Alfred Lee, owner and Brew Master at Power Club, an Irish Pub and Brewery show off one of his 110 Craft Beers on tap.
Photos courtesy Power Club
By Linda Harper
AUBURN, CA (MPG) - For most of us, California Blonde, Barbarian Headlock and Scotland’s Brave Heart are all names that conjure up images of movies or characters in a favorite book. But for Alfred Lee, owner and Brew Master of Power Club, an Irish Pub and Brewery, these are labels he’s given to three of the 110 Craft Beers he’s brewed and keeps on tap.
Alfred’s passion for brewing Craft Beer began in 1979 when President Carter passed a law, making it legal for individuals to make Microbrew beer. He was a UCLA engineering student then. He and his friends began brewing beer for their own consumption, and Alfred found it to be fun and fascinating. After graduating from college, he worked as an Engineer for several companies and on the side, invented the Modular Italian Charm Bracelet. The bracelets became a phenomenon, and Alfred became a multi-millionaire. In 2004, he and his wife Peggy bought the Power Mansion. It had been built during Placer County’s gold mining era by the gold tycoon, Honorable Harold T. Power. They turned the mansion into a quaint Bed and Breakfast, an English Tea House and Wedding Venue. Lee then purchased the adjacent 40,000 SF building and half acre parking lot. He constructed a ball room, and opened Power Club, an Irish Pub and Brewery in memory of his best friend, Jim Visel, who was of Irish decent.