Mitchell's Backyard Brewery
Co-founder and Head Brewer James Mitchell began homebrewing in 2012, back when he used to live in Washington, DC. He moved to Manila in 2014, and began sharing his brews with friends, family, and the local homebrew club. After enough people kept saying “wow, you should sell this!” James joined forces with Jutes Templo and the stellar team at Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza, to pair fresh craft beer with great food. Thus was born Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery, with a mission of making amazing and honest beers for you to pair with your favorite food and enjoy with friends and family in your own backyard. We proudly brew here in Quezon City, Philippines, and began operations in early 2018.
In 2019, Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery began winning awards for its beer at an Asia-wide level. The Asia Beer Championship is an annual beer competition organized by the team of SEABrew, and features blind taste testing by expert beer tasters. Our American Sunrise Pale Ale won a silver medal in 2019 for the coveted pale ale category, letting us know that we were on the right track on beer quality at the regional level. Building on this momentum, at the 2020 Asia Beer Championship we won a gold medal for our mocha stout, and a chairman’s selection award for both our Backyard Harmony IPA and American Sunrise Pale Ale. Today our team includes two dedicated brewers El and Aaron, and our ordering & logistics guru Danna. We look forward to continuing our mission of serving you great tasting beers and thank you for your ongoing support!