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PorchDrinking Playlist | Mraz Brewing Company

Photo Credit: Mraz Brewing Company

Featured photo courtesy of Mraz Brewing Company.

For this PorchDrinking Playlist we reached out to one of our favorite California natives, Mike Mraz, owner and head brewer for Mraz Brewing Company in El Dorado Hills, CA. We had the pleasure to meet Mike a few years back during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. It was a wonderful experience to walk the great halls of the Colorado Convention Center with such a knowledgeable master of beer. An expert craftsman showing us the way was both thrilling and a tad bit intimidating. Mike welcomed us into his crew for the weekend, resulting in an adventurous time. The following year we hung out again, inspiring a portion of our Are You GABF Experienced? playlist.

Photo Credit: Mraz Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Mraz Brewing Company (Mike Mraz)


Mike is coming off a busy month of March where he participates annually in the Sacramento Beer Week festivities. Mike states, “we brewed Green Collar Pale Ale,” a collaboration with Livermore’s Altamont Beer Works, serving as a tribute to the Oakland A’s baseball team. When we asked Mike how important music is to the brewing process, he said, “there’s always something playing in the brew house.” California reggae helps him “slow down to get things right”, but always leaves room for rock such as “a good classic Led Zeppelin.”

Image courtesy of Mraz Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Mraz Brewing Company


Give a listen to the music used to help deliver classics like Window of Opportunity and The Cardinal!

Chris & Sylvia are a #craftbeercouple who love everything beer! Check us out on Instagram @chrishollands & @sylily.


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