FCB made its debut in 2003 as a German lager house. In its early days, FCB concentrated on just three brews: Edgar, Doktor and Z Lagers, all have since been retired. One year later, in 2004, the Peters family swept FCB off its feet and proceeded to shake things up a bit. They gave FCB’s brewers the freedom to experiment with all varieties of yeast and recipes from around the world while still keeping the emphasis on creating superbly balanced, distinctive and drinkable lagers and ales.
Now in our 11th year, we produce a lineup of four full time brews, along with an ingenious selection of seasonal and special release brews. These brands and the dedication of our 65 family members have proved to be exactly what we needed to expand distribution locally, to several other states across the country.
In the past decade we have welcomed some exciting changes; from the installation of our packing line in 2007, to building a 30,000 square foot home in 2010 that houses a full-service Tavern and Brewers Breakroom. 2013 and 2014 were sentimental in our growth with the expansion of our brew haus; implementing a 50 BBL Rolec Automated System, a shiny 7 BBL Newlands Pilot System, a Wittemann Pinpint Carbonator and a GEA Westfalia Centrifuge, which has allowed us to increase quality, consistency and production of our brew roster.
In 2014, we introduced our newest full time brew, 1020 Pale Ale. A cheers to our past and a toast to the future. 1020 brings craft beer full circle with the appreciation of a simple, well balanced and extremely drinkable brew. Named after our address, 1020 is meant to be enjoyed wherever you feel at home with family and friends. #WhatsYour1020?
Looking forward, we are continuously evolving and striving to bring our consumers distinctive, balanced and hand crafted brews that can be enjoyed by all. In 2015, we expanded seasonals, pushed the boundaries with our award-winning Malt Monster series, have grown our community outreach and partnerships, along with the size of our family. Hard work, a love of the craft and a passion for exceptional beer, food and people is what FCB is all about. The best is truly yet to come!