Mad River

Humboldt Country, California

Mad River brewery is hidden deep in the California Redwoods. In 1989, Bob Smith brewed his first craft beers here, for local taverns only. But his business experienced a whirlwind growth after Bob took over the old bottling line from Sierra Nevada. Since then, Mad River has been on a triumphant tour across California.

The brewery is named after the Mad River that supplies the brewery with exceptionally clean water. With brewmaster Dylan Schatz at the helm, the brewery has climbed to a top position within the craft beer scene. Twice the brewery triumphed at the Great American Beer Festival by winning a gold medal.