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Ace Up the Sleeve, Wheat

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.

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.

Go For Broke, Double IPA

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.

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

WILDCARD BREWING CO.

9565 Crossroads Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 722-9239

OUR TASTING ROOM IS OPEN!

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

What's On Tap
530 Hometown Ale
ABV 5.3% IBU 10
Ace Up the Sleeve, Wheat
ABV 5.5% IBU 10
Double Down, Imperial Red
ABV 7.5% IBU 40
Dumb Luck, Black IPA
ABV 8.1 IBU 65
Hipster, Rye Pale
ABV 5.6 IBU 30
Liar's Dice, IPA
ABV 6.5% IBU 50
Shot in the Dark, Oatmeal Porter
ABV 6.7% IBU 20
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Aug 21, 2015 - Aug 29, 2015

Redding Beer Week

All Around Town


Redding, CA

Wildcard will be celebrating the booming craft beer scene in our local community by participating in several events.

Opening Ceremonies – Aug 21st @ Redding Civic Center, 6pm

Brewers Dinner – Aug 27th @ Moonstone Bistro, 6pm

Duelling Demos – Aug 29th @ Wildcard Brewing Co, 12 noon. Wildcard and Nor Cal Brewing Solutions will demo the brewing process, on both a 15 barrel production system and a 15 gallon home brew system. Both systems will be brewing an identical Session IPA packed with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. Soak up the the sights and smell of a brew day as the brewers answer any brewing questions you might have. We might even let you shovel some grain. $10 per person includes participation and pint of your choice. Tickets on sale at Wildcard and Nor Cal homebrew shop

Aug 22, 2015 - 22, 2015

Hops in Humboldt

Rohner Park


Fortuna, CA

The 12th annual Hops in Humboldt beer festival will be held on August 22nd 2015 in Rohner Park in Fortuna, California. Join us there!

Wednesday's

Midweek Madness

Visit the Tap Room on Wednesday and fill your growler for just $7 bucks.

Friday's

Foodie Friday

On Fridays from 5pm – 8pm we bring you the best of both worlds; a frothy pint and a flavorful plate. Local food truck venders feature some good eats. Come by and find your perfect pairing.

 

Saturday's

Brewhouse Tours @ 4pm

Want to know more about what goes on behind the scenes at Wildcard? Join us for a tour. This is your chance to see our mad Cornhole skills, see the brew master balance while climbing up on top of a tank to add hops, get soaked with beer as the bung on the bourbon barrel bursts and showers the building. All kidding aside we hope that if you are interested in craft beer you’ll feel welcome to tag along on a quick tour and see how they are made. Reservations would just be complicated and unnecessary. Come one, come all.

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

Jared Durgen

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

  • GENERAL INQUIRIES

    Please contact us via e-mail at
    info@wildcardbrewingco.com

  • JOBS

    We currently do not have any openings, but if you would like to fill out an application for us to have on file please contact us via e-mail at
    jobs@wildcardbrewingco.com

  • TASTING ROOM INQUIRIES

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    info@wildcardbrewingco.com

  • LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL
    OUR BEER?

    Please contact our Sales Manager Jenny Hansen
    jenny@wildcardbrewingco.com
    Ph: (530)355-5204

  • DONATION REQUESTS

    If you are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization requesting a beer donation for your event please contact Jeff via e-mail at
    jeff@wildcardbrewingco.com 

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