bert's brewing

Our Story

Our Origins

The Bert’s Brewing story begins with Rob’s deep-rooted passion for brewing, which took shape during his early days as a 17-year-old homebrewer hobbyist. Immersed in books and learning everything he could about beer, he embarked on a journey to explore the brewing world.

With unwavering dedication, Rob’s path led him to various roles within the brewing industry, culminating in a transformative experience at the World Brewing Academy through Siebel and Domans in Germany. There, he became the youngest person in the United States to earn his Master Brewer’s Certification, unveiling a world of brewing excellence and tradition.

Meanwhile, Sidney discovered her own love for beer working at a small restaurant in Newport Beach. As she climbed the ranks to a managerial position, she curated rotating tap lists, allowing her to explore and appreciate a vast array of beers from around the globe. Her passion for breweries grew, as she embarked on a personal mission to visit every brewery in Orange County, ticking them off one by one on a brewery map.

Fate intervened when Sidney found herself working as a bartender at Chapman Crafted in Old Towne Orange, where she met Rob, who was working as the lead brewer when he came back from Germany. Their shared love for the craft and a serendipitous connection blossomed into a beautiful partnership (and eventually marriage). Together, they embarked on a journey, ultimately leading them to Boise, where they sought to build a life centered around family and community.

Driven by their shared vision, Rob and Sidney set out to establish Bert’s Brewing, a true labor of love dedicated to brewing extraordinary beer. Their story intertwines passion, education, and a deep appreciation for the craft. Each pour from Bert’s Brewing represents a testament to their unwavering commitment to each other and to creating balanced and exceptional beers for their community to enjoy.

Welcome to Bert’s Brewing, where beer is brewed with intention and served with love.

Our Crew

At Bert’s Brewing, our crew is the vibrant heartbeat of our brewery. We pride ourselves on fostering a teaching environment where every individual, including ourselves, enters with a hunger for continuous learning. As a team, we are dedicated to empowering our crew members both as individuals and as valuable contributors to our brewery. We understand that their journey extends beyond their brewing skills, which is why we place equal importance on their personal growth. Our aim is to equip each member with the tools and knowledge that will enrich their lives and set them up for success, not just within Bert’s, but in all their future endeavors.

In our brewery, we embrace the philosophy “Leave it better than you found it.” This extends beyond the quality and consistency of our beers; it encompasses the nurturing environment we cultivate for our crew. We prioritize uplifting and supporting one another, fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity. We believe that by investing in the personal and professional growth of each team member, we create a lasting positive impact that extends far beyond their time with us.

Join us at Bert’s Brewing and experience a brewery where our crew’s passion, dedication, and thirst for knowledge infuse every aspect of our operation. Together, we build an environment that not only delivers exceptional beers but also uplifts, supports, and inspires the individuals who make Bert’s Brewing truly special.

Our Craft

By maintaining this unwavering commitment to brewing with pure ingredients, we create beers that are truly authentic and balanced. Each sip reveals layers of flavor that harmonize seamlessly, allowing the individual components to shine without overpowering one another. We stand firm in our belief that the purest expression of brewing excellence is achieved through the careful selection and meticulous treatment of our raw materials. The result is a collection of beers that are unparalleled in their purity, quality, and balance.

Our Values

Quality

From selecting the finest ingredients to the meticulous brewing process, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional beers that satisfy our customers. We take pride in every step of the brewing journey, ensuring that each pint represents our unwavering commitment to brewing excellence. With a relentless pursuit of quality, we strive to create memorable beer experiences that leave a lasting impression.

Community

We believe in fostering connections and creating a welcoming space where friends, neighbors, and beer enthusiasts can come together to share experiences and forge lasting relationships. Our tasting room is a vibrant hub where lively conversations flow freely, creating a sense of belonging and camaraderie. We are dedicated to supporting and engaging with the local community, working hand in hand to strengthen the fabric of our shared home.

Intention

Intention is the driving force behind everything we do. From the moment you step into our tasting room, you’ll experience a thoughtfully curated environment that reflects our commitment to intentionality. Every element, from the design to the finishes, has been carefully considered to create a captivating and immersive atmosphere.

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality. We pay attention to the finest details, from selecting the perfect combination of ingredients to perfecting our brewing techniques. This intentionality goes beyond our beer—it permeates our interactions, our relationships, and our dedication to creating an environment where guests feel valued, respected, and truly seen.

At Bert’s Brewing, quality, community, and intention are not just buzzwords; they are the guiding principles that shape our brewery. We are passionate about crafting top-notch beers, fostering meaningful connections, and infusing intention into every aspect of what we do.

Join us on this journey as we continue to elevate the craft beer experience, one pint and one connection at a time.

Meet The Crew

Rob Harrelson aka "Bert"

Owner + Founder

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Sidney Harrelson

Owner + Co-Founder

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Pablo Urtiz

Lead Beertender + Cellarman

A devoted family man and the eldest of three siblings, Pablo finds immense joy in being an uncle to his niece. Outside of his duties at Bert’s and family time, you can find Pablo at the gym, on the golf course, or if you’re lucky—maybe even catch him singing Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker at any one of Boise’s beloved dive bar establishments. Fun Fact: Pablo + Rob were college football teammates. Secret Talent: He can serenade you with his saxophone skills and whips up a mean batch of tortellini pasta. Favorite Style of Beer: Lager

Sean Hannah

Lead Beertender + Cellarman

Hailing from Metro Detroit, Sean is a seasoned industry professional with roots tracing back to his alma mater, Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree from the School of Packaging. With over 6 years of experience in brewery operations, Sean has worked in various capacities, from production to management, across breweries ranging from 1,000 to 500,000 barrels annually.

Outside of brewery life, Sean spends time in the kitchen whipping up something tasty and enjoys staying active by going on runs and adventuring in Idaho’s great outdoors.

Steven Scott

Beertender

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Cassie Phippen

Beertender

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Alyssa Stephens

Beertender

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Eric Pratt

Beertender

Our attention to detail extends beyond aesthetics; we approach brewing with a clear purpose, meticulously planning and executing each recipe to ensure that every beer reflects our commitment to intentionality.

Steven Scott

Beertender

Cassie Phippen

Beertender

Alyssa Stephens

Beertender

Eric Pratt

Beertender