BREWED IN VENTURA
MadeWest is the result of lifelong friends seeking to share quality handmade craft beer with our beloved home state. Our vision is inspired by California’s legacy of adventure and innovative design—and our beer reflects that as much in the great outdoors as from a barstool at one of our two Ventura taprooms. Wherever you take MadeWest, you’ll take the spirit of the West Coast with you.
Founder, Head Brewer
A homebrewer of eight years, Mike returned from the craft brew mecca of San Diego to pursue his dream of brewing at a professional level in his hometown of Ventura. Mike is known for his meticulous brewing style, and his attention to detail has resulted in numerous award-winning beers. You’ll never meet someone who knows or cares more about beer.
Born and raised in Ventura, Seth has cultivated a lifelong passion for his city, its surf and its dual regard for hard work and everyday adventure. Having served as the CFO of a private equity investment company for over eight years, Seth’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of craft beer have led him to proceed in this exciting new direction.
ART DIRECTOR, MARKETING
Scott is the Co-Founder of What Youth and former Art Director of Surfing Magazine. Trained in illustration with an emphasis in clean minimalist design, he has launched and directed several publications and specializes in creating unique brand identities as well as hand painting the mural at the Madewest Taproom.
Director of Sales & Brand Development
With 12 years under his belt living in the craft beer Mecca of San Diego and a territory rep for the almighty Stone Distributing for 5 years, it is 100% fact that Josh Perez knows a thing or two about craft beer. When Josh isn’t in the field slanging beer, he can be found walking his husky on the beach, sliding down the face of a wave, or kicking a** and taking names at ping pong. But don’t let his punishing forehand fool you, he is the nicest guy around and there isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his friends.