In the thick of Downtown Santa Ana, the Good Beer Tasting Room is a spectacular place to grab a beer and make new friends.
The Good Beer Company opened to the public in September 2014. The Tasting Room offers individuals an opportunity to see the brewing process in action, smell the aromas of beer production, and taste the finished product in a beautifully assembled space with history and character unlike any other brewery tasting room.
The Tasting Room is bound by brick walls and exposed wood ceilings that date back to the 1880's. The building was originally a livery, housing horses on the first floor while allowing ample hay storage on the second floor. During the 1900's, the building was used for a variety of uses including a general store. By the 1980's, the building had been abandoned, with boarded up windows and pigeons sleeping in the attic. In 2004, the Rosenow Spevacek family purchased 309 W 4th St and spruced up the space to create a contemporary office space.
Finally, in 2014, The Good Beer Company moved into the first floor, adding a 15-barrel copper-clad brewhouse, four stainless steel fermenters and a cozy tasting room. Since opening, Good Beer has focussed on hoppy American style ales, like IPA and Pale Ale, and mixed fermentation sour beers, often aged in oak barrels with local fruit and foraged herbs.
We are proud to be a Brewer Member of the OC Brewers Guild!
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Tasting Room: (714) 714 2988
309 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Near the intersection of West Fourth Street and Broadway
Mixed fermentation sour beers & hoppy American ales
At Good Beer, we experiment daily with new ingredients, dry-hopped variations, aging in oak barrels, and hybridized styles. You'll find that our preferences generally steer us towards hoppy American-style beers and fruity yeast-driven mixed fermentation sour beers. The Tasting Room in Downtown Santa Ana will always feature one-off variations on our favorite styles.
GOOD BEER ON TAP
This is the current list of beers on tap and available in bottles in the tasting room. This list is subject to change at any time. We do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.
What else is in the pipeline? Barrel aged beers, a new saison, and beers with Lactobacillus
Looking for a beer from the past, present or future? Try this comprehensive list.
Our historic building once served as Santa Ana's livery stable
WE CRAFT hoppy american ALES and mixed fermentation beers THAT BLUR STYLISTIC GUIDELINES
our home is A 130-YEAR OLD BRICK BUILDING, ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A STABLE, LOCATED IN DTSA, THE EPICENTER OF ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
we seek to connect with you and other like minded friends, and grow the community of craft beer
Our mission is to be Downtown Santa Ana's craft brewery and social meeting place. We brew, ferment, and hand package every batch with the utmost care to share with our community. Our tasting room serves as a beautiful place to share experiences with your family and friends. Our community, our supporters, craft beer enthusiasts - you deserve recognition for making this all possible. And because the community is so important to us, it is Good Beer's mission to connect craft beer with the Downtown Santa Ana community. We seek to be a socially responsible craft brewery in support of our beautiful Downtown so that, like us, generations of the future can enjoy the experience and explore our Downtown, too.
The brewery in Downtown Santa Ana features a 20-barrel copper clad JV Northwest brewhouse that was originally built in the early 1990's. According to legend, the brewhouse was built for a small brewpub called Hops in La Jolla and had a brief run at the Mission Brewing Company in San Diego before we acquired and installed it in Santa Ana.
Batches of beer are fermented in four stainless steel conical fermentation vessels, also believed to be of early 1990's construction. We see no boundaries when it comes to creating unique and interesting flavors. Our ales fall into two broad categories - hoppy American style ales, and mixed fermentation sour beers. Our hoppy American ales, often roughly in the mold of the modern IPA, feature the fruity and tropical flavors and aromas of vogue New World hops. Meanwhile, our mixed fermentation sour beers are often aged in used wine barrels with local fruit or foraged herbs, harnessing the variety of flavors that are derived from the soils of California.
As a patron of the tasting room, you are encouraged to say hello to the brewmaster and ask questions about the equipment or brewing process.