The KRBC brings people back to the magnificent simplicities that life has to offer. From its beginnings, Kernville (the southern gateway to the Sequoia National Forest) has been a wild-west town. Established as a mining settlement in the mid 1800’s and continuing as a ranching community through the 1900’s, Kernville remains a town of adventure, offering a wide variety of outdoor activities. On any given day, the outdoor enthusiast enjoys activities ranging from the excitement of whitewater rafting, kayaking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, attending rodeos, windsurfing, water-skiing, mountain biking and climbing. If a more relaxing day is preferred, people can enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, sailing, antiquing, and bird watching or simply kicking back and taking in the spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Located at 13415 Sierra Highway, Kern River Brewing Company is in the heart of all these activities.
KRBC is Kernville’s first brewpub. This makes KRBC much more than just a restaurant; it’s an attraction in itself. According to the Kernville Chamber, on any given weekend the town of Kernville can easily swell to between 20-40 thousand people, all of whom are looking for entertainment and can find it at our establishment. KRBC has received an overwhelming and enthusiastic response from both locals and visitors alike. Approximately 15,000 people live in the Kern River Valley, 2,000 of those people make up the town of Kernville. Keeping the names of the beer local, providing a simple yet diverse menu and having a comfortable place where “everybody knows your name”, Kern River Valley residents and visitors alike have found themselves at home.
If you “Google” Rebecca, you will find a long list of kayaking
achievements: 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2002 World
Champion, many time National Champion and U.S. Team
Member. Spend some time with Rebecca and you’ll find that she
just wants to hang out in Kernville and go on adventures with her
friends. One of the hardest workers anywhere, you may find her
in the kitchen, behind the bar, or hauling a 100 lb bag of barley in
the brewing area. Stop by and chat with her sometime, just don’t
give her too much grief since she already has to put up with the
rest of the KRBC crew.
Eric has an undergraduate degree in environmental biology from
Georgia Tech and a Ph. D. in Oceanography from the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography. When he is not fulfilling his duties
as President of KRBC, such as mopping the floor and schlepping
kegs, you can most likely find him on the river. Eric has been
paddling for as long as he can remember and has found the
perfect playground in the high Sierra Mountains. He has traded
in his Olympic training regime for class V rapids and beer at the
take-out. On days where the rivers are too low, keep an eye out
for him on the trails.