Updated Cover! 7 Days Left!

There’s a lot going on in the last week of our Kickstarter  and I’m excited to share all these updates with you. We’re adding a couple more brewers to complete a list of 45 breweries up and down the coast, we think you’ll be pleased with the new additions! Three Weaver’s Alex Nowell (formally in the book with Drakes), Societe’s Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner, and Tom Nickel from Nickle Beer Co. This rounds out our list of brewers, there are a ton of brewers we would love to continue adding, hopefully we get a chance to interview and photograph more in the future!

Next, we want to share our updated cover. After some thought we figured that a cover like this spoke to the project a little more than any one single image could. These brewers all have stories to tell, and we want you to meet them all through our imagery and in-depth profiles. I love it – and I hope you guys do too.


What do you guys think? Share your comments with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram @CABrewMasters

Be sure to Join us at AleSmith this Thursday, 5-8p, for our last event!

Lastly, there’s only 7 days left on our Kickstarter, and we can really use everyone’s help! Please visit and help donate today. Some of the last chances to get your hands on awesome T-shirts, discounted book pre-orders, posters, growlers, key chains and more.

Cheers guys and thanks for all the support!


20 Days Left!

Hello Craft Beer Fans,

There are only 10 days left in our Kickstarter campaign! Thanks to everyone that has already donated, but for those procrastinators out there: the time to donate is now!  Do so HERE.

We have a couple more great events coming up that we hope you can make it to. The first is TONIGHT, at Anthill Pub on UCI’s campus. Will be an awesome event with a lot of craft beer fans in attendance due to a Pliny the Younger release. If you can’t get your hands on Pliny, there will be a big list of other amazing beers on tap – and a portion of the proceeds will be going towards the Kickstarter campaign, so come thirsty!

The last event we’ll be having is at one of my favorite SD breweries, AleSmith! This coming Thurs, March 13th, from 5-8pm, come hang out with us as we have a last final event! Food trucks, specialty beers, all will be flowing. Peter Zien will even be on hand to say hello and answer questions. Open to the public, so bring lots of friends!

Lastly, I wanted to reiterate how amazing this journey has been so far. I’ve been working on this project for over two years now, and it’s been nothing short of all consuming, in the best way possible. Craft beer is now an integral part of my life – and I feel honored to have been welcomed into the craft beer community with full pints and warm hand shakes. Throughout my trips to breweries and in the promotion of this book I’ve met some of the kindest, most interesting people I can imagine working with.This industry is really communal at its roots, so what better for me to give back than to showcase those responsible for not only the way California beer tastes, but also how those in this industry conduct themselves: through innovation and a with a willingness to help others. With that I say to you – help me help them. Let’s tell their stories and celebrate the men and women responsible for beautiful, yummy craft beer.

Donate today.

Cheers to you all,Nick