About the Brewery

Republic Brewing Company is a family-run brewery and taproom located in remote Ferry County, Washington. We provide high quality, handcrafted beer and a comfortable place where folks can sit and idle away an hour...
We also serve wines from Eastern Washington and locally made hard cider and mead.
Free peanuts are available, but other food is not served at this time. Customers are encouraged to bring their own food. We even do the dishes!

Emily & Billy, sittin' in a tree...
RBC is owned and operated by Billy & Emily Burt, both long-term locals of Republic. They share a vision to provide locally-made beer in a relaxed taproom where people can slow down and sip a pint. Advocates of living simply, they enjoy Ferry County's scenic and remote natural areas, excellent hunting and the wonderful, kooky locals.
Billy Burt, Master BrewerBilly began brewing while at the U of Montana, after hearing his Cellular Biology professor lecture on the science behind brewing. The application of chemistry, microbiology, and extreme cleanliness suited his personality, and he was hooked.
Over the next ten years, the beer kept getting better, and Billy became more obsessed. Billy is now the head brewer, janitor and human resources division of Republic Brewing Company.
Emily Burt, Quality ControlEmily’s passion for beer began one hot July, while hiking to a lynx research site. Although she had never enjoyed beer, she had been reading “The Hobbit” and enjoyed the descriptions of ale and pints, Hobbit-style. The craving for a cold beer hit her and she never turned back. Emily now manages the taproom and heads the dishwashing department as well as quality control at Republic Brewing Company.