Our Story

The path to today began in 1983. The State of California had an Outstanding Idea and passed a law allowing beer to be produced and sold in the same location, thus creating the opportunity for brewery restaurants to exist. In 1987, Dan Gordon and Dean Biersch founded Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Palo Alto, CA and in 1988 opened the doors in the very first location. More than two decades later, we are moving forward and focused on continuing to be a Growth Organization! We rely on our Managers and Team Members to bring forth their own Outstanding Ideas that shape the way we run every Gordon Biersch location. Our success starts with you! 

When you join the team at Gordon Biersch, you are joining the CraftWorks Family. With nearly 200 restaurants and 12 unique brands, we are the largest Craft Beer and Brewery Restaurant group in the United States. This opens up unlimited opportunities for our Team Members. Managers and Team Members are trained on core principals and systems that are prevalent throughout CraftWorks. With this foundation, it is easy to transfer and advance throughout our company no matter the brand or location.