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.
Death or Glory IPA [Piney + Fruity + Tropical]
This is a West-Coast IPA with just enough crystal and specialty malts to balance the firm bitterness and substantial dry-hopping. Chinook and Simcoe hops add lots of piney and spicy notes while a small addition of NZ Nelson Sauvin and AU Galaxy bring white grape, tropical, and stone-fruit to the party. We hope you like it as much as we do. ABV: 7.4, IBU 65 / $7
Analog Amber Ale
A satisfying caramel malt foundation. german munich, British Belgian Crystal and aromatic malts all work together to add layers of sweet maltiness. Centennial and Liberty hops round out the palate. ABV: 5.7 IBU: 24 / $6
“Not a Wit” Belgian Wheat
Our Spring seasonal is a light Belgian-style wheat beer made with pilsner malt, malted white wheat, flaked oats, flaked barley, and honey malt. The addition of blood orange juice and zest along with fresh ginger in the whirlpool adds nice citrus and spice notes. The result is flavorful, unique, and thirst-quenching. ABV: 5.5, IBU: 15 / $6
Black Mass Porter [Dark Chocolate + Roast Coffee] A rich, malty, and deliciously decadent Robust Porter. Black Mass evokes images of dark chocolate and roast coffee with an aroma that invites you back for more. The use of Chocolate Wheat Malt creates a rich roast character with a clean and smooth finish. ABV: 5.9% IBU: 25 / $7
Full Nelson IPA:
This West-Coast IPA is a bit lighter on the IBUs but not on flavor. Maris Otter pale malt for the base with just a touch of British caramel malt to balance things out. Dry-hopped exclusively with NZ Nelson Sauvin for an over-the-top white grape and citrus bonanza. ABV: 7.3, IBU: 52 / $7
Yeah, it’s a Double IPA. Dry-hopped massively with Citra and Centennial. Citrusy and floral…you’ll like it, but the Nihilist could give a %#$^. ABV: 8.8, IBU: 80 / $7(10 oz)