Brenden Dobel

Brewer, Cicerone
Brenden Dobel

San Francisco

About Brenden Dobel

Brewmaster and Certified Cicerone Brenden Dobel started home brewing to delve deeper into beer’s history and traditions, tasting as many new beers as possible and visiting as many breweries around the world. He worked at Monterey Brewing Company, Tabernash Brewing Company in Denver, CO, and his own Reccow Brewing Company. He has also studied at Doemans Brewing Academy in Munich, Germany. In 2002, he was invited to brew for ThirstyBear Brewing Co. in his hometown of San Francisco.


  • Bronze medalist, 2004
    World Beer Cup

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Stave Series #15: The Dark Age American Stron Ale
$$, Brewery, Full Bar, So Ma
"Behold. The last bottle in existence of Stave Series#15: The Dark Age. Brewed with ridiculous amounts of #chocolatemalt and dark Belgian specialty malt that required the beer to be well aged. So I did. Two years in American Bourbon barrels! This beer was fermented in 2014 and has done what it was meant to do: age gracefully. #thirstybearbrewery #craftbeer #cicerone #staveseries15thedarkage #staveseries"
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