A Three Day Celebration!
Day One –
Thanksgiving Day from 11am-3pm we welcome the public into the brewhouse to see firsthand how ales are crafted. Specialty barrel aged beers will be featured including a special release of the Second Year Anniversary Ale, a bourbon barrel aged Oatmeal Porter; tapping of the Third Anniversary Ale, an Imperial Red aged in Pinot Noir barrels; and the return of the Rye Barleywine aged in Whiskey Barrels. Growler fills will be offered for the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Day Two –
Friday, November 27th from 2pm-9pm enjoy several specialty brews on tap just for our anniversary; new ales to be tapped throughout the day including cask beers and a launch of our newest year round beer, a West Coast Style IPA loaded with citrus and tropical hop qualities and dry finish. Can not wait to show you all what we can do with hops!
The Yellow Lunch Box food truck will come out of retirement for a special debut from 4pm – 8pm as new owners launch a menu with old favorites and new items.
Live music in the brewhouse and special outdoor beer garden to be constructed as a replica of the downtown Tied House set to open early next year.
Day Three –
Saturday, November 28th from 2pm-9pm Wildcard will host a special day of celebration for Friends and Fermentation. All sorts of local producers in the business of fermentation will have products to sample and purchase; cheese, sauerkraut, pickles, bread and of course beer! The brewery Cornhole boards will also be pulled out of storage for anyone wanting to try their hand at a game of toss.
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
A hop lover’s dream featuring four kinds of hops including, CA grown organic Ivanhoe, Centennial, Nugget and Zeus which give off a floral aroma and slight citrusy flavor. We nearly broke the bank; two pounds of hops for every barrel of beer that we produce. The high bitterness is offset by a subtlety sweet malt backbone and high ABV.
January - March
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
A crisp and refreshing hefeweizen. Each batch contains 60 lbs of local honey along with lemon peel added to the boil for aroma. The hints of honey are accompanied by a dry finish.
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 - 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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