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Patrick Rue

CEO/Founder, The Bruery

By Elaine Murphy & Sarah VaughnPublished: May 01, 2012

Patrick Rue’s hobby of homebrewing, which he adopted while attending law school, turned into a career when he graduated and decided to pursue this craft on a professional basis. Today, Rue still enjoys coming up with innovative recipes and distributes his award-winning concoctions in 20 U.S. states, Europe and Australia.
   
The Bruery has been an influential force in the emerging craft beer revolution, especially in Orange County. Its brewers continually produce new beers that elevate craft beer to a new standard. Set in an industrial warehouse in Placentia, the Belgian and experimental brewery’s tasting room, along with its craft beers, are highly ranked on BeerAdvocate, a top website for beer lovers.
   
Rue says his greatest passion is in “contributing to the cultural change where the perception of craft beer is on a level playing field with fine wine,” and hopes to build a new, elegant brewery in the future.
   
Rue and The Bruery have found a way to use its beer for a good cause: A beer tasting for charity last April raised $15,000 for the Free Wheelchair Mission and the Boys & Girls Club of America. thebruery.com

First job: “When I was 14, I started Youth Tech, an online community for kids on eWorld, Apple’s online service.”



OC METRO's 2012 40 UNDER 40
Lily Knowles    Ashleigh Aitken    Jeremy Yamaguchi
Kevin Willson    Megan Lavender    Jason Lucash
Tan Rezaei & Navid Firoozi    Julie Schoenbachler
Chris Winn    Shawna Smith Gotreau    Matt Petteruto
Kelly Lewis    Justin Choi    Marissa Gerlach    Josh McCarter
Brian Davis    Patrick Strader    Quy "Q" Nguyen
Carla Vargas    Patrick Rue    Jennifer Tucker Klein
Brandon Burton    Lauren O’Gorman    Inna Kassatkina
Tom Reimers    Jackie Ferlita    Eric Bender
Dale Partridge & Aaron Chavez  ≈  Danny Sonenshine
Russell Bendel    Sandra Jones    Balaji Krishna
Saimah Chaudhry    Dan Nasitka    Laura Hess
Kohl Crecelius    Larry Labrado Jr.    Melissa Beck
Jeremy Linehan    Stephen Silver

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