About us

MARK MERICLE, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, EXECUTIVE BREWER

After a trip to Germany in the 80’s, head brewer Mark Mericle quickly realized that American beer was sub par compared to what he was drinking in Europe. His desire for fresh, locally brewed beer back home set him on a path to learn how to brew, which he did in Northern California. In 1989, he opened Orange County’s first brewpub – Heritage Brewing Company. Fast forward to October 2013, Mark teamed up with JJ Snyder and Legacy Brewing was born.

Through Mark, Legacy Brewing has a European influence with a quality representation of old styles and hybrids of new.

With a quick scan of our tap list, it's obvious that Legacy calls on more styles than most West Coast breweries.