The story goes way back with sisters, Kim and Heidi, attending high school in San Jose with Eric 30+years ago (1985). Fast forward through moves, adventures, marriages and children, and Kim and John, Heidi and Tom, and Eric and Anne (and their 2 sweet bambinos) have all found themselves in the Folsom/Sacramento area.
Beer has always been fully appreciated amongst the Fort Rock folks. But for a long time, it was more of an enthusiasm for drinking it, rather than creating it. It all changed when Eric caught the home brew bug while visiting some friends in Seattle. Tom and John soon followed, creating a home brew system in Tom and Heidi’s garage, (essentially the original Fort Rock Brewery). The hobby quickly grew and with Tom’s recipes they began producing quality beer. The suggestion to start a “real” brewery to give the boys a reason to quit their jobs and do what they like stuck and FRB was born.
After searching Folsom and the surrounding areas, FRB signed a lease in the Historic Nimbus Winery Building. Proud to continue the rich tradition of outstanding distilleries and wineries housed within the Nimbus Winery walls, FRB brewed its first beer onsite December of 2016.
Opening its doors with the new year in 2017, FRB is pleased to join the stellar Craft Beer Community in and around Sacramento. Our mission is simple: to brew great beer and share it with you, so that you can enjoy beer as much as we do.