The goal of this festival is to highlight the many outstanding local businesses in downtown Redding by partnering up with craft breweries within our region and featuring their ales inside various local downtown establishments; all within walking distance.
Participants will receive a tasting glass and walking map of participating businesses downtown. Each beer will be poured by someone from the brewery. Event will also feature a live brewing demonstration. Tickets go on sale January 15th at both Wildcard Brewing Co. locations. Visit the brewery located at 9565 Crossroads Dr. or the downtown Tied House located at 1321 Butte Street. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event. Early purchase is encouraged as event sold out last year. Event registration will be held at the Atrium downtown at 1:30pm, located at the south end of the promenade, on the corner of Placer and Market streets.
Participating breweries and merchants to be announced closer to event date. Last year 15 breweries and stores participated, we expect even more this year.
Intense hop aroma carrying floral and citrus notes. Piney bitterness first strikes the tongue and then finishes dry.
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, and Citra.
Double Red, Imperial Red, Strong Ale….call it what you want, this beer is not for the timid. It’s big, malty and hoppy. This ale pours a beautiful red hue into your glass. Various malts and three varieties of hops battle for a place on your palate giving this beer a great piney, fruity flavor and full body. It is truly a high gravity gem.
We make great beers that don’t fit the traditional model; this is Wildcard’s version of an IPA. We use the finest Maris Otter malt that is traditionally used in British ESBs and then throw in an immense amount of the best American hops; Chinook, Falconer’s Flight and Zeus. No holding back here, nearly two pounds of hops for every barrel of beer that we produce. You’ll get a caramelly malt character balanced by a wonderful grapefruit aroma and dry finish. Cheers.
This beer turns conventional wisdom on its head with five kinds of malt and rolled oats. This oatmeal porter pours pitch black into your glass and yields a thick brown head. You’ll need a knife to cut through this one. An evolution of sorts, our Head Brewer first crafted this beer at home and then commercially in England while in brew school. And now perfection! Full bodied brew with strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor.
Crafted just for the North State. This brew is balanced with subdued hop character. It’s crisp and refreshing. Straw color, fruity nose and dry finish. This hometown ale was brewed specifically with its surroundings and community in mind. It is perfect for a day on the lake, quenching thirst after a long hike or enjoying a few at a backyard BBQ.
Draft: Year Round
Bottles: July - September
As a session IPA it finishes with surprising balance and low bitterness. Dry hopped with an absurd amount of Centennial and Cascade, this ale has a hop intense aroma that will satisfy a hop obsession.
April - June
With his English training, our brewer has a soft spot for Brown Ales and has added a California twist to the Grade A. Experience a malt backbone with just enough bitterness to know that the hops are there. The nutty flavor is complimented by the sweetness of pure Northeastern maple syrup added during the boil.
October - December
This is what happens when you take a Cream Stout and jack up the ABV to 7% and then add freshly, locally roasted espresso. The creaminess is derived from the addition of Lactose to the boil kettle and is balanced nicely by the roast from the whole bean espresso which is added to the beer, post fermentation. This beer is truly a unique winter time offering.
November - December
Sunday & Monday / Closed
Tuesday - Thursday / 2pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday / 2pm - 9pm
9565 Crossroads Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Open Seven Days a Week
Sunday – Thursday / 2pm–9pm
Friday – Saturday / 2pm–10pm
1321 Butte St.
Redding, CA. 96003
The idea behind the name Wildcard is to pursue the unknown. Wildcard Brewing Company’s owners left stability for chaos, moved to England to learn the craft of beer making, and started a business in an uncertain economy, all in pursuit of a dream. You’d call them crazy, adventurous, unpredictable....a wildcard. Our story is one of the unexpected; a place where there are no limits, where perseverance and a free spirit will turn dreams into reality.
Co-Founder / Brewmaster
Our head brewer has an obsession with crafting delicious beer. It all started when Jeff and Jenny brewed two beers to give away as wedding favors at a brewery in San Luis Obispo where they went to college. Homebrew projects and burst bottle explosions ensued in the years after. But casual passion soon turned career. Jeff had enough of the corporate world so he took a chance and changed career paths. He put his job on notice and sent a tuition check to Brewlab at the University of Sunderland. Lucky for Jeff, Jenny is a bit of a Wildcard and was all in. The pair moved to England. Jeff studied brewing science and Jenny conducted “research” in various local pubs. Once back in the states Jeff headed straight for the most competitive brewing location, the Pacific Northwest. Jeff was able to persuade the owners of Iron Horse Brewery that he and his English brewing education were right for the job. Jeff and Jenny stayed in Washington for two years before deciding to start their own venture. With the birth of their daughter Blaire, it was time to move home to Redding and welcome their second child, the brewery.
Favorite Beer Wildcard Doesn’t Make: Citrus Mistress, Hop Valley
Things He Does Away From the Brewery: Hiking, Skiing, Anything with the Family and General Tom Foolery
Best Place He’s Ever Drank a Beer: On the beach in Cinque Terre, Italy
Co-Founder / CEO
Jenny Hansen graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. In her final quarter she turned in her senior project, a business plan for an organic craft brewery in Tahoe. It seemed just a fun way to complete a daunting assignment but something about the process of putting that plan together planted an idea in her mind that she never lost sight of. Early in her career she found a passion working with small family owned farms. She saw the hard work they put in, the strong values they kept and tasted the delicious result of their efforts. Through her experience she came to recognize and value craft and artisan products. In many ways her transition into the brewing industry is a perfect fit.
Favorite Beer Wildcard Doesn’t Make: Easy Jack, Firestone
Things She Does Away From the Brewery: Hiking, Going to the Lake, Experimenting in the Kitchen, Going to the Farmers Market.
Best Place She’s Ever Drank a Beer: Top of Table Rock, La Porte, CA
Area Sales Manager, Sacramento
Jared was born in Sacramento, CA and comes from a large family of 5. He moved to several different states later in life but spent much of his youth in Northern California. He is a graduate of Sac State with a focus in Water Technology. He has 3 awesome girls; ages 14, 8 and 3. Prior to being in the beer industry he worked in underground construction but always had a passion for good beer. It wasn’t until 2010 after witnessing a craft beer sales tasting at a local pub after work that he changed career paths. His interest in beer lead him to his first craft beer distribution job. Most recently he has worked in on and off premise sales for Mussetter Distribution, an independent craft beer focused distributor based in Auburn, CA.
Favorite beer: Oscar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale
Favorite Thing to Do Outside of Work: “I am a huge foooody! I love to cook, bbq and pair my foods with beers. My favorite chefs are Alton Brown and Mr. Bobby Flay. I am also a huge Giants fan.
Best Place I Ever Drank A Beer: “Surely has to be on the balcony of my hotel room in Seattle, WA; with the trillion dollar view”
9565 Crossroads Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 722-9239
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