Our Story

5x5 Brewing Co. is the brainchild of brothers, Matt Mazur, George Rice and a longtime friend, Matt Bowling.

Displeased with the available variety of beers in the Rio Grande Valley in the early 1990s, Mazur and Bowling played with the idea of starting a beer-centric publication. They hoped to help educate local RGV beer and develop a demand for more new and exciting beers, but it never launched.

With a strong interest in beers, Bowling began a 15-year journey into the home brewing scene. With a few well-received competitions, he was able to hone his craft and develop the incredible recipes that are used today at 5x5 Brewing Co.

Matt and George approached their childhood friend Sean Downey to bring his professional background in Marketing and Business Administration to the table and with the tireless hard work, from the three Co-Founders 5x5 Brewing Co. was able to get the momentum to go from a 20-year-old idea of writing about beer, to create the beer that our fans love and crave.

George Rice (U.S. Army) and Sean Downey (U.S. Marine Corps) proudly served in our military, and it is with the love for their brothers in arms and an unquenchable love for beer that 5x5 Brewing Co. has adopted its military theme, including its name, which was a term used by radio operators to describe when signal and clarity was at its best.

Recently, 5x5 Brewing Co. partnered with other veterans Alex Gelman (U.S. Navy), and Robert Rodriguez (U.S. Army) to bring even more dedication and passion to the business of creating quality craft beers. He will focus on connecting with our fans and allowing them to become immersed in the camaraderie and esprit de corps associated with military life.

5x5 Brewing Co. – Battle Born, Texas Made!

George Rice
George RiceProduction Managergeorge.rice@5x5brewing.com
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Alex Gelman
Alex GelmanBrand Ambassadoralex@5x5brewing.com
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Matt Mazur
Matt MazurFinance Managermatt.mazur@5x5brewing.com
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Esteban Phillips
Esteban PhillipsLead Breweresteban@5x5brewing.com
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Sean Downey
Sean DowneyBrand Managersean.downey@5x5brewing.com
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Daniel Freed
Daniel FreedBrewerdaniel@5x5brewing.com
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5x5 Brewing Co. (pronounced Five by Five) is a Veteran owned and operated craft brewery based in Mission, Texas. Infusing the spirit of the fighting man into every glass, we strive to produce beers of the highest quality.

Our Location

801 N Bryan Rd Ste 174
Mission, TX 78572-6215
(956) 445-5421


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