MadeWest is the result of two lifelong friends and Ventura natives seeking to share quality handmade craft beer with our community. Our vision is inspired by the spirit of our home state—a spirit of adventure, creative thinking and a healthy respect for the great outdoors—and by our passion for good beer, good design and overall good life experiences.



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MIKE MORRISON | Founder, Head Brewer

A homebrewer of eight years, Mike returned from the craft brew mecca of San Diego to pursue his dream of brewing at a professional level in his hometown of Ventura. Mike is known for his meticulous brewing style, and his attention to detail has resulted in numerous award-winning beers. You’ll never meet someone who knows or cares more about beer.

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Born and raised in Ventura, Seth has cultivated a lifelong passion for his city, its surf and its dual regard for hard work and everyday adventure. Having served as the CFO of a private equity investment company for over eight years, Seth’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of craft beer have led him to proceed in this exciting new direction.

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SCOTT CHENOWETH | Art Director, Marketing

Scott is the Co-Founder of What Youth and former Art Director of Surfing Magazine. Trained in illustration with an emphasis in clean minimalist design, he has launched and directed several publications and specializes in creating unique brand identities as well as hand painting the mural at the Madewest Taproom.