Georgetown is one of Seattle’s first settled neighborhoods, dating back to 1851, and is known to be the birthplace of King County. Permanent structures and a successful farming community were built within a years’ time. Then settled next to the Duwamish River, the land was perfect for growing hops and other crops.
In 1875, the first railroad connecting Seattle to Tacoma was completed in what was later to be named Georgetown. In 1883, John Clausen and Edward Sweeny built a brewery and ten years later, with drinking of alcohol being prohibited in major cities, the neighborhood quickly became a popular destination. In 1892 the then called Seattle Brewing and Malting Company, became a Georgetown landmark and was once known as the 6th largest brewery in the world.