Real beer drinkers are on a constant search for the best brew available. They know quality beer when they taste it and enjoy the full body and rich flavor. Eel River Brewing Company, based in Fortuna, California, offers just that: a world class certified organic beer.

Speaking of organic beer, we were the first ever fully certified organic brewery in the United States. Not only were we the first organic brewery, but with over 300 awards and medals under our belt, you could say we're the best too.


The Brewer’s Association defines craft breweries as small, independent and traditional.  Craft breweries must produce less than 2 million barrels of beer a year and less than 25% of the business is owned or controlled by an alcoholic industry member who is not a craft brewer. Craft breweries are traditional in that they have either an all malt flagship beer or have at least 50% of its volume in either all malt beers or in beers which use adjuncts to enhance rather than lighten flavor.

What this comes down to is that as a craft brewer we care about what we do.  Our beers are unique and hand-crafted and the brewing process is personal.  As Eel River Brewing Company, we strive to produce something special - a high quality, award-winning, certified organic beer. It is our goal that this shows in our beers.