Production

Production

“Drink Fresh, Drink Local”.

We are proud to create and release unique beers each week for you to enjoy.

Our founder, Aaron Barkenhagen, started brewing Bootlegger’s beers on his own. Every now and then he’d call in a favor from a friend or family member – but local demand grew and it was time to bring on a team. In April 2008, after over a year of construction, Bootlegger’s Brewery opened and sold its’ first keg to a well known neighborhood bar in Downtown Fullerton.

Soon the 7-barrel brewhouse grew into a 30-barrel brewhouse in the summer of 2005. Over the years, we’ve grown from a one-person operation to over 35 team members. This allowed us to expand our creativity and brew more than just our core beers. We now have tasting rooms in Fullerton, Redlands and Costa Mesa. Our Costa Mesa location is now brewing beer with its’ first batch tapped for the public in July 2019.

Our year round beers have become industry favorites; Chango Mexican Lager
Far Out IPA and Palomino to name a few.

Our Head Brewer, Robert Margalis helps create some of the most unique beers found in Orange County by using locally or specially sourced ingredients. At any given time, we have at least 10 different beers in tanks – brewing about 7500 barrels of beer a year. This allows our team to keep 30 different Bootlegger’s Brewery styles on tap year round in our tasting rooms for all to enjoy. This constant, rotating variety is something we are proud to share with you and is what makes us unique.

We’d love for you to stop by, for a private tour of our production facility please call (714) 871-2337 for a reservation.. You can find our products in chain stores and fine bottle shops throughout California

For more information on where to purchase our beers please contact:
[email protected]

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