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EBC 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

As we approach being open for one year at our new location, our Christmas and New Year’s break gave us time to reflect on the past year and what we want to focus on in 2016. As we sat at the brewery one cold morning, trying to keep warm, the first of many resolutions for the new year came to us easily.

Tasting Room Heater
First up on 2016 improvements is to install a heating system in the brewery tasting room. The rudimentary heating device (aka fire) we first conceived almost burnt the brewery down, so we contacted an HVAC company who can install a brand new heater in the tasting room to help keep everyone warm and the building un-burned down.

At EBC we promise a beer in every glass, a fire on every table

At EBC we promise a beer in every glass, a fire on every table

Pilot Brew System

lucy and fermentor

Cuteness overload

Ever since we opened back in 2011, we’ve wanted to get our 10-gallon home-brewery back-up and running. Not only for fun and nostalgia, but also to brew pilot batches at the brewery. This would enable us to hone in a recipe before brewing it large scale, and allow us to experiment with new hops and other ingredients.

So in 2016, we plan to finally get our home-brewery back up and running. We just purchased a new glycol-jacketed 10-gallon stainless steel frementor and will get our home-brewery back in action over the next few months.

Sell off Old Fermentors
While we’ll be sad to see them go, we’ve started to sell off our old 6- and 7-barrel fermentors to replace them with three 15-barrel fermentors. Not only will this cut down on the amount of work we need to do on 15-barrel brews, but it will also reduce the tank-footprint in our brewery giving us more space.

Expand Tasting Room
With the additional room from selling off our old fermentors, we’ll be able to rope off space on the brewery floor to add additional seating capacity when not brewing. As we see it, there’s no better place to enjoy a beer than with friends next to the stainless steel machinery that brewed it!

Expand Barrel Aging Program
2015 was focused on getting our new brewery up and running smoothly and staring to expand distribution. While we will continue to focus on that in 2016, we also plan to focus more energy on expanding our barrel program. This will allow us to start releasing more barrel aged beers – both on tap and in bottles.

A beer in a barrel is worth two in a fermentor

A beer in a barrel is worth two in a fermentor

Expand Bottle Program
2015 saw the launch of Valkyrie and Foliage in 22oz bottles – which you can now buy in local shops and restaurants. In 2016 we plan to greatly expand our bottle offerings. This will include bottling our other year round beers, Protector and Lunch Pale, plus each of our seasonals – starting with Golden Spur in the spring. We’ll also begin to bottle special release beers as they become available.

So there you have it – our 2016 New Year’s Resolutions for the brewery. We’re ready for another amazing year!

One Giant Leap for Brew Kind

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Valkyrie 22oz Bottle Label
We took a giant leap forward at the brewery last week – 15 BBLs of Valkyrie bottled into 22oz bottles!

Now, we’ve done some bottling before, but this usually involved a hand-held beer gun, a 500 bottle max, and a few “work beers.”

batch 100 bottling line 2

Hand bottling Batch 100 bottles, work beers – March 2014

This time, for the first time ever, we used an automatic bottling machine! For our first run, we called in a mobile bottling unit, or MBU for short. The MBU saved us from having to hand-bottle 15 barrels of beer – but we quickly learned it wasn’t all sugar plums and fairies.

First, the thing about the MBU is, while they are made to work with every brewery, they are not made to work with one brewery particularly well. So it took us well over an hour to hook the system up and get it running.

Secondly, the biggest learning pain was, that despite checking before getting our brand-spanking-new labels printed, the bottled-on date machine didn’t work with our labels. So, much to Chris’ enjoyment, he got to hand-stamp each of the 2600+ bottles we filled.
So, keep your eyes peeled – not only are these new, hand-stamped, Valkyrie bottles available for sale at the brewery for $6.50 – but are also coming to a store near you!

