DUO Brewing is the husband and wife team of Dan and Heather O’Leary.
The idea for the brewery was born around 2006 in Minnesota where we had lofty goals for a large production brewery and tap room. After nearly three years working toward the brewery in Minnesota, we had to admit defeat due to lack of capital. We shut down the idea for a brewery and moved to Puyallup, WA.
We learned a lot from our attempt in Minnesota, mainly that we tried to start too big with too little money. That is what led us to opening a nano-brewery in our detached garage behind our home in downtown Puyallup. It was something we could afford (sort of) and would give us a chance to learn the business at a size we could manage, with hopefully slow but steady growth.
The name DUO Brewing began in Minnesota and we carried it to Washington. DUO represents the simple fact that it was the two of us that started the brewery, and no matter how far the brewery goes nothing will ever change that.
Our beer is part of what defines us. Part of who we are. We call it “Beer For Your Alter Ego” for those times when you feel your reality doesn’t quite match your dreams. The brewery has been our dream and focus for over 6 years. It comes with its own challenges. Its own reality. Our alter ego lives in each beer we brew.
Dan & Heather O’Leary