Green Cheek might be one of the youngest breweries at Friends & Family & Beer but don't take their lack of years as a lack of experience. Good friends Evan Price and Brian Rauso started Green Cheek in April 2017 after previously working together at Anaheim's Noble Ale Works, where Brian had acted as CFO and Evan had spent five years as head brewer.
During his tenure at Noble, Evan had grown to become something of a legendary figure in southern California's beer scene, transforming a struggling start-up into a destination brewery through a succession of experimental, creative and, most of all, fun beers that successfully captured drinkers' imaginations. The same approach has been applied at Green Cheek, where putting a smile on people's faces is one of the primary goals.
There are no constraints to the beer they produce, with their range covering everything from refreshing Radlers and classic Lagers to hazy IPAs and fun adjunct beers like Cocohut, their DIPA brewed with lactose and toasted coconut shreds.
We've brewed one collaboration with Green Cheek, a Bourbon barrel-aged stout which is yet to be released.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye, 6.7% West Coast IPA (vg)
Happily Deceased, 7.3% West Coast IPA (vg)
A Salute To Classic Beer Styles: Traditional Strawberry Vanilla Double Milkshake IPA (w/ Cellarmaker), 8.2% IPA
We’re Czary, 11% Imperial Stout (vg)
* (vg) = vegan