Brewcaipa Brewing Company was founded by Scott and Kate Daniels of Yucaipa. Brewcaipa started as a hobby when Kate surprised Scott with a home brew set for his birthday many years ago. Scott’s passion for beer brewing grew into an idea that Yucaipa should have a good brewery, Yucaipa deserves a good brewery and so it was Created, Brewcaipa. Originally a 1-3 barrel system was proposed using a strip mall store that was currently vacant, the plan was in motion. Tragically on May 25, 2014 Scott, a Fire Captain with the City of Loma Linda was critically injured while fighting a fire where he suffered a 12,000 volt shock which nearly ended his life and did end his career.
Life stood still for Scott during his recovery. Now facing an early retirement a brewery became more of a way to provide than a dream. After several months of Rehab Scott was able to pursue his dream of Building Brewcaipa. Many building sites were visited and a trip to City Hall was in order to question the placement of a production brewery. That’s when Scott met City Manager Ray Casey and Director of Community development Paul Toomey. When they heard the idea of a brewery coming to town a collaborative idea was presented to Brewcaipa. The City had recently purchased an abandoned building in uptown Yucaipa. The first conceptual idea was to build a restaurant and micro brewery, but after seeing the building, Brewcaipa saw the potential for a large scale brewing facility. And so it was, Brewcaipa would partner with the city of Yucaipa to build a brewery. It took almost 2 years to renovate and prepare the building before the first batch of beer was ready and on March 16, 2017 Brewcaipa opened its doors, bringing craft beer to the great people of Yucaipa.