BREWERY X

Brew Local, Drink Social

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BREWERY X CONSISTS OF A TEAM OF PASSIONATE BEER LOVERS. 

WE HAIL FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND HAVE COME TOGETHER THROUGH OUR LOVE OF BEER. 

WE ARE A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO ARE FAMILY, AND FAMILY WHO ARE FRIENDS. 

Pint & Chat together

At Brewery X we believe that beer is more than just a liquid in a glass. It’s about the people we cross paths with & the friendships we make over a pint.

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Grub Together

 
 

The TEAM

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Trevor Walls

Director of Brewery Operations

Trevor was born and raised in Laguna Niguel. He graduated from SDSU, and was then formally educated in brewing at The Seibel Institute of Technology in Chicago and The Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Upon completion of his Master’s Degree in Brewing Trevor joined the team at Ballast Point and has since worked with The Bruery, Pizza Port, and now runs Brewery X’s beer program and brewery.


 

Jacob Francuz

Brewer

Jacob was born and raised in Riverside, CA. After High School Jacob joined the Marine Corps Reserve and was honorably discharged after 6 years of service to his country, he was a Sergeant. Jacob started his career in the brewing industry at Packinghouse Brewing in Riverside and then joined the team at Firestone Walker in Paso Robles where he was a brewer. He had a desire to be closer to friends and family and moved to Orange County Most recently he was a brewer at Noble Ale Works. Jacob has joined Brewery X's team as a brewer and is very passionate about the brewing process as is pertains to controls, science and beer quality.

Steven Hicks

Head Technical Brewer

Steven was born and raised in Mission Viejo. Steven found his love for beer early in life and has devoted his adulthood to his family and beer. Steven started his career at Valiant Brewing and then worked for Karl Strauss as their head Brewpub Brewer. Steven has a wide breadth of scientific and technical knowledge pertaining to beer and is able to implement those strengths into ensuring Brewery X’s beer quality and consistency.

 

Alan Kruggel

Assistant Brewer

Alan currently lives in Redlands, and if he isn't at Brewery X he is spending his time with his friends and family. Alan worked at Hangar 24 in Redlands for 8 years before he joined the team at Brewery X. While there, he further recognized the blend and balance of art and science in beer, and was a brewer for Hangar 24's production team. He is prideful in the sense that he has worked in almost every function in a brewery, and understands the importance of every detailed step, from grain to glass.


Jon Siemens

Head Production Brewer

Jon was born and raised in Riverside. Jon graduated from Culinary School and spent 3 years in the food space before realizing his true love for beer. He began bottle sharing and learning about all of the ever changing styles of beer. He is driven by the connection that math and science have with beer and how it plays with food. Jon has been part of: Left Coast, Noble, and Monkish’s brewery teams. He has had many roles in the beer industry, from beer buyer, to bar manager, to brewer. If Jon isn’t brewing he is either catching up on Soccer or serving beers at Brewery X’s tap room.

Kyle Giannuzzi

Plant Manager

Originally from Arizona, and a graduate of ASU, Kyle got his start in beer as a draft tech and quickly found his way into the cellar. He has commissioned breweries, and has been an integral part of those brewery’s expansions. Most recently Kyle was the Senior and Lead Cellarman, as well as the Maintenance Technician at The Bruery.