From refreshing Pilsner Style Ale and Hoppy IPAs to a deliciously smooth Nitro Stout, We’ve got the brew for you.
CRAFT BEERS HAVE NEVER TASTED SO GOOD
From West Coast IPAs and Hazys and Imperial Stouts and Barley Wines, you never know what kind of fun, small-batch brews might be awaiting you in addition to our well-loved flagship standards.
GOOD BEER IS EASY TO MAKE. GREAT BEER IS AN ART.
Brewmaster Rick Boucke is driven entirely by his creative side, a desire to relentlessly craft new recipes and beers. He was born and raised in Amsterdam, just across the canal from the original Heineken Brewery, where every day he would breathe and relish the rich aromas of hops and barley brewing. So, it stands to reason Rick would eventually pursue a career dedicated to the creation of his own versions of the world’s most celebrated alcoholic beverage.
Rick began developing his brewing skills as a professional in 2004 at Sequoia Brewing Company in Fresno, initially under the tutelage of Tioga-Sequoia Brewmaster Kevin Cox. In 2010 he was appointed Brewmaster. Seeking a more creative brewing environment, Rick moved to Oakhurst in 2013 as Brewmaster at a new brewpub – South Gate Brewing Company.
Rick is a firm believer that “ideas are born and fermented.” His love of craft beer keeps him immersed in the California brewing community while continuing to develop new flavor combinations and break new ground in his ever-evolving journey. He brews an array of traditional ales and lagers but IPA’s are his all-time passion.
To date, Rick Boucke has earned 2 gold international medals (San Diego & Los Angeles) and 14 national awards for his creations, as well as several regional medals.
South Gate Brewing Company beer is proudly poured at some of the most recognized establishments in the mountains and the Valley, including Yosemite National Park, Tenaya at Yosemite, Westwoods BBQ, Strummers Fresno and more. Under Rick’s hands-on guidance and brewhouse leadership, South Gate offers new beers monthly, while maintaining a wide range of core house styles.