Alpine Brewing Co is a family business, a small-town brewery, nestled in the foothills of the mountains just outside of San Diego. Founded in 2000 by husband & wife Patrick and Valerie McIlhenney, their son Shawn is Head Brewer. The McIlhenney’s fell in love with the idea of a brewpub, with Patrick beginning as a home brewer in his spare time, working as a firefighter by day. Patrick’s homebrewing credentials grew with awards, followed by classes at The University of California at Davis and then some time working at AleSmith. Known as “The home of pure hoppiness”, Alpine produced of hop heavy and dank beers, such as the much-loved Windows Up and Duet; both firm favourites amongst The BottleShop team.
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