Moorpark Restaurant Week – Beer & Food Pairing @ The Brewery

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

2014 Moorpark Restaurant Week

On Saturday January 25th, Enegren Brewing is holding an event for Moorpark Restaurant Week. Yes – we know we’re not really a restaurant, but to compensate for our lack of restaurant-ness we’ve partnered with Moorpark based Disgustingly Delicious.

For the event, we’ve paired four of our beers with food from Disgustingly Delicious. Each beer will be served as a 4-5oz pour with an accompanying food item (think little hors d’oeuvres). The cost for the entire beer and food pairing is $12 (20% off regular price) and will be available from 12-8 that Saturday. If you’re not interested in the entire pairing – both the food and beer are available individually for $2.50/food item & $1.25/taster.

The lineup consists of:

  • Valkyrie Altbier paired with roasted cauliflower gazpacho topped with diced scallions.
  • Protector Imperial IPA paired with a Filo dough pastry with pear, prosciutto, and gorgonzola tied with green onion ribbon.
  • Contradiction Black IPA paired with Braised meatball, roasted mushroom crisps, and grilled onion spread topped on a soft baguette slice.
  • Daniel Irons Imperial Oatmeal Stout paired with flourless chocolate cake truffle coated in ganache and powered in ground 100% Hawaiian Kona coffee beans.

Happy Moorpark Restaurant Week!

Christmas at Enegren Brewing Company

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

This Saturday Custom Melt is coming to the brewery serving up delicious food before Christmas. We’ve paired our beer with each of their dishes to enhance both the flavor of the food and the beer.

Beef Teriyaki Melt
Slow roasted beef, crushed grilled pineapple, smoked & Swiss cheese on mini brioche bun
Pair with: Valkyrie California Altbier

Vegetarian Chili Bowl
Lentil and corn chili with pickled onions, sour cream, smoked cheese, green onions and corn bread crumble
Pair with: Foliage Pale Ale, Protector IPA, Contradiction Black IPA

Veggie Sloppy Joe Slider
Lentil and corn chili with pickles, red onion, Swiss and Smoked Cheese on mini brioche bun
Pair with: Foliage Pale Ale, Protector IPA

Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, Peanut Butter
Pair with: Daniel Irons Oatmeal Stout

Following that up, on Sunday 12/23, swing by the brewery for discount growler fills to get all the beer you need for Christmas week. Just bring in your growler and receive $3 off 1L and $5 off 2L growler fills. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Hours
Please note our hours this Holiday Season:

Tuesday 12/24: 12pm – 8pm
Wednesday 12/25 – 12/30: Closed
Tuesday 12/31: 12 – 5pm
Wednesday 1/1: Closed

Discount Cask and Ribs This Weekend

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Rollin Rib BBQ Joint Pig on Fire

Rollin Rib BBQ

This weekend we’ve got two events lined up at the brewery.

On Friday we’ve got $2 glasses of Vanilla Last Days of Braun on cask from 6pm – 9pm or until the cask runs dry.

If that weren’t enough, Rollin Rib BBQ truck is parking at the brewery from 12pm – 6pm Saturday. Along with their normal menu, they are serving up special Valkyrie brined ribs, pork chops and shrimp! So stop on by and try some of their EBC inspired food.

Custom Pie October Pizza Delivery

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Every Wednesday during the month of October, Custom Pie will be delivering fresh Italian pizzas to the brewery at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

To get your pizza delivery in, all orders must be placed at least 30 minutes prior to the delivery time. So, if you want pizza at 6:30, the order must be made anytime that day before 6:00pm.

To place an order, you can call Custom Pie directly @ (805) 222-5204 or order at the brewery.

custom pie menu

Click for bigger menu.

Pizza & Beer Pairings

Not sure which pizza to order with your beer, or which beer to order with your pizza? Check out our helpful guide below for recommended Custom Pie pizza & beer pairings.

