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Foeders and barrels, oh my!

Chris Brown Head of Brewing Operations   Oh day of days, Wood is something I’m familiar with; I spent most of my early days as a carpenter. It’s a versatile material, it’s strong, lightweight for its size, and has an unparalleled beauty. We feel drawn to the warm rich tones and swimming patterns contained in the wood grain. It was a natural (pun intended) decision to use wood as...

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First Brew Day

Chris Brown Brewer   There was a chill in the air, this bright January morning. Like any winter morning should be, however unaccustomed we are to them in these temperate climes. I should’ve brought a hoodie, the inside of this steel building must be like a refrigerator… Never mind that now though, plenty of work to be done to warm one up. We set about to counting out bags...

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The Plans

Jeff Wiederkehr Co-founder   Redraw number one. They were already late.  Not a big deal.  We included a month of buffer between when we thought permits would be granted and when we planned on starting construction.  So, completely redrawing the plans on the day that we were planning to submit them shouldn’t be that big a set-back, it feels like it is, but everyone tells me not to worry. Why...

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Building Our Brand

Mike Maass Co-Founder   San Diego is beer country. Good recipes and flawless execution are table stakes in America’s Finest City. Besides having a lineup of delicious beers, nice tasting room, and great customer service, we also know that having a strong and recognizable brand is paramount to carving out a place for ourselves in the SD craft beer marketplace. To articulate our identity—who we are from a...

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Up, up, and away

Mike Maass Co-Founder   Bags packed—check. Mail on hold—check. Chicken, tortoises, and freedom garden managed—check. Flight check-in—check. It’s our first trip out of San Diego since taking the leap into brewery startup land. My dad, whose punctuality is unfailing and oftentimes one step ahead of itself even, arrives in expected 15-minutes-early fashion, smiling and ready to take on the day. My wife and daughter, beautiful as always, are especially vibrant...

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The Circus

Jeff Wiederkehr Co-Founder   When I was young and wild(er) and my parents would find me with painted Gene Simmons face, doing mattress gymnastics while air-guitaring to God of Thunder, my dad would joke about finding me as a young boy working in a circus. He would tell me that he saved me from a life of high-wire acts, juggling, and bearded ladies. Little did he know, years...

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Storytelling at the Beard

Mike Maass Co-Founder   All of us have a story to tell. You. Me. Your crazy aunt or uncle. At Burning Beard, we think that’s where the interesting stuff is. It’s in the story of our customers. It’s in the story of our great city. It’s in the story of our craft. We put storytelling at the heart of what we do here, and look to the storytellers...

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