oscar’s brewing company
The Oscar’s Family has been part of the growth of Temecula since 1996. Oscar’s Brewing Company brings to Temecula an entirely new restaurant built on the famous Breadsticks and Greek Salad. Now with our own Brewery lead by local Joe Flores and with an all-new menu by Chef Nick Tall, we have created a new and exciting experience on the Temecula Duck Pond. The new restaurant includes a bakery and pizza oven located in the middle of the restaurant for all to see. With a new beer garden, outdoor activity areas for adults and families, we bring to Temecula a gathering place for the community.
At OBC, the purpose of our kitchen is to create exciting food that is delicious, fun and nourishing. The menu is designed to share food easily with your friends and family, making every table like its own dinner party!
Our Executive Chef, Nick Tall strives for balance in our food, from decadent to healthy and inspiring to familiar. With a career that stretches four countries and three continents, he brings inspirations from his travels that are creative yet simple, allowing the ingredients to shine.
We are a from scratch kitchen that supports local farms, Non-GMO produce, humane agriculture and sustainable food sources. We condemn factory farming, commodity meats, the use of growth hormones and harmful antibiotics. We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint through the use of biodegradable and compostable materials. All of our top quality ingredients may cost a bit more, but remember, “you are what you eat” and you’re worth it.
Joe Flores, our head Brewer, is a native of Temecula. He built his career beginning as a home brewer at 19 years old and has held the title of head Brewer at several Breweries in Southern California. His goal is to brew beers that bring people together to have fun and enjoy friends and family.
He creates beers that are “approachable” and enjoyed by all. He is proud when he hears his beers are very “drinkable”. This is evident in the whimsical nature of our beers and their names. Naming of our beers is inspired by our love of music. Can you identify the band or songwriter of each one of our beers?
JOE FLORES – HEAD BREWER
A native of Temecula Joe Flores’ passion for beer started at age 19. As an avid homebrewer, Joe knew early on that he wanted to embark on a career as a Brewer. After brewing a few years with local companies like Aftershock and Indian Joe’s path took him to San Diego.
While brewing in San Diego Joe won numerous and prestigious brewing awards spanning as far back as 2013. In 2018 & 2019 Joe won a gold medal for his Barrel-Aged Stout and silver medal for his Herb & Spice. Making new and strange brews is Joe’s favorite, along with his signature ales like his Born to Run, an American Lager.
Joe’s second passion in life is music. You’ll find Joe’s beer list at OBC incorporates both his love for beer and music. OBC will embrace Joe’s creative passion for all styles of beer and the” Nothing Is Off Limits” brewing style. A big part of OBC philosophy is supporting the local community. Joe and the Brew Team will be supporting the community by sourcing local items like clean & sour barrels, hops, and other local ingredients.
Ronnie Sanchez – HOH Director
Ronald Sanchez had his first cooking job at the age of 17 at a local family run taco shop in Menifee. While working there he pursued engineering at Cal Poly Pomona but after a short time realized his true passion was in cooking. So from there went on to culinary school in San Bernardino.
After graduating as one of the top of his class he had his first experiences in wine country Temecula in high volume catering. Cooking mainly classical German and French cuisines with seasonal twists using California ingredients.
At the age of 23 he developed and opened Provecho, at the time a new approach to Mexican food with the idea of pushing the boundaries with flavors from regional Mexican and Peruvian influences.
In search for more, Ronald went on to pursue fine dining experiences. He received this and so much more working in Carlsbad at the Park Hyatt Aviara and George’s at the Cove in La Jolla. From there he decided to come back home and spent the next 5 years cooking in wine country Temecula. Expanding his knowledge of wine and it’s ability to pair with various cuisines.
He took advantage of this time to coach his kids’ soccer teams for a few years in between all this. From providing food service on opening day for their baseball league to volunteering working the snack bar. He and has family have always been a part of sports and the community since they were young.
Leading up to OBC Ronald was sous chef at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel in downtown San Diego at the Curadero restaurant. Here elevated and pushed modern Mexican cuisine and implemented tasting dinners from organic sustainable tequila and beer founders from Mexico.
Ronald has been a part of the renovation of Oscar’s Brewing Company since 2020 and has played a huge role in the development of the restaurant, now as it’s Executive Chef he is more than eager to share his cuisine with Temecula.
Nicky Sarkisian – FOH Director
Nicky Sarkisian is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. As the grandson of Pat and
Oscar, he “grew up” in the business. Nicky has held management positions at several restaurants in
Boulder and San Diego.
He brings to OBC the family history and experience along with a passion for serving our guests and team members. Nicky welcomes the opportunity to introduce himself to our guests while sharing his knowledge of our beer, mixed drinks, and food.