Jarrett was born in Longview and graduated from Kelso High. He graduated from Concordia University in Portland, OR with a degree in Business and Marketing. He has lived in Arizona and Seattle where he was a professional headhunter (recruiter) and Salesman in the high-tech and creative industries. Jarrett has been brewing for the last 5 years and loves the brewing industry because of the camaraderie and collaboration. He loves the fact that Ashtown is a place where everyone is welcome and sharing beer is such a cool way to meet new friends and connect with past ones.
Erik was born and raised in Longview and graduated from Mark Morris. He went on to get his instrumentation degree from Bellingham Tech. Erik has been brewing for the better part of 15 years. His recipe creation comes from his joy of cooking. He loves the freedom and creativity aspect of brewing.
Ashtown was conceptualized on a cold morning around a homebrewing setup in Longview Washington by two cousins who found themselves on a map in between two craft beer meccas and knew something needed to change to bring good beer to a vacant area.
In September of 2013 Ashtown opened their doors bringing local hand crafted ales to Southwest Washington. Ashtown believes in its community and the change it can make on a local level.