We had the good fortune of connecting with Kirk Nishikawa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kirk, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
Too many beers were consumed, a drunken promise was made and Brewyard Beer Company was born. Isn’t that how most children are brought into this world? ๐Ÿ˜›

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Brewyard Beer Company uses a lager based house yeast also known as California Common (or Steam Beer) yeast. What makes this yeast so special is that it originated in California and can ferment like an ale or a lager depending on how you treat it. This has given us a tremendous amount of flexibility which resulted in us brewing beers with a blend of light lager finishes and ale flavor profiles. We basically expanded the “California Common” universe of hybrid beers to include everything you are familiar with in both the lager and ale universe.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Obviously, COVID aside, Fall in Southern California is the most amazing place in the world. Where else can you, on the same day, do the following: Snowboarding in Big Bear in the morning Mountain Biking/hiking in Runyon Canyon before brunch Brunch at the Griddle Surfing in Malibu Dinner at the Santa Monica Pier Stop off at Disneyland for some fireworks Finish off late night at a club in Hollywood or a Brewery in Downtown

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To the City of Glendale and the Village that helped us raise this child.

Website: www.brewyardbeercompany.com
Instagram: brewyardbeerco
Twitter: brewyardbeerco
Facebook: brewyardbeerco
Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/brewyard-beer-company-glendale-2
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMzBW6D2pM40SfL-e8TJtgg
Other: Online Store: Brewyard.Square.Site

Image Credits
Clifford Williams

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