The spirit of Dust Bowl Brewing Co. was born decades ago thanks to one family’s unwavering passion for adventure and immeasurable dedication to one another. The tale begins back in the 1930s when the Tate family loaded their Model A and left Oklahoma for a journey that would prove fruitful for generations to come.
Fast forward to 2006 and Turlock, California, a small community located in the agriculturally rich Central Valley and home to Brett Tate, a third generation Tate family member. A retired high school teacher and coach of 20 years, Brett was cultivating a passion for brewing and searching for a way to make his dream a reality. His good fortune came in the way of the morning paper, which seemed to deliver just the news he needed.
Tucked between Sports and Weather was an article featuring a young brewer named Don Oliver, winner of the 2006 Samuel Adams Longshot Homebrew competition. Not only was Don an experienced home brewer, he shared Brett’s desire to start a brewery. Pioneers in their own right, Brett and Don came together determined to craft some of the finest brews ever to emerge from Central California – and in May 2009, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. produced its first beer known as Hops of Wrath IPA.
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