flowersHistory of Valley Brew:

Valley Brew beer was originally brewed here in Stockton in the 1950’s by the El Dorado Brewing Company which was located in the downtown area. As a popular beer for the locals and the only brewing company in the Valley, its success lasted many years. During the prohibition period, it closed its doors which left the area without a local brewery.

In 1994, a local entrepreneur, Creighton Younnel, brought the Valley Brew brewing back to Stockton and established Valley Brew beer back on the current site -157 Adams Street on the Miracle Mile.

In 1997 the Craig Family purchased the business and quickly remodeled the structure to include a large banquet facility with an extended outdoor patio. Multiple large-screen TV’s were installed along with autographed sports memorabilia from hockey, baseball, football and local sports greats!

In 2012, Valley Brew partnered with the University of the Pacific Brubeck Jazz Department and established a Jazz Club- Take 5 Jazz at the Brew. The Club has shown great success with Jazz performances by world renowned artists.


Pleased to Meet You!

Kellie Craig

General Manager and Co-Owner

Owner and operator, Kellie Craig, has been the owner of Valley Brew since 1997.  She originally bought the business with her father, Pat Craig who owned Craig & Hamilton Meat Company for 35 years.  With his guidance and background, she has continued to develop a dynamic restaurant and brewery.



Eric Davis

Executive Chef and Co-Owner

Eric Davis has been in the restaurant business for over a decade. He was culinary-trained at Delta College and began his career in Lodi. As a native to the San Joaquin Valley, he incorporates local, seasonal, and fresh products into the menu at Valley Brew. As Valley Brew is known for their vast array of micro brews, in February 2012, Chef Eric partnered with the UOP Brubeck Institute and developed the Take 5 Jazz Club at Valley Brew, with an upscale dining menu and fine dining atmosphere.