Steve Kay began brewing beer in England when he was 15 years old but put his brief brewing career behind him after he went to University to study Microbiology. In 1995, he and his family moved to and settled in Chico, and in 2011, after struggling with reducing family expenses and realizing that beer was a significant cost in the food and drink budget, started British Bulldog Brewery to keep beer in his life. Since then, with the enthusiastic support and hands-on assistance from his son-in-law, Kay has not had a duff batch and British Bulldog now has over 30 recipes covering styles from Session Bitters to Russian Imperial Stouts. Along with their passion for beer, Kay and his family fuse the recipes with their passion for history and heroes.
Keep an eye out for the opening of British Bulldog's Allies Pub in downtown Chico, which will feature their British and American ales, delicious wine, and traditional pub food!