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Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan met in early 1995 in San Francisco. Both had just moved from southern California to the Bay area when they heard the calling of beer. O’Sullivan, a former photographer and paralegal, “traded his suits for boots and was saved by beer”. He moved to Berkeley and took a job as assistant brewer at the Triple Rock Brewery there. Freccia, a writer, actor and, by extension, restaurant professional, was also an avid homebrewer. Frustrated with the lack of beer culture in the L.A. area, he moved to San Francisco and began writing for the Celebrator Beer News, the west’s largest beer publication. Freccia and O’Sullivan met, became friends and, while sitting together in a summer class on brewing science at UC Davis, hatched their plan for what would become the 21st Amendment.
Alpha Acid Brewing Company was founded in fall of 2014 in Belmont, CA. We premiered our beer at the 2015 SF Beer Week Opening Gala and now distribute all around the SF Bay Area. Alpha Acid is owned & operated by local brewer & craft beer bar owner, Kyle Bozicevic. Our goal is to bring you quality local beer, one small batch at a time. We brew a myriad of unique beers; experimenting with ingredients every chance we get. We have a primary focus on dry, aromatic IPA’s, Adjunct Stouts, Fruited Sour Ales & Barrel-Aged Wild Ales that are sure to satisfy any beer enthusiasts palate.
Anderson Valley Brewing Company was founded on December 26th, 1987 in the town of Boonville, CA. In the beginning, we brewed out of a modest 10-barrel brewhouse located in the lower level of our original brewpub, The Buckhorn Saloon. At the time, we were one of only 20 craft breweries in the country and have long been considered one of the pioneers of the craft beer industry.For over 25 years, Anderson Valley Brewing Company has been hand-crafting authentic ales and lagers with balance and complexity and a passion for sustainable brewing practices. Our large solar panel array provides over 40% of our electrical needs, while 100% of our waste water is treated and used for the irrigation of our goat pastures and estate hop fields. In addition, our spent grain is given to local cows and spent hops are used as a natural fertilizer.
BarrelHouse was established in 2013 by co-owners Jason Carvalho and Kevin Nickell and longtime friend Chris Vaughn with a simple mission…bring together Good People, Good Times, and Great Beer. Since those early garage brewing days, BarrelHouse has quickly grown to be the largest family owned and operated craft brewery in San Luis Obispo County. Paired with an endless lineup of energetic bands and fun events, BarrelHouse is famously known for their delicious line-up of year-round beers: Sunny Daze, Mango IPA, BarrelHouse IPA, Juicy IPA and Big Sur. To keep your taste buds intrigued, each month their talented brewers create small-batch, taproom only beers available at any of their three locations: Paso Robles Brewery and Beer Gardens, San Luis Obispo Taproom, or their newest Visalia Taproom and Beer Gardens. Cheers!
22 rotating taps and one cask-conditioned beer have been hand-selected for your drinking pleasure. We take pride in serving rare and unique first-rate beers. That means special brews that not only enhance the food we serve, but also represent some of the finest beers locally and around the world. Based on the ten kegs we go through a week, we like to think we can convert anyone. But don’t be surprised if you come in and don’t see the beer you drank yesterday. When it’s gone, dunzo. Adiós! You’ll be lucky to have the same beer twice. (Increase the odds that Lady Luck shines upon you by visiting us more often.)
Located in the heart of Wine Country, on the corner of Healdsburg’s historic downtown square, Bear Republic Brewing Company offers award-winning food and world class, handcrafted ales. Established in 1995 by third and fourth generation Sonoma County residents, the Norgrove family invites you to come and discover their diverse menu, family friendly atmosphere and more than 14 freshly brewed beers on tap. The team at Bear Republic is driven to bring you fresh, never-filtered, hand-crafted beer.
Bravery Brewing Company was founded in 2011. Since our inception we have focused on producing the best of exciting craft beers. From the highly traditional, to the unique & unusual, to barrel aged, our beers provide an exceptional tasting experience. So enjoy a glass of our beer, and don’t forget to live your life with Bravery!
Burgeon Beer Company is the result of three ambitious men with a passionate vision. A vision to one day own and operate an influential craft brewery. Experience and determination has created a solid foundation for our roots to grow. With the help of family, friends, cohorts and many others we were able to BURGEON into the San Diego craft beer scene. The search for the perfect beer will continue through our existence. We will never settle.
