We are a small, close-knit team that brings you the only the best, freshest craft beer possible. Our year round beers include Two Seam IPA, Double IPA, Triple Play Triple IPA as well as our award-winning Colossus of Clout Red Ale and Big Wall Imperial Stout. We are also proud to be partnered with NHS to brew and serve Santa Cruz Classic Dot Blonde Ale, Nor Cal Kölsch, and Screaming Hand Red IPA.
The idea for Strike Brewing Co. was born in 2009 over a few pints of home brewed beer and a San Francisco Giants baseball game. Co-founders Jenny Lewis and Drew Ehrlich formally founded Strike Brewing Co in 2011 and opened the San José brewery and warehouse taproom on S. 10th Street in October of 2014. Our second taproom located in downtown Campbell will be opening in October 2019,
We’ve won numerous awards, including a World Beer Cup gold medal for Big Wall Imperial Stout and multiple medals at the US Open Beer Championships. The Strike Brewing Co. team loves collaborating with other local breweries in addition to releasing new beers every few weeks.
Though we are distributed throughout California, we invite you to stop by our San José Brewery and Warehouse Taproom (and soon our Campbell Taproom) to enjoy our great beer at the source.
A Rice University graduate (’05) and former collegiate swimmer Jenny started off her career in 2006 as an early employee of a specialty bakery chain, helping to open and scale 6 retail stores in the Bay Area and Hawaii. After overseeing the bakery retail and wholesale operations for 4 years, she knew she wanted to pursue opening her own company. In 2011, Jenny co-founder, Drew Ehrlich teamed up to form Strike Brewing Co. after being introduced by Jenny’s husband, Ben.
In addition to be being CEO, Jenny currently sits on the Board of the Bay Area Brewers Guild.
Co-Founder/ Director of Warehouse Operations
Former Stanford baseball pitcher and graduate ‘04, Drew Ehrlich, immersed himself in the brewing industry in 2008 by apprenticing at Firehouse Brewing in Sunnyvale, California. Prior to being in the craft beer industry, Drew worked for Maxim Integrated Technologies.
Southern California Sales Manager
With plenty of successful years and experience in the beverage, beer, and spirit industry Christian, is helping Strike Brewing Co. expand and grow into Southern California. His competitive spirit and knowledge in the craft beer world will serve to drive sales, Baseball and beer are a few of Christian’s favorite things which makes him a great fit here at Strike Brewing Co.
Ryan has been brewing at Strike Brewing Co. since early 2015 and is passionate for the industry and sharing his craft. Over the last couple of years, Ryan has helped develop our "Bullpen Series" line-up of experimental and one-off brews, culminating in a Silver Medal at the 2016 US Open Beer Championship for Screaming Hand Imperial Amber.
Alayna is a history buff. A beer history buff! And a tremendously big fan of the rich history of women in the beer industry. Alayna's favorite styles are Scottish Wee Heavy, Stouts, and Gose. But really, sort of everything or anything brewed well, and with rich flavors.
Visit Alayna at the Strike Brewing Co. Warehouse Taproom to talk beer!
With 30+ years experience in operations, capital projects, and startups, Bill applies his vast experience to help Strike grow. Bill was formerly the VP of operations at Nektar Therapeutics and Director of Operations at Abbott Laboratories. Bill holds several advanced degrees and is an expert in manufacturing operations.
Marketing & Operations Advisor
James is a Kaizen partner and formerly CEO of PrizeBox. James has extensive experience scaling early stage startups, raising seed capital, and leading operations.
James is on the advisory board of several startups in the United States, assisting with marketing, scaling, operations, distribution, and product.
Nation Sales Manager
Robert has over 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing, and Public Relations, with a substantial expertise in building territories to full capacity. Robert is passionate about the people that craft delicious beers, the ceaseless attention to quality, and the immense potential for growth in an industry he loves.
Gary is a Kaizen partner who for 8 years helped Netflix explode from a few million to 33 million U.S. subscribers. Before that, Gary was the head of brand at AT&T wireless with 55 million customers. Gary advises several startups in the Bay Area.
Barry is a Kaizen partner who for 11 years helped Netflix grow from a pre-IPO, US startup to an international entertainment brand with over 23 million subscribers. Barry advises several startups, not just in, marketing, but brand, customer acquisition, conversion, UX, and social media integration.