Fogbelt Brewing Co. was founded in 2013 in Santa Rosa, CA. and is named after the area along the Northern California coast where the coast redwood trees grow; from Big Sur to the Oregon border. Fog from the coast fosters a unique ecosystem known as the 'fog belt'.
Paul Hawley and Remy Martin both grew up in Sonoma County where the redwoods meet the vineyards. They have over thirty years of combined experience in the wine industry. The old saying, "it takes a lot of beer to make wine" rings especially true for these long-time friends who have been brewing together since 2004, when they worked the grape harvest in New Zealand. Remy went on to study brewing at UC Davis and has experience working at a number of local breweries. Paul has been working at his family's winery in Dry Creek Valley since 2005.