Calicraft brews beer with a sense of place. We take unexpected, California-grown ingredients, like starthistle honey, Cluster hops, and anise hyssop, and use them as our point of inspiration. We like to think of our beer as the best of California, in a bottle. And as true Californians, we push the boundaries of style, taste, and even the definition of beer. Can’t imagine doing anything but. Though Blaine does keeps pinching himself that it’s for real.
Cold Water Brewery is an all grain brewing operation hand-crafting each of our distinct beers on site. Our 7 barrel brew house is constantly in use producing roughly 200 gallons of fresh-tasting beer per batch. Through both our own production as well as a variety of guest handles we pride ourselves on offering a wide and well curated selection with something for everyone. Cold Water Brewery, where beer equals community.
When we opened the doors to our beach town brewpub on Coronado Island in 1996, we wanted it to be the kind of place where friends could enjoy great beer, a good meal and a laid-back atmosphere. Our award-winning beer is now available coast to coast, but the spirit of our family-owned brewery hasn’t changed. We’re still sharing our passion for craft and celebrating our authentic coastal vibe–all inspired by our San Diego roots. Welcome to Coronado Brewing Company. Stay coastal.
Owner and head brewer Ken Anthony has been a craft beer lover since the mid-1980’s. In August 2013, the first commercial batches of Device Brewing beer were produced. Our beers are on tap at select locations around the Greater Sacramento Area, Elk Grove, Roseville and Folsom. The brewery taproom is now open and features our mainstay beers as well as some seasonal offerings.
At Discretion we care deeply for the world we live in and believe our beer should be responsibly-made. That’s why our beer is crafted from 100% organic malts and hops and why we harness the power of the sun to brew our beer. Whether you choose an old favorite or one of many seasonals offered throughout the year, you will find goodness in your glass–organic, solar-powered, and delicious.
Established in 2009, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. is located in Turlock, California. The craft brewery offers a range of year-round and limited release bottled and canned brews along with an array of draft styles. Dust Bowl Brewing has two taprooms in Turlock, which boast a cool vibe to enjoy food and beer. For Dust Bowl brews near you, check out the Beer Finder at www.dustbowlbrewing.com.
Eventually, your ship comes in. East Brother Beer Co. was founded by two friends, Rob and Chris, after decades of seeing the brewery take shape in their minds. They’ve brewed countless beers in their day, and always found themselves returning, as inevitably as the tide, to classic styles executed with precision.
Epidemic Ales is a joint venture that began as a hobby. The idea behind a hobby is you have to love it – we love what we do. But honestly, how could we not? We are focused on quality brews that leave a lasting impression. Our beers are bold and unique. They taste different than most others out there. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself and you’ll be back for more.
Brewing incredible, award-winning beers with unique flavors and an adventurous spirit. We make the best damn beer possible because sharing and innovating the FiftyFifty beer experience is what gets us up in the morning. There’s no better place to experience the best of FiftyFifty than at the Pub & Pilot Brewery in Truckee. Incredible beer. Delicious eats.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. Named after the mountain seen from their family home in Los Olivos, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company opened in Buellton, California with only a handful of employees. In a short five years, the company has grown to become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in America and now has a staff of over 200 which they affectionately call the #FigFam.
Founded in 2014, Four Sons Brewing truly is a family-run business. Four Sons Brewing strives to produce excellent craft beer with a wide range of variety that appeals to the novice beer drinker and astonishes the beer expert. With a strong focus on quality and authenticity, every beer contains only natural ingredients to ensure a clean, smooth and memorable taste. Try the beer. Visit the brewery. Tour our newly expanded production facility. Experience first hand the personal attention and family passion that is Four Sons.
In 2000, a group of coastsiders opened a casual family restaurant on Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, CA, and in 2003 opened the first operating brewery on the San Mateo Coast since 1873. Over the years, we’ve expanded and now have a tap room, event center, inn, and mobile tap room. We invite you to experience all the Brewing Company has to offer at each of our unique locations.
The goals of our company are to provide the very “best” customer service possible, and to operate profitably, in a manner which is socially, ethically and environmentally responsible, that produces a high-quality food/beer that the buying public enjoys consuming. Lastly, continuing to have fun in the process, thus part of the reason for our company’s logo!!
