Organic Handcrafted Ales & Friendly Neighborhood Brewpubs


In 1997, two friends united by camaraderie embarked on a journey to fulfill a shared dream: opening a brewpub. Todd Carden and Brent Norton established Elliott Bay Brewing Co. to create family-friendly, community-focused gathering spaces grounded in good food, beer, and service. Throughout our incredible 25-year adventure, we’ve been grateful for the countless friendships formed along the way.

Starting as one of the 33 breweries in Washington, we’ve witnessed the growth to over 425 today, and we stand proud as one of Seattle’s genuine brewpubs, dedicated to the experience of gathering over delicious food and beer, including our latest addition of canned beers. As we navigate the years ahead, recovering from the pandemic’s impact, we eagerly anticipate rebuilding what we’ve lost and rekindling the sense of belonging we all cherish—whether at the bar, table, or outdoor seating area. Our unwavering focus remains on providing the pub experience our guests expect while maintaining a strong commitment to the environment and the staff and customers that support us.

We thank all our customers, staff, and vendors who have supported us throughout these years. We’re truly grateful for our fantastic community!


We would not have made it 25 years without the dedication of our staff, both current and past, front and back of the house, and our brewers. We are grateful for the many hours of blood, sweat, and tears they have put into building these community hubs where many have been with us for decades. Without them, we would have nothing. The following is an introduction to some of these folks taking care of you and Elliott Bay. Thank you all!


At our brewery, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a way of life. We know that going the extra mile to brew organic beer takes longer (an extra 6-8 weeks, to be exact) and costs more, but we believe it’s worth it. By choosing organic hops, grains, malts, and yeasts for our beers, we support eco-friendly practices and the farmers who share our passion for the planet. Our commitment to organic brewing not only preserves natural resources but also promotes a healthier ecosystem. So, when you enjoy our beer, you’re part of a positive change. Cheers to that!

Our dedication to sustainability extends beyond our products, as we actively engage with the world we share. We’re committed to supporting local communities through partnerships with carbon-neutral Royal Ranch farm, small community vendors, and waste reduction initiatives. By repurposing spent grain from the brewing process to make our burger buns and using compostable to-go packaging, we minimize waste and promote circularity. These collective efforts contribute to a greener future and enhance the livelihoods of those within our communities.


In the most demanding years, what sustains a business is the group that puts its arm around it. At Elliott Bay, we have been more than fortunate to have built a band of loyal customers and staff that believe in something bigger than just ourselves. From our regulars to new customers, we welcome all backgrounds and ideas. If one thing is true about the hospitality business, sharing good food and beer strengthens relationships that make living on this planet a little easier. 

We have always believed in the importance of supporting the community that supports us. The adage of “what comes around, goes around” has never made more sense than today, and we feel the support by our community that has stepped up for us as well. We look forward to supporting your schools, churches, teams, environmental causes, bands, food drives, and other charities. We are committed to helping you with as much energy and support as we receive from our loyal customers, supporting the community one pint at a time.