Thursday, September 14, 2017



About the Brewery

Welcome to Brewyard – a craft brewery in a tucked-away converted warehouse with one simple mission: Redefine and rediscover a style of beer that was invented in California during the 1800s for Californians – The “Common” style Lager.  They are beautiful hybrids that offer strong flavor like an ale but still retain a lighter crisper finish of a lager.  Originally this type of Lager had one champion, the California Common.  During our home brewing days we experimented with lager yeast and fermentation techniques to create a large variety of these “Commons”.   We expanded this category of lagers to encompass over a dozen flavors from Hoppy, Roasty, Smoky, Malty, Coffee-y, Honey sweet and Pale. We like to call them Ale’d Lagers for short.
The outer fringes of craft beer can be strong and often intimidating at times. We want to expose people that are traditionally lighter Pale Ale/Lager drinkers to the possibilities of what beer can be and set them off on their craft beer journey. We will also be here waiting when you are finished destroying your pallet on those triple IPAs and barrel aged double imperial coffee sour stouts.
Being lovers of all craft beer we also like to dabble in Belgian Ales, Barrel aging and various other styles of beer that tickle our fancy at any given time.
When you visit us, it is our hope that you feel like a part of the family! Sit and shoot the shit-ake-mushrooms with your friends at our long tables, play a board game with people you meet in the tap room and order from visiting food trucks or some delivery from one of the amazing local restaurants.
The open layout of the brewery & taproom was designed intentionally so you can see and follow the brewing process all the way from the milling of the grain down to the kegging out of the fermentation tanks full of Brewyard beer. If you catch us brewing or working the taproom, don’t be bashful. If you ask, we’ll probably give you an energetic impromptu tour of the brewery.
We are happy to be here, working hard to make world class beer and to hang out with you all. As long as our doors are open, you are welcome! You can check out our hours here: Visit our Taproom

Backbone Fuzz has been working with this amazing purveyor of delicious beer for some time, and they have decided to be a title sponsor this year for the thirsty Backbone Adventure Cycling crew.
After races, be sure to find Ara, Bob, Mark, Randy and the guys for an update of the beer they will have on hand, and look for messages and special updates for BREWYARD on the team Facebook page! Stop by, and tell them that Ara and the Backbone Adventure Cycling peeps sent you in.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Cannot give enough praise for the crew at Non-Dot Adventures for putting on such a well run race series this year in the OC area. From the family friendly environment, vendor area, enthusiastic volunteers, and such fun challenging courses.

Irvine Regional Park was the venue for the 4th and final round of the series. Mix of singletrack switch back climbs with descents down Chutes. The crowd at the top of the last descent was electric! Catered BBQ for all participants and frie...nds! How awesome is that?!
Brewyard Beer Company LLC fueled me up the night before at their brewery with an awesome 90's cover band Pulp 90's. Tough waking up but coffee from Regent Coffee - Specialty Coffee got me going. New Kenda Tires USA prototype tire on the front gripped great with no give. Also light and fast rolling, looking forward to riding the final product soon. Xpedo CXR pedals worked great keeping the confidence up on a few nice rollers and jumps on the way down Chutes. Had to keep my heart rate at check especially on the steep singletrack climbs, SIGMA SPORT USA Rox 10.0 was beeping in a frenzy telling me to breath and relax. Norco Bicycles Revolver FS again made the two laps bearable because of the efficiency and comfort. The Sun started to poke through during the 2nd lap, Ryders Eyewear got me covered with Photochromatic lenses.

Smiles all around and a few jokes along the way. Thank you to Roger Hernandez from Kenda Tires, Rod Christiansen for the bottle feed, Mike Sagun of Brewyard, Dan Blurton sweeping and heckling (sandbagger), Mike Franze for having his own monetary currency, Ken Yamakoshi of Xpedo, Ben Essman from Norco bikes, Michael Nasco of Red Monkey, Rob Stotts of H&S Bicycles for an emergency chain change after work, Ricardo Peña with a high five of pain, and of course Baby Jesus.
Special Shout out to Scott McClain for taking pics and helping a down rider...
Backbone Adventure Cycling - Christer Phizzle