Our Story

6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co., LLC (6B&G) is named after its founders (and the mascots of their respective military services).  The six Bears are 20-year retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Goat is a retiree from the U.S. Navy.  Collectively, the 6 Bears & a Goat have served their country for over 140 years.  While we are very serious about brewing beer, we want to have fun doing it, and our name is indicative of that…it is also indicative of the good-natured rivalry between the Navy and our Nation’s oldest continuous seagoing service, the United States Coast Guard.

Over 10 years ago, these same seven owners started Harkcon, Inc., a Fredericksburg-based company that provides customized solutions to improve organizational performance for government agencies and private businesses.  When it came time for the 6 bears & the goat to expand their business line, the idea for a brewery was born!