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The BRewery

Yes, we brew beer here. But to us, the brewery is so much more. It's our laboratory. Our studio. Our frontier. It's where we go to craft, and create, and experiment. It's where we breathe life into hop, barley, and water. But most importantly, it's where we start the process of bringing people together.

Where the magic happens

Beer is born

Anyone can make beer. We create it.

Our brewers are borderline obsessed. We experiment with new flavors, often finding inspiration from moments like sipping lemonade on a hot summer day, or the smell of fresh-ground coffee on a crisp morning.

We don't just make beer. What we make is craft beer, with a deep emphasis on craft.

We invite you to join us. Taste a flight of our beer. See what we mean when we say craft beer.

Our story

How we started

Our beer was born in a backyard. A passionate homebrewer, Josh Hamilton, worked as a landscaper by day and perfected his brewing technique by night in the home he shared with his wife, Crysten and their two children.

It soon became clear that the beer was meant for bigger and better things than their backyard. So Josh and Crysten decided to sell their home – and everything in it – and move in with in-laws in order to fund the opening of Hamilton Family Brewery.

After five years and a third kid, their risk paid off: Rancho Cucamonga’s first craft brewery continues to grow and thrive. We’ll never forget our humble beginnings or the four words that embody our mission: love people, love beer.

How We Brew

More art.
less science.

Don’t worry: We no longer brew beer just in our backyard, and we strive never to forget our roots. The late nights, the crazy experiments, the batches lost and the awards won.

While our new equipment is bigger our simple mission is still the same... our heart is in the craft. We're craftsmen. Artisans. We paint with hops, barley, yeast and only the best fruits—many of which are sourced from right here in California.

Because it's not home made if it's not made in house.

There's something to be said for working with your hands. For caring about each and every ingredient. And we think it shows in our beer.

Come springtime, you'll find the Hamilton Family elbow-deep in watermelon, scooping out the tender, sweet meat for our Watermelon Blonde Ale.

We don't just scoop watermelon. You'll find us mashing grapefruit, mixing root beer, and grinding grains, right there in the brewery. Stop by and see for yourself: our brewery walls are made of glass just for that reason.

Oh, and those beautiful family-style tables you love  in our tasting room? Yep. We made those too.

Meet the

Hamilton family

Whether by blood or by choice, everyone who works at Hamilton is family. We believe our people are the reason why we've found so much success, and we're proud to have each and every one of them.

Co-Founder & Owner
Josh Hamilton
Co-Founder & Owner
Crysten Hamilton
Head Brewer
Jonny Foster
Tasting Room Manager
Mike Cauldwell
Sales & Distribution Manager
Sean Marien
Brewer
George Martinez
Tasting Room Lead
Kayla Duca
Tasting Room Lead
Beth Chapman
Tasting Room Lead
Cassidy Davis
Tasting Room Lead
Amanda Gomez
Beertender
Amanda Arriaga
Beer Tender
Areil Avila
Beer Tender
Alex Garcia
Beer Tender
Jared Harper
Beertender
Joey Johnston
Beer Tender
Tyler Horrocks

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Where to Find us

our brewery

P: 909-989-7050
9757 Seventh St
Suite 802
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Monday - Wednesday: 12PM - 10PM
Thursday - Sunday: 12PM - 12AM

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Want a chance to be in the room where it happens?

Come for a brewery tour and see our brewing process firsthand. Tours can be scheduled for groups up to 16 people. Our one-hour tour makes a great activity for any sort of celebration from birthdays to retirement parties. Tours include a Hamilton Family Brewery glass, t-shirt and a tasting of six of our freshest brews!

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