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Olympia Brewing Company

They consider themselves the “Cheers” of weed shops – where everybody knows your name.

Olympia Brewing Company originally called this area home in 1896 and claimed their secret was “in the artesian water.” Well, for these guys it’s in the artisanal bud. This second iteration of ownership came about when a couple of old school Tumwater residents who previously worked in the fabrication/steel industry acquired the license two years ago. The idea was to create a Cannabis boutique by being ultra-selective on the intake – meaning farm tours to vet the products before they get on the shelf. You will not find corporate boof here, just quality that focuses on mostly Tier 1 and Tier 2 farms, including hand-picked growers exclusive to this shop.

East of I-5

Just a jump off the freeway at exit 99 is where you’ll find this community-driven depot. The Tumwater pride is palpable, as they consider themselves the “Cheers” of weed shops – where everybody knows your name. It’s a content atmosphere they’ve conjured up here and you’ll run into a melting pot of good folks from the neighborhood. Alongside the young buddies of budtenders moving through the doors, you’ll also encounter the elderly contingency – all vibing together as a proud family with the common thread of benefiting from the magic of Cannabis. And this place is solid stick built, so there’s roots under these boards! 

Wide Open

With the previous owners wanting the décor to look minimalistic like an Apple showroom, the new plan was to integrate exemplary displays – lots of windows and wall decorations, rugs and runners, and most of all, memorable Cannabis companies. Local artists have donated metalwork for the interior, showcasing a customized effort with cool sculptures and strategically located features. For instance, the solventless “Terp Fridge” is smack dab (pun intentional) in the middle of the main counter where everyone can secretly salivate. And boy, what an edibles selection!

Fun in the Sun

In the summer they hold Free Lunch Fridays with donated food for the gathering community. There’s a huge yard out back, so you can carouse the grounds checking out glassblowers, woodworkers, musicians and the like – throwing down for a fun TGIF scene. Also, beginning the second week of June, some of the hand-selected glass pieces will begin to get showcased in the shop for you to add to your collection.



Solitude Gelato Margaret 

1937 Farms Ice Cream Cake x Sherb Jeremy

Hemp Kings Gelato Vu


Western Cultured Lumpy Space Princess Dave

Stingers White Widow John

Capital City Chronic Phantom Thai Brenda


Skord Kush Cake Chey

1937 Farms Hippie Crasher Margaret

Man’s Best Friend Grand Daddy Purp Kayla


Fugu Animal Cookies x Sour Diesel Adrian

Select Orange Cake Dave

Dank Czar GMO Margaret


Ceres Salted Caramel Balls Brenda

Lori’s Salt & Pepper Chips Vu

Pioneer Squares, Ruby Grapefruit Kayla

Photos by @sybean

About Mike Ricker

The first time Ricker smoked weed was at a Santana concert at the age of 12. He then followed in his footsteps as an award-winning radio personality who became notorious for offering a stage for bong toking listeners in 9 different markets over 20 years. In 2016, the Cannabis industry came calling and the rest is history.

This article was originally published in the February 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.

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