Prison Break Brewery, a OBN Foundation program, is a company owned and operated by three former inmates with 35 plus total years of prison experience. Crafting quality beer and starting a company after you leave prison is not a normal path to follow. Now they are building a company, giving back to their communities, coming back the right way…and brewing some damn fine beer.

OBN Foundation has initiated several programs to provide individuals with a criminal past with an education, worthwhile employment and even business ownership opportunities—including television and motion picture production ideas, a craft-beer line, a prison-themed restaurant & cocktail bar, music production and a book publishing brand, Unit 2 Creations, which offers creative writing opportunities.

Other programs that OBN Foundation CEO Jim Monahan and his team, including CA-based Doug Thompson – Prison Break Brewery’s Founder, helped create also include an Apprenticeship Program with Prison Break Brewery. The Apprenticeship Program will take 100 individuals who are released and will be released from prison over a 2-year period and have them attend an online certified craft beer courses with San Diego State University. These apprentices will also receive on-the-job training with Prison Break Brewery and their partners. Upon completion, they will be offered full-time jobs.


*So far we’ve found three released beers by Prison Break Brewery. I am sure there will be more to come.
We will review samples if they become available. 

One hundred percent of donations to OBN Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, will fund their mission to expand their entrepreneurial programs, provide employment opportunities, and educational and vocational programing for people with a criminal past. Their public benefit company, Out of Bounds Nation, will continue to run the small business incubator of a prison themed brand, which includes their first book–False Confessions. OOBN has also declared they will also provide a percentage of their profits to organizations that help children of those who are incarcerated, help women who are victims of violence, and children of law enforcement officers that have been killed in the line of duty.

About The Author

Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

Raymond Melendez is craft beer enthusiast and movie buff. Besides Co-Founding, Raymond is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website ''. The love for Heavy Metal music is also in his DNA, which is why he is also the Founder of - a website dedicated to metal music.

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