About Mojave Brewing Company
After 30 years of brewing, drinking and sharing his own beer, John “Griff” Griffith, began his path toward opening his own brewery and cider house. Griff began to study the art of making beer better and better. Steps along that path included joining the local home brewers club: SNAFU, winning medals in home brewing contests, becoming a nationally recognized BJCP beer judge, and traveling to the compete at The Great America Beer Festival as a Pro/AM entrant with Joseph James Brewery (2015).
With a business plan and interested investors, Griff decided to focus on getting a feel for brewing on a 10 barrel brewing system. This was the system size that many craft brewers use and the same size of the system that Griff now works on at Mojave Brewing. Griff heard from a friend that Joyride Brewing in Edgewater, Colorado was looking for a brewing intern, so he sent them some of his beer. After tasting Griff’s beer they decided that he would make a great addition to their team. Within days, Griff was working alongside skilled brewers. This allowed him to improve as a brewer and get experience on the system that he knew he wanted to eventually use in his brewery.
Griff and his wife Kristi decide to make Mojave Brewing Company a family owned business. The decision to proceed without partners or investors meant more freedom to follow their dreams, but it also meant many more challenges. At this point Mojave Brewing Company became a registered business in Nevada and the real fun began!
After an exhaustive search around the Las Vegas Valley, Griff and Kristi signed a lease for a section of the old Bank of America building at 107 South Water Street in the historic Water Street Neighborhood in Henderson, Nevada. Which leads us to making the great beer we do today.