About

Abnormal Beer Company is a small microbrewery located in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego County. The glass-enclosed brewery is located under the same roof as a winery, beer/wine bar, and restaurant serving highly refined comfort food. The brewery currently has a 10bbl brewhouse with four 20bbl uni-tanks and will sell its products inside the restaurant and to select beer bars locally. The Head Brewer and Beer Curator for the draft list is Derek Gallanosa.
Derek Gallanosa has a well rounded skillset that he applies to multiple aspects of the business. While pursuing a Business Degree in Marketing from Cal State University, San Marcos, Derek taught himself how to brew beer after witnessing his friend’s dad homebrew in his backyard. After graduation he put his efforts into finding a job in the Craft Beer Industry. After months of looking he was finally given an opportunity by Karl Strauss Brewing Company in San Diego. During his four years there, Derek worked his way up from Assistant Brewer to Brewer to Sales Representative. It was then when the owners of Abnormal Wine Company started to look for someone with experience to run their soon to be brewing operations.