Dick Cantwell is a pioneer of Seattle craft brewing. Since 1996 he has been head brewer at Elysian Brewing Company, which now has three pub locations and a production facility. His experience founding both brewpubs and a production brewery make him uniquely qualified to help you build the craft brewery of your dreams from the ground up.
In addition to brewing, Cantwell has written for many beer publications, and in 1997 completed the Brewers Publications’ Classic Style Series edition Barley Wine with Fal Allen in addition to the second edition of The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2013). Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival® in 1999, 2003 and 2004, and in 2004 Cantwell also received the Russell Schehrer Award for innovation and excellence in brewing.