Crucible Brewing


Crucible Brewing was founded in Everett, WA in 2015 by Dick Mergens and Shawn Dowling- who have been friends since they were children. Both Dick and Shawn started with homebrewing, then later worked as professional brewers.

Dick, as head brewer, has utilized his excellent palate in beer competition judging and for recipe formulation. Crucible takes the brewing fundamentals seriously- but the young owners are known for having a warm and silly sense of humor. Crucible is a family and community focused brewery- open to collaboration and known for their charity. Dick also has a deep connection to Japan as his wife is from Tochigi prefecture.