Bottoms Up for East Brother Beer Company

East Brother Beer Company

Mill Valley residents Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner have been neighbors for 20 years, and for the past seven they’ve been making beer together. This year they took the dive and opened up East Brother Beer Company, named after the lighthouse north of the Richmond Bridge where their taproom and brewery is located. Neither had professional training in beer making, though Coomber spent the better half of the past decade educating himself about the processes and techniques. The brewery is set to feature a saison, red IPA, red lager, oatmeal stout and pilsner as well as a bocce court, ping-pong table and cornhole game on site.

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Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.