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Owner Jim Pilkington

Matter of Craft is the brainchild of three ‘soccer dads’ and longtime Huntington Beach residents – Jim Pilkington, Jim Perkins and Tom Briggs – who first bonded over post-game beers and a love for sharing their latest craft brew finds with one another after their daughters’ games. Their mutual passion and excitement for craft beer began to ferment into the idea of creating a place they couldn’t find – one where they could enjoy a great selection of craft beers, wine and liquor paired with artisan eats and a welcoming atmosphere. The soccer sideline idea quickly became a reality, and Matter of Craft was born: a concept where beer aficionados can find their favorite brews on rotating taps or in the beer fridges stocked with over 120 bottle and can varieties, and where beer novices can develop a craft beer obsession in a welcoming environment. Plus, with hand-selected wine and spirits offerings, wine lovers can sip on red, white and rosé and cocktail lovers can imbibe on hand-crafted creations.