused on putting all of our production efforts towards growing the public sales so that they last a bit longer.

    So while the beer is in high demand, it's not impossible to purchase and most people who purchase end up doing it again. If you miss a sale, no big deal, just catch the next one.