Born in Riverside, CA, Brian started home brewing at seventeen years old in his parents’ kitchen because he wasn’t old enough to purchase it himself.
After pursuing a degree in Business at UC Riverside, Brian decided to follow his true passion and enrolled in the UC Davis Master Brewer’s Program in 2003. Brian began his commercial brewing career at PH Woods in Moreno Valley and Babe’s BBQ in Rancho Mirage under the tutelage of multiple award-winning brewer, Hans Johnson. Brian also completed and passed the rigorous coursework for the Institute of Brewers and Distillers Associate Membership Exam.
Brian then became Brewmaster at Riverside Brewing Company where he developed his style and passion for beer making. Brian was then selected as a Brewer for the incredibly successful Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, CA. It was here that he learned attention to detail, consistency in production, impeccable sanitation standards, and recipe design through working with true beer experts.
Brian has a commitment to fresh, local, West Coast flavors that runs deep, and while he is a big West Coast IPA fan, the endless possibilities found within the experimental and barrel-aged beer categories are also a huge influence on Brian’s brewing style. He is constantly working to bring the freshest quality ingredients to his carefully crafted beers.
Tangerine Honey Wit
A Belgian-style witbier made with pilsner malt, malted white wheat, flaked wheat, fresh tangerines, ginger and orange blossom honey. Flavorful and citrusy with a complex palate and dry finish. This one will satisfy your thirst while keeping your taste buds happy. Crafted as part of the LA Brewers Guild common-ingredient beer (honey) for LA Beer Week. ABV 5.4% IBU: 13 / $6
We took our Orange Blossom Honey Blonde recipe and instead fermented it using a unique and special Belgian yeast strain from the Antwerp region. The result is increased complexity, wonderful vanilla and spice notes, and a honey graham cracker like finish. 80 pounds of Orange Blossom Honey in each batch. ABV 5.3% IBU: 17 / $6
Sir Charles Mild
An English-Style Brown Mild that aims to dispel the myth that dark beers are strong. This malty ale is made with English base and specialty malts including oatmeal to add mouthfeel and body to what otherwise could be considered a light beer. Drink up lads! 3.5% abv, 15 IBUs
Coconut Imperial Red
A beast of an American red ale with ample malt to support the generous hopping with Chinook and Cascade hops. We toasted over 20lbs. of coconut and aged this delicious concoction on it for a unique caramel and coconut treat. ABV 9.4% IBU: 70 / $7 – 10oz.
This session-style IPA features all the flavor of an IPA with slightly lower alcohol content. Dry-hopped with a full two pounds of Amarillo hops per barrel there is no mistaking that this beer loves it’s hops. Tropical, floral and citrusy, the Misfit will quench your IPA thirst while allowing you to remain vertical after multiple pints! ABV 5.7% IBU: 50 / $6