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Our Story

 

The story of Hooby's brewing

 
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APRIL FOOLS

What began as an ongoing joke, has now become reality!

For the past few years, the Stocking family always said they were going to open a brewery. Opening day was also to be on April 1st (– in all fairness, we never clarified of what year). As time went on, more and more friends were starting to get excited about the idea and kept asking us when we were really going to open the brewery we had always talked about – to which we would just laugh and say April 1st. The constant questioning created more and more of a desire to stop procrastinating and make it a reality, so that’s what we did.

Today, you can find us brewing our own beer out at our Highway 128 location just a few miles outside of Winters. Stop by our tasting room to try our delicious beers. We’re located within the Winters city limits at 9 E Main Street, Suite J (just next door to the Steady Eddy’s, Velocity Bicycles, and Ficelle).

 
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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

If you ever visited the old Pardehsa Market on the corner of Highway 128 and Pleasants Valley Road just outside of Winters, you just might recognize the street sign photo. What was once a very popular bait shop for the local fisherman on the way to Lake Berryessa is now the house site of Hooby’s Brewing. In 1992, the Stocking family purchased Pardehsa Market from David & Gorda Hoobyar, and from that day forward, you could usually find a Stocking kid (or a few) at the store, either working or picking fresh fruit from the orchard!

So why did we name it Hooby’s Brewing?

After purchasing the store and countless hours spent there daily, we just began to call the property “Hooby’s” — short for Hoobyar Lane. We’re not quite sure who started the trend, but it stuck. And here we are today! We decided nothing more fitting than naming the brewery Hooby’s Brewing, as it connects us to where we came from and we are (literally, we brew our beer at the old Pardehsa Market… Hooby’s!)

 
 
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WE ARE FAMILY

Hooby’s Brewing is a family owned and operated brewery. We pride ourselves in making this a fun and safe atmosphere for family gatherings and date nights. We hope you enjoy our establishment as much as we’ve enjoyed making this dream a reality.

Sincerely,

The Stocking Team -- Curtis, Susie, Melanie, Chad, Courtney & Jackie