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
February 2005: San Francisco, at the corner of 26th and Mission, we brew our first batch of beer together. We know then we will create a brewery some day. Mike cuts his teeth on brewing at the 21st Amendment, Thomas starts brewing beer in his kitchen.
Over the years, we multiply tastings, brews and visits: from the Westvleteren abbey to the Great British Beer Festival, from Hokkaido microbreweries to Philadelphia breweries, where Mike continues brewing at Flying Fish.
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!
Our passion for beer spans more than ten years.
We created Deck & Donohue to share this passion and, in our way, to move craft beer forward. Our craft implies equally our commitment to the creation of original recipes and to hold ourselves to the highest possible standards in terms of quality in the production process.
To this end, we brew small batches in order to release a large variety of exceptionally fresh beers.