Island Brewing Company is a family-run, award-winning microbrewery in Carpinteria, California serving beer enthusiasts, bars, and restaurants along the beautiful Santa Barbara coast. We feature an assortment of fresh, flavorful ales, along with seasonal releases and occasional barrel-aged offerings at our tasting room, complete with a view of the Pacific and Channel Islands National Park. Our beers are distinctive, handcrafted, and made from the finest ingredients to insure the highest quality and have received awards from top beer competitions. Come visit and taste for yourself.
It was on February 2, 1989 that Karl Strauss Brewing Company officially opened its doors in downtown San Diego and kicked off the city’s craft beer industry. Happily, as Karl Strauss Brewing Company grew, so did the industry as a whole. San Diego quickly became home to more breweries, many of whom got their start with Karl Strauss. Brewers and beer enthusiasts alike came to Karl Strauss, learned about quality and consistency from the best, and went off to create their own breweries. To this day, we take great pride in having influenced many of the brewers that now make up the DNA of our local brewing community.
Knee Deep Brewing Co. is a family run independent Microbrewery that was born in the late Summer of 2010. When Knee Deep first started producing beer we started out “contract brewing” our beers at Mt. Tallac Brewing in beautiful Lake Tahoe. At first we only sold a few styles of beer (kegs only) within the Reno / Nevada market. Soon we began to flourish much faster than anticipated, and thats when all the fun started! We recently celebrated our 7th birthday and we are excited to announce that you can find our beers in 30 different states! Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore are also part of our distribution network with more to come by the end of 2017. The one thing that will not change at Knee Deep is the quality of our product. We continue to brew great beer and receive recognition and awards both locally and nationally. We have big plans for the 2017 and 2018 year so stay tuned! You won’t want to miss this!!
Los Angeles Ale Works was a dream project founded in 2010 by Kristofor “Kip” Barnes. In 2013, Los Angeles Ale Works launched its first beers into the marketplace following a successful Kickstarter fundraiser. Working with Ohana Brewing Co., Los Angeles Ale Works tenant-brewed proof of concept beers to gather valuable feedback from customers. In 2015, Barnes teamed up with Andrew Fowler to strengthen the business side of the organization. The team successfully raised capital, secured a new home in Hawthorne, California and prepared for its brick and mortar grand opening at the start of 2017.
Founded by local residents from Agoura HIlls, Ladyface Ale Companie was established in late 2009 along with its restaurant Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie. Named LA Weekly’s 2013 Best Brewery in Los Angeles, and an international RateBeer.com Best Brewpub, Ladyface is known for their award-winning Belgian, French and American style ales. Ladyface is one of Los Angeles County’s first revival craft breweries, and the first in the Conejo Valley. In 2014, State Senator Fran Pavely awarded Ladyface as the California 27th District’s Small Business of the Year for its commitment to the local community.
LAST NAME Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom in Upland, Calif. We brew the kind of beer we like to drink. Beer that’s smooth, balanced and that pairs up well with food. Turns out other people like to drink it, too. Sometimes, they even like it enough to give it a gold medal (or two.) We’re not brewing beer to put trophies on our mantels, but it’s nice to be appreciated.
When Lost Coast brewed its first beer, there weren’t a lot of craft breweries in existence, especially in California. Small batch brewing – or microbrewing – wasn’t exactly a promising line of work, as few could take on the giants in the beer world. What started as a crazy experiment soon grew into a fledgling brewery based out of a 100-year-old building in downtown Eureka. Funny things happen when you consistently crank out great beer. Lost Coast continues to expand, gaining fans around the globe and outgrowing a couple brewing facilities along the way.
We focus on the art of quality craft beer and the great people brought together by it. We brew our beers with a passion for every element and process that brings these hand crafted beers to your palette and want nothing more than to raise a glass with you in memory of, and alongside the special people in your life.
Since 1989 Mad River Brewing company has been crafting award winning ales. Mad River Brewing is a piece of Humboldt, our piece of Humboldt to share. Tucked away behind the majestic California Redwoods, Mad River Brewery gives you the Northern California experience every time you raise your glass. Because we didn’t get into this to start a business, we did it because of our love and passion for great beer. We did it so that we have something to share with our friends, and as a catalyst to make new friends. It worked. Join our Mad River Brewing family, get your piece of Humboldt, and let’s hang out and enjoy some beer!
