Experience downtown Redding like never before. Merchants welcome the community through their doors to explore what shopping local is all about. Sample regional craft beers from 15+ microbreweries; each of whom will be sampling ales inside downtown shops. Receive a walking map of participating locations, sampling glass and custom re-usable bag (to the first 200 people at registration). Tickets go on sale February 1st at both Wildcard locations. $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Rain or shine event.
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.
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
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 - Saturday / 2pm - 8pm
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: Go To IPA, Stone
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
Our Australian head brewer Andy left his long time career as a Systems Engineer and IT Manager in Melbourne to spend 6 months visiting friends and snowboarding in the states. Already a craft beer enthusiast, he could not have landed in a better place adventuring throughout the West Coast of the US, living in 2 of the most prolific and influential craft beer scenes in the country, San Diego and San Francisco. Along his journey, he met his beautiful wife Emily. She witnessed firsthand his love and passion for craft beer and the ever longing need to escape the corporate IT world and encouraged Andy to follow his dreams. These dreams landed him at brewery school in Northern England where he attended Brewlab at the University of Sunderland to undertake a Diploma in British Brewing technology. Following on from school, Andy returned home to Australia to work alongside some of Australia’s finest craft breweries before returning to the West Coast to seek work as a brewmaster.
Favorite Beer Wildcard Doesn’t Make: There are way too many great beers out there to single one out. It’s probably best to focus on some of my favorite breweries out there. Fat Heads Portland, Breakside Portland, Crux Bend Oregon, Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey San Diego and Georgetown Brewing Seattle just to name a few.
Things He Does Away From the Brewery: Travelling the West Coast visiting breweries, camping and backpacking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.
Best Place He’s Ever Drank a Beer: The summit at Jackson Hole Snow Resort
Tap Room & Events Manager
Jenna is a local native; born and raised in Redding, Ca. She has two “kids”: a dog named Benni and a cat named Olive, who she loves to spend time with. Before working at Wildcard Jenna was a Teacher’s Aide for children with autism and adults with developmental delays. At the end a long work day Jenna looked forward to trying new microbrews with friends. After six years of working in Social Services she decided to merge her love for people and interest in craft ales by applying to work as a Taproom Attendant at the brewery. Since working for Wildcard her interest and knowledge of the industry has greatly expanded into passion. She continues to pursue a degree in Anthropology, but no matter where life takes her she always wants to be a part of the beer industry.
Favorite Beer Wildcard Doesn’t Make: It changes on a regular basis, too many fine ales and styles out there! Firestone Brewery is definitely a favorite.
Things She Does Away From the Brewery: Spending time with family and friends, attending local events and shows, dancing, hiking, camping, traveling, going on new adventures and trying new food!
Best Place She’s Ever Drank a Beer: The black sand beaches of El Salvador.
9565 Crossroads Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 722-9239
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TASTING ROOM INQUIRIES
Please contact our Tap Room Manager Jenna Davis