We want to create a sustainable brewery, that encourages exploration, challenges status quo and builds deep personal relationships around the world
In August 2002, around a campfire in Virginia. Mike makes smores for Thomas, freshly arrived in the US. We don't know yet that we will develop together a passion for beer during our year on campus at Georgetown.
THE FIRST BREW
2005 San Francisco, at the corner of 26th and Mission, we brew our first batch of beer together. We know we will create a brewery some day. Mike starts brewing at the 21st Amendment, Thomas starts brewing beer in his kitchen.
June 2013: that's it, we quit our jobs, Mike crosses the ocean. We find a nice workshop in Montreuil. Our first batch is brewed beginning of 2014.
Our dream becomes a reality, and it's just the start !
Two years later, we open a new larger brewery in Bonneuil. The team is expanding: we are now ten, brewing, presenting and selling our beers with the same passion and enthusiasm. Summer 2018, Mike decided to leave the brewery.
Mike and I have been passionate about beer for more than 15 years. We have visited various breweries, tried hundreds of beers, brewed dozens of recipes. We have created Deck & Donohue to share our passion.
We decided to give our family names to our brewery, as a commitment to brewing beers with our proud of and because nowadays, beer is not a local produce anymore, but a product made from a recipe, which taste depends more on the people who brew it than the place it was brewed.
We brew a large range of beers to show the diversity and breadth of the beer universe and highlight the brewers’ creativity and the infinite possibilities of exploration and experimentation.
We take the freshness of our beers very seriously, which allows us to propose well balanced and aromatic beers; with some exceptions, beer deteriorates: our use-by date of 6 months is the proof of our commitment.
We are also committed to delivering our beers directly to our clients, which allows us to have deep relationships with them, know them well and work with them to satisfy you in the best way possible.
Mike decided to leave the brewery in 2018, partly because working together, even with years of friendship, turned out difficult. But the entire team remains animated with the same passion and the same enthusiasm !
We believe in the beauty of simplicity, and the complexity to reach it. We believe in balance and fight against excess.
We respect tradition, but we value experimentation and we believe in technical progress and innovation at the service of men.
We do not satisfy with easy answers and we want to be loved for the best reasons. We reject trends and tricks.
We believe in long term and durable relationships. We believe in meeting new people and telling new stories.
We want our activity to be as natural as possible and we are concerned by the protection of our ecosystem.
We want to create a humble company, without cynicism, aiming at our client’s satisfaction and delight.
Anatolie, Valentin, Tanguy, Benjamin, Lauren, Pierre-Louis, Benoit, Ulysse, Paul et Thomas