It's what we do and it's who we are.
Since 1989 Mad River Brewing company has been crafting award winning ales. Our most prestigious awards include four Gold Medals, four Silver Medals and one Bronze medal from the Great American Beer Festival. Two Bronze awards from the World Beer Cup and 2010 Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year award from the Great American Beer Festival.
Mad River Brewing is a piece of Humboldt, our piece of Humboldt to share. Tucked away behind the majestic California Redwoods, Mad River Brewery gives you the Northern California experience every time you raise your glass. Often noted as the best beer in Humboldt, our Mad River Brewing family brews every batch with your enjoyment and taste buds in mind.
Because we didn't get into this to start a business, we did it because of our love and passion for great beer. We did it so that we have something to share with our friends, and as a catalyst to make new friends. It worked.
Our purpose is simple; Good friends and quality beer equal great experiences. We are not here to "sell" you or convince you, you will have to try it for yourself and create your own story. Join our Mad River Brewing family, get your piece of Humboldt, and let's hang out and enjoy some beer!
I first joined the Mad River Brewery team in the winter of 1999, on the bottling line. A little more than a year later I was given the opportunity to brew for the company, until the Spring of 2003 when I left Mad River to pursue other adventures. I rejoined the Mad River team in January of 2014, once again as a brewer and a cellar assistant. I am happy to be back again working for a great company and being a part of making a high quality line of beers.
'Love The Atmosphere'
Great brewery! Love the atmosphere , good food, entertainment, and of course great beer!
'...service was great...'
Went in for lunch on Friday. Place was pretty empty but the service was great and the fish n chips were on point. Really good! They were out of the IPA but the red and the double IPA were tasty! I'd definitely go back on my next trip up here.
We were there during Hoppy Hour. $1 off draft. We had a Porter and Steelhead Pale Ale. Simple pub fare. Had Fish & Chips and Uniontown pulled Pork sandwich w/sweet potato fries. No wait staff, you order at Bar. It was good food, plenty and hot. Friday night they had a live band just starting up. Fun atmosphere friendly people.
As part of our impromptu beer tour of Northern California, my husband and I made a point to stop by Mad River. We had no idea what to expect, but we were both pleasantly surprised. To us, this is pushing the 'middle of nowhere', and we were both a bit taken back at how small the surrounding town of Blue Lake is. Mad River is a total oasis. Great craft beer with an even greater outdoor patio, complete with views of the surrounding mountains. I could have spent hours hanging out on their patio (which is dog and family friendly - although take note, they had several signs warning against rowdy behavior). Pints are really reasonable - $3.75 regular and $2.75 during happy hour 4-6 M-F. Food menu looked alright, but we didn't have the chance to try any of their offerings. Lots of appetizers, burgers and sandwiches. I highly recommend stopping by Mad River if you feel like venturing off the beaten path and love a good craft beer.
'...YOU DID NOT DISAPPOINT.'
Hello, I recently visited your brewery with my father because we were in the area and had heard great things about your brewery, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Well, I just wanted to let you know that you did not disappoint! We came away very impressed with what you guys are doing! The beers were absolutely wonderful and the atmosphere was very cool as well! What a cool place you guys have! Unfortunately, I forgot to pick up a brewery sticker, as I collect them from all the breweries I visit. Is there any way I could get one? Thank you for your time.
'Totally worth the trip'
Great food and even better beer. I am a huge fan of the brewery and it was an awesome experience. Totally worth the trip.