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Katarina Todorovic
Otherwise Brewing 2024: Award-Winning Gluten-Free Beer!
Katarina Todorovic interviews Otherwise Brewing cofounder Aaron Gervais about what motivated him to start a gluten-free brewery, the challenges of brewing without barley, and the reception we’ve seen to our beers. Read More »

Brewer Magazine

Jon Sicotte
These 2 Additions, Cassidy Says, Are Giving Otherwise a Boost
Brewer Magazine interviews Otherwise co-founder Stellar Cassidy, asking about the successes and challenges of running a gluten-free brewery in San Francisco, touching on topics from our new taproom to D2C shipping to the non-alcoholic beer movement. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing sees massive eCommerce success in Q4-2023
Otherwise Brewing saw record-breaking ecommerce sales in Q4-2023, with December especially strong. The company reported 185% month-over-month growth, setting a new monthly sales record and exceeding the previous December by nearly 400%. Read More »

Tasting Alliance

Tasting Alliance
Otherwise wins medals for our entire lineup at the Tasting Alliance
We’re super excited to announce that we won 5 medals in this year’s Tasting Alliance World Beer Competition! We’re especially proud that our Hella Nibs chocolate stout won a top-ranking double-gold medal for the second year in a row. Every single beer in our current lineup won an award. Read More »

Eater SF

Paolo Bicchieri
North Beach Is About to Get a Gluten-Free Taproom
Eater’s Paolo Bicchieri, who is himself gluten-free, breaks the news about our new taproom, to open in early 2024 in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Read the article to learn more about our plans and when you can visit the new Otherwise taproom. Read More »


Eileen Vargas
Gluten-Free Pints and Purpose Flow at SF’s New North Beach Taproom
Following up on our interview with Eater, Hoodline’s Eileen Vargas discusses Otherwise’s plans for the new North Beach taproom, as well as touching on how the new space fits within our broader goals for the company. Read More »

Marin Living

Caitlin Hamer
Otherwise Brewing Is Elevating the Gluten-Free Beer Game
Maring Living’s Caitlin Hamer interviews Otherwise co-founders Stellar and Aaron about what inspired us to start the company, what we aim for in our gluten-free beers, and why we see huge potential for the GF beer market. Read More »

Craft Brewing Financial Training

Kary Shumway
Use This Tool to Amplify Brewery Cash Flow
CPA Kary Shumway interviewed Otherwise CEO Aaron Gervais as part of his Craft Brewery Financial Training podcast, on how we use Melio to streamline our AP and AR as a self-distributed brewery. We had a great discussion on the pros and cons of self-distribution and how to leverage financial tools to offload a lot of the repetitive tasks that come with running a B2B business. Read More »


Ryan Castillo
Redfin features Otherwise in Nob Hill Neighborhood Guide
In the Nob Hill edition of Redfin’s SF neighborhood guide, Ryan Castillo interviews Stellar Cassidy about some of her favorite places to grab a drink or a bite to eat in the neighborhood. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing secures lead investor, seed round at 55% funded
Otherwise Brewing is excited to announce that Founders Committee Ventures has come on board as a lead investor for the company’s seed round, placing it at 55% funded. Read More »

TIG Brands

TIG Brands
Otherwise accepted into TIG Brands accelerator
We’re excited to announce that TIG Brands has accepted us into the beverage cohort for their accelerator program, called eTardigrades. TIG Brands is focused specifically on helping to grow early-stage food and beverage businesses, and TIG’s eTardigrades program is one of the few that directly addresses the needs of a company like ours. As such, we see tremendous potential for growth, collaboration, and fundraising through this accelerator. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing sees best quarter ever in Q2-2023
Otherwise Brewing smashed sales records in Q2 this year, beating its previous record from the peak summer season in 2022 and ending with 65% quarter-over-quarter growth. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing sees record account growth in 2023Q1
Otherwise Brewing notched a number of notable milestones in the first quarter of 2023. Most notably, the company saw very strong account growth, broke its previous record for on-premise sales, and completed onboardings with two major chain retailers, Whole Foods and Mollie Stone's. Read More »

Celiac Project

Mike Frolichstein and Cam Weiner
The Celiac Project reviews Otherwise beers
The popular Celiac Project podcast reviews five Otherwise beers, tasted alongside gluten-free pizza from Chicago, and had fantastic things to say about all of our beers. Check it out! Read More »


Jefferson Adams
Celiac.com Covers Otherwise’s Taproom and Fundraising Initiative
Celiac.com, a popular resource for people living a gluten-free lifestyle, recently featured Otherwise Brewing’s fundraising initiative in the news section of their site, focusing on our plans to open a gluten-free taproom on Polk Street in San Francisco. Read More »


Ryan Castillo
Redfin interviews Otherwise cofounder Stellar Cassidy
In their bucket list round-up of SF sites, activities, and restaurants, Redfin interviews Stellar Cassidy about some of her favorite places to grab some food and a beer in San Francisco. Read More »

Hops News

Hops News
Otherwise co-founders interviewed by Hops News Hoppy Hour podcast
The team at Hops News recently interview Otherwise co-founders Aaron and Stellar about the origins of the company, what got them into gluten-free brewing, and the reception they’ve received. Check out the full interview on YouTube. Read More »

