The Kraus family came to Sedona in 1993 with all their worldly goods and a dream, to brew great fresh beer the way Fred learned at the Gasthausbrauerei Hufeisen, or Horseshoe Brewery, in the picturesque village of Pottenstein, Germany. The dream became reality when they opened the doors of Oak Creek Brewing Co. in west Sedona.
Since February 1995 Sedona’s only Microbrewery has been known to locals and tourists alike as the place to enjoy delicious handcrafted brews in a relaxed, unique setting.
In 2001 the Oak Creek Amber Ale was awarded the Silver Medal by the North American Brewers’ Association, a recognition that sets Oak Creek apart from hundreds of micro beers.
Enjoy hearing a few stories about the founders of Oak Creek Brewing Co. & their brewing process.
Fred & Rita Introduction
Our Natural Brewing Process
The Importance of Fresh Beer
Fred’s Pet Peeve