The story of Lost Coast begins in 1986 when Barbara Groom, a pharmacist, began honing her home brewing skills while conducting extensive studies of beer styles by visiting scores of pubs throughout England & Wales. By 1990, Barbara felt ready to open her own pub to share her creations with the locals, and eventually, with the world.
The cool maritime climate of the Humboldt Bay region has proved to be very conducive to brewing quality ales. The year round average temperature of 55º Fahrenheit is ideal for top- fermenting ale yeast. While embracing the rich tradition of English-style ales, Master Brewer Barbara Groom has added a distinctive West Coast flavor to her ales by brewing with Western Plains barley and wheat and the exceptionally clean water of Humboldt County.
Since its humble beginning in 1990, the brewery has outgrown not just its original facility in the Pythian Castle, but has also outgrown the site it moved to in 1993 just down the street. After a long successful 25 years and breaking two production records in 2005 with 24,000 barrels, and 2009 with over 50,000 barrels, the brewery is now located at the south end of Eureka, California in a brand new state of the art facility.
We hope you enjoy Barbara’s beers as much as we do!