Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. His first memories of beer were cans of Rainier his father would let him sample. He grew up walking to the Redhook Brewery in Fremont with his father. Cody attended the Evergreen State College. There he studied Philosophy, Art and History and fell in love with homebrewing. In 2009 he founded Epic Ales LLC in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. It slowly grew from a one barrel system to a three barrel before rebranding to Mollusk and growing to a seven barrel system. 

"Beer can be art, where the artist challenges expectations and conventions or it can be a craft, where the craftsperson hones expectations and perfects conventions. It can be either/or, and that is a beautiful thing."


Raised in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Carey moved out west to Seattle to attend University of Washington. He received a BS in chemistry and worked at research lab in Seattle. He had developed a deep appreciation for the vast variety of beer while living near the Stumbling Monk on Capital Hill. He had begun homebrewing when he decided to change careers and work as a professional brewer. His first job was at Northwest Peaks, a nano brewery in the Ballard neighborhood. There he quickly became the headbrewer. He joined Cody at Epic Ales in 2015. His favorite things about brewing is the community, the depth of knowledge and the currents scientific inquiry that adds layers upon layers of complexity everyday.