by Publisher CoachellaValley | August 16, 2021 1:03 am
Desert Beer Company (DBC) is the concept of Devon Sanchez, owner and brewer. The brewery has reopened inside, with food, and live music on their patio, paired of course with any of their 21 fresh, cold craft beers available today.
The brewing facility is your backdrop giving this space it’s cool and exciting atmosphere that you’re sure to find your next sour, lager, saison, IPA…more…with something always new on tap.
Their newest “A Red State of Mind,” is a Double IPA that caught my eye and tastebuds right away. This beet-based DIPA, is a collaborative effort with friend and Brewmeister, Ryan Blondell, of Brewcaipa Brewing Company in the city of Yucaipa, California just west of us here in the Coachella Valley.
If you’re not sure exactly what you desire or if you are looking for your next favorite, try their samplers to get the most out of your outing with friends and family.
Desert Beer Company (DBC) is a comfortable, casual place where all are welcome to come enjoy a high-quality, fresh craft beer served up by their helpful, cicerone-certified server team that can guide any guest through their brewing process, leading guests to their new favorite glass of beer, or seltzer.
In loving memory of the life and legacy of our friend Joshua Kunkle, whose life was tragically cut short on May 1st. Joshua was loved and respected by many in the Coachella Valley. We knew him as a knowledgeable librarian by trade and an avid homebrewer and podcaster by hobby.
He participated in all his endeavors with immense passion for his work as well as those that worked with him. In that regard, he was one of the most humble and benevolent members of the community. With Joshua you always felt at ease. He had infinite time and patience for everyone, graciously sharing his advice and knowledge. No conversation was too long with Josh and no task too laborious. If you were researching, he’d guide you to the end. If you wanted to learn how to make beer, he’d come to your home and get you started, or even let you brew at his place.
Joshua’s passing came as a shock to all. He was about to join his fiancé in the Central Coast where they would soon be married. It was a move that he was immensely looking forward to. He was celebrating this imminent new adventure with local friends. Our hearts go out to his fiancé, Roxanna Garcia. He will also be missed by his family Torrie Kunkle, Matthew Berry, Tandy Waters, Rex Waters, and his niece, Opal.
He touched many lives across the Coachella Valley.
There was an Event being held in his honor at the Desert Beer Company at 630p, May 6th. Many came to remember his life and help raise funds to help meet the needs and immediate expenses his family are facing.
If you cannot join us in person, please consider donating on line. A GO FUND ME has been established:
Follow Desert Beer Co. on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming events and new beers on draft. We are always bringing out new beers, new styles to fill all 21 beer taps with delicious, fresh beers for you to enjoy. Come and get a taste! They are now open!
It is conveniently located off the I-10 and Country Club Drive..
Owner and Brewer, Devon Sanchez knows beer as a homebrewer for more than a decade and as a former employee at Coachella Valley Brewing Company. He worked in production, packaging, delivery, sales and was a taproom manager there for 3 years.
Sanchez opened DBC in July, 1999, just seven months before COVID, and has managed to survive 2020 thanks to a lot of hard work from his team and support from the community.
Sanchez was born and raised in the Coachella Valley. After graduating from Palm Springs High School and attending College of the Desert for general education, he transferred to San Diego to attend the University of California, San Diego while working full time.
While going to school he was taught the beer basics from his roommate who worked for Ballast Point Home Brew Mart and brewed as much as possible. After completing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – emphasis on International Relations, he accepted an invitation to work as an intern in Washington D.C. for libertarian think tank Cato Institute.
Tired of the DC politics, he moved to Healdsburg, Sonoma to make wine at Alderbrook Winery for a harvest season.
After learning much about winemaking, he moved down to the Bay Area to work as an assistant brewer at Faultline Restaurant Brewery and bottle/keg-wash at Hermitage Brewing Company. While working at Alderbrook he reached out to Awatere River Wine Company to work the opposite season harvest in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Learning much in the fast-paced world of large production winemaking handling crush for winemakers such as Kim Crawford, he travelled NZ and Australia, landing back in Nelson, NZ to find work in beer-making.
With not much luck due to the winter season, Devon called the new Coachella Valley Brewing Company for the amazing opportunity to help start a new brewery in the place where he grew up.
Working through CVB through construction and build out to cellarman to delivery and taproom service and managing he built a great understanding of the means to follow his dream of opening his own brewery, to serve up delicious brews for the growing population of craft beer drinkers in the Coachella Valley.
77770 Country Club Drive, Suite D.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Tuesday: 2 – 9pm
Wednesday: 2 – 9pm
Thursday: 2 – 9pm
Friday: 12pm – 11pm
Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
Christmas Eve 3pm-8pm
Desert Beer Company operates as a microbrewery with a tap Room to serve beer by the glass in tastings and pints in addition patrons can leave with a growler large bottles or crowlers (can growlers) and kegs to go.
Sanchez hosts local food Wednesday through the weekend and for special events such as food and beer pairings and special beer releases. Eventually Sanchez plans to can the beer with a mobile caning company in 16 oz cans in a 4 pack or 6 pack format.
FOOD THIS WEEKEND: Popping Off
FOOD THIS WEEKEND: Hoja Blanca
Did someone say parties, clubs, networking, friends, food, music & beer?
WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING THESE TIMES
At Desert Beer Company we want to keep the beer flowing!
We are offering our growlers at just $8 for a 64oz growler and fills of different styles, starting from $16. If you already have a growler, we will wash it and fill it when you come for your pick-up. We also now have Crowlers!
Must be 21 or older to purchase. Individual picking up beer will have to show valid ID to receive beer.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (760) 360-5320.
Thank you for your support during these challenging times!
Devon & Tera
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