I was living in the Bay Area in the early 90’s when Andy visited and brought this beer with him called Red Nectar. I remember how excited he was about this new type of beer, however I was a little skeptical having never heard of anything if it didn’t have a Coors label. As part of his sales pitch for me to try it, he brought along a poster of Red Nectar with the locals sipping from the bird feeder that featured Ted Hendricks from the Oakland Raiders. As a lifelong Raider fan he gave me the full story that the founder was a former Raider himself. He knew the Raider connection would be the hook, and he was right. Gave it a try and have loved it ever since.
Fast forward to just a couple years ago. I have been helping Andy with some things at Humbrews, and every once in awhile we would talk about how cool it would be to someday bring Humboldt Brewing Company back to where it all started.
Andy called me in March 2020 and said there were rumors that Humboldt Brewing Company may be for sale. We immediately contacted Total Beverage Solutions (then owner of the brand). We had a great discussion and it didn’t take long before we had a deal to bring it back to Arcata.
We are very excited for the community and the people of Humboldt who made this brand what it is today, and bring back memories to those that enjoyed Red Nectar back in the day, while attracting a new generation of beer enthusiasts.
Very Happy for the people of Humboldt County. Enjoy!