Chino Valley, run by two former law enforcement officers, has launched with some unexpected options. Reaching beyond the traditional wheat or India Pale Ale favored by craft brewers, its Route 83 is a dark brown ale and its Prado Porter comes complete a morsel of anise.
“I learned to brew in England in the mid 80’s when I lived there for five years,” said co-founder Matthew Maldonado. ” I learned to love English style beers which is what I specialize in.”