About Surfridge Brewing Co.

What started as an idea between Steve and Jennifer Lieberman in 2014, blossomed into a two-location brewery with the community in each location at the core. While both locations offered their own cuisine, style, and culture, both locations offered delicious Surfridge beer, a welcoming atmosphere, and a nod to local history.

Named for a former seaside community that now serves as a blue butterfly preserve, our beers are a show of respect and gratitude for neighborhoods that endure change while staying true to the core beauty and heritage that fuels them.

We are inspired by old brews and excited to share our take on what’s next.

Scroll down to learn more about our logo and our tap handles. To meet the team, click here.

In 2023, the California location unfortunately closed. While a disappointing outcome, it now allows Jen and Steve to turn their full attention (and home life!) to their Centerbrook, Connecticut, location.

Our Logo

Every piece of our logo (along with every design element in our taprooms), has a reason and a purpose for being there. Hover over the lightbulbs below to learn more about our iconic look.

The Butterfly

The butterfly is an "El Segundo Blue" - It is endemic to a small dune ecosystem in Southern California that used to be a community called Palisades del Rey (Locally known as "Surfridge"), close to LAX. In 1976 it became a federally designated endangered species. We love the idea that something so precious and beautiful was found (and protected) in such a ruggedly urban area. It sits atop our logo to remind us to look for the beauty in the world.

The Light Post

This style of light post is an iconic staple found in Los Angeles, where we founded our first taproom. As we add locations in the country, the lightpost is to always humble and remind us of how it started.

The Fencing

When the El Segundo blue was discovered in Surfridge, and designated as an endangered species, the state came in and put up chain link fencing all around the area to help protect the butterflies. This fencing (and the preserve) is still there to this day.

Brewing Co

Because at the core, even though each location will have it's own unique offerings, you'll always find amazing delicious beer when you find a Surfridge location.


Surfridge was once a wealthy beachfront enclave neighborhood and was frequented by Hollywood’s elite include Cecil B. De Mille, Mel Blanc, and Mae Murray.

Our Tap Handles

Being environmentally conscious business owners with a desire to keep our beautiful oceans beautiful, we wanted to develop a sustainable tap handle design and build for our beers. We chose to partner with 1 Plastic Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing and repurposing plastic consumption, while also creating jobs for their local homeless population.

Together with 1 Plastic Life and  Precious Plastic LA, we were able to develop a tab handle mold that is 100% produced in the United States, from repurposed plastic found during beach clean-ups.

These organizations and the work they do is inspiring to us, and we are honored to join their fight against plastic pollution.

Our Team

Get to know the founders and core staff at Surfridge Brewing Co.