On a typically foggy Sebastopol morning. We set up the 27 gallon system that we all chipped in to buy a month or so earlier and eventually got a brew going. Many hours later we felt pretty good about the IPA we just brewed. Weeks later we weren't feeling as good... the beer was terrible.
We have sixteen taps and we plan on keeping the beers that flow from them constantly changing and evolving. Down the road we may settle on a few permanent styles, but for now we want to explore, experiment, brew for the season, and mostly have fun by keeping it fresh and creative.
We have partnered with neighboring restaurants and local food producers to create a pretty diverse little menu that should have something for just about everybody.
If you have dietary restrictions or you're craving something we don't offer, no problem. check out The Barlow and surrounding areas, grab some grub and bring it down to our tap room to enjoy with your beers.
Sebastopol is home to most of the CGB team, and being able to build our brewery in our hometown is truly awesome. We didn't have a big budget or a ton of space, but with a lot of help from many very talented people (you know who you are, and we can't thank you enough) we were able to create a unique little brewery that we hope is not only a great place to hang out but also positively represents West County's independent spirit.
Our focus will always be on crafting excellent beer, but we also want to offer other experiences as well. Food trucks, seasonal events, private parties, live music, block parties, basically anything that seems fun. We also plan on being at as many festivals, farmers markets and street fairs that we can. Check the events list to see what we've got coming up.
Will received his education at the American Brewer's Guild, and has over two decades of professional brewing experience, with previous stints at Moylan's, Great Divide, and Mammoth Brewing. Over the years, he has won numerous awards, including gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival.
Karly is our Taproom manager and marketing director. A devoted mom, that was born and raised in Sonoma County, she has worked in the service and event industry for over 15 years. If you are interested in connecting with us for an upcoming event please contact her at:
Left to Right - Rich, Paul, Scott, Will, Andrew and Andy. Everyone on our team contributes in multiple ways, but Andy and Rich have been, and continue to be the key business guys, Paul and Scott are instrumental in brewery operations and Andrew handles the graphic design stuff.