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.