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What we’re about

As California’s first co-op brewery, we are a growing group of dedicated members who are passionate about craft beer, ale, cider, and other tasty fermented beverages. We strive to reflect our local heritage here in the San Jose region and to build a stronger community by working with local businesses and organizations and with other co-ops.

To reflect our local heritage, the co-op was renamed Umunhum Brewing in 2015, after Mt. Umunhum, an iconic peak in the nearby Santa Cruz mountains. The word “umunhum” is from the Ohlone language and means “resting place of the hummingbird.”

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Our Meetups

There will be many fun events, like our pub crawls and our weekly trivia get-togethers.

There will also be some business meetings, like our co-op's subcommittee meetings or monthly board meetings.

Because membership in our co-op is open to the public, our meetings are as well. So even though you may not be member (yet), please feel free to join us for any of our meetings. They're a great way to meet our members and learn what we're all about.


Joining Our Co-op

As a democratically owned and operated business, our motto is “You drink the beer. You should own the brewery.” So we’d like to invite you to join us as a member and co-owner. A lifetime membership is only $150.

If you're interested in becoming a member of our co-op and helping shape the future of San Jose (while having a little fun along the way), you can sign up here: