OUR STORY

Intertwining love affairs with baking, craft beer, and the community that food creates led us to where we are today. See some of the key moments that laid the foundation for Boujie Baking Co.'s Beer Kissed goodies.

Young Cassie, creative in food and (apparently) fashion! (c. 1987)

Young Cassie, creative in food and (apparently) fashion! (c. 1987)

Early 1990s — Our founder, Cassie, gets her first Easy Bake Oven. She quickly rejects the powdered mixes for her own "recipes". (And by recipes, we mean messy and strange concoctions — she hadn't quite honed her baking skills, but look at that creativity!)

Cooking up a feast for newfound friends in Granada, Spain (2007)

Cooking up a feast for newfound friends in Granada, Spain (2007)

2007 — Cassie realizes her lifelong love of cooking and baking are a great way to connect with others. She cooks for college friends, bakes for classmates, and hosts feasts while studying abroad. Friendships flourish, as do Cassie's skills in the kitchen.

Selling American-style treats at a street market in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)

Selling American-style treats at a street market in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010)

2009 — Cassie arrives to Buenos Aires on a one-way ticket. She battles homesickness by baking, and ends up selling her heaps of baked goods at weekly street markets. Her plans for a master's degree are quickly ditched, as she realizes she needs to feed people delicious goodies for a living.

Cassie today, enjoying a fine microbrew while swapping ideas with the brewmaster (2013)

Cassie today, enjoying a fine microbrew while swapping ideas with the brewmaster (2013)

2011 — Freshly home from Argentina, Cassie continues her lifelong quest for unique flavor combinations. With the help of a local brewmaster, she begins experimenting with beer-infused baked goods. Without even realizing it, Cassie carves out a new niche in the specialty food industry, bringing the beer-infused food movement to grocery store shelves.

Cassie & Meredith toast to the future success of newly renamed Beer Kissed! (2016)

Cassie & Meredith toast to the future success of newly renamed Beer Kissed! (2016)

2016 — Meredith Maier-Ripley and Ryan Berndt become the owners of newly renamed, Beer Kissed! Meredith tackles business operations, continuing as Six Rivers Brewery beer sales coordinator while Ryan will oversee distribution and manage account relationships.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

OUR MISSION

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Connection

We believe good food should connect people. We make products that are ideally shared and enjoyed by those dearest to you. We hope our goodies enhance your dinner parties, picnics, and other social gatherings.

Quality

We believe in throwing the status quo out the window, and redefining unique. We work hard at creating flavors that are both familiar and one-of-a-kind, And we never skimp on quality ingredients.

Community

As artisans, we know it's important to support other artisans. We are deeply involved in our local small business community, and love working with craft brewers, some of the friendliest, most collaborative people on earth.

BREWERIES

There are so, so many incredible breweries out there, we wish we could work with them all! For now, though, we are proud to have our bakery refrigerators stocked with fine brews from the following.

Lagunitas
Petaluma, CA

 

Six Rivers Brewery
Mckinleyville, CA

 

Bison Brewing
Berkeley, CA

 

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Ninkasi Brewing
Eugene, OR

 

Mad River Brewing
Blue Lake, CA

 

New Belgium Brewing
Fort Collins, CO