Craft Brewing company was started by four men with a passion for brewing beer.
Kevin Carroll, Kirk Medeiros, who live in Lake Elsinore, Tim Reagan and Bob Thompson, who live in Murrieta, all started out as home brewers and their love of brewing is what brought them all together, partner Kirk Medeiros said.
Medeiros said it didn't take long for all four of them to put their heads together and make their dream of opening up a brewery a reality.
In May of 2010 Craft Brewing Company opened its doors to the public.
"It took a lot of hard work to get this place going, we all have our own full-time jobs and do this on the side," Medeiros added.
"We did all of the work ourselves. With all of our different backgrounds, we were able to get Craft Brewing Company up and running."
The Lake Elsinore company brews a variety of beers and the public is welcome to come and taste. Click here for information on hours.
Here are a few of the main beers they brew:
- Four Headed Hef- A German style Hefeweizen wheat beer
- Fallen Angel- Light beer with a slight hint of citrus
- Friar Bob's Raspberry Wheat- Flavored with raspberry
- Raven Stout- Oatmeal and vanilla bean
- Warlock IPA- Balancing the malts and bitterness of this west coast style IPA and then dry hoping with cascade hops
You can also find some of these beers in restaurants and pubs throughout Southern California.
Craft Brewing Company is approaching its second year anniversary and all the guys thought what better way then to host a celebration with all of the proceeds going to a local charity, Medeiros added.
This weekend, May 19th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. they are hosting the 2nd Anniversary Beer and Food Festival at Craft Brewing Company.
The event will benefit Lake Elsinore's Cops for Kids. Cops for Kids benefits disadvantaged children in the Lake Elsinore Valley.
Saturday there will be 15 different breweries and several different restaurants. It costs $30 with all of the proceeds going to Cops for Kids. You have to be 21 or older to attend.
"It's going to be great, there will be three different bands playing, food and of course beer," Medeiros said.
"We have come a long way from home brewers, we are living the dream."
Craft Brewing Company is located at 530 Crane Street in Lake Elsinore. For more information click here.