A Musician and a Dancer walk into a bar…

Sam and Sara’s story begins in the early 90s as two Generation X rebellion minds falling in love in the island of São Miguel, Azores, the birthplace of VULCANA. Sam being a rock musician and Sara a modern dancer, they shared a passion for the arts at the core of it all. In 1998, they moved to the United States to expand their creative pursuits, get married, and conquer the next chapter of their lives together.

Sam Cabral about us
Sara Cabral vulcana about us

Not just a Brewery.

A Home for the Arts.

Along with raising two kids, Sam & Sara have always done a little bit of everything. Literally. They even spent some time in the circus! Sam honed his graphic design skills and became a lead creative and design director for various major advertising agencies and projects. Sara juggled work in finance, also for an ad agency, while maintaining a dance career and branching out to the yoga, Pilates, circus and belly dance universe.

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Sam Cabral owner of Vulcana Brewing Company

It wasn’t until they lived beside a brewery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that something clicked and it all came together. In a crowded environment with likeminded people and artisanal beer flowing, a new passion brewed. Sam started making his own beer at home, which led to hosting parties and sharing his creations. It wasn’t long before word spread about what was coming, and from that initial flame, the heart and soul of VULCANA roared into life.

Quality ingredients

Our aim will be to use primarily ingredients of Azorean origin, thus making our beer more authentic. We intend to be an innovative space where you can enjoy unique and flavorful beers as well as discover their origins.

We want to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the regional growers, to have access to ingredients such as Passion Fruit, Honey, Pimenta da Terra, Pineapple and Fennel, among others.

Vulcana Brewing Company Electric Brewing Pilot System Panel
Vulcana Yeast Starter
Gravity measurements at Vulcana - Cerveja Açoreana
Vulcana BrewMometer
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Vulcana Electric Brewing Gear
Vulcana Wort Measurements

Vulcana aims to create a space where the world can get a front row seat to great craft beer and a first hand experience in all the Azorean culture has to offer.

– Sam Cabral –