Monday, January 30, 2023
Friday, January 27, 2023
Native Californian born in the Bay Area, grew up in Vacaville and retired from the public school system after 32 years in the maintenance, operations a facilities department.
My lovely wife tolerates many hobbies including cars, guitars, and home brew. My son and I have been home brewing for years. Met the Dawson family in 2020 after answering an ad looking for a maintenance guy and the rest is history.
It’s been awesome being a part of SBC’s growth and enjoying good beer.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
“If I brew my own beer, it will be cheaper than buying it.” I said convincingly to my wife, as I contemplated buying my first beer brewing kit. A simple starter kit turned into an obsession with learning everything I could about brewing beer.
Fast forward 10 years and that 5 gallon brewing bucket has now turned into brewing 250 gallon batches at SBC! I am proud to say, my beers have won: Local, State and National awards which makes me so excited to produce them on a large scale at SBC so everyone can sample and enjoy them.
On the personal note, I have been married to my wife Erin for 11 years and we have two kids together, Jonathan and Abigail. My favorite beers at SBC are Hazy on the 80, El Chivo and Never Frozen. Cheers!
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
It all started when I accidentally split my head open on one of my dad’s glass carboys. Ever since then I’ve been obsessed!
My name is Mark Shaw and I’m the newest Brewer here at Solano Brewing Company. I’m a Solano County Native and I absolutely love it here. I’m married to my gorgeous wife Diana and we have 2 beautiful kids, Elias and Isla. Growing up I came from a household where my Father was always homebrewing. So I practically grew up around it. I remember, as a child, waking up to the smell of freshly mashed grains, the smell of boiling wort, and the godly scent of hop additions. It all stuck with me. Following in his footsteps I picked up homebrewing myself at the age of 23. I instantly fell in love.
To be able to create something of your own, and to enjoy it yourself and with others, is what really got me. I have a growing passion for beer, hops, and the whole brewing process! This is my dream job and has been for quite some time now. I am extremely lucky to have found something I love, and choose it as a career, at such a young age. I’m more than excited to be here and to be able to contribute and share with the community and the whole SBC family. Cheers!
Sunday, January 15, 2023
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Monday, January 9, 2023
Who says you can't have beer for breakfast? Here at SBC we think otherwise! It was this ideology in which “Sunday Mornings” was born. We take a Pastry Stout base and then add a hefty amount of Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ to the mix! Huge notes of Cinnamon, Sweetness, and that leftover milk at the bottom of the bowl, complement the dark and roasty malts extremely well. But, we didn’t stop there. We thought, we need more! So we Dry Hopped this beer with Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ as well! Cereal and Beer? What more could you ask for? So go ahead. Pour yourself a glass, flip on your favorite Cartoons, and enjoy your Lazy Sunday Morning. You’ve earned it!
Come warm up with this tasty new stout! We’ll be open all weekend.