Quintopia BeerCan Glass
Despite fire destroying our brewing facility

Our Taproom & Restaurant
Remain open!

Current Taproom Hours:

WED to FRI 4–9
SAT 12–9
SUN 12–7

Our Patio is open on a first-come first-serve basis with limited seating (sorry – we are not taking reservations) and customers must wear a mask to enter and while being seated, ordering, and to using the restroom. We continue to serve to-go orders through the front doors. Our dining room remains closed.

Our brewery production facility has been completely destroyed by fire!

In the early afternoon of 29 July 2020, my beautiful brewery was taken away from me by flames – and also taken from my supportive local investors, from my wonderful staff, and from a very special community.

A fire on a neighboring property spread to our building, and despite a huge effort by firefighters, the building was destroyed by nightfall. Our friends and co-tenants at the Plumas Crisis Intervention Resource Center also lost their space and belongings, and the West End community Theatre lost all of their prop and costume stores. This was a tragic combination of loss.

Fire is as old as time, and has no mercy. When it strikes, it takes more than property. Thankfully no lives were lost in this incident. But consumed in that indifferent inferno were years of blood, sweat, tears, dreams and pride for all involved. For me, the fears and trepidation that come with starting an ambitious new brewery in a small mountain town now seem shadowed, perhaps by the billowing black smoke itself, compared to the feelings we are experiencing right now.

Quintopia is a community owned brewery, funded by several dozen individuals, of which many additionally contributed time and skills during construction of its production facility. It was a beautiful and unique space that I put thousands of hours into creating with utmost care and detail. A combination of carefully laid out and professional brewery process infrastructure, inside of a warm and attractive room that reflected an aesthetic born of my own life experience, and of our Northern California mountain town culture and environment. Hand-milled blue stain pine and centuries-old doug fir from my backyard and neighbors’ properties adorned bar tops, trim, and cabinets. Recycled materials such as roll-up doors, lumber, and insulation weren’t just thrifty, they reduced our construction footprint, and held a history of their own. Ironically, some of the historical original Meadow Valley Fire Department building now rests in the rubble of Quintopia, those materials unfortunately short lived in their new role.

The way forward is uncertain. But through the trauma – through the lingering smell that keeps me awake at night, the looping images of the destruction unfolding that day, the sting of personal possessions lost, the uncontrollable tears that keep taking me by surprise, and the suffocating weight of this next chapter ahead – there is a resilience that is creeping in hour by hour, day by day. We will rebuild. Quincy’s first brewery in 100 years has much more story to write yet. The support from the Community, the local brewing industry, and our friends and family is astounding. Our place in Quincy culture was rooted more firmly than I even realized, and I am powerfully aware of the heartfelt loss that Quincy is feeling.

During a global viral pandemic, saying this is a tough hand to be dealt is an understatement. The financial repercussions of this are yet to be fully understood, despite insurance, and the emotional and practical burdens cannot be worked around. But we are so grateful to have our taproom and restaurant intact across the street, so we can continue operating. We will remain open our regular hours – and possibly additional hours – and plans are being developed to brew some of Quintopia’s flagship beers on nearby Breweries’ facilities . We will supplement our brand with other amazing local craft beer, and strive to continue to be a hub for socializing, great food, and exceptional beer in the local community.

Your heartfelt expressions of concern and kind words give me strength… the generous offers for office space, brewing facilities, construction support and more give me hope… and the financial contributions are incredibly appreciated for its practical help in supporting my wife Hannah and I, our young family – many of you know our 6 year old identical triplet girls – and Quintopia, as we navigate these difficulties.

Thank you. From the depths of my fire-ravaged heart. Big love Quincy, and all who are part of the Quintopia story.

Tom Hepner
Founder, Brewer, Manager
Quincy, California

Our Beer

We offer easy-drinking drinking styles that appeal to everybody, for both the seasoned and the novice craft beer drinker. Freshest beer in Quincy California.

