About Culver Beer Co.

Located in Carlsbad California, Culver Beer Company is an independently owned microbrewery started by two North County San Diego locals Mike Stevenson and Ben Fairweather. Both raised in the craft capital of the country they have grown up knowing what quality craft beer is about and the culture that surrounds it. 

Both homebrewers throughout their time at Cal State San Marcos they took different paths into the industry. Mike, our Head Brewer, has had homebrewing is his life since he was young when he would assist his dad homebrewing in the early 1990s. Continuing to brew while in college; following his graduation he moved and did a 6 month internship with a craft brewer in Northern Germany. Returning home he worked for locally for two years while he pursued a certificate in brewing sciences from UCSD. International experience with a professional certificate he is dedicated to producing the best quality beers of styles from around the world.

Ben route included a former high school teacher of his who in his retirement has ran a local brewery for many years. Attending Cal State San Marcos as an Entrepreneurial major he was already a customer to craft beer so he would see it a good fit to pursue this industry. Rigging up a homebrew system and giving it a go with advice and materials from his former teacher.

Acquaintances for years through mutual friends Mike and Ben stumbled across each other at Coachella Music Fest in 2013 and the idea was planted for the Culver Beer Company. 3 years later after endless paperwork and a fair amount of blood, sweat and tears we are incredibly proud to be open and pouring for the local community. Come enjoy a beer with us at the tap room.

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