Getting more beer for your money is always a good thing and the owners of OC’s biggest upstart brewery know it. That’s why the team behind Brewheim Beer Makers — currently under construction in Anaheim — are offering to give you more than double your dollars back in brewery gift certificates if you donate to their Indiegogo campaign, which is live through the end of the month.
It’s not that Brewheim, which hopes to have its large 30-barrel brewhouse up and running later this year, particularly needs the money. According to the project’s video, the goal is more to create awareness of Aleheim’s newest addition (a crowded field with 14 breweries in city limits) and start building the community of customers that will make Brewheim its go-to local taproom.
Brewheim’s massive location in the developing Platinum Triangle neighborhood is already being built out according to a conceptual layout created by CLTVT, a brewery consulting firm that has helped San Diego heavy lifters like White Labs, Ballast Point and Saint Archer but also smaller breweries like Bottle Logic’s Placentia compound as well as Highland Park Brewery’s new brewpub in Chinatown.
“The brewhouse is designed to be efficient. It has growth in mind…” CLTVT co-founder Will Camacho says in the project video.
Brewheim co-owners Dan Ward and Eric Ferguson also hired a skilled brewmaster, Derek Wasak, who brewed on the East Coast before moving west to work at Stone Brewing Company and help open several small breweries. He plans to draw from both traditional (lagers!) and modern beer styles (hazy!) for his taplist, unleashing his creativity to make approachable beers packed with flavor (a flagship is a hybrid SoCal Lager).
“We also plan to work with some local distilleries and wineries to source barrels and age our beers to make some interesting and complex (and delicious) experimental beers,” he told the OC Weekly.
Brewheim’s Indiegogo campaign closes July 1.
Sarah Bennett is a freelance journalist who has spent nearly a decade covering food, music, craft beer, arts, culture and all sorts of bizarro things that interest her for local, regional and national publications.