Our Story

The story behind our name

The Blue Oak tree is a species of oak endemic to California.


For thousands of years, the acorns from this tree served as a primary food source for the native tribes of California: The Ohlone, the Miwok and many others, and supported a vast ecosystem of native plants and animals.


We wanted a name that honored native Californian roots, and that’s when Blue Oak Brewing Company was born!


We’ve decided to name our beers after native species to California, past and present. In doing so, we can share the story of their role in California history, and represent our product that we craft with the spirits of these icons in mind!

Be sure to check out our current beers list for what’s on offer!

Read about our brewmaster and founder