That sure is a beautiful copper brewhouse pictured to the right but unfortunately, it’s not ours! We operate on a much simpler and smaller converted 7 barrel grundy. This direct-fire system provides us with the opportunity to truly brew in an Old World style. We concentrate on crafting high quality small batch beers 5 to 6 barrels at a time (gotta have room for that boiling froth at the top). We use single infusion mashing in our open mash tun, though we do some decoction on occasion. All of our fermenters are glycol jacketed open fermenters that allow for temperature- controlled fermentation. While these fermenters may be open, they are always lidded to prevent contamination from floating in on the breeze. Each fermenter is capable of converting 12 barrels of wort into our fine beers, so most of our brews are double-batched to fill our fermenters.
GUIDED BREWERY TOURS
Our brewery is massive! It is so massive that international beer corporations have swarmed upon us with their resumes to infiltrate our deepest secrets. For this very reason, we do not allow brewery walking tours. But rest your weary legs, take a seat in our tasting room and observe the entirety of our brewing operation from the comfort of a your seat with one of our fine brews in your hand.
See our tasting room hours for information on when you may participate in your very own up close and personal brewery tour experience.
As part of Knott’s annual Boysenberry Festival we offer a Wine & Craft Beer Festival too. Our event — held every spring in southern California — features an assortment of wine and craft brew labels. Plus.. we have a variety of boysenberry-inspired gourmet foods that burst with flavor. For more information about the Knott’s Wine & Craft Beer Festival please click the link below to visit our website.
Experience an evening of exquisite wine and food under the stars at the beautiful Golleher Alumni House. Bring your friends enjoy live music and treat your taste buds to a variety of international food and wine pairings blending eclectic cuisine and flavors of the vine. All proceeds from the Wine Tasting event benefit the Alumni Association Student Scholarships.