By Agnes Constante
Founder & blogger, Backyard Destinations
In October 2015, long-time Santa Clarita resident Todd Tisdell officially opened Pocock Brewing Company. It wasn’t a straight shot into the beer business for Todd, however, who hails originally from Orange County. He worked in the television industry and went on to create multiple successful companies before starting up Pocock Brewing.
And like his previous businesses, Pocock has seen success since it first opened, with sales climbing each month. “It is an exciting passion project, taking a hobby and growing it into a thriving brewery,” he told Visit Santa Clarita.
A family-run business, Todd owns the craft brewery along with his wife Sara, partner Geoff Pocock, and Geoff’s fiancée Lauren.
Why did you choose to open up in Santa Clarita?
We opened in Santa Clarita because we are long time residents in the SCV. We wanted to have our small business close to home
What is the best part about doing business in Santa Clarita?
All cities have rules that you must abide by. Santa Clarita is very forthcoming with their rules and information. All you have to do is ask.
Growing up, did you picture yourself working where you work today?
As a child, you don’t envision yourself making beer. It’s not even on your radar. It wasn’t until Geoff and I started making decent beer at home that we thought about going down this road.
Why should people visit Pocock Brewing?
The tasting room is an excellent place to try new and exciting beers. We don’t sell all of our beers to the outside world. Many beers you can only experience by visiting the tasting room.
For first-time visitors, what are must-try signature beverages there?
Nuptials-Mango Ale, Rooster Pith-IPA, The Old Road-Brown Ale, First 13-Pale Ale, and Hopped Up Ol’ Red.
What is the best part about your job?
The best part about my job is pouring a beer for someone and seeing the enjoyment spread across their face on the first sip.
Pocock Brewing Company is located at:
24907 Avenue Tibbits, Suite B
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Tap room hours:
Wednesday and Thursday: 3pm to 9pm
Friday: 3pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm