Sudwerk Brewing Co. was founded in 1989 by two German descendants determined to share the high-quality, familiar taste of true German lagers. Since then, we have been relentlessly pushing the boundaries of traditional lager making for 30 years; pioneering the craft beer industry along the way.
Our beer making processes are rooted in traditional German brewing methods but blended with modern, West Coast craft beer practices. We are not afraid of the time consuming and difficult nature of lagers but instead find it to be an exhilarating challenge. We showcase clean, crisp yeast character, powerful flavor-packed hop bombs, and beautiful malt backbones; all on a lager frame. This is not the dull can of lager beer you think you know.
In 2021 we were awarded Brewer and Brewery of the Year in the 5,001 – 15,000 Barrels category from the Great American Beer Festival, a competition that saw over 2000 breweries and nearly 10,000 beers entered. Our beers have medaled 18 times over our 30 year history, including most recently a back to back Gold for The People's Pilsner in 2022.