At the end of 1992, the idea of the second brewery in Orange County was born. After six months of searching for the perfect location we found the old Delaney’s Seafood Market building in the historic Cannery Village on the Balboa Peninsula, which would become our home.
Two years later construction was complete and on April 1, 1995 the Newport Beach Brewing Company became the first and only Brewery to open in Newport Beach and the 2nd Brewery to open its doors to the public in Orange County. Under the same ownership since day one we strive to serve fresh high quality food, cocktails and hand crafted beer at intelligent prices.
Our beer is brewed only using the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 known in German as “Reinheitsgebot.” That law states that beer may only contain three ingredients: barley, hops and water unlike the major breweries, which use rice and preservatives. We have competed in the largest beer festival in the world, “The Great American Beer Festival.”
Our small local brewery has received two bronze medals, two silver medals, and the coveted “Gold Medal” competing against 2,500 other Brewery’s & over 10,000 beers in a blind taste test of judges throughout the world. Many of our “family of friends” refer to us as The Brew Co and it is becoming a familiar term worldwide. You will see many of the same faces from day one, those that have been coming in or working here regularly since 1995. We thank our extended family for supporting The Brew Co. If it were not for them we would not be here today.