Nolan Brown - Lead Brewer and Owner

How did your love for Craft Beer begin?

Blue moon was my first introduction to Craft Beer.  Once I realized that there was more to beer than macro lagers I began to seek out new styles and Mothers Brewing Company was instrumental in my introduction to what was available to the beer community.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

I have quite a few passions outside of work.  Rock climbing is currently the biggest, whether it be in a gym or outdoors I love the mental and physical aspect of the sport. I also love getting out and riding motorcycles, there’s nothing more relaxing than hitting the road on two wheels.

What is your guilty pleasure beer?

Miller Light is my go-to domestic, it’s super clean and easy to drink and great for hot summer days on the water or when you just need a break from over-analyzing what you’re drinking.

Why Craft Beer?

The community is the most amazing aspect of the craft beer industry. The creativity and science behind brewing are great but the community in this industry brings everyone together unlike any other industry.  Everyone is here to support each other and help in any way they can even if they are one of your direct competitors, it’s unprecedented!

Tim Allen - Tap Room Manager

How did your love for Craft Beer begin?

As a poor college student in the mid-2000s, being able to purchase a Boulevard Wheat was a real treat. That was my “gateway” into exploring more non-macro beers. As my knowledge grew, so did my love for all things Craft Beer!

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

If I’m not at work, you’ll likely find me at a Royals game. We are also travel fanatics! We’ve been all over the world, sampling great beer along the way!

What is your guilty pleasure beer?

I was raised on Coors Light. On a hot day, there’s nothing more refreshing than “tapping the Rockies.”

Why Craft Beer?

One word: Inclusiveness. Local craft brewers are passionate about being able to serve their community different styles of beer that the bigger guys either can’t or won’t produce. Craft Beer doesn’t have to be pretentious, and the best breweries are making their beers approachable for both novices and experts alike. One of the most satisfying aspects of my job is being able to introduce new and different tastes to a customer, and watch them fall in love with a beer they wouldn’t have otherwise tried!

Bryan McBeth - Beertender

How did your love for Craft Beer begin?

I don’t fully recall my love of beer but I know that I didn’t fully get into drinking beer till I was around 30. I think it mostly started as I wanted to find something that I enjoyed and that just lead to me trying more and more beers and starting to enjoy all the different types and wanted to learn more.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

I use to enjoy playing a lot of soccer and use to coach a lot as well, but mostly just enjoy watching soccer among other sports. I am a Scout Leader and enjoy that a lot and helping younger people become leaders and work towards earning their Eagle Scout. Have also gotten back into playing video games and have even started streaming occasionally.

What is your guilty pleasure beer?

I don’t call it a guilty pleasure but sometimes get weird looks or comments when I enjoy hard ciders or a fruit beer.

Why Craft Beer?

Craft beer just seems to have endless possibilities and is pretty forgiving when you try to make your own with home brewing and just little changes here and there can really change the taste of any beer.

Tonya Keegan - Beertender

How did your love for Craft Beer begin?

I honestly don’t remember a specific beer that got me into craft beer. I would go to the grocery store and create a mix and match 6-pack for myself so I could try as many different styles as possible from breweries all over the region.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?

I absolutely love hiking and camping with my fiance and our dogs.

What is your guilty pleasure beer?

Miller Lite is what I enjoy drinking on hot summer days.

Why Craft Beer?

There’s nothing better than a community that loves beer! I always feel welcome when visiting breweries and the conversations are great. Everyone in the industry truly wants you to succeed and it’s refreshing to work in that type of environment.

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