The Essence of angry horse brewing

Welcome to Angry Horse Brewing, where our journey began with a simple yet profound love for craft beer. Established in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, Angry Horse Brewing is more than just a brewery; we are a beacon of craftsmanship, community engagement, and a testament to the power of quality brewing.

At Angry Horse, our mission is to brew not just outstanding beers but to create a space where community and culture thrive together. We believe 1n the power of beer to bring people together, spark conversations, and build lasting bonds. Our approach to brewing is rooted in tradition yet always looking forward, embracing innovation and creativity.

Our values reflect our commitment to excellence:


We meticulously craft each beer, ensuring every sip tells a story of quality and dedication.


Our brewery is a hub for locals and visitors alike, a place where friendships are forged over a 


We are committed to environmentally friendly practices, ensuring our brewing process is as kind to the earth as it is to our patrons.


Constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing methods.


Creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of their beer knowledge.

As a proud member of the San Gabriel Valley, Angry Horse Brewing is not just a brand but a symbol of resilience, quality, and the unifying power of a great beer. We invite you to join us in this journey as we continue to grow, innovate, and bring people together, one beer at a time.


driving Excellence: Our team

Angry Horse Brewing's remarkable journey is steered by a team of dedicated professionals, each bringing unique expertise and vision. Our leadership team, comprising Nathan McCusker, Danny Lopes, and James McCusker, blends diverse experiences to shape the brewery's future and uphold its commitment to quality and community.

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Angry Horse Brewing

Nathan Mccusker  

Director of Operations and Lead Brewer


Transitioning from a successful non-profit, where he raised over $9 million for JDRF.


An award-winning brewmaster, Nathan's involvement in Angry Horse became full-time in 2020. His contributions have been crucial in refining our brews and processes.


Nathan serves on the advisory board for the Rio Hondo College Fermentation Science Program and is a board member of the guild of the Los Angeles Brewers Guild and education chair. His involvement extends to the Montebello Chamber of Commerce and Rotary.

Danny Lopez

Senior Brewer


Danny started her brewing career at Sanctum Brewing, winning a bronze medel at the Great American Beer Festival. She has worked at several breweries, including Evans Brewing and Last Name Brewing Company. bringing extensive experience in brewing operations and recipe development.


Danny oversees our brewhouse operations, playing a pivotal role in maintaining the quality and uniqueness of our beers.


james Mccusker  

Vice President


James brings a creative edge to our team, with a background as a Lighting Director in the entertainment industry. His experience with a variety of projects has honed his skills in creating engaging environments and experiences.


James's unique perspective enhances the brewery's ambiance blending the art of entertainment with the craft of brewing. His input is vital in hosting events and creating a memorable atmosphere in our taproom.


The combined strengths of Nathan, Danny, and James create a powerful synergy at Angry Horse Brewing. Their diverse backgrounds in brewing, community engagement, and entertainment contribute to our unique identity, driving us towards excellence in every pint we brew and every experience we create.

More than a brewery: Community Catalyst

At Angry Horse Brewing, our commitment extends beyond brewing exceptionaI beers; we are deepIy rooted in enriching and upIifting the Montebello and San Gabriel Valley communities. Our approach to community engagement is multifaceted, reflecting our belief that a brewery can be a powerful force for positive change.

Local Community Engagement


As active participants, we collaborate on initiatives that drive economic development and support local businesses.


Through our involvement with the Fermentation Science Program, we provide educational opportunities and hands-on experience to aspiring brewers, fostering the next generation of craft beer enthusiasts.


Our engagement in Rotary Club projects underscores our commitment to community service and local development.

Cultural and Social Contributions


We regularly host events that celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of the San Gabriel Valley, from art shows to music nights, encouraging local talents and cultural exchange.


We organize and participate in charity events, channeling our resources and platform to support various local causes and non-profit organizations.

Environmental Stewardship


In our   brewing process and operations, we prioritize sustainability, ensuring that our impact on the environment is minimized. This commitment resonates with our community, aligning with the valley's growing focus on eco-conscious living.

Creating a Gathering Space


Our taproom is not just a place to enjoy great beer; it's a community hub where people from diverse backgrounds come together, share stories, and build connections.

Economic Impact


By expanding our operations and community activities, we contribute te local employment, offering rewarding careers in the brewing industry.​

our craft: unique & diverse beer and seltzers

At Angry Horse Brewing, our passion for crafting high-quality beers is reflected in our diverse and innovative product portfolio. Each beer is a testament to our commitment to excellence, creativity, and the brewing traditions that inspire us. Here's a glimpse into our distinctive range of brews, each with its own unique character and story: