Wet Coast Brewing Company


All Aboard!

It's been said that a rising tide raises all ships, and we at Wet Coast believe we're joining the craft brewing business at exactly the right time!  Just like a beautiful wave crests before its big break, so does the current momentum in our brewing efforts. Right now we are filled with anticipation (and beer, of course) as we have recently solicited investments so that we can ride this wave into the next stage of business - brewing enough beer for you all to enjoy!  If getting in on the action during this integral phase and contributing towards the rise of Wet Coast Brewing sounds like an opportunity you'd like to know more about, we'd love to share a pint and our official plans with you.

And, yes, it has been all together too long since we last updated our blog.  But fear not, we've been keeping busy behind the scenes working on all aspects of this venture. We promise, you won't have to wait so long next time to get a little taste of the Wet Coast!


Team WCB



Behind every great beer...

Now that your mouth is watering for some hoppy, Wet Coast goodness, you've read a little about our brewery and our vision, we invite you to learn about how WCB came to be and meet your guides for this Magical Mystery Tour.  

It was about 5 years ago when it all went down.  Bryan had just taken a new job at the Lakewood Fire Department when he crossed paths with a suds lovin', larger than life personality.  Any guesses on who that might be?  Man, you're good!  Indeed it was the one and only, Aaron Johnson.  The encounter was much like that of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the critically acclaimed film Step Brothers.   If you're not familiar with the movie, the scene goes something like this:

"On the count of three, name your favorite dinosaur.....1, 2, 3...VELOCIRAPTOR......Did we just become best friends?!?!  YUP...Wanna go do karate in the garage?!?! YUP!!!"

But instead of doing karate in the garage they found that making beer was much more fun!  

Like every brewer who's savored the fruits of their labor, eager to share their unique concoctions, Aaron and Bryan quickly began dreaming of their own brewery.  But unlike most who share the dream, these two were on a mission to make it a reality.  And once the word got out, the demand for their brews grew faster than a rum runner headed for the Wet Coast.  They quickly began learning techniques to advance their skills, sampled countless beers of the world, developed and redeveloped recipes, tried new grains, new hops, and new yeast strains.  They researched, reviewed and refined every step.  Did we mention they sampled countless beers?  All of this to hone their craft.

But the story doesn't end there.  To press forward the duo needed to recruit a couple of other essential players, but that would prove to be the easiest step.  Bryan's wife, Molly, and Aaron's wife, April, without hesitation, jumped right into this brewing endeavor and moved from taste-testers to teammates.  They'd long ago surrendered bathtubs and kitchen utensils to the home brewing effort - why not go all in?!  

So there you have it.  Four dedicated beer enthusiasts embarking on a whole new adventure - growing the craft beer community and the Wet Coast family one tasty pint at a time!