What Now SF

Elise McCorkle
San Francisco Is Getting its First Gluten-Free Taproom
Elise McCorkle of What Now reports on Otherwise’s plans to open a taproom on Polk Street in San Francisco. She discusses our plans to offer a complete gluten-free experience, including a new menu that pays homage to the legacy of the existing menu at the location. Read More »

Beer Advocate

Todd Alström
Otherwise Brewing to Open San Francisco’s First Gluten-free Taproom
Reporting for Beer Advocate, Todd Alström shares our news about opening up a gluten-free taproom in San Francisco, including a brand new gluten-free menu, a selection of taproom-only brews, and the crowdfunding initiative that will help get the project off the ground. Read More »

San Francisco Chronicle

Jess Lander
S.F.’s first gluten-free taproom opens this year
The San Francisco Chronicle’s Jess Lander interviewed the Otherwise Brewing team about our plans to open up a dedicated gluten-free taproom on Polk Street in San Francisco, describing the growing acceptance of gluten-free options as a part of the health-conscious drinking movement. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing to Open San Francisco’s First Gluten-free Taproom
Otherwise will be taking over the beverage operations at Barley, an existing craft beer bar and restaurant on Polk Street, transitioning the space into a fully gluten-free environment. The move is part of Otherwise’s broader growth plans, which include a crowdfunding push and the expansion of its sales and marketing operations. Read More »


Beverage Testing Institute
Otherwise Brewing wins three medals in the latest edition of the Beverage Testing Institute's World Beer Championships
We continue our winning streak with three new medals at the BTI World Beer Championships. Western Addition and IFLS each took home silver medals, while Calrose Crisp received a Bronze. Comments from the judges were very positive and focused on the flavor and nuance of our recipes. Read More »


Brandon Stark
Talking Craft Beer with Otherwise Brewing
Brandon Stark interviews Otherwise co-founders Stellar and Aaron for the Brewstilled podcast, asking about the origins of the company, the challenges and advantages of brewing gluten free, trends in the non-barley beer movement, and where craft beer is headed in the new year. Read More »

Tasting Alliance

Tasting Alliance
Otherwise Brewing wins five medals in 2022 Tasting Alliance competition, including top-ranking Double Gold
We are honored to have won the following awards in the 2022 Tasting Alliance World Beer Competition: DOUBLE GOLD for Hella Nibs Dessert Stout, SILVER for IFLS Juicy IPA, and BRONZE for Calrose Crisp Rice Lager, Western Addition Pale Ale, and Guava Fresca Sour Ale. All of these entries won in their own respective style category, going toe to toe with other gluten-containing beers. Read More »


BrewBound Staff
Otherwise chosen for the 2022 BrewBound Pitch Slam competition
BrewBround selected Otherwise as one of 12 semifinalists for the BrewBound Pitch Slam for promising emerging brands. Otherwise co-founder Aaron Gervais will travel to Santa Monica for the event and pitch to conference attendees, including four judges who are experts from differing aspects of the alcohol industry. Read More »

Go Solo

Cat Domingo
Beer Beyond Barley - Otherwise Brewing
Entrepreneurship blog Go Solo recently interviewed Otherwise cofounder Aaron Gervais. In the article, he shares his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of starting a new business, in addition to providing advice for aspiring founders. Read More »

Food Tech Challengers

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing selected as finalist in 2023 Food Tech Challengers
We're proud to have been selected as a top 10 finalist in the upcoming edition of Food Tech Challengers! Otherwise was included in the Functional Food category for our innovative approach to gluten-free brewing. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing sees record sales in 2022Q3
Continuing its unbroken growth streak, Otherwise Brewing saw double-digit revenue growth in Q3, driven by higher median sales numbers and the addition of 39 new wholesale accounts across the Bay Area. Read More »

Alameda Post

Scott Piehler
I'm Here for the Beer
Scott Piehler reviews the town (and island) of Alameda's Corks & Forks event, where Otherwise was pouring beer, with a shout-out to us as one of the "great off-island brewery finds" of the event. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing selects Hillebrand for last-mile fulfillment in Northern California
Responding to strong demand for its gluten-free beers, Otherwise Brewing has engaged Hillebrand's last-mile alcohol delivery service to fulfill wholesale orders in Northern California. Read More »

Press Release

Otherwise Brewing
Otherwise Brewing closes Q1 with strong revenue and account growth
Otherwise Brewing saw strong ongoing demand for its gluten-free beers in the first quarter of 2022, with double-digit sales growth and the addition of 20 new retailers across the Bay Area. Read More »

San Francisco Chronicle

Esther Mobley
Bay Area breweries are going all in on gluten-free beer, and this time, they actually taste good
In this write-up on Otherwise Brewing and Oakland’s Buck Wild, Esther Mobley provides a nuanced look at the gluten-free beer movement and the challenges and advantages of using non-traditional ingredients. Read More »

48 Hills

Adrian Spinelli
CA Craft Beer Week comes to a foamy head with tasty local offerings, events
Adrian Spinelli features Otherwise Brewing and reviews our inaugural beer release in this write-up for Craft Beer Week. Read More »

The Mercury News

Jay R. Brooks
5 new Bay Area breweries set to open in 2021
Jay Brooks includes us in his roundup of interesting new breweries opening up in 2021. Read More »

SF Gate

Alyssa Pereira
The craft breweries opening in 2020 that will change the Bay Area's beer scene
Otherwise Brewing is featured in this roundup of new brewery trends for 2020. Read More »