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early stages of building out the dystopian state taproom with metal structure prepping for bar buildout
custom manufactured iron beams set up to hold the concrete bartop
freshly poured concrete bar top and beginnings of the cooler with taps
newly installed windowed garage door as the first step to convert this abandoned space into a functional taproom,  the before picture
taped up factory style windows taped up and ready for paint.  showcasing process of handmade upcycled table making
Dystopian State owner and found Shane McElwrath huddling over the window with his young daughter in the midst of remodeling


When we opened Dystopian State Brewing Co., we wanted to create a place for families and friends in our community to gather and share the joy of great beer.


As craft beer lovers ourselves, we’re committed to brewing unique and interesting beers and serving them in a cozy, welcoming taproom. We believe the best beer is made with simple, natural ingredients. The result is 18 different taps of bold, incredible flavor from the first sip to the last drop.


Every special occasion needs a toast, and our event space is the perfect spot to raise your glass while overlooking the Puget Sound.

We cherish the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education and political perspective.

There’s something for everyone here, and we can’t wait to share our passion for great beer with you. Our mission has always been to share well-crafted beer with everyone in our community. 


The joy is in the journey.  Stop by for a drink.  Tour the brewery.  


Teach us.  


Grow with us.

Shane McElwrath

Lana Adzhigirey

Chris Bradley


a lively dystopian state taproom with refinished floors, upcycled furniture and group of people drinking and connecting with each other


a completely renovated entrance to accommodate forklift entry, ADA accessibility, stairs and ramps
A utopian scene at dystopian brewery with dad holding his baby in the air, people in the middle of a celebration
a display of various beer ingredients, deconstructed: hops, barley, oatmeal on a red stool
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