Hop Dogma was born from the home brewing movement.
It all started when our co-founder Dan received a homebrewing kit as a gift from his girlfriend. Soon, their downstairs was converted into a makeshift brewery.
A brew club was created, and Dan enlisted the help from his talented brewing buddies. Soon, the Hop Dogma team formed. Kyle had worked at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for 10-years and Jesse was an accomplished home-brewer, all three sharing the same love for good-tasting beer. None imagined their hobby would one day grown into a full-fledged business.
We’re small and we like it that way.
Our philosophy has always been to make good beer and do good with it. We have way too much fun in what we’re doing not to spread that joy with others. We’ve remained inspired by focusing on brewing to our community. Our “Campfire Beer” rose $38,000 for the victims of the Butte County Wildfires in 2018.
Like our beers, each brewer is different.
Kyle is the handy-man with a rich background in brewing for us to tap into. Jesse is the swiss-army knife. He’s good at everything and always strives for perfection. Dan is the spark plug. He’s all over the place at times, but he keeps the whole team moving in a positive direction. The crew behind the bar, well, they’re the lifeblood of the whole operation. Oh, and Carlo, the tap room manager, well… he’s a Dodger’s fan but we still like him.
(Team photo will go below)