Since it’s beginning The Ojai Valley has been, as it is today, a sanctuary for those whom are Revolutionary By Nature, and have a mission to respectfully create an alternative standard for themselves and their ideals.
Ojai Valley Brewery wishes to reflect and contribute just that.
We love Ojai, and Craft Beer, and because of that, we have a mission to give Craft Beer lovers something Different, and Uniquely Local… Beers crafted for our hot, dry climate, reflecting the essence of our immediate and extremely unique surroundings. Beers imparting subtle, nuanced flavors that caress our palettes, while tickling our noses with the scents of our mountains, and the perfume of our blooming orchards.
This means, for instance, that rather then create a competing I.P.A., of which there are dozens of fantastic local examples, we are specializing in styles largely neglected by craft beer, with a special focus on Dry, Malt Forward Lagers, and Light Bodied Ales.
These beers will utilize ingredients uniquely native to the U.S.A. including our truest native grain, corn. We are using local chaparral herbs in concert with and at times in place of hops, for flavoring and bittering. We are using special herbs, flowers, fruits, and spices sourced from our local Ojai farms to create subtle flavors that blend together to create a unity of flavor; a whole greater than the sum of it’s parts.
We Aspire to pay honor to the Ojai community with new styles and flavors that can only be found here.
We Pledge only to make easy drinking, easily enjoyable beers.
We Aim to create trends, while not letting our mission be stifled by the current.
We Resolve to make Chaparral Beer a nationally recognized style, and a standard of The California Craft Beer movement; Local, Sustainable, and born exclusively of our native surroundings.
We appreciate your support, and patience as we beat this path, because while it may not be easy or immediate, it will always be From And For The Ojai Valley.
- Jeremy Haffner