Are you open?
Yes, the tap room is open during our listed hours. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. If you need fresh craft beer for those occasions, please stop by the day before and pick up a couple growlers (or bottles or kegs) for your special event.
Are kids allowed?
There are no age restrictions on our tap room. All ages are welcome. For a tour of the brewery, we ask that everyone be 16 or older and that any minors be accompanied by a parent.
Do you serve food?
We offer snacks such as pretzels and we often have food trucks visiting during the weekend. Here is the current schedule. You are also welcome to bring your own food and enjoy it in our tap room.
Can I bring my own wine or beer?
No. The ABC does not allow us to have any alcohol consumed on premises that we did not produce. This means no wine, no homebrew, no beers from other breweries. Luckily, we have many different beers on tap for even the most finicky drinker.
Do you have non-alcoholic options?
We have sodas and water available.
Do you fill growlers?
Yes. We also have bottled beer and kegs.
Will you fill another brewery's growler?
A lot has been made of this online recently. While some breweries will only fill their growlers, the law does allow for a little more than that. The issue is this: the law does not allow us to fill a growler that has another brewery's branding on it, unless that branding is completely covered in a manner not easily removable. While we are happy to fill any legal container, we will not disrespect another brewery by covering over their branding, so don't ask us to do so for you. If you bring in a growler where you have covered over any brewery information yourself, and it is a size we can legally fill (1 quart, 1/2 gallon, or 1 gallon), then we will be happy to fill it for you. In the end, we don't care about selling you another container. We sell beer, not glass.
Do you have wi-fi?
Yes, just ask the bartender for the access information. We also have a few strategically placed outlets on the front of the bar and near some of the tables, so bring your charger and you can sit and have a beer while your device charges.
Do you sell shirts at the tap room?
Yes, our tap room has a variety of Heretic branded merchandise available. We have shirts, sweat jackets, glassware, books, and more.
Will you donate to our event?
Quite possibly. We limit our donations to non-profit organizations only and they must be in an area where our beer is regularly available. You can submit a request here: Donation Requests
How do you pronounce Heretic?
Where did the name come from?
Check out this blog post: Birth of a Heretic
Do you brew your own beer?
Yes, we do. Nobody brews our beer but us! We started by sharing a building with another brewery in 2011, but we always brewed our beer ourselves. Within the first six months we realized there wasn't enough space for two breweries in one building, so we began the search for a new place. By 2013, we had built a new, modern brewery in the wonderful city of Fairfield, California and moved all our operations there.
Where can I find your beer?
Click that "Find Some" button at the top of this page.
Can I tour your brewery?
Yes, we offer free tours. More information here: contact us / tours
Do you have a tasting room?
Yes. Our tasting room offers many beers that you can't find elsewhere. Come and have a beer with us. View the hours of operation on our contact page
Where can I buy a shirt/glass/hat/sticker?
Our online store is open all the time or come on down to the taproom.
Are you hiring?
We are constantly expanding and often need to add to our team. You can submit your resume and we will consider you for any open positions, but keep in mind we get a lot of resumes and only respond to those that match a current open spot. Resumes should be emailed to jobs at hereticbrewing.com. If we are hiring and think you are a match, we will email you back to schedule an interview.
Can I work for you for free?
No. Thank you for offering, but we don't do that. Your time is valuable and so is ours. If we ask someone to work, we pay them to work. This keeps it nice and legal for the state of California and our insurance company doesn't get all upset at us either.