Quintopia Beers on Tap

  • IBU
    International Bitterness Units
    Is a gauge of a beer’s bitterness. IBUs measure the parts per million of the acid found in hops that gives beer its bitter flavor.
  • ABV
    Alcohol by Volume
    Is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage. It is defined as the number of millilitres of pure ethanol present in 100 mL of solution at 68 °F.
  • Lone Pine Porter – Porter
  • Lone Pine Porter
    Porter
  • 38
  • 4.7%

Dark chocolate. French roast. Malt. A smooth, traditional Porter, using English Maris Otter Malt and East Kent Golding hops.

IBU – 38
ABV – 4.7%

  • THZ – Dry Hopped American Blonde
  • THZ
    Dry Hopped American Blonde
  • 21
  • 5.2%

This crisp and light beer uses a blend of barley, wheat and corn, fermented warm with a European lager yeast. Lightly dry-hopped with Mosaic, for subtle citrus notes. This extra-pale brew is a true thirst-quencher.

IBU – 21
ABV – 5.2%

  • Swoon – Hazy IPA with Jasmine Green Tea
  • Swoon
    Hazy IPA with Jasmine Green Tea
  • 45
  • 6%

“Drink me down in one long drop and then taste me the whole way down… Is that a hint of Jasmine drifting delicately among the haze? “I got the flavor baby, you just give me the time…” Bittersweet, floral, and a touch of dank from tons of Chinook and Simcoe hops, and Organic Jasmine Green Tea.

IBU – 45
ABV – 6%

  • When in Doubt, Stout – Oatmeal Stout *NITRO*
  • When in Doubt, Stout
    Oatmeal Stout *NITRO*
  • 50
  • 5.8%

Rich with dark chocolate and roasted aroma, with a thick and creamy nitrogen-poured head. Very smooth and drinkable, this is a classic stout for every lover of dark beer.

IBU – 50
ABV – 5.8%

  • Kiandra Kolsch – Pale German Style Ale
  • Kiandra Kolsch
    Pale German Style Ale
  • 24
  • 5.2%

A classic pale straw-gold German Ale brewed with Pilsner Malt, Hersbrucker hops, and a special yeast fermented at cooler temperatures – creating a crisp yet flavorful beer reminiscent of a lager. ‘Kiandra’ is an abandoned Australian Alps gold mining town – not far from where our brewer grew up – and the birthplace of Australian skiing, and possibly the world’s longest continuously running ski club (1861). Similar to nearby Johnsville CA!

IBU – 24
ABV – 5.2%

  • Just-An-IPA – IPA
  • Just-An-IPA
    IPA
  • 50
  • 7.0%

*LIMITED RELEASE – UNFILTERED* Not imperial or session, not black or white or red, not east or west (OK, maybe a little west), not rye or mango or habanero or endangered rare herbs, not hazy, and definitely no fruit!… Just-An-IPA is a well-balanced, old-school IPA. Stay classic.

IBU – 50
ABV – 7.0%

Guest Beer on Tap

  • IBU
    International Bitterness Units
    Is a gauge of a beer’s bitterness. IBUs measure the parts per million of the acid found in hops that gives beer its bitter flavor.
  • ABV
    Alcohol by Volume
    Is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage. It is defined as the number of millilitres of pure ethanol present in 100 mL of solution at 68 °F.
  • The Brewing Lair – Birdie – Dry Hopped Blonde – Blairsden, CA
  • The Brewing Lair – Birdie
    Dry Hopped Blonde – Blairsden, CA
  • 5%

From our dear friends at The Brewing Lair. A little more robust than our house THZ, but packed full of flavor from a richer malt bill, and heaps of Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops.

IBU – –
ABV – 5%

  • Ronin Fermentation Project – Alpenglow Pilsner – Pilsner – Graeagle, CA
  • Ronin Fermentation Project – Alpenglow Pilsner
    Pilsner – Graeagle, CA
  • 4.4%

A classic Pilsner

IBU – –
ABV – 4.4%

What’s Brewing?

We’ll keep you updated on any new beers in development or old favorites making a return.

Food

A family-friendly venue serving up fun, modern pub food with a twist. Our menu rotates often and creative daily specials will be listed on the taproom board.

Current Specials

While Stocks Last

Shawarma Chicken Cucumber Fries – $14

Events

From local bands, national touring acts, DJ themed nights, weekly trivia, live community theatre & more. You’ll find it all here.