2nd Annual SCV BREWMASTERS

           "Pirate Beer Festival" 

                       October 29, 2016 

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SCV Brewmasters


PLEASE CHECK BACK PRIOR TO EVENT FOR COMPLETE UPDATED LIST OF THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and '94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy. The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary 'foundling' as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!
   
SHE Beer, trademarked as “The Queen of Beer”, is the first and only beer created with women in mind. Our exclusive recipes are complex and designed to meet the discriminating taste of the female consumer. SHE Beer will be an innovator and is poised to penetrate an untapped market. The competition amongst corporate giants with the creation of “designer” beers creates an ideal market entry opportunity for SHE Beer. SHE Beer has already created a buzz within the beer industry as well as celebrity driven events without any marketing or any product launch. SHE Beer features a variety of flavored Ales & Lagers customized for today’s woman.
   
We often look out over the mighty Columbia River and the snow-capped volcano peaks beyond, and up at the clear blue skies, and have to pinch ourselves for being so lucky to work in a magnificent place like Hood River, Oregon. It’s not hard to figure out what would attract us to this setting. Our love for the environment is what drives our sustainable practices, so pure water, local ingredients and responsible processes are poured into each and every tasty pint. Because Oregon is our home, we feel empowered to run the brewery in the most responsible manner every day. As much as we are committed to brewing great beers, we are also committed to our community. It would be impossible to live and work in the Columbia River Gorge and not be inspired by the sheer beauty of the place.
   
After developing a taste for beer in college, founder Jack White, along with his college roommate Pete A’Hearn, began home brewing in their apartment at UCLA. In 1992, Jack opened Home Brew Mart filled with Craft Beer Supplies while Pete went to UC Davis to get his master brewer’s certificate. They soon found a fellowhome brewer and collaborator and award winner in Yuseff Cherney, who quickly became a part of the team and opened a brewery behind the shop and in 1996, Ballast Point Brewing was born. The company has won numerous awards over the years several in 2015 such as Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards at the LA International Beer Competition.
   
Ken Grossman learned to homebrew from the father of a close friend. From an early age, he was enamored by the sights and smells of the fermenting jugs of bubbling beer, wine and sake. In 1976 Ken opened a homebrew supply store in downtown Chico, simply named The Home Brew Shop. As he and fellow home brewer Paul Camusi got more into the craft, Grossman’s brewing became more and more elaborate, and, soon enough, people were eager to sample his new brews. In 1979 Grossman began a new small-scale brewery based in Chico and took the name of hisfavorite hiking area in the nearby mountains, launching Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada has earned numerous brew awards over the years, as well as business and environmental recognition awards.
   
In 2011, beer enthusiasts Meg Gill and Tony Yanow founded Golden Road Brewing to bring fresh beer to the local market in the most sustainable way possible. Golden Road is committed to engaging and supporting the growing community of socially-minded beer enthusiasts. Brewed and canned in Los Angeles, Golden Road’s year-round offerings include Point the Way IPA, Golden Road Hefeweizen, Get Up Offa That Brown and Wolf Among Weeds IPA. Along with the core beers, Golden Road brewers are constantly experimenting with the freshest ingredients through a collection of rotating, seasonal and limited-edition brews including the Custom IPA Series, a line-up of diverse, hop-forward IPAs.
   
Brewyard Beer Co. is a new Craft Brewery & Taproom in Glendale, CA. We specialize in Californian "Aled" Lagers. The most well known of this hybrid style is the California Common (A.K.A Steam Beer). We offer 8 of these hybrid beers currently: Soul Cal (California Common), Split Shift (India Pale Ale'd Lager), Black Sunrise (Black Ale'd Lager), The Smoking Redhead (Smoked Irish Red Ale'd Lager), Calamansi A-Peel (Amber Ale'd Lager w/ Calamansi Fruit), Sunday Morning (Pale Ale'd Lager), Sunday Morning Joe (Ethiopia Yirgecheffe Coffee infused Pale Ale'd Lager) & Perky DIPL (Double India Pale Ale'd Lager). We also have a very popular Saison brewed with Passion Fruit and a Belgian Dubbel.
   
"Farm to glass" artisan beers and ales. Old World style and New World ingredients. Absolution means freedom, the nail represents unity and hard work; put them together and you get Absolution Brewing Company. The diverse characters of the Absolution Brewing Company team are an enticing blend of contrasting and complimentary flavors that create a refreshing and tempting brew. ABC is a brewery that is both grounded in tradition and inspired by the new. It's craft beers are refreshingly unique, satisfyingly complex, and pleasantly robust.
   
We choose to brew lagers not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because the end result will serve to refresh and bring the best of our energies and skill, because the challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to drink, with others too. Rooted in traditional German brewing practices mixed with an innovative Californian twist, Sudwerk is focused on creating the highest quality craft lagers known to man. The hybrid beer styles can best be described as West Coast craft lagers. Join us in our mission as we tirelessly work at perfecting our craft and sharing it with you.
   
In 1979, home brewing was legalized in Oregon. Having trouble finding beer in the U.S. that they like to drink, brothers Kurt and Rob Widmer begin making beer for themselves and their friends. Widmer Brewing Company officially opened in 1984 and in 1990 Kurt and Rob moved the brewery to its current location in North Portland, and renaming the brewery to the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Widmer Brothers Brewing is a partner of the Craft Brew Alliance and has won many awards including Gold & Silver Medal Awards at the San Diego International Beer Festival.
   