Pair with Foliage Pale Ale

Pair with Foliage Pale Ale or Nick Brown Porter

Pair with Protector Imperial IPA or Valkyrie California Altbier

Pair with Foliage Pale Ale or Last Days of Braun Brown Ale

EVENT: Two Year Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


This past year has moved faster than any of us could have imagined. We’ve nearly doubled our production capacity, expanded into another warehouse unit, and even started a barrel aging program. It is with your continued support that we have been able to grow so fast and now celebrate our two year anniversary.

As a thanks to all your support, we’ve put together an awesome event to celebrate the end of our second year on August 3rd with 9 beers on tap, food from Custom Melt, commemorative anniversary doppelsticke glassware, 2 bars for shorter lines & our first bottle run with our 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke altbier.

The Beer
We’re releasing a brand new anniversary ale for the event – EBC Mk. II 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier.

Our second anniversary ale is a special one-time release batch of beer brewed for the occasion. The 9.5% doppelsticke altbier has prominent caramel and toffee flavors with hints of chocolate, raisin, cherry and biscuit. For those that had last year’s doppelsticke anniversary alt, this version is slightly darker with more chocolate flavors and is not oak aged.

The full beer list for the event is as follows:

  • Captains Summer Session
  • Golden Spur
  • Langsamweizen
  • Valkyrie
  • Vanilla Oak Valkyrie on Cask
  • Protector
  • Protector – Hop Project
  • Thunderchief Double IPA
  • EBC Mk. II 2nd Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier

And, yes you read that right; we’re re-releasing our Thunderchief Double IPA. This hop-forward beer is heavily hopped with traditional American C-hops – Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbus. Perfect for all you hop-heads out there.

The Food
Custom Melt will be setting up their tent again serving special food designed just for the event. Menu to follow, so stay tuned for details

Keep the Glass
Like last year, we have a unique glass available to commemorate our 2nd year anniversary. This can be purchased individually or as a keep the glass with a glass of EBC Mk. II.

Anniversary Bottles ebc-mk-II-label
For the first time ever, we will be selling bottles of our anniversary ale – 750ml corked Belgian bottles. These aren’t just special growler fills like last year – these are pre-bottled beers. And while you won’t get the joy of watching Matt and Chris fill and cork behind the bar in-front of you like last year, you do get these fancy new labels. We have a limited supply, so first come first serve.

Shorter Lines
To help keep the lines for beer short – we’re setting up a second bar over by the brewery to serve up our main beers. Additionally, we will not be serving taster flights for the duration of the event – you can still order tasters, but only 2 per person.

A Year in Review
August – One Year Anniversary Success
September – Moorpark Country Days Parade Recruitment
October – Captain Chris and Brie get Married
November – EBC Thanksgiving Food Drive
December – Our first adventure in chili pepper beers
January – Custom Melt Sets Up at The Brewery for the First Time
February – Released our first German Weizen beer
March – Released our first Belgian Ale
April – First Part of Brewery Expansion complete
May – Second Part of Brewery Expansion complete
June – Christened our New Tank Heidi

EBC Beer and Food Pairing This Friday at Four Seasons Westlake

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

We’re excited to announce that this Friday 9/25 from 5pm – 9pm we’ll be pouring Golden Spur, Foliage and Valkyrie paired with food at The Lookout, located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake.

The Lookout is an outside patio bar that looks a little something like this:

Our beers will be paired with the following:

  • Golden Spur Saison – Calamari with a house made Tartar sauce
  • Foliage Pale Ale – Thai lettuce wrap
  • Valkyrie Altbier – Cheddarwurst Slider on a Brioche bun with beer mustard

The cost is only $15 per person, so if you haven’t taken your significant other (or just yourself) out for a fancy beer tasting dinner recently, now is the time!

One Year Anniversary

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A year ago today, we had just finished our brewery training in preparation for our grand opening.

