Berchman’s Brewing Company is a nano-brewery that became licensed with limited production in October 2014. We became fully operational January 2015.
Doug’s father Berchman, is the face on the company logo. Unfortunately, he passed away when Doug was a young boy and he never had the honored privilege of having a beer with his dad, therefore, this logo is symbolic.
We are both farm raised, with a deep love and devotion to the land and holding a strong interest in crafting beers that showcase The Yakima Valley’s assets.
The brew house on our residential property has room for expansion. We self-distribute our bottled beer and kegs. We are currently making several styles of beer and you can find them at our Taproom in Downtown Yakima. We are always working on different flavor profiles and styles.
Our beer is crafted utilizing the finest hops, grains, specialized ingredients and pure artesian water. Additionally, our beer is bottle conditioned. This process allows for natural carbonation, akin to the Belgian style. Our beer is often cloudy with residual suspended yeast. With a conditioned beer, the flavor becomes better and more complex with age.
Berchman’s Brewing Company strives to be 100% waste free. We currently partner with local small farms and gardens in the use of our spent grain. Our deep artesian well provides very cold water which is used to cool our wort (beer) for our fermentation process, then used to keep our grounds green.