Kona Brewing Company was started by father and son team Cameron Healy and Spoon Khalsa. The pair had a dream to create fresh, local island brews made with spirit, passion and quality. Their love of Hawaii, and a desire to protect the pristine environment here, brought them to the Big Island to fulfill their vision. Kona Brewing continues to be headquartered right where it began, in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island. Kona Brewing is partner of the Craft Brew Alliance and has won numerous awards including a Gold Medal from the North America Brewers Association.
   
Lions, Bears & Beer...Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer. Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied. Firestone Walker has won numerous award and are proud to be a 3X Great American Beer Festival Winner, and 4X World Beer Cup Champion.
   
In 1986, 28-year-olds Marcy and Geoff Larson reignited that tradition when they opened the Alaskan Brewing Company, the 67th independent brewery in the country and the first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition. From the historically based Alaskan Amber recipe to alder-smoked malts and Sitka spruce tips, Alaskan beers reflect Juneau’s local brewing history and innovation. The company has won numerous awards at regional, national, and international beer competitions.
   
In December 2000, Rob & Ed were sitting on a steep hillside of an extinguishing brushfire above the Glendale Mountains. They were staring into the midnight sky, dreaming of the cool smooth taste of a fresh beer to quench their scorched dry mouths. From this point, these two Los Angeles based firemen set out to brew the best Fireman's Brew in the world. With every product sold, Fireman's Brew donates a portion of its profits to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Fireman’s Brew has won several awards including Gold & Silver Medals at the San Diego International Beer Festival and a Silver Medal at the World Beer Championship.
   
Three-time Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Elysian Brewing Company operates four neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery in Seattle, Washington. Known both for classic styles and for flexibility and innovation, Elysian has brewed over 350 different recipes since opening in 1996. While Elysian’s brewers use a variety of unusual ingredients, they are seasonally notorious for their pumpkin beers. Each year Elysian hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, where dozens of different pumpkin beers are poured, some of them from giant pumpkins.
   
We are so excited to announce that Temblor Brewing Company will be premiering at the SCV BREWMASTERS Event. Temblor will open to the public in September 2015 in Bakersfield, CA with a 600 gallon brewery producing their first six flagship beers along with a pub featuring a delicious menu and a music and event space that will elevate your expectations of entertainment venues. We can’t wait to taste this new brews!
   
The Indian Wells Lodge and Brewing Company site has been in the same family for three generations. In 1995, Indian Wells Brewing Co. was born in one of the rooms of the restaurant. By 1997, the beer had gained popularity and expanded into the 10,000 square foot building where it now resides.The water used to brew all the beers and sodas is pure artesian spring water from the historic Indian Wells Spring (CA Historic marker #457). This pure spring water gives the beers and sodas a clean pure taste that can only be found in Indian Wells products.
   
Established in 2014, Boomtown Brewery is a safe haven for locals, art, local artists, and anyone striving to make a craft something that it used to be, art. Boomtown Brewery crafts old world, unfiltered, gravity fed, full flavored beers with integrity. Boomtown’s #1 goal in making beer, is to brew beers they would love to drink if they weren’t brewers, by producing rustic, old world beers with modern twists.
   
101 Cider House is SoCal's first locally made hard apple cider! Creating unique blends from locally sourced ingredients like cactus pear, hops, charcoal, quince and fresh herbs, they've created a super dry sour cider not made for the faint taste bud. Wild fermented and naturally sparkling with no sugar added, this is juice made for grown ups.
   
With a long family history of home brewing beer by his Grandfather and Father on the family farm in Oregon, Daniel Riley began home brewing in his garage with friends. As his brews evolved, he continued to brew in an empty building on his business property. Then, a short time later in 2010, the demand for his home brew grew and he built a bigger brewing operation and with that, Riley’s Brewing Company was born. Riley’s will be showcasing its Hard Root Beer and Sancha Blonde Ale at the SCV BREWMASTERS Event this year.
   
   
The Dudes’ Brewing Company is a Torrance-based craft brewery founded in 2013. The Dudes’ specialize in innovative approaches to classic beer styles designed to appeal to casual beer drinkers and craft beer fanatics alike. The Dudes’ current offerings include: Double Trunk Double IPA, CalifornIPA, Grandma’s Pecan English Style Brown, JuiceBox Series: Blood Orange Amber, JuiceBox Series: Peach Berliner Weisse, Bohemian Hopsody Session IPA, The WRug White Russian Imperial Stout, Kölschtal Eddy Blonde Ale, Surfrider American Pale Ale as well as other seasonal offerings. Enjoy!
   
We are two bartenders from Venice Beach who love good beer. Venice Duck was inspired by a local legend of a guy who went to a party in the Venice canals and woke up the next day on the sidewalk covered with ducks. Venice Beach is an eccentric, circus like atmosphere thriving with life and energy. You can check out a live beach cam to see so yourself! Venice Beach is ranked as #80 in attractions in Los Angeles on Trip Advisor. There are many activities to do such as surfing, a skate park, Venice art walks, murals and so much more! We incorporate the Venice culture into our beers and truly believe in the power of the flock, our community. We like to say we are the” unofficial” sponsor of Venice events. We are part of the Venice Chamber of Commerce and participate in local events.