Our Story

The history of Fall River Brewing Co.

Fall River Brewing Company was founded in the winter of 2011 when John and Amanda Hutchings wrote out separate “bucket” lists. One of the items on both lists was the desire to own their own business. John, the founder and co-owner of the company, had been a home brewer and had developed a passion for the craft. As a project manager in the construction industry, John learned much that translated to running a successful business and often found himself brewing beer until the early morning hours after long days at work. Amanda says there are multiple times she woke up at 2 a.m. during the work week, only to find John brewing a batch of beer in the garage. You might say John found his passion. This passion continued to grow as John learned more about the craft. Soon thereafter, John and Amanda created Fall River Brewing Co. within their garage, eventually moving into a converted airplane hangar near Burney Falls where production occured until June of 2018, when the new 30 BBL system came online at Fall River's new brewery facility in Redding. Here's a fun fact: in 2017, FRBC produced 5,065 barrels of beer – the equivalent to 1,256,120 pints of beer for all our thirsty, beer-drinking friends!

Timeline

Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

October 2011 Began Homebrewing

Began homebrewing beer for friends and family.

Homebrewing Beer
Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

February 2012 Company Formed

Company formed and started homebrewing out of garage.

Starting the Company Fall River
Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

October 2012 Sold First Keg

Sold our first keg of beer to a local restaurant.

Sold First Keg
Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

July 2013 Building the Brewery

From a garage to a converted airplane hangar! Brewing on 15 BBL system.

15 BBL System Upgrade
Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

September 2013 Redding Taphouse

The Fall River Brewing Co. Taphouse opens in Redding.

Fall River Taphouse
Fall River Brewing Co. | Northern California Craft Brewery

June 2018 Upgraded Facility

Brewing on 30 BBL system in new, upgraded production facility.

30 BBL System Upgrade