New Helvetia Brewing Co. is a community brewery that celebrates Sacramento’s history and is investing in Sacramento’s future. Our beer is brewed right here in our 10-barrel, steam-fired brewery on the corner of 18th Street and Broadway using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. For us, supporting local is a matter of pride. We’ve taken our name from the very beginning of Sacramento’s urban roots - New Helvetia was the original name of the settlement founded here by John Sutter in 1839. We’re proud of where we’re from.
New Helvetia is Sacramento. Sacramento is the Indomitable City.
Dave is a 4th generation Sacramento resident, beer history geek, proud Oregon Duck, and Little League coach. With the support of family and friends, Dave assembled the pieces necessary to construct a fantastic brewery in the spirit of local, quality craft alongside Brewmaster Brian. Dave completed the UC Davis Extension, Intensive Brewing Science course in June 2012.
Alex joined New Helvetia in August 2019 after 4 years of brewing at Knee Deep Brewing Company out of Auburn, CA. Alex has a background and passion in both brewing science as well as culinary arts, and is well versed in pairing food with craft beer. He takes great pride in producing exciting, well-balanced beer and is always experimenting with new, out of the box brewing concepts.
Juan Carlos Cuevas
Juan Carlos joined New Helvetia in 2017 as a Cellarman, and now works with Iver as Assistant Brewer. He attended UC Davis and in 2018 graduated with a BS in Food Science with a concentration in Brewing Science.
Tasting Room Staff
Last, but not least, our Beertenders. The faces of New Helvetia; the community greeters; the folks who keep you coming back. Counter to the “beer snob” stereotype, our Beertenders are genuinely personable and knowledgeable people. With extracurricular talents ranging from mountain-biking extraordinaire to martial arts to design, our staff is not only well-informed pourers, but are also well-rounded people, which is appropriate of the spirit of our company!