Riip Beer Company is located in Sunset Beach, a historic sub-district of Huntington Beach, California directly on Pacific Coast Highway across the street from the Beach & the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Riip Beer Company started as a homebrewing operation, Founded by two brothers-in-law in 2014 on a 20 gallon Brew Sculpture from More Beer. Riip Beer Co. became one of Southern California’s first nano breweries to hit the rapidly growing craft beer scene, producing some of the best small batch, hand crafted ales in Orange County. Riip Beer was built organically from the ground up, the same way we craft our beers.
Without the funding to afford the city permits that would allow onsite consumption at our brewery we decided to take our product directly to our customer’s doors. We knew we were creating a world class product and once the community tasted what Riip was brewing we would build a stellar reputation and earn the respect of our community. Riip Beer Co. started hand delivering growlers & bottles of beer in an iconic 1931 Helms Bakery coach known in Southern California for delivering bread and pastries to the local neighborhoods from the 1930’s until the 1970’s. This coined Riip Beer as the Millennial Milkmen gaining attention from ABC News, LA Times, OC Register, OC Weekly, Playboy Magazine and more.
In 2016 Riip Beer Company for the first time ever entered the notorious GABF (Great American Beer Festival) competition and received a Silver Medal for it’s Super Cali IPA in the Uber Competitive American IPA category. Brewed on our 3bbl system Riip Beer became the smallest brewery to ever win a GABF in the American IPA category with over 400 entries from around the globe.
Shortly after, late 2016 with Riip’s overwhelming success, attention and consistent growth, riip was afforded an opportunity to expand operations in 2017 and acquire additional space to build a much larger brewery to keep up with current production demand.