Our Story

Laguna Beach Beer Company was established in 2014 out of a passion for craft beer.

Laguna Beach Beer Company was founded in 2014 out of a passion for craft beer by two Laguna Beach natives and childhood buddies, who sought to bring the laid-back and local vibes of their home town to the beers they drink. Incorporating the Laguna Beach icons of surf, art, and beauty, LBBC seeks to create beers that are delicious, not pretentious.

Co-founders and lifelong Laguna Beach residents Brent Reynard and Mike Lombardo spent many afternoons home-brewing, discussing how to turn their love for brewing into a business. After many years and too many consumed beers to count, they decided to take the leap and launch Laguna Beach Beer Company in 2014.

With the little capital they had, the two invested in a couple of new fermenters and began leasing space at an established brewery run by a close friend of theirs in Northern California. After 2 years of good fortune, determination and an overwhelming amount of support from their friends, family, and local beer drinkers they have reached their goal and acquired, expanded, and remodeled their very own local brewery in Rancho Santa Margarita(RSM) that was rebranded as Laguna Beach Beer Company.

Beer lovers can currently enjoy craft beers and tasty food at our tap room and kitchen, adjacent to our production facility in RSM. In addition to our RSM location, we recently opened our marquee location that includes a tap room and kitchen in the iconic art district of Laguna Canyon that opened late of May 2018. We also are on target to increase brewing operations in order to expand our reach and open a third location in 2019.

Our Mission

To brew a broad range of beers from our core styles to our Artisan Series and never compromise quality or creativity. To promote local artists by highlighting their art on all of our labels and tap handles.
To create lasting memories for visitors and provide them with a way to preserve the unique Laguna experience.