Who We Are

The Orange County Brewers Guild is an organization dedicated to educating the public of the great American tradition of craft beer and its rich brewing culture in Orange County.

Our Mission

With over 35 established craft breweries within the county’s borders, the OC Brewers Guild strives to bring to the public visibility and knowledge of the rich and constantly growing brewing culture present in Orange County. Established in early 2015, the guild aims to:

  • Educate the public of the benefits of fresh, local beer
  • Promote the interests of breweries located within Orange County
  • Participate in and create local community events to raise funds for charities and increase public awareness of locally available craft beer

As the organization continues to develop and expand, it hopes to cultivate a passion for craft beer in the general community and inspire the public to seek out their local artisan breweries.

The Board

Board Member
Aaron Barkenhagen
Bootlegger’s Brewery

Board Member
Brandon Fender
The Good Beer Company
[Santa Ana]

Board Member
Brian Rauso
Green Cheek Beer Co.

Board Member
Greg Nylen
Barley Forge Brewing Co.
[Costa Mesa]

Board Member
Nicholas Cordato
Artifex Brewing
[San Clemente]


Barbara Gerovac
Anaheim Brewery

Vice President
Wil Dee
Chapman Crafted Beer

Executive Director
Errica Cook

Amanda Pearce
Stereo Brewing

Tim Barro
Backstreet Brewing