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.
NICK TALL – HOH Director
Nick showed a great interest in food as a child, which led to his first job cooking at the age of 15. With a strong passion and determination, he moved up the ranks quickly. By 24, he was the head chef of a fine dining restaurant. After several successful years, he was looking for more in his life. Growing up in a diverse and international city, he had always dreamed of traveling the world, living in another country, and immersing himself in the culture. He joined the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to pursue that dream, working five years in Hong Kong and Macau. In Hong Kong, he spent three years as Sous Chef of the restaurant Amber; a two Michelin star French restaurant that at the time, held the rank of the 24th best restaurant in the world.
After moving back to the United States, Nick accepted the Executive Chef position of the Colony Palms Hotel and Purple Palm restaurant in Palm Springs. During his three years there, the restaurant gained great notoriety for his eclectic and inventive seasonal menu, attracting the attention of TV shows, magazines, and celebrities. Now, as Executive Chef of Oscar’s Brewing Company, he brings 20+ years of chef experience along with a passion for brewing his own beer and baking artisan bread from scratch.
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.