Saint Archer Executives Launch New Beer Brand | Harland Brewing Co. Now On Tap In San Diego

December 4, 2018

A group of former Saint Archer Brewery executive are returning to the beer business with the launch of Harland Brewing Co., now on tap in San Diego.

Josh Landan co-founded Saint Archer Brewery in 2013 and exited the company in February 2017, a year and a half after selling the business to MillerCoors for nearly $100million.  Landan tested his hand the non-alcoholic food and beverage sector with the launch of Villager Goods, a line of food, beverage and clothing products backed by many of the same action sports partners who helped to fund and market Saint Archer.

Landan has recently launched three new businesses with the help of former Saint Archer VP Jeff Hansson and ex-market manager Anthony Levas. Held under the parent company, Ocotillo Holdings LLC, which raised nearly $4 million in funding earlier this year, the companies include Scout Distribution (a craft-focused beer and wine wholesaler), wine label Claxton Cellars, and Harland Brewing Co.. Previous pro skateboarder and custom motorcycle designer, Max Schaaf, and former Stone Brewing Distribution account manager Lisa Govenar are among Harland’s nearly 50 investors.

The first kegs of Harland Brewing Co. beers have already rolled out, with initial batches of their IPA and blonde ale being produced at Bay Park's Bitter Brothers Brewing Co. while the companies production facility at 10129 Carroll Canyon Road in Mira Mesa is under development. The beers will initially be available at area bars and restaurants before cans roll out in mid-2019. Currently, you can find Harland beers on tap at Turf Club, Blind Burro, Poseidon, and PCH in Oceanside. Harland Brewing Co. aims to open a Del Mar tasting room by March 2019 and a full-scale brewery and restaurant in Ventura, CA by the end of 2019. Harland Brewing hopes to have a 15,000 barrel capacity by the end of next year. 

For more information about Harland Brewing Co., visit harlandbeer.com and check out the short documentary below that was made by Josh Landan, who is a filmmaker by trade.