MadeWest is the result of two lifelong friends and Ventura natives seeking to share quality handmade craft beer with our community. Our vision is inspired by the spirit of our home state—a spirit of adventure, creative thinking and a healthy respect for the great outdoors—and by our passion for good beer, good design and overall good life experiences.
Mission Brewery was originally established in 1913. The brewery, like most breweries of the time, went out of business during the first year of Prohibition. In 2007, Dan Selis, an avid homebrewer, re-established the brand and eventually relocated the manufacturing and the tasting room to Downtown San Diego in the Historic Wonder Bread Building in the East Village.
We focus (non-monogamously) on aroma-driven, complex, flavorful, sessionish beers. We often brew hybrid styles, combining the features we like from established categories to create new, Island-Of-Doctor-Moreau-style mash-ups. Our tasting room is where we test different concepts, from variations on our core beers to experimental pilot batches. We hope to release some our more successful experiments in cans and bottles in the coming years.
Founded in 2010 by three passionate brewers, Mother Earth Brew Co. had one goal; to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip. From a modest garage, to over 70,000 sq. ft., Mother Earth Brew Co. maintains our original goal – to challenge even the most discriminating beer drinker by creating complex, palate-pleasing beers, and to promote the art and science of craft beer making.
A pioneer in the Craft Beer movement, North Coast Brewing Company opened in 1988 as a local brewpub in the historic town of Fort Bragg, located on California’s Mendocino Coast. Under the leadership of President & Co-Founder Mark Ruedrich, the brewery has developed a strong reputation for quality having won more than 110 awards in national and international competitions. Our exceptional beers are available in 48 states now and also are exported to Europe and the Pacific Rim. North Coast Brewing Company is also a leader in philanthropy and sustainability. In addition to being a Certified B Corp and Benefit Corporation, the brewery is proud to be TRUE Platinum Zero Waste Certified, offer 14 Non-GMO Project Verified beers, and spearhead an innovative carbon farming project to reverse its carbon footprint and advance the science of carbon sequestration in agriculture.
We began Refuge Brewery nearly four years ago with a simple mission: Take the ideas and concepts of old world Belgian breweries and blend them with modern brewing techniques and styles. The result is a brewery full of unique beer, brewed without traditional rules, and often using local fresh seasonal ingredients. In 2015, Refuge grew nearly 300% and became the second fastest growing brewery in California. For 2016 we’ve added our Grapefruit IPA to the distribution portfolio and challenged ourselves through experimentation at the brewery…. Cheers!
We believe that beer tastes best when it’s made fresh, not having spent weeks in a warehouse or on a shelf. That’s why our beers are made right here, on a daily basis. We use only the finest ingredients: domestic and imported malted barley and hops, yeast and water. And because we use no preservatives, you are guaranteed a fresh and natural glass of beer every time.
Second Chance is not just our name. It’s an impassioned mission, and a declaration of independence. With regard to the first, years before we opened, Co-Founders, Marty, Virginia, and Curtis, started salvaging items that would one day have a Second Chance in the brewery. For example, when Marty’s Mom replaced the fence at her Serra Mesa home, Marty said, “Don’t throw that away! We can use it in the brewery.” When Marty and Curtis’s former employer closed one of its locations, they asked to salvage tabletops and booths that otherwise were dumpster-bound. All of these things and more have been restored, upcycled and are now the cozy decor you enjoy when you visit our Carmel Mtn Ranch Brewery & TapRoom and North Park Beer Lounge.
Saul and Archie met through the LA arts community a few years back and bonded over a batch of mead, which they brewed while listening to Gregorian chant in Solarc’s current headquarters, a barnlike garage behind Saul’s house in Highland Park. After a few years of obsessively home brewing all sorts of magical potions and pouring their concoctions at art events around town, they decided to take it to the next level and launched Solarc Brewing in early 2015. They manifest their imaginations in many ways and treat every aspect of Solarc Brewing as their art, from designing labels and graphics, to designing recipes and creative events. They are constantly trying to expand their palates and yours.
Strike Brewing Company opened its doors at our South 10th Street location in San José in July of 2014. Our goal was to bring beer that was high quality, consistent, and innovative to a deserving San José which at that time was underrepresented in the greater craft beer community. Since our inception, we have won numerous awards and local and national competitions, collaborated with breweries and community groups, and established ourselves as a local hangout with an extensive taplist.