The Good Beer Company

A common aroma descriptor produced by the beer yeast Brett Brux is “sweaty horse blanket.” Irony sets in after you learn what the building originally was. “It was a livery back in the 1880s; the second floor stored hay,” says owner-brewer Brandon Fender. Now it’s set up like a 1900s brothel, with ample working space on top and a saloon below. With angelic rays pouring in from the third-floor skylight, there’s something ethereal about sipping an Old World-style beer amongst the oak barrels and mason-chiseled bricks. Belgian-inspired saisons are produced with wild yeast strains that Fender has wrangled over the years. Aging their beer in used wine barrels adds another layer of oak, funk, and complexity. The barrels can then be blended to fine-tune the final product. Their new-school West Coast IPAs are hoppy, bitter, and tropical, bursting with the latest juicy, fad hops. – Greg Nagel, Orange Coast Magazine (June 2015)

309 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, California, 92701

Tasting Room Hours:
Wed-Th 5-9pm
Fri 5-10pm
Sat 12-10pm
Sun 12-8pm