Our Story

Our interest in craft beer developed from visiting different microbreweries during our travels. We were amazed that a variety of beer styles could be made with just a few simple ingredients. Drawn to the science behind the brewing process, Steve began to experiment with different recipes as a home brewer. His passion for brewing grew over the years and eventually led to the inspiration for opening a microbrewery in the Rio Grande Valley.

– Steve & Bertha Padilla

Our Goal

Our goal is to consistently produce great tasting beer using our state of the art brewery equipment and quality ingredients. Whether you’re a seasoned craft beer drinker or newcomer, we have a beer for you. If you’re curious about the brewery or interested in a private tour of the facility, just drop us a line. We are proud of our beer and proud to be in over 30 different local restaurants, bars, and H-E-B stores.

We take pride in making beer rich in culture and flavor. We believe that our customers deserve a great quality beer and that's what they get every time they drink a Big River Brew.

Steve Padilla