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Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, California


Bootlegger’s Brewery Story

Bootlegger’s Brewery began as the brainchild of experienced homebrewer and beer lover Aaron Barkenhagen. Aaron developed the business concept and wrote the business plan while enrolled in the Entrepreneurship program at California State University of Fullerton. The brewery as envisioned would be a small artisian brewery supplying the local community and beyond with fresh unique handcrafted beer.

With the support of family and friends, Aaron continued to lead the development and build out of Bootlegger's Brewery in Fullerton, CA. It took almost a full year of contruction, licensing, and buildout to complete the small brewery on Richman Ave. The resulting brewery was a humble 7 barrel brewhouse with 3 fermenters and plenty of space to grow into.

After over 2 years of planning and build out, Fullerton’s first packaging microbrewery opened its doors and delivered its first keg of beer in April 2008. While we continue to expand our distribution, add production capacity, and enhance our technology at the brewery, we stay true to our original plan; To build a local artisian brewery supported by local businesses and consumers and making the highest quality and most unique beer possible.

Bootlegger’s Palomino Pale AleBootlegger’s Golden Chaos AleBootlegger’s Old World HefeweizenBootlegger’s Amber AleBootlegger’s Rustic Rye IPA


Bootlegger’s Beer
Palomino Pale Ale: American Style Pale Ale
Palomino Pale Ale is our interpretation of an American style Pale Ale. We brew this beer using only the finest American barley and hops and add even more hops as it ages to give it a great balanced citrusy taste and aroma. This beer is sure to please anyone who enjoys the refreshing taste of American hops.
Golden Chaos: Belgian Style Golden Ale
Named after its golden color and effervescence, the complex yet smooth taste of Golden Chaos lives up to its name! Golden Chaos is a Belgian style Golden Ale made from fresh imported German and English hops and brewed using the finest American rock candy, giving this fine ale a fruity aroma and taste that leads to a pleasingly dry finish. The subtle notes of plum, apricot, and pear achieve a perfect balance of fruitiness and spiciness.
Amber: German Alt Beer
Our Amber is a Northern German Altbier style ale. Medium in body, its unique sweet toasty malt character and notes of caramel flavor create a remarkably easy to drink yet complex flavor. The mild sweetness transitions into a clean and slightly dry finish leaving you longing for more. The perfect session beer for any occasion!
Rustic Rye IPA: Rye IPA
Our latest addition to our year-round lineup. For you hop heads out there, you have to try this! This American style IPA made with rye grain tops the charts at over 85 IBU (that’s a lot of bitter!). It’s starts with floral hop notes a big malty body hinting at the underlying rye grain and finishes with a nice clean bitterness.

Old World Hefeweizen: Bavarian Hefeweizen
Our German-style hefeweizen is an unfiltered wheat beer that is handcrafted using only pure imported Hallertauer German hops grown in the Hallertau region of Germany to give it an original old world taste! With its white moussy long lasting head, golden color, subtle aroma of bananas, and light hoppy taste, our hefe gives a crisp refreshing taste with a nice balanced finish to make this a perfect everyday beer for everyone to enjoy!

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