ADAM FRANTZ - HEAD Brewer
Art. Science. Creativity. Passion. These are words used to describe Adam Frantz’s drive to design award winning beer. Hailing from a small farm in rural Vermont, Adam brings with him a respect for hard work, artisan craftsmanship, and a degree in biology that keeps him focused on the science of his craft. He started as an award winning home brewer specializing in brewing double IPA’s and farmhouse style ales. After spending 13 months traveling around the world he returned with a drive to experiment with new unique flavors. Adam started his brewing career with Mac & Jack’s in Redmond, moved on to become Head Brewer at American in Edmonds, and is now the Head Brewer here at Belltown Brewing. He likes to "tell a story with every beer he crafts," one that gives meaning to each ingredient chosen, resulting in a beer that will translate perfectly to your palate.
Garrett Brown - CHEF
Most recently running the Kitchens at Garage Billiards, Garrett began his career as a line cook at Rays Boathouse and spent time apprenticing at Harvest Vine and 35th St. Bistro before leading a kitchen for the first time at what would become the Award-winning Verve Wine Bar and Cellar in Columbia City. After Verve lost its lease in 2011, Garrett stepped into the kitchen at the longtime Belltown restaurant, Branzino. Garrett also spent time as the head butcher and instructor for Dog Mountain Farms in Carnation, owned and operated an in-home cooking instruction service called Whisk and Ladle and works closely with the Snohomish Valley Tilth Association to promote sustainable and organic food production across the Snohomish and Snoqualmie watershed.
Garrett's culinary beliefs center around organic, sustainable and, most importantly, seasonal ingredients to best celebrate the incredible bounty of the Pacific Northwest. "Simple, straightforward methodologies combined with the freshest of ingredients always yields the best results."
Garrett is lucky enough to live in West Seattle with his wife, Jane, and children Cooper and Charlotte."