Photos by Robert W. Edwards
Matthew founded Alameda Island Brewing company after falling in love with Alameda while stationed on the island serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Matt started off homebrewing for eight years before he and his business partner Bill Phua decided to open up their own brewery. Matthew went down to a Southern California brewery to learn about brewing on a larger scale, while Bill stayed in Alameda to build the brewery using his engineering background, and the rest is history.
Also, make sure to check out their taproom on the island, open seven days a week!