After a trip to Germany in the 80’s, head brewer Mark Mericle quickly realized that American beer was sub-par compared to what he was drinking in Europe. His desire for fresh, locally brewed beer back home set him on a path to learn how to brew, which he did in Northern California. In 1989, he opened Orange County’s first brewpub – Heritage Brewing Company. Fast forward to October 2013, Mark teamed up with JJ Snyder and Legacy Brewing was born.
Through Mark, Legacy Brewing has a European influence with a quality representation of old styles and hybrids of new. With a quick scan of our tap list, it’s obvious that Legacy calls on more styles than most West Coast breweries.