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Our Story

Bringing brewing back to downtown.


Frank "Pancho" Miranda - Owner and Brewer 

It was no small feat to establish the first brewery for Downtown Bakersfield in decades. I spent most of my professional life as a biologist/chemist and always loved the art of experimentation and the thrill of inventing something new.


I am also a huge fan of craft beer! I started brewing about 10 years ago in my backyard and found a great community of homebrewers in Bakersfield. The founding of 2ND Phase Brewing unites my two passions and marks the second phase of my professional life.


Starting in early 2019, 2ND Phase Brewing has been committed to producing authentic and uniquely local beers that push the boundaries of traditional brewing styles and categories. We’re proud to serve our customers an always-changing selection of seasonal brews as well as a selection of fan favorites. I am proud that our seasonal brews are flavored with local high-quality ingredients, with no extracts or added chemicals. 

Every day, we are driven by our core values: utilizing local, fresh ingredients, creating a family-friendly inclusive gathering space, honoring our customers, and of course - continuous experimentation so that we can deliver an ever-changing selection of uniquely local brews. Experience the uniqueness of Bakersfield and the experimentation of beer by joining me at the brewery.

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