"I'm born and raised in Ventura and I went up to school in Davis to study Computer Science. After that, I got a job in CS but I was basically like,
'I don't want to spend the rest of my life in front of a computer. I hate this.'
So I set out to raise some money and start a brewery in Ventura to help establish and grow the beer scene here. I'm not making quite as much today as I was when I was in computer science, but I'm way, way happier.
I don't think we wanted to build this anywhere else, but we also couldn't have done this anywhere else.
There was a lot of family effort and a lot of local pride that went into building Ventura Coast, and there was a really under-developed beer culture in Ventura when we first set out, so that was a big part of our mission statement, helping push the beer culture in town forward."