This year we have an even bigger and better anniversary party planed. Starting at 11am on August 4th, we’ll be celebrating our one year anniversary. And we’ve got a lot of things planned:


  • Release of our 1 year anniversary doppelsticke altbier – a special one-time only batch of beer brewed at 10.3% ABV with German malts and American and German hops. Aged on French Oak, the beer has unique raisin, caramel and biscuit flavors, with a subtle spicy oak finish.
  • Full servings of beer will be available at the brewery for the first time.
  • Special keep the glass deals for our anniversary ale with a unique glass created specifically for the event.
  • New 750ml corked growlers of the doppelsticke alt. These will be counter pressure filled and can be cellared for several years.
  • Germany’s Famous Bratwurst Food Truck will be at the brewery from 1pm – 4pm.

Additionally, we’ll have more beer on tap than we’ve ever had before:vertical doppelsticke alt and doppelsticke alt glass

  1. Protector Imperial IPA
  2. Valkyrie California Altbier
  3. Captain’s Summer Session
  4. Double Hopped Captain’s Summer Session
  5. One Year Anniversary Doppelsticke Altbier
  6. Hop Project – Christopher Columbus
  7. Vanilla Oak Valkyrie
  8. Cherry Golden Spur Saison
  9. Courtrai Barrel Aged Saison

We hope to see you all there!

A year in review
July – Grand Opening
August – Purse Hooks Installed
September – Fermentor Explosion
October – Foliage Pale Ale Release
November – Brewery’s First Glassware
December – Brewery Automation Installed
January – Expanding Production – a Third Fermentor
February – Installed Grain Pulley
March – First Barrel Beer
April – Brewery Laboratory Installed
May – Expanded Hours of Operation
June – Two Beer Tasting Events
July – Taster Restriction Removed

Jagerschnitzel and Valkyrie Altbier

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

The brewery crew had a rare weekend off from brewing and decided to get our cooking on.

Ever since Chris’ birthday dinner, we’ve been determined to cook all our meals paired with one of our beers. The problem is, this is the first time we’ve had time to get together and cook since then. Much like Gollum and The One Ring, the brewery (our precious) consumes us.

On this rare weekend with extra time, we decided to pair our Altbier with a traditional German dish – jagerschnitzel. The strong malt backbone of our Valkyrie Altbier pairs well with the thick savory taste of the jagerschnitzel.

So, next time you pick up a growler of Altbier and feel like cooking, here’s what you should make.

Jagerschnitzel Recipe

For the shnitzel (pork)
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup standard bread crumbs
4 boneless pork cutlets (about 1 pound total), pounded thin
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pound pork cutlets using a meat hammer to about 1/4 inch thickness. Season pork with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the flour in one shallow dish, eggs in a second shallow dish, and mix the panko, standard breadcrumbs, and paprika together in a third dish.
  4. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Dredge each cut of pork in flour, then eggs, then bread crumb mixture when ready to saute.
  6. Saute each cutlet for 3-4 minutes on each side (until breadcrumbs turn a golden brown) and then place on baking sheet.
  7. Place sauteed cutlets into oven for 10 minutes.

For the jager (gravy):
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup Alt beer
salt and pepper to taste

  1. Melt butter in skillet used to cook pork over medium-high heat.
  2. Add mushrooms and onions to pan and cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Add flour to pan and cook for one minute, constantly stirring the mixture.
  4. Add chicken stock a half cup at a time, keep the gravy thick (or to desired consistency). Then add Alt beer and stir until thickened.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour over cooked pork and serve.

Spaetzle Recipe:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
4 tbl butter

  1. Boil a large pot of water for cooking the spaetzle.
  2. Mix together flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Then, alternate adding eggs and milk to dry mixture. Mix until smooth.
  3. Push mixture through a speatzle maker or large holed sieve or metal grater into the boiling water, dropping a few in at a time. Cook for 5-8 minutes, then drain well.
  4. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute spaeztle in butter until lightly browned. Serve with jagerschnitzel.