Mraz Brewing Company

*2018 California Brewery of the Year*

Craft Brewery in El Dorado Hills, California

then until now…

Mike Mraz began brewing as a hobby in 2006. Within just a few years, he was crowned Homebrewer of the Year for the state of California, and then repeated the accomplishment the very next year. In May 2013, Mike turned his passion into a profession when he opened Mraz Brewing Company.

A lover of Belgian-style beers, Mike cites the level of respect paid to the craft by the great Belgian brewers as a major influence in the way he designs and crafts his beers.  But Mike will be the first to tell you that his appreciation for fine beers extends far beyond a Belgian Tripel or a Farmhouse Style Ale. From a big Imperial Stout to an easy-drinking Pale Ale, there’s an unyielding commitment to quality evident in the appearance, aroma and flavor of every beer Mike creates.

His demanding standards were rewarded in June 2014 when, after a mere 13 months in operation, Mraz Brewing Company received its first gold medals at the California State Fair Commerical Craft Beer Competition. The following three years, Mike built on his success with a silver medal each year. The excitement reached an all-time high in 2017 when Mraz was awarded a Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the competitive Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale category! But the fun didn’t stop. In 2018, Mraz Brewing was awarded SIX medals at the CA State Fair and therefore presented with the coveted Brewery of the Year. With all the amazing breweries in California, it was especially exciting to take this award home!

get to know our staff…

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Brewmaster:
Michael Mraz

MrazBrewing@pacbell.net

  1. Educational background?

    A self-taught entrepreneur, Mike received his extensive knowledge and know-how through his own research and experience in the automotive and mechanics industry.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Biking, hiking, & making farting noises

  3. Superpower?

    Multidimensional time travel

  4. Favorite food?

    Sushi or Mexican food

  5. Biggest fear?

    Fear itself.

  6. Spirit animal?

    Persian hairless cat

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general manager:
Lauren zehnder

Lauren@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    Lauren graduated from UC Davis with a bachelors degree in Economics.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Traveling, making long lists for the staff, & wine tasting (we do like other things besides beer)

  3. Ideal superpower?

    Moving kegs with her mind

  4. Favorite food?

    Noodles! Ramen, tortellini, pad thai…she loves it all.

  5. Biggest fear?

    Snakes

  6. Spirit animal?

    Linda Belcher

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Brewer/Tap room supervisor:
david walsh

David@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    David graduated from CSU San Jose with a bachelors degree in Photography.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Music, comedy, & pulling pranks

  3. Ideal superpower?

    Telepathy

  4. Favorite food?

    Burgers & fries

  5. Biggest fear?

    LP

  6. Spirit animal?

    Yoshi

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tap room supervisor:
macie manning

Macie@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    Macie graduated from CSU Sacramento with a bachelors degree in Communication.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Exploring and road trips

  3. Ideal superpower?

    Time travel

  4. Favorite food?

    Chinese food

  5. Biggest fear?

    Birds

  6. Spirit animal?

    Cat

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DELIVERy DRIVER/ cellarman:
Justin trevino (JT)

JT@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    JT graduated from WyoTech and has an extensive background in the automotive industry.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Vans with no windows, fishing, camping, & skiing.

  3. Ideal superpower?

    Live life without sleep

  4. Favorite food?

    Candy

  5. Biggest fear?

    Bad beer

  6. Spirit animal?

    Llama

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brewer/tap room associate:
lauren price (LP)

LP@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    LP graduated from UA Birmingham with a bachelors degree in Industrial Distribution. She continued her education in CA and then graduated from the UC Davis Master Brewers program.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Hiking, yoga, creating, & kombucha. She’s a gypsy who’s all about the thug life.

  3. Ideal superpower?

    “Moving shit with my mind”

  4. Favorite food?

    Thai food

  5. Biggest fear?

    Vomit

  6. Spirit animal?

    Fox

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Tap Room Associate:
tyler alward

David@MrazBrewingCompany.com

  1. Educational background?

    Tyler graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelors degree in Film & Media.

  2. Turn-ons…Uh I mean hobbies?

    Confidence, hiking to waterfalls, & progress

  3. Ideal superpower?

    Teleportation

  4. Favorite food?

    Sandwiches

  5. Biggest fear?

    Mountain lions

  6. Spirit animal?

    Baby bear