Name: Jeff Held
Hometown: Cayucos, CA
Personal Background: UC Davis undergraduate degree (1992), UC Davis Extension Master Brewers Program (1998). 19 years professional brewing experience...and counting.
How He Got Started Crafting Beer: Jeff turned a part time brewing job at Los Gatos Brewing Company into a full time shift brewer position at Sudwerk in Davis. Later, he became the Head Brewer at Pacific Brewing Company then Willow Street Brewery in Marin. Finally, he landed as the Head Brewer at Gordon Biersch in Palo Alto for 10 years.
Brewing Philosophy: Work hard. Be Creative. Stay clean.
Favorite Brew: To choose a favorite beer would mean that Jeff would need to have a favorite style of beer. His favorite style doesn't remain the same. Instead, it's dependent on the circumstances that surround him.
Favorite Quote: "A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure." -- Czech Proverb
Great American Beer Festival 1996, Bronze Medal, India Pale Ale
World Beer Cup 2000, Gold Award, Robust Porter
Unit 700Campbell, CA95008
MON11am - 10pm
TUES11am - 11pm
WED11am - 11pm
THUR11am - 11pm
FRI11am - Midnight
SAT11am - Midnight
Fri & Sat: 10pm-Close