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
Death or Glory IPA
This IPA series highlights a single hop for each new batch. This time around it was made with Centennial hops. Floral and citrusy, this quintessential hop makes its way into many of your favorite IPAs out there. A generous portion of British Maris Otter Pale Ale malt creates a slightly fuller body and nice backbone for the hops. ABV 6.8% IBU: 60 / $7
002 – 2nd Anniversary DIPA
Our second anniversary DIPA is a tropical fruit forward west coast style DIPA with a slightly reduced bitterness this year. Coming in at “only” 80 IBUs as compared with last years 100 IBUs. Deceptively easy to drink, you may have to remind yourself of it’s high abv. Hops used in this batch were: Amarillo, El Dorado, AU Galaxy, Citra, NZ Nelson Sauvin, and Mosaic! ABV 9.02% IBU 80 / $7 (10oz pour)
As elusive as its namesake, this belgian-inspired dark ale will keep you guessing. It cannot be classified, it escapes all restrictions and confines. Is it a porter? A belgian strong ale? Who cares what you call it. Its toffee, caramel and chocolate deliciousness will have you staring at the skies wanting more. 8% abv 25 IBU: $7
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
An American-style Amber Ale that was brewed with New Zealand Wakatu hops. The hops lends a nice lime zest and slight floral component to the caramel and toasted bread character derived from the multiple specialty malts used. Complex yet extremely drinkable and refreshing. ABV 5.1% IBU: 17 / $6