Our Beers

Award-winning beer, made right here at the gateway to Yosemite.
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Great Beer has 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. Fine Beer is an Art.

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.

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Rick relaxing at the brewery.
Our Beers
Beers are ready

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.​