I'm a veteran brewer with a host of major awards who has operated, scaled and built breweries from small to regional-sized. After building a career in brewing I started my own successful brewery, which I still operate part-time. Because "the rising tide raises all ships" I now draw from this experience, giving other breweries and related businesses the information and assistance they need to be successful within the beer industry.
- 15 years professional brewing experience
Managed breweries from 7-120 Bbl batch size
Scaled a brewery from small to regional-sized
Set up and dialed in 40 Bbl 4-vessel automated brewhouse, 120 Bbl cellar, centrifuge and associated equipment
Increased production 10x over the course of 2 years winning awards at every major competition (GABF and World Beer Cup) held along the way
Planned and built a successful brewery from scratch which I still own
Wrote the business plan and financial projections and secured financing
Managed construction and designed, commissioned and installed one-of-a-kind, purpose-built brewing system and related equipment
Managed the business to success achieving substantial year/year growth in Denver's competitive brewery scene
Played a significant role in winning many major awards across a variety of beer styles
13 Great American Beer Festival awards (Including Gold at the most recently held)
7 World Beer Cup awards (Including Silver at the most recently held)
I love small-batch brewing because I get to be both creative and calculated, while having the satisfaction of experiencing and enjoying the end result. It's like being an artist, a farmer and an engineer all at once. As a brewer, I believe in being deliberate and working from a conceptual perspective. Like a storyteller, you must know the ending before you begin. For me, simply manipulating grist and hops isn't enough. This often means making process-forward decisions and ensuring the history of a style is represented in the beer.
I am a project-driven person who thrives on new challenges and the process of working towards a goal. In my career I have proven a strong mechanical aptitude, an engineering mindset and a creative perspective. In my spare time I play music, build custom motorcycles and am currently studying Spanish.