Alec began brewing with his college roommates in 1996 thanks to a then-overlooked loophole in the UC legal code. Since that time he has been diligently working within the boundaries of the law to create uncommon beers. His active work to create a different kind of brewery began all the way back in 2002, when political trends made making beer a whole lot more productive than combating the spread of nuclear weapons.
Uncommon Brewers (UB) is a community-oriented organic microbrewery beginning operations in Santa Cruz county. Incorporating traditional Belgian brewing techniques, cutting-edge innovation from the modern West Coast, and grounded in the principles of sustainability voiced by the Slow Food Movement, our goal is to make uncommon beers for uncommon people. After nearly six years of research and development, we are now ready to bring that vision to market.