Beg Steal or Borrow, ISA

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.

Grade A, Maple Brown Ale

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.

Reason for the Season, Coffee Cream Stout

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.

Find Our Beer

Sunday & Monday / Closed
Tuesday - Thursday / 2pm - 8pm
Friday - Saturday / 2pm - 9pm

9565 Crossroads Drive
Redding, CA 96003

(530) 722-9239

Open Seven Days a Week
Sunday – Thursday / 2pm–9pm
Friday – Saturday / 2pm–10pm

1321 Butte St.
Redding, CA. 96003

(530) 255-8582
What's On Tap
530 Hometown Ale
ABV 5.3% IBU 10
Double Down, Imperial Red
ABV 7.5% IBU 40
Liar's Dice, IPA
ABV 6.5% IBU 50
North State, Wildcard IPA
ABV 7.0% IBU 70
Shot in the Dark, Oatmeal Porter
ABV 6.7% IBU 20

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.

Jeff Hansen

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

Jenny Hansen

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

Keli Tims

Local Sales Representative

Keli is a Bay Area native and a graduate of Cal State Hayward. She began her journey in the beverage industry as a wine pourer for various wineries in the Sierra Foothill region. After moving to Redding in 2005 her passion for wine and craft beer continued to grow, as well as her experience in the field, and is now dedicated to spreading the craft beer love as Wilcard’s new Local Sales Representative. Keli also keeps herself quite busy as a part time photographer and musician.

Favorite Beer Wildcard Doesn’t Make: Mammoth Double Nut Brown

Things She Does Away From the Brewery: Road trips, camping, playing music and shenanigans with friends

Best Place She’s Ever Drank a Beer: Eastern Sierra, looking over the Owens Valley during a full moon rising.

Jenna Davis

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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