The Paso Robles Brewing Company opened it's doors on Black Friday 2012. Founder's Russ and Jo Ann White, along with Shawn Copen decided to join forces after Shawn's prior venture, The Pour House, was closed due to it's premises being purchased. Russ and Jo Ann were in the process of putting a brewery together at the same time. Neither really had the experience of or wanted to run a tap room, so they approached Shawn about the idea of partnering up. They found that their specific skills and talents worked well together, and The Paso Robles Brewing Company was born.